C.J. Sentell, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Biography
C.J. has served as the Executive Director of FORGE since February 2018, after having joined the staff in 2015 as the Central Arkansas Regional Director. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, C.J. has been an entrepreneur from a young age, starting several successful businesses while still in high school. An alumnus of Hendrix College, C.J. holds a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate of philosophy from Vanderbilt University. After graduate studies, C.J. returned to Arkansas to help found the Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative, a project of Heifer USA that helps sustainable livestock farmers across the state build a food system that is economically viable, environmentally sustainable, and socially just. Along with his wife, Jessica, and their two kids, C.J. also runs a grass-fed cattle operation on their farm in the Ozark Mountains.

Contact

Phone: (479) 738-1585
Email: forge@forgefund.org
Fax: (479) 738-6288
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1138
Huntsville, AR 72740

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Mission

FORGE, through its community based lending activities, seeks to promote community development and enhance the quality of life and economic sustainability of agrarian communities by linking...

Investors with Borrowers
Urban and Rural Communities
Consumers with Producers
Low income groups with Basic Affordable Credit

Disclaimer Notice: The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract), because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program, or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.