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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2018 one of America’s premiere subspecialty cardiology hospitals recognized worldwide for their exceptional standard of care, procedure volumes, management efficiencies and financial success. Born in El Dorado, Murphy graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1980 with a PhD in pharmacology and completed his interventional cardiology training in 1986. He has had intensive interventional training experience with world-renowned cardiologists and has authored and contributed work to many medical publications. He is an invited speaker at international cardiology meetings on topics of coronary disease, peripheral vascular disease and world health.

N Balan Nair, MD Chief Medical Director CARTI 8901 CARTI Way Little Rock, AR 72205 501-906-3000

www.carti.com Dr. Nair has been practicing as a medical oncologist in Arkansas for 20 years. He joined CARTI, Arkansas’ largest private, not-for-profit full-service cancer center in 2011 and was named Chief Medical Director in 2017. Nair sees patients in Little Rock and in clinics in El Dorado and Heber Springs. He is a graduate of Grant Medical College, University of Bombay, where he also was in residency training in Pathology. Nair did his fellowship training at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Andrea Nelson Chief Clinical Officer Arkansas Heart Hospital 1701 S. Shackleford Road Little Rock, AR 72211 501-219-7300

andrea.nelson@ arheart.com Nelson is the Chief Clinical Officer for the Arkansas Heart Hospital. She received her BSN from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and has a MS in Nursing Administration. During Nelson’s career, she has served in a variety of roles throughout the organization. In 2002, she assisted with the development of the first freestand-

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ing cardiac cath lab in the state of Arkansas. In Nelson’s current role, she oversees the outpatient clinic operations of Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic including 32 satellite clinics across the state.

O Thomas J. Olmstead Senior Vice President and General Counsel Washington Regional Medical System 3215 N North Hills Blvd Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-463-1000

www.wregional.com Olmstead, who was in private practice with the Fayetteville law firm of Burke & Olmstead from 1995 to 2005, has served Washington Regional as General Counsel since 2001. He joined the Washington Regional executive team in 2005. Olmstead graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas and earned his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Arkansas Law Review. He is admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in the State of Arkansas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association. 

Keith Olsen, Pharm.D Dean, UAMS College of Pharmacy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock AR 72205 501-686-6139

kolsen@uams.edu Named dean in 2015, Olsen oversees all aspects of the UAMS College of Pharmacy. Olsen specializes in critical care and infectious diseases, teaching and serving as the Infectious Disease Section coordinator for pharmacotherapy II and is a preceptor for the critical care and infectious diseases clerkships. Olsen earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska, and in 1980 his Doctor of Pharmacy from UNMC. After receiving his doctorate, he completed a residency in clinical pharmacy at UNMC.

Josh & Amanda Olson Owners Jonesboro Realty Company (JRC) 308 E Cherry Ave Jonesboro AR 72401 870-932-0000

josholson@ jonesbororealty company.com The Olson’s have owned Jonesboro Realty Company (originally started in 1989) for 9 years. They have helped numerous medical professionals relocate to the Northeast Arkansas area. Being locally owned and focused, they strive for the absolute best customer experience possible, and with 16 brokers and agents, JRC represents both buyers and sellers in Northeast Arkansas. In 2017, JRC had 32 million in sales.

Sue Owens Executive Director Arkansas Heart Foundation 10802 Executive Center Drive, Suite 110 Little Rock, AR 72211 501-219-7057

www.arkansasheart foundation.org Owens was hired by the Arkansas Heart Foundation in June 2017 after a 20+ year career in banking, and 13 years serving as Executive Director of Economics Arkansas. The foundation was originally founded in 2015 to bring heart health education to Arkansans, but it is transforming its mission and vision to focus on improving the health and fitness of Arkansas’ youth. In response to the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in the state, the foundation has a goal is to reverse these statistics. Obesity has been shown to be directly related to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many other chronic diseases. The foundation will be launching a pilot initiative with Morrilton Intermediate School during the 2018-2019 school year with a plan to infuse health, nutrition, and fitness strategies into the school environment. The goal is to develop a replicable model for schools statewide to embrace.

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