UAMS Friends and Alumni

Our Team

Our team of advancement professionals is ready to assist you in partnering with and supporting UAMS. For general information contact us through one of the options listed below. To contact a member of our team directly, please consult the list below.

Primary Contact Information

Phone: 501-686-8200
Fax: 501-686-5067
Mailing Address:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Office of Institutional Advancement
4301 W. Markham, #716
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199

Staff Directory

Lance Burchett Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement 501-686-7950
Doris Ching Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement 501-686-7950
Brigitte Grant Associate Vice Chancellor for Development 501-526-7197
Amanda May Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development 501-686-5392
Marsha Ballard, J.D. Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development Operations 501-526-5029
Stephen Schafer, PhD Executive Director of Corporations and Foundations 501-686-8168
Cristy Sowell Director of Annual Giving Programs 501-526-5049
Tim Dockery, J.D., LL.M.
Director of Planned Giving
Advancement Services 
Wade Beard, MBA Executive Director, Advancement Services 501-526-7752
Lynn Brewington Database Administrator   501-603-1301
Rhonda Cantu Data Information Specialist  501-686-6066
Sunny Kraus Associate Director, Advancement Services 501-686-8015
Narissa Perry Associate Director of Donor Records 501-526-6087
Charliss Russ, MBA, CFRE Director of Prospect Research 501-686-5674
Jacquelyn White Project Specialist of Advancement Services 501-526-2277
Foundation Administration
Linda Stone, CPA Assistant Vice Chancellor, Foundation Administration 501-686-5635
Chris Hamilton
Financial Manager
Gloria Sanders Disbursement Specialist, Foundation Administration 501-686-8600
Paula Ray Project Specialist, Foundation Administration 501-686-8044
Linda Thompson Project Specialist, Foundation Administration 501-526-7198
Lindsey Lewis Project Specialist, Foundation Administration 501-526-7064
Alumni Relations & Special Events
Judith McClain Executive Director, Alumni Relations & Special Events 501-526-4330 
Laura Gentry, MBA Senior Director, Alumni Relations & Special Events 501-686-7327
Laura Haskett Associate Director of Development, Chancellor's Circle 501-686-5685
Keri Taylor Director, Alumni Relations & Special Events 501-526-6930
May Prosper Project Specialist, Alumni Relations & Special Events 501-686-8497
College of Health Professions
Donna Smith Director of Development 50-686-7203 
Kristin Lang
Administrative Specialist
College of Medicine
Renie Rule Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations, College of Medicine 501-526-5802
College of Nursing
Brenda Scisson Executive Director of Development, College of Nursing 501-686-6064
Osmonetta Beard Director of Recruitment & Alumni Relations, College of Nursing 501-686-6105
Kimberly Scruggs Administrative Assistant, College of Nursing 501-526-7853
College of Pharmacy
Will Arnold
Director of Development, Pharmacy
Jan Hastings
Associate Dean for Development, College of Pharmacy  501-686-6472
Jonathan Wolfe, PhD Director of Planned Giving, College of Pharmacy 501-686-6498
Leigh Austin Project Specialist, College of Pharmacy 501-686-6497
College of Public Health
Lisa Black
Director of Development , College of Public Health
Graduate School

UAMS Medical Center
Chasse Conque, MBA
Senior Director of Development
501- 526-7399
Joanna Patterson Project Coordinator, Hospital Fundraising 501-686-7898
UAMS Northwest

Missy Raley Executive Assistant, Northwest Arkansas Region 479-713-8000
Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging
Kathy Taylor Director of Development, Reynolds Institute on Aging 501-686-8401
Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute

Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute
Meredith Fraiser
Director of Development & Marketing
501-526-6000, ext. 2612
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy
Janet Aronson Director of Development and Communications, Myeloma Institute

501-526-6990 ext. 2402

Amanda Smith Associate Director of Development & Communications 501-526-6990, ext. 2401
Psychiatric Research Institute
Betty Tucker, J.D. Senior Director of Development, Psychiatric Research Institute 501-526-8134

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Cory Leigh Taylor
Director of Development
501-526-6990, ext. 8094
Judy Cheek Director of Finance, Cancer Institute Foundation Fund 501-526-5000
Barbara Nesler Foundation and Development Coordinator, WPR Cancer Institute 501-526-6690 ext. 8097
Catherine Tapp Director of Special Events, WPR Cancer Institute 501-526-6990, ext. 8093