Chanda Cashen Chacón, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Chanda Cashen Chacón, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating OfficerChanda Cashen Chacón is executive vice president and chief operating officer for Arkansas Children’s. She has overall executive responsibility for operational leadership and accountability for system operations, which includes Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW). 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 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 in ambulatory operations, pharmacy, the Heart Center, the Fetal Center and Women’s Services. In January 2015, she was named president of the Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, the first community hospital in the Texas Children's system.

Cashen Chacón is passionate about leadership and developing others and frequently presents on these topics at graduate schools, non-profit organizations, and healthcare professional organizations.


Fred Scarborough, Executive Vice President, Chief Communications and Development Officer

Fred Scarborough, CFRE, Executive Vice President/Chief Communications and Development OfficerFred Scarborough, CFRE, serves as executive vice president/chief communications and development officer for Arkansas Children’s. Scarborough oversees Public Relations, Marketing, Communications and Volunteer Engagement and serves as president of Arkansas Children’s Foundation (ACF). A member of the fundraising profession since 1995, he has achieved an uncommon level of success among his fundraising peers and has helped to secure more than $400 million for the organizations he has served.

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). 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.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, and a Master of Arts from the Fulbright College of Fine Arts at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Brent Thompson, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Brent Thompson, JD, Executive Vice President/Chief Legal OfficerBrent Thompson, J.D., serves as Arkansas Children’s executive 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, North Carolina, a system with more than 900 licensed beds and 6,000 employees. Thompson’s experience also includes his role as an assistant general counsel for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma.

Thompson earned his law degree at the University of Tulsa College of Law and is 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.

 


Gena Wingfield, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Gena Wingfield, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerGena Wingfield, has been the chief financial officer for Arkansas Children's Hospital since 1998 and is currently executive vice president of finance for Arkansas Children’s. Since joining the hospital in 1985, Wingfield’s roles have included controller and interim chief information officer.

Winfield graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1983 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in accounting and worked in public accounting for Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst & Young) until joining ACH.

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.

Jimmy Duncan, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer

Jimmy Duncan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Senior Vice President and Chief People OfficerJimmy Duncan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, serves as senior vice president and chief people officer for Arkansas Children's. Duncan has a wealth of strategic experience in health care systems and private sectors such 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 in Marietta, the flagship of Georgia’s largest health care system. Some of Duncan’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.

Duncan holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in organizational management from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. He is dually certified as a senior human resources professional by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP) and HR Certification Institute (SPHR).


Ashlie Hilbun, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Ashlie Hilbun, EdD, CFRE, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy OfficerAshlie Hilbun, Ed.D., CFRE, serves as senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Arkansas Children’s. She leads planning efforts, advances business strategy and oversees strategic marketing for the state’s only pediatric health system.

Previously, Hilbun served in the Arkansas Children’s Foundation as vice president of philanthropy, co-leading the system’s fundraising strategy and crafting external messaging. She has also served as a senior development officer and executive director of philanthropy for Arkansas Children’s Foundation.

Before joining the Arkansas Children’s team, she led development and external relations for the University of Arkansas J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, where she worked as a thought leader, coordinating strategic program development with leadership, philanthropy and advocacy. She also worked in disaster recovery in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Hilbun earned a doctorate of education from the University of Arkansas, holds a master’s degree in social work from Tulane University and is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport.


Enid Olvey, Senior Vice President

Enid Olvey, Senior Vice President Enid Olvey, CFRE, serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer for Arkansas Children’s Foundation, where she leads fundraising strategy and operations.

A member of the Arkansas Children’s team since 2003, Olvey has held many roles in the Foundation, gaining experience in advancement services, campaign planning and strategy, case development, corporate giving, direct marketing, donor relations, major and principal gifts and prospect research.

Olvey holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Lyon College. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).