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Darren Caldwell
Chairman (2019)
Senior VP for Regional Services
St. Bernards Healthcare



Ryan Gehrig, FACHE
Director, At-Large (2021)
President
Mercy Hospital Fort Smith



Vincent Leist
Northwest District (2022)
President/CEO
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center



Larry Shackelford, CPA, FACMPE
Delegate, American Hospital Association (Dec. 2019)
CEO, Washington Regional Medical System



James L. Magee
Ex-Officio (2019)
Executive Director
Piggott Community Hospital, Piggott


Chris B. Barber, FACHE
Chairman-Elect (2019)
President/CEO
St. Bernards Healthcare



Mike McCoy
Arkansas Valley District (2020)
CEO
Chambers Memorial Hospital



David Deaton, FACHE
North Central District (2021)
CEO
Ozark Health Medical Center



Ron Peterson, FACHE
Alt. Delegate, American Hospital Association (2019)
President/CEO
Baxter Regional Medical Center



Suzanne Hackney
President, Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association (2019)
AHAA President
St. Bernards Medical Center


Peggy L. Abbott
Treasurer (2019)
CEO
Ouachita County Medical Center



Greg Crain, FACHE
Metropolitan District (2019)
Senior Vice President/Administrator
Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock



Brian Thomas
Southeast District (2020)
CEO
Jefferson Regional, Pine Bluff



Phillip K. Gilmore, PhD, FACHE
Trustee, Arkansas Board of Health (2019)
CEO
Ashley County Medical Center



Rob Robinson
President, Arkansas Association of Hospital Trustees (2020)
AAHT President
Medical Center of South Arkansas


Douglas Weeks, FACHE
Past-Chairman (2019)
EVP of Strategy and Innovation
Baptist Health, Little Rock



Barry L. Davis, FACHE
Northeast District (2019)
CEO
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center



Debra J. Wright, MSBA, RN
Southwest District (2022)
CEO
Howard Memorial Hospital



Gary Paxson, RN, BSN, MS
Representative, QIO Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (2019)
Administrator
White River Health System