Arkansas Hospice, Inc.
President & CEO
Judith S. Wooten, MHA, CHE, joined the Arkansas Hospice team as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2002. She was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Her healthcare career began as a patient representative in a large, tertiary care, teaching hospital in 1980, where she “fell in love with healthcare.”
Judy earned a Masters of Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine in 1985. Since then, Judy has been a hospital administrator, a managed care executive and a management and healthcare consultant.
She has extensive experience in quality and utilization management, process improvement, clinical/financial analysis, reimbursement and regulatory issues, strategic planning and operations management. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Hospice Administrator.
Arkansas Hospice Foundation
Renie Prentice Rule
Vice President of Development for Arkansas Hospice, Inc.
Arkansas Hospice Foundation Executive Director
Renie Rule joined the Arkansas Hospice team in April 2017. Her healthcare career began in 2004 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as Senior Development Director of the Psychiatric Research Institute. In 2012, Renie became Executive Director of Development for the College of Medicine. She has extensive experience in the fields of non-profit leadership, volunteering and communications. In 2015, Renie was recognized by Just Communities of Arkansas for being the patron founder of Paws in Prison.
Boards of Directors
The Boards of Directors assure that Arkansas Hospice and the Arkansas Hospice Foundation maintain the highest of standards, and uniquely bind us to the community.
The current members and officers are:
Arkansas Hospice Board of Directors
Beth Ingram, Chair
Sharon Davis, Chair-Elect
Sharon Heflin, Vice Chair
Scotty Shively, Secretary
Stephen Lancaster, Treasurer
Dr. David Reding, Chair Emeritus
Dr. James Adamson
Patti Stanley Luppen
William R. Phelps
Arkansas Hospice Foundation Board of Directors
Sharon Aureli, Chair
Bill Smith, Chair-Elect
Kimberly Pruitt, Vice Chair
Teresa Burl, Secretary
Bruce Holsted, Treasurer
Robert Anderson, Chair Emeritus
Kay Kelley Arnold
Dr. Mary Ann Rollans
Dr. Lewis Shepherd, Jr.
Vivian Trickey Smith
Bishop Kenneth Hicks