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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019

F R.T. Fendley

Chief Strategy Officer

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock AR 72205 fendleyrt@uams.edu Fendley has served as chief strategy officer for UAMS Medical Center since February 2014. He works closely with physician leaders to bridge the clinical and business aspects of health care delivery. Fendley has been with UAMS 14 years and previously worked as senior associate hospital director. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Dallas Baptist University and an MBA from Texas A&M in Commerce.

Alan J. Finley, FACHE Corporate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Conway Regional Health System 2302 College Avenue Conway, AR 72034 501-329-3831 www.conway regional.org Finley is Corporate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Conway Regional Health System. His daily responsibilities involve administration of inpatient and outpatient clinical services, hospital-owned clinics and an 8000-member health and fitness Center. He also works extensively in new program and facility development, including an 85,000 square-foot OR/OB facility completed in July 2012. Finley received a bachelor’s in busi-

ness administration from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he achieved the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2006. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and achieved that organization’s Early Career Healthcare Executive’s Regents Award.

Rebekah Fincher Chief Administrative Officer Conway Regional Health System 2302 College Avenue Conway, AR 72034 501-329-3831 www.conway regional.org As Chief Administrative Officer, Fincher is responsible for Growth and Business Development for the organization and works alongside the CEO to develop and implement Strategy for the organization. In addition, Fincher provides executive oversight of Medical Staff Affairs, Physicians Relations and Recruitment, Corporate Health Services, Sports Outreach, Wellness and Diabetes Education, and Marketing and Public Relations and serves as the organization’s Designated Institutional Officer (DIO).  Fincher has more than 9 years of experience in healthcare and leadership.  She holds a master’s degree from University of Arkansas at Little Rock and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas.  She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, as well as the Association for Staff Physician Recruiters.  She currently serves on the University of Central Arkansas Alumni Board. 

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Schwanda Flowers, PharmD Interim Dean, UAMS College of Pharmacy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock AR 72205 501-686-6139

Named interim dean in January 2019, Flowers oversees all aspects of the UAMS College of Pharmacy. She is an associate professor in the college and previously served as the associate dean for student affairs and faculty development. She has served on the college’s faculty since 2005. Flowers received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1999 from the college. In 2009, she completed a fellowship in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Amy Fore, MHSA, FACMPE, FACHE Chief Operating Officer Mercy Clinic Fort Smith 2901 South 74th Street Fort Smith, AR 72903 479-314-1109 Amy.Fore@mercy.net Fore has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Mercy Clinic Fort Smith Communities since September 2015. In this role, she has oversight of the 13-county service areas in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma with more than 250 physicians and advanced practitioners. She serves on the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, the Arkansas State Medical Board’s Centralized Credentials Verification Services Advisory Committee and the Women in Leadership council of the American Medical Group Association. She is a member and fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, where she serves on the early careerist committee, and the Medical Group Management Association. She is a member of the 2018 class of Talk Business & Politics’ Forty Under 40. Fore received her bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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