Northwest Arkansas Staff and Board of Directors

Clark Ellison
Regional Vice President
479-338-2932
Beth Brown
Senior Development Officer
479-338-3292
Nicole Crawford
Regional Director Operations
479-338-2930
Robin Griffin
Senior Data Specialist
479-338-2925
Tricia Hogue
Senior Annual Giving Officer
479-338-3406
Christie Lassiter
Administrative Assistant
479-338-3308
Alison Levin
Senior Development Officer
479-338-3457
Josh Strother
Development Coordinator
479-338-3711
Ashley Buchanan
Chair
EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer, Sam’s Club
Pat Curran
Vice-Chair and Treasurer
Former COO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Karen Parker
Secretary
Retired, Walmart Foundation
Dr. Jim Arkins
Retired Physician, Mercy Northwest Arkansas
Sister Lisa Atkins, RSM
Sister of Mercy, Mercy Health System
Kerry Bailey
VP Walmart – Enterprise Business Development, WestRock
Christy Blackshear
Volunteer, Mercy Hospital Auxiliary
Ben Blakeman
President, Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry
Clark Ellison
Regional Vice President, Mercy Health Foundation
Liz Fernandez
VP, Marketing & Business Development, Twist Office Products
Tim Gossett
Vice President, Walmart, Anheuser-Busch
Tom Hauge
Sales Director, InfoScout
Kelli Huntley
VP - Finance, Mercy Hospital NWA
Rick Kirk
JUUL
Chris O’Brien
Director – Client Relationship Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Susan Peacock
Communications and Development Consultant
Eric Pianalto
President, Mercy Health Systems
Loriane Pickell
Senior Counsel II, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Eric Scott
Business Leader/Philanthropist
Heather Shell
Vice President of Logistics, JB Hunt Transport
Chris Turner
SVP and GM - Global Walmart Service Team, PepsiCo
Reg Yarbrough
President, The Consumer Products Group, LLC
Kasie Yokley
Co-Founder, 3W Magazine
Mary Zettle
Director, Perishables Walmart, General Mills