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Nikesha Nesbitt Named Dean of the University College at ASU (Movers & Shakers)

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Nikesha Nesbitt has been named dean of the University College at Arkansas State University of Jonesboro. She had been serving as interim dean since the university’s spring semester.

Shane Copeland
Shane Copeland (BRTC)


Shane Copeland has been hired as financial aid adviser at Black River Technical College of Pocahontas. He previously served in the division of student affairs at Arkansas State University.

Lorissa Mason has been named a finalist for the American Prize in Choral Conducting-University in the American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts. She is a director of choral activities at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Brooke Willows
Brooke Willows (St. Bernards)


Dr. Brooke Willows has been hired as a radiation oncologist at St. Bernards Healthcare of Jonesboro. She previously was a resident physician at Tufts Medical Center of Boston.

Robin Franke
Robin Franke (White River Health)


Robin Franke, an advanced practice registered nurse, has joined White River Health Family Care of Mountain View as a provider. She has been with White River Health since 2022.

Myrrh Hector
Myrrh Hector (Washington Regional)

Myrrh Hector, an advanced practice registered nurse, has been hired at Washington Regional Fayetteville Family Clinic. She will provide comprehensive primary care for adults and children of all ages. She has 11 years of nursing experience.

Karen Farst
Karen Farst (Arkansas Children’s Hospital)

Dr. Karen Farst has been promoted to senior vice president and chief medical officer at Arkansas Children’s Hospital of Little Rock. Farst leads the child maltreatment program at ACH, where she also serves as chief of medical staff.

White River Health has created a specialty clinic in Mountain View, White River Health Specialty Care. Dr. John Lambert will move his general surgery practice to the clinic, and Dr. Ronald Tilley and Delana Meeler, an advanced practice registered nurse, will move pain management care there as well.

Yang Yang
Yang Yang (Washington Regional)



Dr. Yang Yang has been hired at Washington Regional Electrophysiology Clinic of Fayetteville. He will provide diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities.

See more of this week’s Movers & Shakers, and submit your own announcement at ArkansasBusiness.com/Movers.

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