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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2018 his Bachelor of Art in Health Services Management from Ottawa University Kansas City. He received his Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Columbia Southern University in 2010.

Matthew Margolis, DO President Southern Eye Associates Eye Surgery Center of Arkansas 601 East Matthews Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-935-6396 Dr. Margolis is an Ophthalmologist who graduated magna cum laude from Southern Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and received his medical degree at North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated with honors. He is an Assistant Professor at both the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Margolis is board certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a licensed with the Arkansas State Medical Board. Dr. Margolis volunteers many hours in the community performing health screenings and school physicals and he volunteer coaches at Valley View School.

Paula Maxwell, RN Chief Operations Officer Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas (MANA) 3383 North MANA Court, Suite 201 Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-571-6780 Maxwell was instrumental in the formation of MANA in 1999. She is a registered nurse and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. As Chief Operations Officer, she directs administrative services and human resources. She oversees physician recruitment, employee recruitment, and marketing and public relations. Maxwell’s professional associations include the Medical Group Management Association, Society for Human Resource Management, North Arkansas Human Resource Society,

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and American Society of Training and Development. In the community, she is a Leadership Fayetteville graduate and has served on the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and the LifeStyles board of directors.

Tina McClain, MD Chief of Staff Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System 4300 W. 7th Street Little Rock, AR 72205 501- 257-5400 Dr. McClain was appointed Chief of Staff of Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS), Little Rock, Arkansas, 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, Arkansas 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.

Diana McDaniel, FACMPE Vice President of Operations Arkansas Children’s Northwest 2601 Gene George Boulevard

Springdale, AR 72762 479-725-6800

mcdanielda@ McDaniel serves as vice president of

operations for Arkansas Children’s Northwest and 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 (ACH), 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 (UAMS) Department of Pediatrics, she joined Medical Administration at ACH in 2011 as senior project director before becoming executive director.

Yasmene McDaniel Vice President of Physician Services Sparks Clinic 1001 Towson Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72901 479-709-DOCS McDaniel began overseeing all clinic operations and administration, including areas such as patient experience and physician satisfaction, in February of 2017. Prior to joining Sparks, McDaniel served as the Associate Vice President of Program Development and Physician Services at Jackson Health System in Miami, Fla. She has more than 15 years of healthcare experience and specializes in growth, development and engagement of staff. McDaniel earned a Master of Business Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration from Texas Women’s University in Denton.

Pearl McElfish, PhD Associate Vice Chancellor for UAMS’ Northwest Regional Campus University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock, AR 72205 479-713-8680 Dr. 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.

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