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
Gloria Sanders Disbursement Specialist 501-686-8600
Paula Ray Project Specialist 501-686-8044
Linda Thompson Project Specialist 501-526-7198
Lindsey Lewis Project Specialist 501-526-7064
Alumni Relations & Special Events
Judith McClain Executive Director 501-526-4330 
Laura Gentry, MBA Senior Director 501-686-7327
Keri Taylor Director 501-526-6930
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
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 &Therapy
Janet Aronson Director of Development & Communications

501-526-6990 ext. 2402

Amanda Smith Associate Director of Development & Communication 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