Two Harrison Hires Highlight North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Jun. 30, 2014 12:00 am  

Sammie Rhodes (left) and Dr. Justin Cutler of the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison.

Health Care

Sammie Cribbs has been promoted from director of nursing to chief nursing officer at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. Cribbs joined the hospital in 2007, working as a medical-surgical charge nurse.

Dr. Justin L. Cutler has been hired at NARMC as an orthopedic surgeon. He joins Dr. Tarik Sidani at the Arkansas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic.

Sandra Houlihan has been promoted to director of quality services at NARMC. She joined the medical center earlier this year as a clinical documentation improvement specialist.

Dr. Heather Hartlerode Powell has been hired as a physician at NARMC. She joins Drs. John Leslie, Joanne Holliman and Adam McCall at the NARMC Family Medicine Clinic.

Stephanie Taylor has been hired as administrative director of quality at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Taylor was previously interim director from December 2013 to February 2014.

Financial Services

Kimberly L. Collins has been hired as chief compliance officer at Sowell Management Services in North Little Rock. Collins has worked as a consultant with Sowell for six years. She previously was the founder and president of Compliance Resource Partners Inc.

Joey Gieringer has been promoted from information systems officer to vice president of information technology at Relyance Bank in Pine Bluff.

Tricia Harrower has been promoted from consumer loan assistant to consumer loan officer at Arvest Bank in Conway.


Robert Adams, Michael Hansberry, Mason McBroom, Jennifer Ward and Trey Williams of East-Harding Inc. in Little Rock have been awarded LEED designations by the U.S. Green Building Council. Pat Booth earned Green Advantage certification from the council, awarded for the promotion of green building practices.


Michael Kidd, department head and professor at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science and the Poultry Science Department at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has been named the 2014 Industry Leader of the Year by the Poultry Federation, based in Little Rock.


Derek Oberle, claims adjuster at the Farm Bureau in Maumelle, has been named 2014 District 1 Adjuster of the Year by the Arkansas Farm Bureau.


Jamie Fugitt has joined PPGMR Law in Little Rock, focusing on technology startups and private investment opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Real Estate

Kris Goldman was recently promoted to principal at Newmark Grubb Arkansas of North Little Rock, where he is also chief financial officer and senior managing director.



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