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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

melliebridewell@arruralhealth.org
Rex Jones
Rex Jones

Chief Executive Officer

rexjones@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

Senior Programs Director

amberofallon@arruralhealth.org
Amanda Kuttenkuler
Amanda Kuttenkuler

Senior Programs Director

amanda@arruralhealth.org

Staff

Ashtyn Mullinax
Ashtyn Mullinax

Community Benefits Counselor

ashtyn@arruralhealth.org
Bridgette Bennett
Bridgette Bennett

Project Director – Small Healthcare Provider Quality Improvement

bridgetbennett@arruralhealth.org
Carol Anne Rowland
Carol Anne Rowland

Healthcare Workforce Recruiter

carolanne@arruralhealth.org
Dani Gibson
Dani Gibson

Mental Health First Aid Project Coordinator/Instructor

danielle@arruralhealth.org
Ileen Talavera
Ileen Talavera

Community Benefits Counselor

ileen@arruralhealth.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
LaTaaka Harvey
LaTaaka Harvey

Health Careers Coordinator/Counselor

lataaka@arruralhealth.org
Mary Ashleigh Harper
Mary Ashleigh Harper

UAMS Student Coordinator

maryharper@arruralhealth.org
Nathan O'Fallon
Nathan O'Fallon

Mobile Unit Coordinator

nathan@arruralhealth.org
Robert Deen
Robert Deen

Program Director - Behavioral Health/OUD Initiatives

robertdeen@arruralhealth.org
Shessa Pieroni
Shessa Pieroni

USDA Delta Healthcare Services Lake Village Site Coordinator

shessapieroni@arruralhealth.org
William A. Bridewell
William A. Bridewell

Director of Human Resources

williambridewell@arruralhealth.org

Peer Recovery Specialists

Jen Worbington
Jen Worbington

Peer Recovery Specialist

jworbington180@gmail.com
Raynard White
Raynard White

Peer Recovery Specialist, Jefferson Regional

Raynardwhite4@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