Board of Directors

Members of the AHIM Board are appointed by the Governor of Arkansas, President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Board members are:

Mr. Mike Castleberry, Chair
Appointed by Governor 
Appointment expires N/A
Castleberry is the Vice President of Network and Business Development at HealthScope Benefits in Little Rock.

 

Dr. Jerry Jones, Vice Chair
Appointed by Speaker Davy Carter
Appointment expires July 1, 2017
Jones has a 43 year pharmaceutical career in Arkansas including pharmacy owner and pharmacy services with the Arkansas Department of Health. He served as member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration Commission from 2001-2003 and from 2007-2011.

Mr. John M. Denery, Secretary/Treasurer
Appointed by President Pro Tempore Michael Lamoureux
Appointment expires July 1, 2017
Denery is Executive Vice President, Director of Life & Health with Stephens Insurance in Little Rock

Ms. Sherrill Wise
Appointed by Speaker Davy Carter
Appointment expires July 1, 2021
Wise is Vice President and Treasurer of Dillard’s Inc. in Little Rock.

Mr. Greg Hatcher
Appointed by Speaker Davy Carter
Appointment expires July 1, 2019
Hatcher is the founder and owner of the Hatcher Agency in Little Rock.

Mr. Brett Kirkman
Appointed by President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang
Appointment expires July 1, 2021
Kirkman serves as the Administrator and CEO of GastroArkansas.

Mr. Randy Rogers
Appointed by President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang
Appointment expires July 1, 2019
Rogers serves as an Account Executive of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Mr. John Womack
Appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson
Appointment expires N/A
Womack is Chairman and CEO of Arvest Bank in Central Arkansas.

Mr. Phillip Gilmore
Appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson
Appointment expires N/A
Gilmore is the CEO of Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. 

Commissioner Allen Kerr, Ex Officio
Arkansas Insurance Department

Director Cindy Gillespie, Ex-Officio
Arkansas Department of Human Services

Board Committees 

The AHIM Board has six standing committees charged with specific tasks aimed at the establishment of the state-based marketplace.

Information Technology Committee
Ms. Sherrill Wise, Chair
Mr. Greg Hatcher
Mr. John Denery

Personnel Committee
Ms. Sherrill Wise, Chair
Mr. Mr. Mike Castleberry
Mr. John Denery

Financial Management & Sustainability Committee
Mr. John Denery, Chair
Mr. Greg Hatcher
Mr. Jerry Jones
Ms. Sherrill Wise

Outreach & Marketing Committee (Membership to be announced)
Mr. Mike Castleberry, Chair

Consumer Assistance Committee (Membership to be announced)
Mr. Brett Kirkman, Chair

Plan Management Committee
Mr. Greg Hatcher, Chair
Mr. Sam Vorderstrasse, Co-chair
Ms. Elisa White, Co-chair
Mr. Edward Anderson
Ms. Suzanne Bierman
Ms. Dolores Chitwood
Ms. Zane Chrisman
Mr. Jim Couch
Ms. Tina Creel
Mr. Randall Crow
Mr. Austin Gaines
Ms. Jamie Gilmore
Mr. Leo Hauser
Ms. Liz Hubbard
Mr. Cal Kellogg
Ms. Mary Leath
Mr. Bryan Meldrum
Mr. Bob Miller
Mr. Dewayne Pierce
Ms. Gloria Richard-Davis
Mr. Mike Stock
Ms. Kim Suggs
Mr. Dwane Tankersley