Board of Directors

Steven JohnsonSteven Johnson

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 & again July 2018,


Joshua Johnson
Senior Manager
The Chartis Group

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.

TREASURER – Holly Choate | UAMS |

SECRETARY  – Heather Edwards |

Angela Adams, BS, CIS
HIT Regulations Coordinator
White River Health Systems

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.


Lori McCauley Director of Unified Communications/Telecommunication                          AR Children’s Hospital

Lori McCauley brings more than two decades of UC and telecommunications experience to her role at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, which includes Technology Management, Strategic Planning, Business Process Improvement, System Administration, and Change Management. Lori currently serves on the Connexall Customer Advisor Board and has served on customer advisory panels for companies including Avaya and Windstream. Lori was past President and Board member of the Arkansas Chapter International Avaya User Group and is a current member of the International Avaya User Group Team Engagement and Collaboration Council. Lori is passionate about volunteering and dedicating her time to several community organizations. Lori volunteerism has earned her many awards including the Phillips 66 USA Swimming Volunteer of the Year.

MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIR  – Edric Garcia | Baptist Health |

MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIR  – Cody Simon | DataMax |

SPONSORSHIP – David Blankenship |


Jared Landrum | Healthcare Account Manager at TEKsystems








Amanda Davis
Epic Revenue Cycle Principal Trainer
Baptist Health

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.