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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Management Association. She is also vice president of operations for Arkansas Children’s Northwest. She is responsible for providing oversight and direction for operational, administrative and ancillary services at ACNW. McDaniel most recently served as the executive director of Medical Administration for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, overseeing physician workforce planning, contract administration and credentialing for more than 500 medical staff providers. Her journey with ACH began in 2007 when she became a volunteer in Child Life. After spending five years with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Pediatrics, she joined Medical Administration at ACH in 2011 as senior project director before becoming executive director.

Robert McGehee, Jr., Ph.D. Dean, UAMS Graduate School/Interim Chief of the Division of Biomedical Informatics University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock AR 72205 501- 686-5454 rem@uams.edu McGehee has served since 2004 as dean of the Graduate School, which has more than 15 graduate programs in biomedical research. He is also a professor and director of basic science research in neonatology in the College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. He has directed the multi-institution Arkansas Biosciences Institute since 2007. He received a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics at UAMS and trained as a research fellow in molecular endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts’ General Hospital.

Juli McWhorter, R.N. Chief Administrative Officer Northwest Medical Center - Willow Creek Women’s Hospital 4301 Greathouse Springs Road Johnson, AR 72762 479-684-3000 www.northwest health.com McWhorter has over 20 years of nursing experience in critical care, cardiac stepdown, cardiac rehabilitation and flight nursing. She has served in various roles in education, director of critical care services and chief quality officer for Northwest Health and assistant CNO at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital. McWhorter has been with Northwest Health for 25 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Sullivan University.

Anurag Mehta, MD, FACC Chief of Staff Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks 1100 N. College Ave Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-443-4301 www.fayettevillear. va.gov Dr. Mehta was appointed as the Chief of Staff for Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) effective January 20, 2019. In this role, he oversees all clinical departments. Mehta was the Chief of Medicine at VHSO prior to this appointment. Before coming to Fayetteville in December 2017, Mehta worked at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System as the Chief of Medicine. Mehta has worked for the VA since 2007, beginning as a contract physician. In 2009, he was hired as a full-time physician. Later he became the Director of Cardiac Cath and in 2011 was appointed as the Chief of Medicine. Mehta received his Doctorate from J.J.M Medical College in India and completed his residency and fel-

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