Board of Directors

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Chairman

Ron Peterson, FACHE
President/CEO
Baxter Regional Medical Center

Chairman-Elect 

Larry Shackelford, CPA, FACMPE
CEO
Washington Regional Medical System

Treasurer

Peggy L. Abbott
President/CEO
Ouachita County Medical Center

Past-Chairman

Delegate, American Hospital Association
Chris B. Barber, FACHE
President/CEO
St. Bernards Healthcare

Director, At-Large 

Ryan Gehrig, FACHE
President
Mercy Hospital Fort Smith


Arkansas Valley District

Jay Quebedeaux, FACHE
CEO
Mena Regional Health System

Metropolitan District

Greg Crain, FACHE
Senior Vice President/Administrator
Baptist Health Medical Center-LR

Northeast District

Barry L. Davis, FACHE
CEO
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center

Northwest District

Vincent Leist
President/CEO
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

North Central District

Steven Webb, FACHE
President/CEO
Unity Health

Southeast District

Brian Thomas
CEO
Jefferson Regional


Southwest District

Debra J. Wright, MSBA, RN
CEO
Howard Memorial Hospital

Trustee, Arkansas State Board of Health

Phillip K. Gilmore, PhD, FACHE
CEO
Ashley County Medical Center


Representative, QIO 

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
Gary Paxson, RN, BSN, MS
President & CEO
White River Health System

Ex-Officio 

James L. Magee
Executive Director
Piggott Community Hospital 


President, Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association

Carol Evans
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center


President, Arkansas Association of Hospital Trustees

Johnny McJunkins
Howard Memorial Hospital