Mike Beebe Names Nathaniel Smith Chief of Health Department by Jan Cottingham Posted 8/9/2013 02:43 pm Updated 2 years ago Gov. Mike Beebe has named Dr. Nathaniel Smith as director of the Arkansas Department of Health and state health officer. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.