Governance

The board of directors is AFMC’s governing body. The board sets overall policy and direction for AFMC and retains oversight responsibility.

Executive committee

Scott Ferguson, MD - Chairperson

Chair
West Memphis
Term expires 2018
Committee service: Finance/Audit
Affiliations: Outpatient Radiology Clinic, PA; State Volunteer Insurance Company; Fidelity National Bank West Memphis

Stacy C. Zimmerman, MD - Vice Chairperson

AFMC board member Stacy Zimmerman is dedicated in promoting excellence in health and health care for all. AFMC is honored to have her leadership and governance.

Clinton
Term expires 2019
Committee service: Credentials/Criteria
Affiliations: Unity Health; Ozark Internal Medicine & Pediatrics; Ozark Health Medical Center; Arkansas American College of Physicians Board of Governors

Carolyn Hood, MNSc, BSN, RN - Secretary

AFMC board member Carolyn Hood is dedicated in promoting excellence in health and health care for all. AFMC is honored to have her leadership and governance.

Pine Bluff
Term expires 2019; eligible for re-election
Affiliations: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Jennifer Styron - Treasurer

Little Rock
Term expires 2018; eligible for re-election
Committee service: Executive Committee, Finance/Audit
Affiliations: Arkansas Heart Hospital

Ronald Wauters, MD - Member-at-large to Executive Committee

AFMC board member Ronald Wauters is dedicated in promoting excellence in health and health care for all. AFMC is honored to have his leadership and governance.

Member-at-large to Executive Committee
Searcy
Term expires 2018
Committee service: Bylaws, Nominating
Affiliations: Unity Health

General membership

Tom Butler

Little Rock
Term expires 2020
Committee service: Bylaws, Finance/Audit
Affiliations: Association of State and Territorial Health Officers; Arkansas Public Health Association

LaDell Douglas, M.D.

AFMC board member LaDell Douglas

Hope
Term expires 2020; eligible for re-election
Committee service:
Affiliations: Quality Care Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic, Columbia Medical Park Hospital, UAHT Foundation Board, Hope Water and Light Board, Hempstead County Economic Development Council

Amy Dunn Johnson, JD

AFMC board member Amy Johnson is dedicated in promoting excellence in health and health care for all. AFMC is honored to have her leadership and governance.

Little Rock
Term expires 2020
Committee service: Bylaws, Finance/Audit
Affiliations: Arkansas Access to Justice Commission; Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation

Michael Moody, MD

Salem
Term expires 2020; eligible for re-election
Committee service: Bylaws, Nominating
Affiliations: Arkansas Medical Society (American Medical Association Delegate); Salem Family Clinic; Fulton County Hospital

Ray W. Montgomery II, FACHE

Searcy
Term expires 2020
Committee service:  Credentials/Criteria, Finance/Audit
Affiliations: Unity Health; QualChoice; Arkansas Hospital Association (Board of Directors); American Hospital Association

Marcus Osborne

Bentonville
Term expires 2018; eligible for re-election
Committee service: Finance, Bylaws
Affiliations: Walmart Stores, Inc.

Karen Pettit, RNP, CPHQ

Jonesboro
Term expires 2020
Committee service: Bylaws
Affiliations: St. Bernard’s Medical Center

Melissa Pierce, BSN, RN, RNP

AFMC board member Melissa Pierce is dedicated in promoting excellence in health and health care for all. AFMC is honored to have her leadership and governance.

West Memphis
Term expires 2020
Committee service:
Affiliations: Family Practice Center of West Memphis

Harvey Potts, MD, MPH

AFMC Board Member Harvey Potts

Fort Smith
Term expires 2020; eligible for re-election
Committee service:
Affiliations: Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, American International School of Medicine

Alan Wilson, MD

Crossett
Term expires 2018; eligible for re-election
Affiliations: Surgical Associates of Crossett, Ashley County Medical Center, Arkansas Medical Society, Crossett Water Commission, Ashley County Airport Commission

AnnaMarie Sullivan

Corporate Secretary
Ms. Sullivan is an AFMC staff member; she is not a board member and has no vote.

Current selection

Eligibility

The Nominating Committee will consider any name submitted as long as the person named is eligible to serve in accordance with the Corporate Bylaws and agrees to serve if elected. Only AFMC members are eligible to stand for election as Physician Directors. For the nonphysician members, the committee will look at the diversity of individuals in conjunction with those now serving on the board. AFMC is looking for individuals with strong ethics and integrity, who are open-minded, proactive, visionary and interested in advancing AFMC’s mission and purpose, and who have prior board experience.

Composition

AFMC’s Board of Directors is composed of 15 members elected by the membership during the annual meeting each spring. The directors come from various walks of life including: business, financial, health care consumers, a Medicare beneficiary and health care providers. Seven physician members and eight nonphysician members currently serve the board.

Terms of service

Each board member is elected to a three-year term and is eligible for re-election with his/her combined term of service not to exceed six consecutive years with a few exceptions. In order to maintain continuity of governance, approximately one-third of the positions are eligible for election in a given year. Elections are conducted at the membership’s annual meeting.

Commitment

AFMC’s board has four scheduled meetings annually and may have additional meetings as necessary. Board members must attend a majority of the meetings each year. AFMC bylaws require that candidates agree to serve if elected and attend the annual membership meeting when elections are held. If a member misses three consecutive meetings, he or she is no longer eligible to continue their term.

Compensation

Compensation was set by an independent (non-paid) committee as allowed by Arkansas state law.  The committee set the compensation as $700 per day for physical meetings (no remuneration for video teleconference or conference call meetings). A stipend may be paid to those who attend at least 75 percent of the meetings within a fiscal year.

Compliance and conflict of interest policies

These policies were developed through collaboration between the board of directors and other AFMC leadership, as well as staff members from all numerous levels and disciplines. We provide them here for public review in the interest of transparency and full accountability.

Conflict of interest policy

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Board meeting dates

  • August 5 – Bentonville
  • October 28 – Fort Smith

Please check often for updated schedule.

For more information:

Contact AnnaMarie Sullivan, corporate secretary, at 501-212-8613, or use the contact form below.

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