President & CEO
Bo Ryall is President and CEO of the Arkansas Hospital Association. He has been with the Association since 2005 and was named president in 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Bo also served as the chief lobbyist on the state level for Arkansas hospitals and was previously executive director of the HomeCare Association of Arkansas. He currently serves as the chairman of the Health Care Providers Forum and is a past-president of the Arkansas Society of Association Executives.
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Executive Vice President
Paul Cunningham, executive vice president, came to the AHA in 1980. His primary focus is upon federal relations, data, research, communications, and public education. He earned both a BSBA and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas.
Senior Vice President
Beth Ingram came to the AHA in 1978. In addition to editing quarterly publications Arkansas Hospitals and The Arkansas Trustee, and managing the association’s leadership conference and annual meeting, she focuses upon education, trustee, and emergency preparedness issues. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Vice President of AHA Services, Inc.,
Tina Creel, vice president of AHA Services, began work with the AHA in 1988. Through the AHA’s for-profit subsidiary, she coordinates delivery and marketing functions of all endorsement relationships including insurance, employee benefits, physician/employee recruitment and equipment leasing. She earned a BBA from Mississippi State University.
Vice President for Rural and Mental Health Services
Don Adams is an AHA vice president. Since joining the AHA team in 1994, he has focused upon state government relations, managed care, home health, mental health issues, nursing, and the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Arkansas State University.
Vice President and General Counsel
Elisa White joined the AHA executive team as vice president and general counsel on July 16, 2007. Her responsibilities include providing legal counsel and advice to the AHA board and membership. She will work on issues involving compliance, state and federal regulations, quality and patient safety, as well as others. Prior to joining the AHA, she was a partner in the firm of Kutak Rock in Little Rock, and is a graduate of Arkansas State University and of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law.
Vice President for Government Relations
Jodiane Tritt joined the AHA executive team, as Vice President for Government Relations, on October 4, 2010. Jodiane most recently served as Executive Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at UAMS. Prior to that position, she was Director of Community Support for the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). In her work at ADH, she was responsible for their legislative agenda and advocating on its behalf with legislators.
Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety
Pam Brown, RN, BSN, CPHQ joined the AHA in February, 2012. She most recently served as vice president of quality programs for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, the state’s QIO. Prior to joining AFMC, she served in various hospital clinical positions such as director of clinical services, case manager, staff and charge nurse. Her primary duties will be to lead in the development, coordination and implementation of the goals and work plan of the AHA’s new Patient Safety and Quality Program.
Director of Financial Services
Director of Educational Operations