Advisory Committee

Champions For Health's most significant assets are the members of our outstanding advisory committee. The collective wealth of knowledge and expertise from these dedicated volunteers is shaping every part of this initiative.

  • Sarah Stobaugh, current Principal; Karey Tapley, former Principal, Morrilton Intermediate School (MIS)

  • Zac Noland, Morrilton Intermediate School

  • Todd Sparks, Morrilton Intermediate School

  • Melinda Lentz, MIS Kitchen Manager

  • Jerri Clark, Director, School Health Services, Arkansas Dept. of Education

  • Tina Smith, Director, Policy and Special Projects, Arkansas Dept. of Education

  • Amy Fecher, Chief Transformation Officer, Office of Governor Asa Hutchinson

  • Miranda Morris, Executive Director, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI)

  • Sylvia Stewart, Executive Assistant, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI)

  • Dr. Tony Goudie, Director of Research and Evaluation, ACHI

  • Carole Garner, Senior Associate, ACHI

  • Beth Crowder, Arkansas Heart Hospital (AHH)

  • Casey Atwood, Director of Food and Nutritional Services, AHH

  • Sheron Wiess, Diabetic Educator, AHH

  • Shelby Pierceall, Clinical Dietitian, AHH

  • Christine Alongi, Director of Cardiac Intensive Rehab, AHH

  • Jonathan Bierman, Gardener, AHH

  • Dr. Jeremy Lyon, President, Youth Division, Cooper Institute, Dallas, TX

  • Dr. Emily English, Program Administrator, Department of Pediatrics, AR Children’s Research Institute; Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program

  • Eric Grist and Darla Henry, Outreach Specialists, AR Children’s Hospital (CATCH Program)

  • Charlotte Hall, Community Liaison, Whole Foods

  • Marsha Masters, Associate Director, Economics Arkansas

  • Sue Owens, Vickie Wingfield, Alicia McGee, Lauralee Neldon, Amber Bobo Champions For Health staff

  • Wendy Ward, Co-Director, Pediatric Psychology, UAMS and AR Children’s Hospital

  • Shannon Autrey, Conway County Extension Agent, FCS

  • Alex Handfinger, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Cooking Matters

  • Taren Swindle, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, UAMS