About ArONE

The Arkansas Organization of Nurses Executives (ArONE) was established before becoming affiliated with the Arkansas Hospital Association in 1987. Its goal was to provide members with networking and educational opportunities designed to increase the advancement of nursing leadership in Arkansas. The goal remains the same today. ArONE promotes excellence in nursing leadership by providing opportunities for networking, educational activities and exposure to topics that are relevant to nurse leaders in today’s workplace.

Members have an opportunity to participate in activities offered by ArONE two times yearly at the Summer and Fall conferences held across the state. The conferences cover a wide range of topics selected by the members. Utilizing dynamic speakers currently working in the healthcare environment, the topics are timely and offer the nurse leader practical applications to the current marketplace.

Board of Directors


Alesha Collins, MSN, MHA, RN


Howard Memorial Hospital
130 Medical Cir
Nashville, AR 71852-8606
Work Phone: (870) 845-8909
Fax: (870) 845-4178


Louise Hickman, RN, BSN, MHA, CLNC

Past President

Vice President, Patient Care Services
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
1600 W 40th Ave
Pine Bluff, AR 71603-6301
Work Phone: (870) 541-7773
Fax: (870) 541-7204


Barbara Dyson, MSN, RN


Director, Endoscopy Services
Baxter Regional Medical Center
624 Hospital Dr
Mountain Home, AR 72653-2955
Work Phone: (870) 508-1382
Fax: (870) 508-1668


Stephanie Schmittou, MSN, BSN, RN


Chief Nursing Officer
Magnolia Regional Medical Center
101 Hospital Drive
Magnolia, AR 71753

Wendy Lincoln, MSN, BSN, RN, NEA-BC


Assistant Vice President Patient Care
Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock
9601 Baptist Health Dr
Little Rock, AR 72205-6321
Work Phone: (501) 202-2075
Fax: (501) 202-2688

Tiffany Holland, MBA, BSN, RN, CNML


Quality Improvement Coordinator | Compliance Officer
Ashley County Medical Center
1015 Unity Road
Crossett, AR 71635
Work Phone: (870) 364-1235


Pamela Brown, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CPPS

CNE Nurse Planner

Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety
Arkansas Hospital Association
419 Natural Resources Dr
Little Rock, AR 72205-1576
Work Phone: (501) 224-7878
Fax: (501) 224-0519

Nikki Wallace, BSN, RN


CNE Nurse Planner
Quality Specialist
Arkansas Hospital Association
419 Natural Resources Dr
Little Rock, AR 72205-1576
Work Phone: (501) 224*7878
Fax: (501) 224-0519