President and Chief Executive Officer

Marcella (Marcy) L. Doderer, FACHE

Arkansas Children's CEO Marcy Doderer

Marcella (Marcy) L. Doderer, FACHE, took the helm as president and chief executive officer of Arkansas Children's on July 15, 2013. Prior to her role at Arkansas Children's, she served as a member of senior leadership for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System in various capacities since 2002. Doderer became administrator for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital in 2008 and led the effort to transform the facility into the free standing Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Her previous leadership experience includes positions at CHRISTUS St. Joseph’s Health System and McCuistion Regional Medical Center, both in Paris, Texas, and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

Marcy is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) and active in many professional organizations. She has served on various boards and committees at the state and national level aimed at improving child health. She is currently a member of the Children’s Hospital Solutions for Patient Safety Board of Directors, serves on the Education Committee of the Children’s Hospital Association and the board of Healthy Active Arkansas.

As a professional and a mother, Doderer is passionate about improving healthcare for children in Arkansas. She obtained her BS in Finance from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and MA in Hospital and Health Administration from The University of Iowa.

Marcy Doderer | Arkansas Women’s Foundation - 2018 Woman of the Year in Business

Marcy Doderer took the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arkansas Children’s on July 15, 2013. Over the last five years, she has led the transformation of ACH into a health system, which includes multiple clinics, a research institute and two pediatric hospitals serving over 700,000 children in Arkansas. In 2018, the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas recognized Marcy as the Woman of the Year in Business, giving recognition to Marcy’s leadership in improving healthcare for children in Arkansas.