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Leadership at Arkansas Children's Hospital

The executive staff at Arkansas Children's Hospital are dedicated to making children better today and healthier tomorrow. 

Chanda Cashen Chacón, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Chanda Cashen Chacón, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Chanda Cashen Chacón is executive vice president and chief operating officer for Arkansas Children’s in Little Rock. She has overall executive responsibility for operational leadership and accountability for system operations, which includes Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and the new Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) campus. Cashen Chacón graduated from Vanderbilt University with degrees in Biology and Spanish and from Yale University with a Master’s Degree in Public Health Management. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Prior to Arkansas Children's, she served at Texas Children's Hospital for over 14 years in progressive leadership roles including ambulatory operations, pharmacy, the Heart Center, the Fetal Center, and Women's Services. In January 2015, she was named as president of the Texas Children's Hospital West Campus the first community hospital in the Texas Children's system that is growing rapidly to meet the needs of the West Houston community. She volunteered her time as a court-appointed Child Advocate serving children in CPS custody, and was an active member of PEO a philanthropic organization focusing on the advancement of women by awarding scholarships, grants, awards, and loans focusing on education. Chacón is passionate about leadership and developing others and frequently presents on these topics at graduate schools, non-profit organizations, and healthcare professional organizations.


Gena Wingfield, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Gena Wingfield, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Gena Wingfield, has been the chief financial officer for Arkansas Children's Hospital since 1998 and is currently executive vice president/Finance for Arkansas Children's. Since joining the hospital in 1985, Wingfield has held previous roles in Finance, including controller and interim chief information officer. A graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in 1983 with a BBA in Accounting, she began working in public accounting for Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst & Young) until joining Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Wingfield has served as a member of the Child Health Association (CHA) Audit/Compliance Committee and the CHA Financial Services Committee. She serves on the Finance Committee for the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety, and has served on the Finance Committee of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas. Wingfield is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.


Greg Sharp, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Greg Sharp, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Greg Sharp, M.D., serves as chief medical officer for Arkansas Children's Hospital. Sharp graduated medical school from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He completed his residency in pediatrics at UAMS and ACH, followed by a residency/fellowship in Child Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota with specialized training in Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. Sharp has been board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology, and Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy. He currently serves as Chief of Child Neurology and is holder of the John H. Bornhofen, MD Endowed Chair in Child Neurology. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at UAMS and ACH, and serves as the Co-Medical Director of the Neuroscience Center, Neuroscience Inpatient Unit and Neurofibromatosis Clinic. 


Lee Anne Eddy, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Lee Anne Eddy, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Lee Anne Eddy, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has served as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Arkansas Children's Hospital since December 2013. She began at ACH in September 2011 as the vice president of Ambulatory Services. Prior to joining ACH, she worked extensively at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, at all levels in children’s health from bedside nurse through vice president. Eddy is board-certified Nurse Executive, Advanced and holds an MSN from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.


Jonathan (Jon) Goldberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Jonathan (Jon) Goldberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Jonathan (Jon) Goldberg is senior vice president and chief information officer for Arkansas Children's. He has over 25 years of healthcare leadership experience spanning health systems, technology start-up, and consulting. Goldberg is responsible for technology, telecommunications, and Health Information Management. Currently, he is overseeing a transformative set of initiatives underway to redefine how care is provided to children in the state through the use of technology and analytics.

Goldberg’s career began at the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, the country’s largest public health system, followed by roles at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Lenox Hill Hospital, also of New York. He has served as a consultant providing strategic advisory services to hospitals and was one of the first employees of Omnicell, a health care technology startup based in Palo Alto, CA.

Prior to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Goldberg served since 2004 as vice president and chief information officer for Albany, New York-based St. Peter’s Health Partners, the largest health system in the Upstate New York region.

Goldberg is a founder and former board member of Hixny, a health information exchange in New York. He holds certifications with the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). A major health information systems thought leader, he is a frequent presenter and industry commentator on current topics related to information technology in health care. He is a 2006 recipient of the Albany Business Review “40 under 40” award.

Goldberg holds a BA in Public Administration from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Long Island University.


Brent Thompson, JD, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Brent Thompson, JD, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Brent Thompson, JD, serves as Arkansas Children’s senior vice president & chief legal officer. Prior to joining Arkansas Children’s, he served as chief legal officer for Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville, NC, a system with more than 900 licensed beds and 6,000 employees. Brent’s experience also includes his role as an assistant general counsel for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma.

Brent earned his law degree at the University of Tulsa College of Law and is also an alum of the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He has extensive experience in litigation, hospital policies and procedures and hospital compliance with federal laws. 


Fred Scarborough, CFRE, Chief Development Officer and Chief Communication Officer

Fred Scarborough, CFRE, Chief Development Officer and Chief Communication Officer

Fred Scarborough, CFRE, serves as chief development officer and chief communication officer for Arkansas Children's. A member of the fundraising profession since 1995, he has achieved an uncommon level of success among his fundraising peers. Consistently exceeding the most challenging of organizational goals, he has attained success in every major area of resource development, helping to secure more than $400 million for the organizations he has served.

Scarborough also oversees Public Relations, Marketing, Communications and Volunteer Engagement.  He also serves as president of Arkansas Children's Foundation (ACF), Fred and the Foundation staff are actively engaged in mobilizing large numbers of individual donors and volunteers in support of the Arkansas Children's mission through relationship-centered, metrics-driven fundraising.

Previously, Scarborough served as senior vice president for Major Gifts - ACHF, director of development for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and director of development for Meals on Wheels (CareLink). Committed to excellence in all forms, he is mission-focused, metrics-driven and success-oriented. His strengths include the capacity to first envision organizational possibilities and then enroll others in that vision. In 2002, he was named the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's first Honorary Member and in 2004 was named Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Scarborough holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, and a Masters of Arts from the Fulbright College of Fine Arts in the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is highly sought after as a speaker and teacher in the field of fund development, currently serving as Adjunct Faculty for the Clinton School of Public Service where he teaches Fundraising in the 21st Century. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodmark Group (a consortium of 26 free-standing children’s hospitals), having co-chaired the International Woodmark Summit. Scarborough continues to be a frequent presenter at AFP, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and Woodmark Group Summit trainings, as well as regional fundraising conferences. He serves as the Benchmark Committee chair for the Woodmark Group and on the Board Trustees for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Scarborough has served as dean of Major Gifts for the AHP Regional Conference, presented at the National AHP Conference, and served as the keynote speaker at the National Performing Arts Conference by invitation of the American Symphony Orchestra League’s Volunteer Council. His core courses, Metrics-Driven Major Gifts Fundraising, and Accountable Annual Gift Fundraising, consistently draw a capacity crowd. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts citation for excellence in program development and a former member of Actor’s Equity Association, he has been active with the Arkansas chapter of AFP since 1995, having served in a variety of offices including president. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife, Mary Holt Scarborough, and their two sons, Isaac and Nama.


Robert W. Steele, M.D., MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Robert W. Steele, M.D., MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Robert W. Steele, M.D., MBA, a pediatrician, joined Arkansas Children’s in June 2014 as the senior vice president/chief strategy officer. Dr. Steele serves as the primary senior leader responsible for business development, market positioning, external relations, and catalyst for unified strategic planning. He is responsible for coordinating the development of and implementing the long-range and annual strategic planning process, service line and business planning and implementation, physician/medical staff planning, community needs assessment, and new business development and outreach. Steele also serves as the president of Arkansas Children’s Medical Group. His clinical expertise, coupled with his experience in managed care contracting and ACO development, is currently being utilized to head the formation and operations of a statewide pediatric clinically integrated network in Arkansas.


Jimmy Duncan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer

Jimmy Duncan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer

Jimmy Duncan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, serves as senior vice president and chief people officer at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Jimmy has a wealth of strategic experience both in healthcare systems and such private sectors as manufacturing, energy and higher education. Prior to joining Arkansas Children’s, he worked as vice president of Human Resources for WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center, which is the flagship of Georgia’s largest healthcare system located in Marietta. Some of Jimmy's career and recent accomplishments include leading the effort to win the prestigious Secretary of Labor Opportunity Award, building a Corporate University and championing cultural integration efforts resulting from growth acquisitions. He is passionate about growing talent and employee engagement which have been hallmarks of his career success.

Jimmy holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and earned a master's degree in Organizational Management at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. He is also dually certified as a senior human resources professional by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP) and HR Certification Institute (SPHR).


Chief of Staff - Val Segalla

Chief of Staff - Val Segalla


VP / Government Relations - Rosi Smith

VP / Government Relations - Rosi Smith