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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

Chief Executive Officer

melliebridewell@arruralhealth.org
Lynn Caldwell Hawkins
Lynn Caldwell Hawkins

Chief Officer of Communications & Special Initiatives

lynnhawkins@arruralhealth.org
Brandon Gorman
Brandon Gorman

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operational Officer

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

Clinical Director/Project Director - Delta States

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

Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development

frazier@arruralhealth.org

Staff

Alexis Vargas
Alexis Vargas

Population Health Specialist

alexisvargas@arruralhealth.org
Amanda Kuttenkuler
Amanda Kuttenkuler

Project Director - Mental Health Outreach

amanda@arruralhealth.org
Ashley Anthony
Ashley Anthony

Project Director - Care Coordination

ashleyanthony@arruralhealth.org
Ashtyn Mullinax
Ashtyn Mullinax

Population Health Specialist

ashtyn@arruralhealth.org
Bridgette Bennett
Bridgette Bennett

Project Director – Small Healthcare Provider Quality Improvement

bridgetbennett@arruralhealth.org
Debbie Tiner
Debbie Tiner

ARCOM Clinical Coordinator

debbietiner@arruralhealth.org
Jana Kamal
Jana Kamal

Population Health Specialist

janakamal@arruralhealth.org
Janet Pack
Janet Pack

Population Health Assistance Coordinator

janetpack@arruralhealth.org
Mary Ashleigh Harper
Mary Ashleigh Harper

UAMS Student Coordinator

maryharper@arruralhealth.org
Robert Deen
Robert Deen

Project Coordinator - Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic

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

Project Director – Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic and RCORP Implementation

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