Northwest Arkansas

Together we can touch more lives. Save more lives.
And improve more lives.

Who We Are

Our Foundation

Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas provides philanthropic support for Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, serving the communities of Rogers, Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties in Arkansas and McDonald and Barry Counties in Missouri. Through charitable support, we partner together with the community to provide increased access to care at our hospitals and clinics across the region.

The health care needs of our community will always outpace our resources. Your support will help ensure that the work of Mercy continues to touch the lives of families, friends and neighbors in our community.  The simplest health care initiatives begin by caring for our neighbors.  

Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas is a nonprofit organization. We are dependent on the donations and support of generous foundations, corporations and caring individuals like you. Your gifts to Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas help enhance patient programs, fund life-saving equipment and capital projects, and support charity care programs and services for those who need it most. 

When you donate to Mercy Health Foundation, you support critical projects in our community. That’s right. Every dollar you give advances health care right here at home.

Our Focus

Access and Assistance
Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas continues its crusade to deliver the highest quality of care possible, while keeping patients close to home. Campaign donors are helping increase the capacity of the hospital as well as open seven new clinics to support the growing health care needs of our community.

Women’s and Children’s Services
Catherine McAuley, Mercy’s founder, had a particular concern for the poor. More specifically, she worked to assist women and children in need. Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas continues Catherine’s legacy by providing program and equipment needs for the hospital’s labor and delivery unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and breast health services.

Striving to continue the legacy of Catherine McAuley, Women with a Mission giving society combines resources, vision and passion for helping others to support and improve health care in our communities.

Need To Know


Helpful tools, tips and information to make the most of your giving experience. 

Learn from the Experts: View educational videos on Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Advanced Directives and more. 

Corporate Council: Mercy Health Foundation’s Corporate Council recognizes the value of a high quality health care system to a community’s economic future.

Grateful Families

Mercy patients and their families often want to say “thanks” in some special way for the exceptional care they received. Our Grateful Families program is one way to express gratitude while helping share the gift of healing with others. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

26th Annual O’ Night Divine Mercy Charity Ball

Thank you for your support of the 2019 Mercy Charity Ball!

To learn more or view event photos, view here. 

Annual Reports

Thank you for your generous support and partnership as we continue to carry out Mercy’s mission in the communities we serve.

FY2020 Annual Report

FY2019 Annual Report

FY2018 Annual Report

FY2017 Annual Report

Northwest Arkansas Staff and Board of Directors

Foundation Staff

Clark Ellison

Vice President of Development, South Central Communities and Ministries

Nicole Crawford

Director of Operations

Beth Brown

Senior Development Officer

Robin Griffin

Senior Data Specialist

Christie Lassiter

Associate Foundation Coordinator

Alison Levin

Senior Development Officer

Josh Strother

Senior Foundation Coordinator

Board of Directors

Pat Curran


Former COO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Karen Parker

Vice Chair

Retired, Walmart Foundation

Susan Peacock


Strategic Advisor, Runway Group

Tim Gossett


Vice President, Walmart, Anheuser-Busch

Mary Zettle

Past Chair

Director, Perishables Walmart General Mills

Sister Lisa Atkins, RSM

Sister of Mercy, Mercy Health

Kerry Bailey

VP Walmart – Enterprise Business Development, WestRock

Sonal Bhakta, MD

Vice President of Medical Affairs,
Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas

Christy Blackshear

Volunteer, Mercy Hospital Auxiliary

Ben Blakeman

President, Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry

Chandra Holt

Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Integration Officer

Rick Kirk


Chris O’Brien

Director – Client Relationship Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Loriane Pickell

Senior Counsel II, Tyson Foods, Inc.

Eric Scott

Business Leader/Philanthropist

Heather Shell

Vice President of Logistics, JB Hunt Transport

John Short

SVP and GM - Global Walmart Service Team, PepsiCo

Latriece Watkins

Executive Vice President of Consumables, Walmart US

Reg Yarbrough

President, The Consumer Products Group, LLC

Kasie Yokley

Co-Founder, 3W Magazine

Ex Officio Officers

Eric Pianalto

President, Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas

Kelli Huntley

Vice President, Finance, Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas

Clark Ellison

Vice President of Development, South Central Communities and Ministries

Contact Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas

Mercy Health Foundation
Northwest Arkansas

2710 S. Rife Medical Lane
Rogers, AR 72758