Board of Directors

 

PRESIDENTCasey Honeycutt
Casey Honeycutt
Chief Growth Officer
MedEvolve
501.413.1391
president@arhimss.org

Mr. Honeycutt has over 16 years of work experience in the healthcare industry. His specialties include practice management, relationship building, client education, and consulting.

 


PRESIDENT-ELECT
Joshua Johnson
Senior Manager
The Chartis Group
jjohnson@chartis.com

Joshua Johnson is a senior manager with The Chartis Group.  He has over 16 years of demonstrated leadership in healthcare Information Technology (IT) initiatives, and more than 19 years of overall IT experience. Joshua’s span of experience within healthcare IT is rooted in formal systems administration and technical roles, progressing to senior IT leadership positions at an organizational enterprise level. His expertise includes system selection, procurement, implementation and project oversight, IT strategic planning, enterprise-wide IT solutions, and IT operational management.

Prior to joining The Chartis Group, Joshua served as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Associate CIO, Clinical Enterprise Systems at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Josh earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and his Bachelor of Science, Liberal Studies, from Eastern Oregon University.

PROGRAMS
Derek Mason
UAMS
programs@arhimss.org

Derek leverages nearly 20 years of experience leading value identification, strategic planning, enterprise technology implementation, business development, staff management and software product management initiatives across the healthcare spectrum – from Fortune 500 health systems, academic medical centers, ACOs, IPAs and specialty groups. Specialties include leading teams through complex Epic and Cerner implementations.

Derek currently serves as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Clinical Enterprise Systems at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Additionally, he is co-founder of a physician valuation technology platform.

 

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TREASURER
Christina J. Lee, CPC, CGSC
501.526.8955
treasurer@arhimss.org

Ms. Lee has been working at UAMS for 23 years.  She has her CPC and CGSC certifications in medical coding and has been working in IT at UAMS since 2013, in support roles for the CIO and IT Directors.  She enjoys traveling and doing anything outdoors.  She began her role as the AR Chapter of HIMSS Treasurer in July 2013.

 

 

SECRETARYSheila Miles
Sheila Miles

Ms. Miles  has worked in the Healthcare Information Technology area for more than 25 years.  With a strong background as a software developer, she has progressed to leadership roles leading complex application software development implementations and significant process improvement initiatives.  Sheila also has a significant amount of experience conducting training sessions for diverse audiences including end-users, technical staff, and post-secondary education(University) students.

Sheila is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration.  She has earned a Masters of Art in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University; a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and an Associate of Science in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Her genuine concern for people has inspired her to become an avid volunteer with various community projects where she has held numerous leadership roles.  During her spare time she enjoys  jazz dance, yoga, boxing, and traveling. She is the mother of one son and five grandchildren.

 

ADVOCACY LIAISON
Melinda (Mindy) Wilkins, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMAMindy2
Vice President for Research and Education
Administrative Consultant Services, LLC.
405.878.0118
advocacy@arhimss.org

Dr. Wilkins has a long-standing interest in research and education in the health informatics area. She previously taught at the collegiate level for over 25 years. Her area of interest lies in health informatics, data analytics and health information management. Change management in the implementation of health information technology is of particular research interest. Dr. Wilkins holds a PhD in Organization and Management with a specialization in Information Technology from Capella University and has been a member of the Board since 2012.

 

HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE (HIE)
Nathan RayNRay 2015
Chief Technology Officer
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
hie@arhimss.org

Mr. Ray is the Chief Technology Officer at Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC). Previously, he served as the Director of HITArkansas at AFMC, the Regional Extension Center (REC) for Health Information Technology in the state of Arkansas. He has leveraged his knowledge of data and Health IT trends to collaborate with stakeholders involved with health system transformation initiatives, including the state health information exchange (HIE), Million Hearts, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiatives and the Medicare Shared Savings Program/Account Care Organization initiative. His interests in data-drive program improvement and his contributions to the Salesforce Change Advisory Board have been nationally recognized by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). Mr. Ray holds a Master of Business Administration from Harding University and was selected as Arkansas Business “20 In Their 20s” in 2014, highlighting his contributions to the state and public health throughout his roles at AFMC.

 

MEMBER AT-LARGE
Steven JohnsonSteven Johnson
United Data Technologies
501.773.0132

Mr. Johnson has served on the AR HIMSS Board since 2009 in various positions, including programs and sponsorship roles. He is a proven leader with an extensive background in consulting and sales. He was elected President in August 2014.

 

MEMBER AT-LARGE
Patrick NeecePatrick Neece
Assistant Vice President  & CIO
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
neecep@jrmc.org

Mr. Neece is an IT professional with sixteen years of experience in Healthcare Information Technology with a proven history of delivering advanced Healthcare IT solutions embedding the latest best practices, workflows, evidence-based content and integration with measurable improvements in quality, patient outcomes, safety, and costs savings.

 

STUDENT CO-CHAIRIMG_0652
Angela Adams, BS, CIS
HIT Regulations Coordinator
White River Health Systems
870.262.6510
students@arhimss.org

Ms. Adams has over 18 years of Healthcare IT experience, including system analyst, security, and Meditech software. She currently holds a position as HIT Regulations Coordinator/MU as White River Health Systems. She has earne her BS degree in Computer science from Arkansas State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Health Informatics from Arkansas Tech University.  She joined the AR HIMSS’ board in the summer of 2014.  She enjoys volunteering for community service projects that include community dinners, clothes, food drives, and activities for children.

 

SPONSORSHIP CHAIR
Shannon Williams, MBA, PMPShannon Pic for Reports
Quorum Health Resources
479.879.7003
sponsorship@arhimss.org

Mr. Williams is a tenured healthcare IT leader whose past roles include being the CIO of two separate multi-hospital health systems, a COO of a PHR startup, a CEO of his own IT services startup and now a consultant and leader of the Project Management Office practice at Quorum Health Resources. He has also served seven years in various roles in a previous user group startup, CIPTUG, which included managing an annual conference that grew to over 2,000 attendees. He has a BSBA from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and an MBA from Florida International University. He currently lives in Fayetteville.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS
Amanda DavisAmanda Davis
Epic Revenue Cycle Principal Trainer
Baptist Health
communications@arhimss.org

Ms. Davis has been employed at Baptist Health in Little Rock, AR since 2004 in the Information Systems department. Currently, her role is “Epic Revenue Cycle Principal Trainer.” She is certified in Epic Resolute Hospital Billing and Cadence within the Epic applications.  She has previously served in roles as Network Analyst, Sr. System Administrator, Programmer, and Desktop Support. Ms. Davis has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Delta State University and a Master of Arts in Information Technology Management from Webster University.

STUDENT CO-CHAIR
Danae Buck
931.374.8620
students@arhimss.org

MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIR
Jeff Reifsteck
White River Health Systems
membership@arhimss.org

MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIR
Edric Garcia
Baptist Health
membership@arhimss.org