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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 for 16 years, including helping lead the development of Mercy NWA’s Heart Interventional Program. She graduated as a Diploma RN more than 20 years ago, soon after obtaining her BSN, from Northeastern State University, Oklahoma, and has a master’s degree in health administration.

David Ratcliff, MD Chief of Medical Affairs Washington Regional Medical System 3215 N. North Hills Blvd Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-463-1000 www.wregional.com Ratcliff has served as Washington Regional’s Chief of Medical Affairs since 2004. From 1991 until assuming the executive role, he was a practicing internal medicine physician at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic. He graduated with honors from Hendrix College and earned his MD at Vanderbilt University Medical School. Ratcliff completed his residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he was named chief resident. Ratcliff is board certified in internal medicine.

James Reed Chief Information Officer Conway Regional Health System 2302 College Avenue Conway, AR 72034 501-329-3831 www.conway regional.org As Chief Information Officer, Reed is responsible for the information system operations of the health system which includes Conway Regional Medical Center, Conway Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, Conway Regional Surgery Center, an outpatient imaging center and 10 primary care clinics located throughout north Central Arkansas. In addition, Reed provides executive oversight of the Pharmacy and Quality Departments and servers as Conway Regional’s Corporate Compliance Officer. Reed has more than 17 years of experience in healthcare and leadership. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a Master of Business Administration


from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as a member of the Arkansas Pharmacy Association.  He has served on the board of directors for the Arkansas Association of Health-system Pharmacists and was recently recognized as Administrator of the Year for the North Metro Healthcare Region by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

Benjamin A Riley MCSA MCSE Clinical Administrator Cornerstone Clinic for Women 9500 Baptist Health Drive, Suite 100 Little Rock, AR 72205 501-224-5500 cornerstoneclinic forwomen.com Riley has been an administrator for over 30 years; 11 in healthcare and four in IT administration. He has recently overseen the building expansion of the Cornerstone Clinic for Women to 40,000 square feet which was completed in 2018. Riley has a BA in Accounting. 

Jacob Robinson Chief Administrative Officer Arkansas Heart Hospital 1701 S Shackleford Road Little Rock, AR 72211 501-219-7026 Jacob.robinson@ arheart.com Robinson joined Arkansas Heart Hospital in 2018 as its Chief Administrative Officer. During his career, Robinson has worked in various roles with Baptist Health including starting as an Administrative Fellow in Little Rock and transitioning to the leadership team that opened and operationalized the BHMC Conway Hospital as an Assistant Vice President and Assistant Administrator. He is a native Arkansans and a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and UAMS.

Doug Ross, MD President & Chief Medical Officer CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs & CHI St. Vincent

2 St. Vincent Circle Little Rock, 72205 501-552-3000 chistvincent.com Dr. Ross serves as president for CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs and chief medical officer for the CHI St. Vincent hospitals. He previously was vice president of medical affairs for CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs. He joined that hospital in 2003 as an emergency medicine physician. He has also served as chief of staff, medical director of informatics and medical director of the emergency department at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs. Ross is board certified in emergency medicine and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Lori Paladino Ross Chief Development Officer Conway Regional Foundation 2302 College Avenue Conway, AR 72034 501-329-3831 www.conway regional.org As Chief Development Officer, Ross is responsible for the philanthropy operations of the health system, cultivating relationships with existing and prospective donors to the Conway Regional Health Foundation. In addition to leading the Foundation team, Ross leads the organization’s governmental affairs efforts working closely with appointed and elected officials and lobbyists throughout the market area in Arkansas and in DC.  Ross has been a member of the Conway Regional team since 1998.  She has over 25 years of experience in healthcare.  Ross holds an MBA as well as a BBA in Marketing from the University of Central Arkansas.  She is a member of the national Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and has served the Arkansas Hospital Association as Chairman of the Arkansas Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations board.  She has served on and led multiple community boards including the municipally owned utility, Conway Corporation; the Conway Area

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