Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

ACHI Staff

ACHI Leadership Team

Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH
President and CEO, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Dr. Thompson is ACHI’s guiding force responsible for establishing center priorities and direction.

Debbie Bell, MBA
Director, Project Management - Biography

Anthony (Tony) Goudie, PhD
Director, Research and Evaluation

Dr. Goudie directs ACHI research and analytic projects including grants and contracts to provide an evidence base for developing ACHI policy recommendations. - Biography

Suzanne McCarthy, MS, MPH
Director, Government Relations & Founding Senior Associate

Serving as ACHI's liaison with key stakeholders and policymakers, Suzanne McCarthy helps guide and communicate the Center's health policy resources. - Biography

Kenley Money, MA, MFA
Director, Information Systems Architecture

Kenley Money is responsible for all aspects of ACHI's analytical data warehouse and creation of an all-payer claims database used to inform ACHI's policy work. - Biography

Miranda Morris, MA
Executive Director - Biography

Mary-Lee Smith
Director, Communications - Biography

J. Craig Wilson, JD, MPA
Director, Health Policy

Craig Wilson leads policy and advocacy efforts to achieve ACHI's policy goals and provides analysis of laws and policies that impact health and health care in Arkansas. - Biography

ACHI Staff

Judy Bennett, MS
Senior Research Analyst

Kate Chagnon
Technical Editor and Writer

Carole Garner, MPH, RD, LD
Senior Policy Analyst

Pearl Gordon, MS
Fiscal Manager

Kathy Hart
Data Project Manager

Pam Hickman
Operations Manager

Gini Ingram
Senior Applications Systems Analyst & Technical Business Analyst

Arlo Kahn, MD
Senior Policy Advisor

Micheal Knox, MS, MPH
Assistant Director of Population Health

Stephen Lein
Senior Research Analyst

Siqing Li, MS
Applications Systems Analyst

Randy Loggins
EBD Policy Analyst

Bridgette Lyon
Administrative Coordinator

Candice McNair
Procurement Specialist

Michael Motley, MPH
Assistant Policy Director

Pader Moua, MPH
Policy Analyst

Nikki Patterson
Policy Project Coordinator

Brady Rice
Applications Systems Analyst Development Lead

Kim Richardson
Data Project Coordinator

Trang Riley
Data Request Manager

Grayson Shelton
Senior Business Systems Analyst/Programmer -Database Developer

Jason Sparks
Information Systems Manager

Sylvia Stewart
Executive Assistant

Vaishali Thombre, MBA, MS
Senior Research Analyst

Jennifer Wessel, JD
Senior Policy Analyst and Data Privacy Officer

Vanessa White
Research Project Coordinator

Elizabeth Whittington
Policy Analyst

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
1401 West Capitol
Suite 300 (Victory Building)
Little Rock, AR 72201