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Our Staff

Our staff is made up of rural residents who are on a mission to improve the health of their neighbors and the communities they live in.

“We want to change the destiny of rural hospitals across south Arkansas; survival isn’t enough. The script needs to be altered so that rural providers and health systems are recognized and sought out across the state and nation for their innovation, sheer determination, and resilience in the face of constant challenge."

Mellie Bridewell
CEO, Arkansas Rural Health Partnership
Innovation

We Are Redefining Rural Health

ARHP has become a reference point and model for rural health innovation and collaboration across the state and nation. We are continuously looking for new ways to transform health systems in the areas of delivery systems, payment models, technology, workforce development, and more.

About ARHP

Leadership

Mellie Bridewell
Mellie Bridewell

President/Chief Executive Officer

melliebridewell@arruralhealth.org
Lynn Caldwell Hawkins
Lynn Caldwell Hawkins

Chief Officer of Membership and University Partnerships

lynnhawkins@arruralhealth.org
Brandon Gorman
Brandon Gorman

Chief Financial Officer

brandongorman@arruralhealth.org
Amber O'Fallon
Amber O'Fallon

Chief Officer of Outreach and Clinical Programs

amberofallon@arruralhealth.org
Frazier Edwards, MPA
Frazier Edwards, MPA

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development

frazier@arruralhealth.org

Staff

Amanda Kuttenkuler
Amanda Kuttenkuler

Program Director - Mental Health Initiatives

amanda@arruralhealth.org
Ashley Anthony
Ashley Anthony

Project Director - Care Coordination

ashleyanthony@arruralhealth.org
Ashtyn Mullinax
Ashtyn Mullinax

Community Benefits Counselor

ashtyn@arruralhealth.org
Bridgette Bennett
Bridgette Bennett

Project Director – Small Healthcare Provider Quality Improvement

bridgetbennett@arruralhealth.org
Ileen Talavera
Ileen Talavera

Community Benefits Counselor

ileentalavera@arrrualhealth.org
Jana Kamal
Jana Kamal

Telehealth Resource Center Manager/Community Benefits Counselor

janakamal@arruralhealth.org
Janet Pack
Janet Pack

Community Benefits Counselor

janetpack@arruralhealth.org
Mary Ashleigh Harper
Mary Ashleigh Harper

UAMS Student Coordinator

maryharper@arruralhealth.org
Robert Deen
Robert Deen

Program Director - Behavioral Health/OUD Initiatives

robertdeen@arruralhealth.org
William A. Bridewell
William A. Bridewell

Program Director - Workforce Initiatives

williambridewell@arruralhealth.org

Peer Recovery Specialists

Akelia Creggett
Akelia Creggett

Peer Recovery Specialist, Jefferson Regional

akelia.creggett@jrmc.org
Jen Worbington
Jen Worbington

Peer Recovery Specialist

jworbington180@gmail.com
Ron Worbington
Ron Worbington

Peer Recovery Specialist

Ronworbington77@gmail.com
Samantha Ellis
Samantha Ellis

Peer Recovery Specialist, Bradley County Medical Center

sellis@bcmed.org