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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 addition to her work in healthcare, she has also served as an adjunct faculty member for Harding University’s College of Nursing. Her hard work has been instrumental in earning the hospital multiple healthcare awards and recognitions such as the CAUTI Reduction Award from the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care.

Ty Jones Marketing Director NEA Baptist 4800 E Johnson Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-936-1000 www.baptistonline. org/nea Jones joined NEA Baptist in February 2019. He oversees strategic marketing plans, advertising, marketing events, and communications for NEA Baptist Health System.  Previously, Ty was a professor and coach at Williams Baptist University.  A native of Bono, Arkansas; Jones has earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Williams Baptist University, and a master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Management from Columbia Southern University. 

L Jeremy Land, MBA, CMD, BSRT (T) (R) (CT) (QM) Sr. Vice President, Radiation Oncology & Imaging Services CARTI 8901 CARTI Way Little Rock, AR 72205 501-296-3483 www.carti.com Land was named the Sr. Vice President of Radiation Oncology in September of 2017 after serving as the Director of Oncology Services for Porter Adventist Hospital and Regional Director of Radiation Oncology for the South Denver Operation Group of Centrua Health in Denver concurrently. After completing the CARTI Radiation Therapy program in 2004, Land went on to receive his MBA from Colorado State University in 2013. He is registered as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist, and is a Member of ARRT, MDCB, AAMD, ASTRO and SROA.


Katie Lea Chief Nursing Officer Saline Memorial Hospital 1 Medical Park Drive Benton, AR 72015 501-776-6000

Lea is an experienced nurse leader with a diverse background. She received her bachelors and master’s in nursing from Arkansas State University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Canyon College. Her clinical background includes critical care, emergency and home health and she has over twenty-five years of nursing leadership experience. She was a CNO within the former HMA system in both Florida and Missouri. Most recently, she was with Arkansas Children’s Hospital as the VP of Emergency and Surgery Services.

John Lieblong Vice President of Healthcare Services St. Bernards Healthcare 225 East Jackson Avenue Jonesboro AR 72401 870-932-7024 jlieblong@sbrmc.org www.stbernards.info/ Lieblong provides oversight for approximately 100 physicians employed by St. Bernards as well as oversight for operations of about 20 different St. Bernards-affiliated clinics. The clinics represent about 25 different medical specialties, with physicians seeing patients in more than a dozen different towns and communities throughout Northeast  Arkansas. He received the American College of Healthcare Executives Early Career Regent’s Award in 2015.

Vince Leist President & Chief Executive Officer North Arkansas Regional Medical Center 620 North Main Harrison, AR 72601 870-414-4454 www.narmc.com

Center in July 2011. He is an accomplished healthcare executive with more than 30 years of progressive healthcare management experience. Mr. Leist was named Administrator of the Year by the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association in 2013, and he has long been an advocate for Veterans Healthcare. In 2015, he was selected to represent America’s hospitals testifying for the American Hospital Association in front of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Mr. Leist currently serves on the Board of the Arkansas Hospital Association representing hospitals in the Northwest Arkansas District. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ottawa University in Kansas and a Master of Public Administration in public health from the University of Kansas.

Angie Longing, BSN, MHSM, RN, NE-BC Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer Conway Regional Health System 2302 College Avenue Conway, AR 72034 501-329-3831 www.conway regional.org Longing is the Chief Nursing Officer for Conway Regional Health System. Longing is a proven leader with more than 22 years of nursing and management experience at CHI St. Vincent. Longing served as the Market Director of Hospital Based Physician Practices for CHI St. Vincent Medical Group and Market Director of Nursing for CHI St. Vincent North. She previously served as Executive Director of Nursing at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary and CHI St. Vincent North. During her career at CHI St. Vincent, Angie also served as Chief Nursing Officer, Administrative House Supervisor and Recruiter at CHI St. Vincent Morrilton where she began her career as a Labor and Delivery staff nurse. Angie has a Master of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UCA. As chief nursing officer for Conway Regional, Longing oversees the patient care provided by more than 600 licensed and unlicensed nursing staff. 

Leist was named President and CEO of North Arkansas Regional Medical

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