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Chanda 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.
Brent 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.
Jimmy 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, 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, 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).