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Calvin Wilson has joined the Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District in Little Rock as an illegal dumps control officer. Wilson will be responsible for administering countywide programs related to the investigation of public complaints of illegally dumped or abandoned solid waste. He successfully completed illegal dumps control officer training at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in Camden.


Ashley Reid has been announced as the new academic success coordinator for athletics at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Reid will work with both the Trojans' compliance and academic offices in maintaining an atmosphere of success for student-athletes. She joins UA Little Rock from the University of Texas, where she was the director of operations for the school's track and field and cross-country program.


Dr. Whitney Philamlee and Dr. Ben Burkett have joined the medical staff of Conway Regional Health System. Philamlee received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she completed her residency in medicine and pediatrics. Burkett previously practiced medicine at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed his residency in medicine and pediatrics at the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Brian McGee has joined Arkansas Diagnostic Center in Little Rock. McGee is a board-certified gas-troenterologist and has been practicing medicine for 14 years. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology.

Katie Lea has been hired as chief nursing officer at Saline Memorial Hospital in president of emergency and surgery services. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing at Arkansas State University and a master's in health care administration from Canyon College.

Kim Leverett and Chris Dent have been appointed to the board of directors of Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Leverett is a pharmacist and a health care provider for the American Heart Association as well as a licensed member of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. She holds certificates from the National Exercise Trainers Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Dent is a health care executive with more than 40 years of administrative and management experience in hospital settings. Now retired, she worked with Arkansas Heart Hospital, CLD Consulting, Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Conway Regional Medical Center and DeWitt Hospital. Dent served on the Arkansas Breast Cancer Control Advisory Board and the Practice Committee of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing for more than 12 years.

Dr. Stephan Dehmel has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as a gastro-enterologist and assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine. Dehmel comes to UAMS with 20 years of experience as a physician and educator in the United Kingdom and Germany. He earned his medical degree from the University of Leipzig School of Medicine in Germany and completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hepato-gastroenterology at the city hospital in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Media & Marketing

Michael Strack is the new marketing manager at CustomXM in North Little Rock. Prior to joining CustomXM, Strack worked in the marketing and communications department at Garver. He is the third generation of Stracks at the company, following his father, current President Paul Strack, and grandparents Ira and Mary Strack, CustomXM's founders.


Mica Strother has been promoted to senior director of development at the Razorback Foundation in Little Rock. Strother joined the Razorback Foundation as a director of development in May 2016. Before joining the foundation, she served as vice president of marketing and business development for Baldwin & Shell Construction, owned Strother Strategies and was the finance director of former Gov. Mike Beebe's 2006 and 2010 gubernatorial campaigns.

Bethany Hilkert has been appointed donor stewardship officer for Arkansas Community Foundation in Little Rock. Hilkert previously worked as business manager for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, where she started as front-of-house box office associate and moved to development and special events manager. She is responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with the foundation's donors.

Apryl Jackson is the new communications coordinator at EAST Initiative in Little Rock. Jackson previously worked as assistant director for resident life at the University of Central Arkansas. She has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and a master's degree in education from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Author:Wilson, Calvin; Reid, Ashley; Philamlee, Whitney; Burkett, Ben; McGee, Brian; Lea, Katie; Dehmel, St
Publication:Arkansas Business
Geographic Code:1U7AR
Date:Oct 22, 2018
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