March 22, 2023

ACHI names Northwest Arkansas director

The Arkansas Heart for Well being Enchancment (ACHI) has named Stephanie Blevins to the newly created place of director of Northwest Arkansas neighborhood engagement. She beforehand labored for Gov. Asa Hutchinson because the governor’s Northwest Arkansas consultant.

“Northwest Arkansas is in a state of fast transformation, with growing calls for on its well being and well being care sectors,” ACHI President and CEO Dr. Joe Thompson stated in a press release. “ACHI’s dedication to be a catalyst to enhance the well being of all Arkansans requires a devoted presence on this area of the state. I’m assured that Stephanie, along with her years of expertise partaking with neighborhood and enterprise leaders within the area, will characterize us nicely.”

Blevins grew up in Tampa, Fla., and studied economics at Agnes Scott Faculty in Decatur, Ga. She has lived in Northwest Arkansas since 1995. Blevins grew to become Hutchinson’s Northwest Arkansas district consultant in 2018. In that place she labored with enterprise leaders, elected officers, nonprofits and healthcare executives. She and her husband, Hershel Blevins, have 4 grown youngsters.

“I’m excited to be part of a corporation that has executed such wonderful work to raised the well being of Arkansans for nearly 25 years. With the explosive progress within the Northwest Arkansas well being sector, I really feel privileged to be a part of the dialog on this a part of the state,” Blevins stated.

Stephanie Blevins

ACHI has supported efforts of the Well being Care Transformation Division of the Northwest Arkansas Council. This staffing addition represents an additional dedication to help the wants of Northwest Arkansas with nationally acknowledged information, analytics and coverage experience that ACHI has developed over 20 years, in accordance with ACHI.

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ACHI is a Little Rock-based nonpartisan, impartial well being coverage middle working to enhance the well being of all Arkansans by evidence-based analysis, public problem advocacy, and collaborative program growth.