UAMS Friends and Alumni

Our Team

The professional team at the Division of Institutional Advancement 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

Institutional Advancement 
Lance Burchett
Vice Chancellor 501-686-7950
Doris Ching
Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor 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 & Foundations 501-686-8168
Cristy Sowell
Director of Annual Giving Programs 501-526-5049
Tim Dockery, J.D., LL.M.
Director of Planned Giving 501-686-7894
Advancement Services 
Wade Beard, MBA
Executive Director 501-526-7752
Lynn Brewington
Database Administrator   501-603-1301
Rhonda Cantu
Data Information Specialist  501-686-6066
Sunny Kraus
Associate Director 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 501-526-2277
Foundation Administration
Linda Stone, CPA
Assistant Vice Chancellor 501-686-5635
Heather Garringer

Financial Manager
Gloria Sanders
Disbursement Specialist 501-686-8600
Paula Ray
Project Specialist 501-686-8044
Lindsey Lewis
Project Specialist 501-526-7064
Alumni Relations & Special Events
Dean Lee, Ed.D.

Executive Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations
Judith McClain
Executive Director of Alumni Relations & Special Events
Laura Gentry, MBA
Executive Director of Special Events
Keri Taylor
Director of Alumni Relations & Special Events
May Prosper
Project Specialist 501-686-8497
College of Health Professions
Donna Smith
Director of Development 50-686-7203 
Kristin Lang
Administrative Specialist 501-686-7263
College of Medicine
Laurie Ann Ross
Director of Development 501-686-5675
Joanna Patterson

Project Coordinator  501-686-7898
College of Nursing
Brenda Scisson
Executive Director of Development 501-686-6064
Osmonetta Beard
Director of Recruitment & Alumni Relations 501-686-6105
Kimberly Scruggs
Administrative Assistant 501-526-7853
College of Pharmacy
Will Arnold
Director of Development 501-686-6391
Leigh Austin
Alumni Relations & Annual Fund Manager 501-686-6497
Mariel Garcia

Department Business Coordinator
College of Public Health
Lisa Black
Director of Development 501-526-6736 
Graduate School
UAMS Medical Center

UAMS Northwest
Dina Wood, J.D.
Senior Director of Development 479-713-8103
Cindy Soulsby

Development Assistant
Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging
J. Shannon Fleming, Ed.D.

Senior Director of Development
Linda Thompson

Project Specialist
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
Jennifer Gurley
  Senior Director of Development
Janet Aronson
Director of Communications

501-526-6990 ext. 2402

Amanda Smith
Director of Division Development
501-526-6990, ext. 2401
Psychiatric Research Institute
Betty Tucker, J.D.
Senior Director of Development 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
Catherine Tapp
Director of Special Events 501-526-6990, ext. 8093