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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2018 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.

Amy Forrest, RN, CCO Compliance/Privacy Officer Northwest Health 609 W Maple Avenue

Springdale, AR 72764 479-751-5711

www.northwest health.com Forrest currently serves as vice president of compliance and privacy for Northwest Health and is a certified compliance professional. Graduating magna cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University in nursing, she has over 30 years hospital experience, 20 of these in management positions. She has received state and national awards for her contributions to healthcare education, has been published by the National League of Nursing and the American Hospital Association and is named as Who’s Who in Professional Nursing. Amy joined Northwest Health in 1991 and has served as VP with administrative duties of education, risk, quality/patient safety, health information management, plant operations, medical staff/professional services, case management and pastoral care and as director of Human Resources.

Mary Helen Forrest, RN Chief Nursing Officer University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock AR 72205 501-686-6358

mhforrest@uams.edu Chief Nursing Officer since 1999, Forrest has been committed to quality patient care and works hard to make sure nurses at UAMS have a practice environment that enables them to give the best care possible. Forrest holds a BS in nursing from the University of Central Arkansas and an MSN from UAMS. She is certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center, as Nurse Executive, Advanced.

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David Foster, MD President CHI St. Vincent Medical Group 2 St. Vincent Circle Little Rock, AR 72205 501 552-3000

www.chistvincent.com Dr. Foster has been President of CHI St. Vincent Medical Group since 2013. His focus is engaging physicians to strengthen and build relationships between aligned physician partners and CHI St. Vincent. Foster joined CHI St. Vincent from CHRISTUS Health where he served as Chief Medical Officer for the CHRISTUS Provider Network. He was also the founding Medical Director of the CHRISTUS Health Plan and a practicing family medicine physician with the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas. Foster served as Executive Vice President of the Medical Staff at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Memorial. In addition to being a board member, Foster served two terms as chair, of the Nueces County Medical Education Foundation, a faculty practice plan affiliated with Texas A&M University. Foster earned a BS from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

David Fox Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Baxter Regional Medical Center 624 Hospital Drive Mountain Home, AR 72653 870-508-1002

www.baxterregional.org Fox began his professional career in healthcare as a certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist, and prior to joining Baxter Regional Medical Center, he served in management and executive leadership positions with Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas; Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Baptist Health in Little Rock, Arkansas; and CHI St. Vincent in Central Arkansas. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and his Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a board certified healthcare executive and double board fellow of both the American College of Healthcare

Executives and the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators, where he served on the national board for six years and as past President for the association.

Rebecca Frederick Vice President of Investments and Benefits St. Bernards Healthcare 225 East Jackson Avenue Jonesboro AR 72401 870-207-4294

bfrederick@sbrmc.org www.stbernards.info/ Frederick is responsible for monitoring corporate investments, corporate insurance, employee benefit cost and retirement fund investments.

G Price C. Gardner Partner Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP 400 West Capitol Ave. Suite 2000 Little Rock, AR 72201 501-370-1543

gardner@FridayFirm.com Gardner serves as vice chairman of the firm’s Management Committee and as head of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. His work focuses on corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, asset dispositions, taxation, real estate transactions, nonprofit organizations, financings and health care transactions and related matters. Gardner has extensive experience in representation of parties in corporate and passthrough entity formations, operations, reorganizations and disputes; merger and asset purchase and sale transactions; the formation and syndication of health care entities such as practice groups, surgery centers, and hospitals; real estate and like-kind Section 1031 exchange transactions; and debt and equity financings.

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