Meet the Staff

It takes a team to create healthier communities.

The work of each Baptist Health Foundation team member is essential to turning our big ideas into realities. From planning events, to securing grants, to managing day-to-day operations, each person plays an integral role in making give happy possible.

Foundation Staff

Lena Moore

Lena Moore, Chief Development Officer

(501) 202-1513

Marci Atkinson

Marci Atkinson, Senior Annual Gifts & Events Officer

Annual Gifts, Special Events, and Marketing

(501) 202-1213

Krishna Ellington

Krishna Ellington, Annual Gifts & Events Officer

Employee Giving & Special Events

(501) 202-1827

Cynthia Gregory

Cynthia Gregory, Senior Major Gifts Officer

Major Gifts & Planned Giving

(501) 202-1119

Jayne Ann Kita

Jayne Ann Kita, Grants Coordinator

System Grant Writer


Andrea Land

Andrea Land, Patient Guest Services Manager

Patient Guest Services & Grateful Patient


Erica Moore

Erica Moore, Special Events & Development Officer

Arkansas Charity Clays & Third Party Fundraisers

(501) 202-1251

Michael Robichaud

Michael Robichaud, Foundation Program Coordinator

Give Fresh: The Power of Food & BHealthy Farmers Markets


Sterling Goodwin Rowell

Sterling Goodwin Rowell, Volunteer Services Manager

Volunteers & Baby Suite Reservations

(501) 202-6332

Heather Zimmerman

Heather Zimmerman, Major Gift Officer

Major Gifts

(501) 202-1930

Board of Trustees

Cathy Owen

Cathy Owen

Chairman of the Board
Eagle Bank & Trust Co.
Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Vice Chairman of the Board
Legacy Capital Group
Tim McMennamy

Tim McMennamy

Secretary/ Treasurer
Innerplan Office Interiors
Brad Davis

Brad Davis

Past Chairman of the Board
Curtis Barnett

Curtis Barnett

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
David Barnett

David Barnett

Morgan Stanley
George Covington, Jr.

George Covington, Jr.

Covington Roofing Company, Inc.
Scott Davis, MD

Scott Davis, MD

Arkansas Cardiology
Philip Grace

Philip Grace

The Southern Co. of NLR, Inc.
Marcus Guinn

Marcus Guinn

Arvest Bank
Timothy Grooms

Timothy Grooms

Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC
David Gulley

David Gulley

Standard Business Systems
Jamie Harrison

Jamie Harrison

Advertising Specialties and Promotions, Inc.
Ty Henry, M.D.

Ty Henry, M.D.

Radiology Consultants, PA
Mimi Hurst

Mimi Hurst

Stephens Inc.
Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

McGriff Insurance, Inc.
Adam Mitchell

Adam Mitchell

Citizens Bank
Jerry Pavlas

Jerry Pavlas

First National Bank
Blake Phillips, M.D.

Blake Phillips, M.D.

Neurosurgery Arkansas
Kim Pruitt

Kim Pruitt

Centennial Bank
John Ransom, M.D.

John Ransom, M.D.

Baptist Health Heart Transplant Program
John Rutledge

John Rutledge

First Security Bank
John Starling

John Starling

JTS Financial
Troy Wells

Troy Wells

Baptist Health
Gene Whisenhunt

Gene Whisenhunt

Hickingbotham Investments

Advisory Members

  • Bob Birch - Centennial Bank
  • Renata Byler - Roller Funeral Homes
  • Byron Eiseman - Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP
  • Lloyd Garrison - CDI Contractors
  • Russell Harrington, Jr. - Baptist Health
  • Greg Hatcher - The Hatcher Agency
  • Sharon Heflin - The Bird and Bear Companies
  • Kevin Huchingson - Colliers International
  • Keith Jackson - P.A.R.K.
  • Henry “Hank” Kelley, Jr. - Flake and Kelley Commercial
  • James Floyd Kyser, M.D. - Physician (Retired)
  • Lyndell Lay - Lay Commercial Mortgage Company LLC
  • Mark Lee - Forest Hill Capital, LLC
  • Bill Lynch - Eagle Bank
  • Larry Middleton - Stephens Inc.
  • George O'Connor - George O'Connor & Associates
  • Jim Pappas, M.D. - Physician (Retired)
  • Brian Quinn, M.D. - Pathology Laboratories of Arkansas
  • David Reding, M.D. - Neurosurgery Arkansas (Retired)
  • Don Rhoads - Fleming, Inc.
  • Ken Robbins, M.D. - Radiology Consultants, PA
  • Mark Ross - Bank OZK (Retired)
  • Todd Ross - Preferred Medical
  • Shepherd Russell, III - Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP
  • Bill Scholl - First Security Bancorp
  • Gary Smith - Glass Erectors
  • Frank Snell - Snell Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory
  • Terri Snowden
  • Steve Strickland - Entergy (Retired)
  • Vicki Vowell - AY Magazine
  • Millie Ward - Stone Ward

Lifetime Honorary Members

  • Sharon Allen - Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield (Retired)
  • Sam Alley - VCC USA
  • William Carlton - Carlton and Associates LLC
  • Shirley Davis-Miller - Retired
  • Don Eilbott - Eilbott Law Firm, PLC
  • Mary Elizabeth Eldridge - The Ross Foundation
  • Ben Elrod, Ed.D. - Chancellor of Ouchita Baptist University (Retired)
  • Warner Garner - Retired
  • Todd Hickingbotham - Hickingbotham Investments, Inc.
  • Janet Huckabee - Former First Lady of Arkansas
  • Sandy Landers
  • Donnie Lindsey - Lindsey’s Hospitality House
  • Ed McCorkle - McMillan, Turner, McCorkle & Curry
  • Betty Richards - Retired
  • Michael Shelley - U.S. Bank (Retired)
  • Mark White - Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield (Retired)
  • Gorden Gene Wilbourn - Stephens Inc. (Retired)

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