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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Curtis Lowery, MD Director, UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock, AR 72205 501-686-5847 LoweryCurtisL@ uams.edu Lowery was named founding director of the newly established Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. He previously served as founder and medical director of the UAMS Center for Distance health and chair of the UAMS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Digital health is delivering health care through technology such as smart phones, interactive live video, wearable devices and personal computers. It reduces the cost of health care and improves access for patients, especially in a rural environment like the state of Arkansas.

M Jerry Mabry President LifePoint Health, Arkansas Market 1910 Malvern Avenue Hot Springs, AR 71901 501-321-1000 www.nationalpark medical.com Mabry’s career in hospital administration spans a period of 30 plus years as Chief Executive Officer of various community-based hospitals. He has served as CEO for National Park Medical Center since 1994, prior to which he spent eight years as CEO at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Russellville. In 2011, Mabry became President of RCCH Healthcare Partners’ Arkansas Market, overseeing both NPMC, Saline Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s. Mabry has served as chairman of the Hot Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Melissa Masingill Vice President, Marketing & Business Development CARTI 8901 CARTI Way Little Rock, AR 72205 501-660-7630 carti.com Masingill joined CARTI as the VP of Marketing & Business Development in August 2019. She has specialized in health care policy and communications for more than 20 years, utilizing her experience and skill set to increase brand awareness and expand business opportunities. Previous to her work at CARTI, Masingill served as chief public affairs office for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care and led their efforts to successfully secure over $10 million in business contracts. Masingill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She and her husband Chris have two daughters and live in Little Rock.

Tina McClain, MD Chief of Staff Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System 4300 W. 7th Street Little Rock, AR 72205 501- 257-5400 www.littlerock.va.gov Dr. McClain was appointed Chief of Staff of Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS), Little Rock, effective November 13, 2016. As Chief of Staff, Dr. McClain is charged with overall management responsibility of clinical affairs including the following services: Medical, Surgical, Psychiatry, Research and Development, Radiology, Physical Medical and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Ambulatory Care, Mental Health, Dental and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Dr. McClain leads one of the most complex facilities in the VA system which includes a two-campus medical center with 280 operating hospital beds, a 152-bed Nursing Home Care Unit and a 119-bed Domiciliary, eight Community Based Outreach Clinics with an annual operating budget more than $573 million and approximately 3,000

employees. Dr. McClain graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, and received a Medical Degree in 1993. She completed Psychiatry residency training, also at UAMS in 1997. She joined the staff at CAVHS and faculty at UAMS in 1998. Dr. McClain is very active in resident and medical student education and has received several teaching awards. She served as the Chief of Inpatient Mental Health Services at CAVHS until 2008 when she was named the Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health and in 2013 was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff.

Pearl McElfish, Ph.D. Associate Vice Chancellor for UAMS’ Northwest Regional Campus University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock, AR 72205 (479) 713-8680 PAMcelfish@uams.edu McElfish began her position as associate vice chancellor for UAMS’ Northwest Regional Campus in January 2017. In this role, she provides leadership to ensure coordination across UAMS programs in the regions. McElfish also is director of the Office of Community Health Research and co-director of the Center for Pacific Islander Health. She joined UAMS in 2010. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Diana McDaniel, FACMPE President Arkansas Medical Group Management Association Vice President of Operations Arkansas Children’s Northwest 2601 Gene George Boulevard Springdale, AR 72762 479-725-6800 mcdanielda@ archildrens.org McDaniel currently serves president of the Arkansas Medical Group

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