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Office Address Phone Email
Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance

700 Main Street Slot S-427
Little Rock, AR  72203-1437  

501-682-2441

 

Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Jerald Sharum Division Director

​501-320-6545

Email
Cecilia Vinson Office of Long Term Care Director

501-320-6438

Email
Johnathan Jones Assistant Director for Community Services Licensure/Certification

​501-320-6599

Email
Sarah Schmidt Assistant Director for Engagement and Performance

501-320-6555

Email
Liz Miller Human Resources Manager

​501-320-6002

Email
Craig Nunemaker Chief Fiscal Officer, DPSQA

​501-537-2063

Email
Nikki Caton Information Technology Manager

501-320-8986

Email
Martina Smith Deputy Director

501-396-6165

Email

Abuse & Neglect Facility Reports 

Name Email Phone
Kaye Raper email  

ALF/RCF Administrator Program

Name Email Phone
Jennifer Garrison email 501-320-6196
Christy Wilson | Unit Manager email 501-320-6233

ALF/RCF/ADC/ADHC/PAHI Licensure & Survey

Name Email Phone
Jennifer Garrison email 501-320-6196
Christy Wilson | Unit Manager email 501-320-6233

CNA Training & Certification

Name Email Phone
NATP Certification Unit email  

587CNA Training Reimbursement

Name Email Phone
NATP Certification Unit email  

Complaints

Name Email Phone
Faye Garland email 501-320-6587

Criminal Background Check

Name Email Phone
Brigham Gibson-Oliver email  

Discharge Appeals

Name Email Phone
Teresa Crowder email 501-320-6271

Enforcement (Nursing Facilities - Federal)

Name Email Phone
Amanda Smith email  

Form 704 - Medical Needs Determination for Nursing Facility Placement/Waiver

Name Email Phone
Melody Jones Blackwell- RN Manager email 501-320-6495
Med Needs Quickbase System email  

Freedom of Information

Name Email Phone
Wanda Goree email 501-320-6119

ICF/IID Placement Determinations

Name Email Phone
Sandrae Nicholson- RN Coordinator email 501-320-6274
Melody Jones Blackwell- RN Manager email 501-320-6495

MDS/RAI

Name Email Phone
Melissa Slaughter- RN Manager email 5

MDS Upload

Name Email Phone
Abbie Palmer email 501-320-6278
Mark Kilburn email 501-320-6260

Medical Needs Determination/PASRR

Name Email Phone
Sandrae Nicholson- RN Coordinator email 501-320-6274
Melody Jones-Blackwell email 501-320-6495

Medical Need Determinations for Waivers - Alternatives for Adults with Physical Disabilities | Assisted Living | ARChoices | HCBS

Name Email Phone
Sandrae Nicholson- RN Coordinator email 501-320-6274
Melody Jones Blackwell-RN Manager email 501-320-6495

Medicare/Medicaid Bed Certification

Name Email Phone
Kenneth Hanft email 501-320-6194

Nursing Facility Administrator Program

Name Email Phone
Nursing Home Administrator Licensing Unit email  

Nursing Facility & ICF/IID Licensure

Name Email Phone
Kenneth Hanft email 501-320-6194

Nursing Facility & ICF/IID DON Changes

Name Email Phone
Kenneth Hanft email 501-320-6194

Nursing Facility Survey Review

Name Email Phone
Amanda Smith- RN Supervisor email 501-320-3963
Sandra Broughton email 501-320-6182
Connie Lowe email 501-320-3932
Denita Takasaki email 501-396-6408
Candice Carroll email 501-320-6449
Theresa Forrest email  

Nursing Facility State Survey

Name Email Phone
Melody Jones-Blackwell- RN Manager email 501-320-6438
Stacey Williams- Program Manager email 501-320-6460
Name Email Phone
Sandra Broughton email 501-320-6182

Staff Development

Name Email Phone
Melissa Slaughter-RN Manager email  

TEFRA

Name Email Phone
Sandrae Nicholson- RN Coordinator email 501-320-6274
Melody Jones-Blackwell- RN Manager email 501-320-6495
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Department of Human Services

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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