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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 where he was awarded the Bronze Merit Award for his chapter.

Nancy Brown Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive CHI St. Vincent 2 St. Vincent Circle Little Rock, 72205 501-552-3000 chistvincent.com Brown was named senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing executive in 2017. She was previously chief nursing officer at Norman Regional Health System in Norman, Oklahoma, and was vice president of Patient Care Services at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff from 1995 to 2003. Before that, she was chief nursing officer at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith. A Pine Bluff native, she has nursing degrees from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Pamela Brown, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CPPS Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety Arkansas Hospital Association 419 Natural Resources Drive Little Rock, AR 72205 501-224-7878 pbrown@ arkhospitals.org Brown’s primary duties are to lead in the development, coordination and implementation of the goals and work plan of the AHA’s Patient Safety and Quality Program for their 100 plus members. Brown joined the AHA in 2012. Prior to joining the AHA, she served as Vice President of Quality Programs for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC). Her clinical background is in obstetrics and medical surgical nursing. She has more than 20 years of experience in quality and patient safety. She served in various hospital and home health clinical positions such as director of clinical services, case manager, staff and charge nurse.

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Jermaine Bucknor Chief Financial Officer Northwest Health – Bentonville 3000 Medical Center Parkway Bentonville, AR 72712 479-553-1000 www.northwest health.com Bucknor is the CFO for NMCBentonville. For the past three years, he served as CFO at Alliance Health Midwest, a CHS-affiliated system in Midwest City, OK. With more than 15 years of financial leadership experience, Jermaine previously served as CFO for Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Ormond Beach, Florida; Florida Hospital in Flagler, Florida; and Ponca City Medical Center in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Prior to these positions, he held roles as Assistant CFO, Controller, and Finance Manager. Jermaine earned a bachelor’s degree accounting from Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica, and an MBA in financial Management from La Sierra University in Riverside, California.

John Allen Burnett, MD Chief Medical Officer Families, Inc. Counseling Services 1815 Pleasant Grove Road Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-933-6886 www.familiesinc.net Dr. Burnett received his undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University and his medical degree from the University for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Dr. Burnett joined Families, Inc. in July of 2015 and was named Medical Director in August 2016. In addition to seeing patients of his own, he is responsible for supervising all medical staff and daily clinical operations and is also very involved with the recruitment of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners. 

C Brian Cahalan Chief Technology Officer Arkansas Heart Hospital 1701 S Shackleford Road Little Rock, AR 72211 501-219-7486 Brian.cahalan@ arheart.com Cahalan is the Chief Technology and Information Security Officer at Arkansas Heart Hospital. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology consulting industry while at Accenture and Acxiom. Cahalan graduated from the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business where he was the Top Outstanding Graduate.

Darren Caldwell Senior Vice President of Regional Services St. Bernards Healthcare 225 E. Jackson Ave. Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-207-4505 mdcaldwell@ sbrmc.org www.stbernards.info Caldwell oversees all of the regional efforts of St. Bernards Healthcare. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is currently serving as chairman of the Arkansas Hospital Association board of directors.

Christopher Cargile, MD Chief Medical Quality Officer University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock AR 72205 501-686-8113 CSCargile@uams.edu As Chief Medical Quality Officer, Cargile oversees all aspects of clinical quality improvement, including effectiveness, patient-centeredness, efficiency and equity, for the UAMS Medical Center. He received his medi-

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