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
Lena.Moore@baptist-health.org

Marci Atkinson

Marci Atkinson, Senior Annual Gifts & Events Officer

Annual Gifts, Special Events, and Marketing

(501) 202-1213
Marci.Atkinson@baptist-health.org

Josh Davis

Josh Davis, Senior Financial Accountant

Foundation Accounting

501-202-1511
joshua.davis@baptist-health.org

Jamie Deason

Jamie Deason, Special Events & Development Officer

Bolo Bash Luncheon

501-202-1576
jamie.deason@baptist-health.org

Krishna Ellington

Krishna Ellington, Annual Gifts & Events Officer

Employee Giving & Special Events

(501) 202-1827
Krishna.Ellington@baptist-health.org

Cynthia Gregory

Cynthia Gregory, Senior Major Gifts Officer

Major Gifts & Planned Giving

(501) 202-1119
Cynthia.Gregory@baptist-health.org

Jayne Ann Kita

Jayne Ann Kita, Grants Coordinator

System Grant Writer

(501)-202-1991
jayne.kita@baptist-health.org

Andrea Land

Andrea Land, Senior Program & Operations Officer

Patient Guest Services & Grateful Patient

501-202-1207
andrea.land@baptist-heatlh.org

Erica Moore

Erica Moore, Special Events & Development Officer

Arkansas Charity Clays & Third Party Fundraisers

(501) 202-1251
Erica.Moore@baptist-health.org

Michael Robichaud

Michael Robichaud, Foundation Program Coordinator

Give Fresh: The Power of Food & BHealthy Farmers Markets

(501)-202-1465
michael.robichaud@baptist-health.org

Sterling Goodwin Rowell

Sterling Goodwin Rowell, Volunteer Services Manager

Volunteers & Baby Suite Reservations

(501) 202-6332
Sterling.Rowell@baptist-health.org

Annie Tarwater

Annie Tarwater, Special Events Coordinator and Marketing Assistant

Foundation Marketing, Little Rock Open

501-202-1589
annie.tarwater@baptist-health.org

Heather Zimmerman

Heather Zimmerman, Major Gift Officer

Major Gifts

(501) 202-1930
Heather.Zimmerman@baptist-health.org


Board of Trustees

As of January, 2017

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
VCC, LLC.
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
David Gulley

David Gulley

Standard Business Systems
Ty Henry, M.D.

Ty Henry, M.D.

Radiology Consultants, PA
Mimi Hurst

Mimi Hurst

Stephens Inc.
Wes McGeorge

Wes McGeorge

Adam Mitchell

Adam Mitchell

Citizens Bank
Brent Morgan

Brent Morgan

Bank OZK
Jerry Pavlas

Jerry Pavlas

First National Bank
Blake Phillips, M.D.

Blake Phillips, M.D.

Neurosurgery Arkansas
Kim Pruitt

Kim Pruitt

Centennial Bank
Todd Ross

Todd Ross

Preferred Medical
John Starling

John Starling

JTS Financial
Troy Wells

Troy Wells

Baptist Health

Advisory Members

  • Bob Birch - Centennial Bank
  • Renata Byler - Roller Funeral Homes
  • Byron Eiseman - Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP
  • Lloyd Garrison - CDI Contractors
  • Timothy Grooms - Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull, PLLC
  • Russell Harrington, Jr. - Baptist Health
  • Jamie Harrison - The Hatcher Agency
  • Greg Hatcher - The Hatcher Agency
  • Sharon Heflin - The Bird and Bear Companies
  • Kevin Huchingson - Colliers International
  • Chris Johnson - Dillard's
  • 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.
  • Scott Miller - McGriff Insurance
  • George O'Connor - George O'Connor & Associates
  • Jim Pappas, M.D. - Physician (Retired)
  • Brian Quinn, M.D. - Pathology Laboratories of Arkansas
  • John Ransom, M.D. - Baptist Health
  • David Reding, M.D. - Neurosurgery Arkansas (Retired)
  • Don Rhoads - Fleming, Inc.
  • Ken Robbins, M.D. - Radiology Consultants, PA
  • Mark Ross - Bank OZK (Retired)
  • Shepherd Russell, III - Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP
  • John Rutledge - First Security Bank
  • 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
  • Gene Whisenhunt - Hickingbotham Investments, Inc.

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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