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Chris B. Barber, FACHE
Chairman
President/CEO
St. Bernards Healthcare



Ryan Gehrig, FACHE
Director, At-Large
President
Mercy Hospital Fort Smith



Phillip K. Gilmore, PhD, FACHE
Trustee, Arkansas State Board of Health
CEO
Ashley County Medical Center



Gary Paxson, RN, BSN, MS
Representative, QIO Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
Administrator
White River Health System



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


Ron Peterson, FACHE
Chairman-Elect
President/CEO
Baxter Regional Medical Center



David Deaton, FACHE
North Central District
CEO
Ozark Health Medical Center



Vincent Leist
Northwest District
President/CEO
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center



Rob Robinson
President, Arkansas Association of Hospital Trustees
AAHT President
Medical Center of South Arkansas


Peggy L. Abbott
Treasurer
CEO
Ouachita County Medical Center

 

Greg Crain, FACHE
Metropolitan District
Senior VP/Administrator
Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

 

James L. Magee
Ex-Officio
Executive Director
Piggott Community Hospital, Piggott



Larry Shackelford, CPA, FACMPE
Delegate, American Hospital Association
CEO, Washington Regional Medical System

Darren Caldwell
Past Chairman
Senior VP for Regional Services
St. Bernards Healthcare

 

Barry L. Davis, FACHE
Northeast District
CEO
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center

 

Mike McCoy
Arkansas Valley District
CEO
Chambers Memorial Hospital

 

Brian Thomas
Southeast District
CEO
Jefferson Regional, Pine Bluff