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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2018 Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Prior to joining MANA, she had experience in public practice as a CPA and also worked in the banking and public utility industries. Paula is an active member of the American Institute of CPA’s, the Arkansas Society of CPA’s, and the Medical Group Management Association. She a Certified Medical Practice Executive. She is currently serving as legislative liaison on the Arkansas MGMA Board and also serves as the government advocacy chair on the Northwest Arkansas Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Board.  

Jake Stover, MHSA, CTP Executive Vice President & CFO CARTI 8901 CARTI Way Little Rock, AR 72205 501-296-3483

www.carti.com Stover joined CARTI as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in December 2017. Prior to joining CARTI, Stover spent over a decade in Finance Administration at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Stover’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting, and a MasterHealth Services Administration. He also is a Certified Treasury Professional designated through the Association for Financial Professionals. He is an active member in HFMA, UAMS MHA Alumni, and also serves as Board President for Adullam Youth Outreach in Russellville, Arkansas.

Jennifer Styron Chief Financial Officer Arkansas Heart Hospital 1701 S. Shackleford Road Little Rock AR 72211 501-219-7301

js@arheart.com Styron is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasury for the Arkansas Heart Hospital. She has an exceptionally innovative Finance Team that includes Business Intelligence, Revenue Cycle, Case Management, Accounting, and Supply Chain leaders.   Styron has extensive banking, finance and strategy experience and an Accounting degree

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from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She joined Arkansas Heart Hospital in 2011 and is passionate about financial and clinical synergy at all levels.

T James A. Tanner, MD Chief Medical Officer Northwest Health 609 W Maple Avenue

Springdale, AR 72764 479-751-5711

www.northwest health.com Dr. Tanner joined Northwest Health from Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, where he served as senior vice president of physician services. Prior to that role, Dr. Tanner spent five years with Catholic Health Initiatives in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he served as chief medical officer and vice president of physician management practice. Preceding his transition into medical leadership roles, Dr. Tanner practiced medicine for 27 years as an OB/GYN. As Northwest Health’s chief medical officer, Tanner serves as a key member of the senior leadership team. He is responsible for medical affairs and providing administration and the medical staff with knowledge, experience and leadership from a medical management perspective. Tanner earned his medical degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas. He then completed his OB/GYN residency also at UAMS. In addition to his medical education, he has a Master of Business Administration from University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Leslie W. Taylor Vice Chancellor, Communications & Marketing University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham Little Rock, AR 72205 501-686-8998

leslie@uams.edu Taylor oversees UAMS’ external and internal communications, marketing, advertising and media relations. She serves as official UAMS spokesperson and is the primary contact for national media and for media requests made

under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Taylor has more than 20 years of communications and marketing management experience and previously served as vice president or corporate communications at ALLTEL and vice president of communications and marketing at CARTI. She also spent several years as a writer and editor for publications including the Arkansas Gazette, the Arkansas Times, and the Arkansas Democrat. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Sharon Theriot Business Development Executive SVMIC P. O. Box 20416 White Hall, AR 716120416 870-540-9161

www.svmic.com Theriot joined SVMIC’s Business Development team in 2011 to support Arkansas policyholders. Theriot has an extensive background working with physicians and their practices having worked in physician recruitment and retention for more than 18 years prior to joining SVMIC. She has a BS in business administration from Nicholls State University.

Brian Thomas President, Chief Executive Officer Jefferson Regional Medical Center 1600 West 40th Avenue Pine Bluff, AR 71603 870-541-7100

www.jrmc.org Thomas first joined Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) in 1998, as Director of Physician Practices and Operations Support. He went on to serve as Chief Executive Officer at Howard Memorial Hospital in Nashville, Arkansas, Chief Operating Officer at J.F.K. Memorial Hospital in Indio, California and later at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Alabama before returning to JRMC in 2010 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named President & CEO in February of 2017. Thomas holds a master’s degree in both Health Administration and Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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