Mobile Health Unit Coordinator
Mondragon joined AMHC in November 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Prior to joining the commission, Mondragon was employed at the Arkansas Human Development Corporation. She also has experience working with the Mexican Consulate Health window providing health education and preventive screenings including blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and HIV. Mondragon is certified in HIV Prevention Voluntary Counseling and Testing, Freedom from Smoking Facilitator, Child Maltreatment Mandated Reporter and Diabetes Prevention Program. She has over three years of professional and volunteer experience in project management, outreach coordination, community engagement, health education and disease prevention.
Health Program Specialist
Stewart joined the AMHC in October 2017 as a fiscal support analyst, and in 2018, was promoted to the role of health program specialist. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in business administration, Stewart held a position at the Arkansas Department of Human Services and later served for 13 years at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, nine of which were spent on the Dental Outreach team.
Frazier joined AMHC in March 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a master’s degree in public administration. Previously, Frazier served 16 years as financial analyst, project manager and affirmative action officer at the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute. She has also served as a bookkeeper for the Pine Bluff School District for three years.
Desmuke joined the AMHC in July 2018. She obtained both her Bachelor and Master of Arts in mass communication with emphases in strategic communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. While working toward her master’s degree, Desmuke worked as a writer and graduate assistant in UA Little Rock’s Office of Communications and Marketing. There, she gained experience in writing, editing, interviewing, social media engagement, content production and more.
Human Resources Analyst/ Executive Assistant
Freeman joined the AMHC in July 2019. She has 16 years of state government experience, spending the past seven years at the Arkansas Department of Community Correction where she served as a career planning and placement specialist/work advisor. In this role, she assisted returning citizens with job placement, vocational training and educational assessments.
Gaulden joined the AMHC in July 2019. She brings to the agency over 20 years of experience in areas ranging from management of chronic disease, nutrition and physical activity programs, policy and media advocacy and grant writing. Gaulden is a recognized subject matter expert on issues related to minority health, health inequities and addressing the social determinants of health. Prior to joining the AMHC, Gaulden was a program and policy analyst at the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care in Little Rock. She also has experience working with the American Heart Association, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Tulsa Health Department. She holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from Grambling State University and a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Mobile Health Unit Nurse
Baker joined the AMHC in May 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Prior to joining the Commission, Baker was employed at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System as a surgical intensive care registered nurse. Baker brings to the agency a wealth of knowledge regarding both acute and chronic disease progression. Baker holds national nursing certifications in adult critical care and cardiac medicine. Additionally, Baker is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and HIV Prevention Voluntary Counseling & Testing.
Mobile Health Unit Driver
Keeton joined the AMHU in April 2019. He earned a BSE degree in history and social studies from Henderson State University and taught two years before becoming a professional driver. He retired in 2005 from Over The Road trucking with 29 years experience. Not ready to retire altogether, he entered the Baptist School of Practical Nursing and then worked at Baptist Health for six years. In addition, Keeton earned a US Army Reserve Commission at HSU and maintained an Active/Reserve career from 1971 through 1999, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel of Engineers.