Mike Stock

Michael E. Stock
President and
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Stock joined QualChoice in August 2002 and served as CFO and COO from 2002-2007. He became President and CEO in January 2008. He has over 35 years of experience in the public accounting and insurance industries. This experience includes 14+ years with Ernst & Whinney and Price Waterhouse, where he served three years on their national health care staff. His insurance experience includes 9+ years with New York Life companies, and wholly owned insurance subsidiaries of Methodist Health Care System in Houston, TX.

 

Randall A. Crow
Chief Financial Officer

Having served as Controller since April 2000, Mr. Crow was named CFO of QualChoice in 2008. He has 30 years' experience in the managed healthcare and hospital industries. Mr. Crow was CFO for Rebsamen Hospital for two years, at NovaSYS TPA for one and at Health Advantage HMO for ten years. During his tenure, Health Advantage grew from 3,000 to over 100,000 members.

 

Jeff Brinsfield

Jeff Brinsfield
Vice President of
Information Systems

In 2012 Mr. Brinsfield joined QualChoice as Vice President of Information Systems. His background is in banking software where he has 14 years of experience. Mr. Brinsfield has managed projects in processing centers in Europe as well as individual banking institutions across the globe. Additionally he has held key roles in implementation, technical sales support, and product management.

 

 

Joni Daniels

Joni S. Daniels
Vice President of
Operations

Ms. Daniels has been with QualChoice since 1994 and has over 30 years experience with Third Party Administrators and insurance carriers. Her experience is in group benefits and administration for both risk and self-funded programs and includes medical, dental, disability, workers compensation, and managed care programs in KS, TX, and AR.

 

 

Milton Hammerly, MD, MDNR
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Hammerly joined QualChoice in August, 2016. He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1986 and completed the Family Medicine Residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio in 1989. He is Board Certified with over 27 years’ experience in family medicine. He has had increasing responsibility in medical leadership roles for the past 17 years including 13 years with Catholic Health Initiatives. With a Master’s degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, he is passionate about improving the collaboration among stakeholders needed to provide high-quality, cost-effective health care.

Barry Fielder

Barry Fielder, PharmD
Vice President of Pharmacy

Dr. Fielder joined QualChoice in April 2010. He previously served as Vice President of Clinical Support Services for informedRx in Little Rock. He held similar positions with National Medical Health Card where he worked in various leadership roles from 1998 to 2008, including Vice President of Clinical Support Services and Vice President of Clinical Operations. He completed his undergraduate work at Harding University, and received his B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm. D. from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy.

Cindy Furgerson

Cindy Furgerson, RN, BSN, 
Vice President of Quality and Care Management

Ms. Furgerson has over 25 years of health care experience in the emergency room, home health, nursing development, case management and managed care arenas. She held leadership positions with Baptist Health, CIGNA and HealthSCOPE Benefits before joining QualChoice. Ms. Furgerson is Vice President of Quality and Care Management where she is responsible for the oversight of the quality improvement program and for providing leadership and guidance to a team of expert clinical staff.

BJ Himes

BJ Himes 
Vice President of Sales
and Marketing

Ms. Himes joined QualChoice in 2005 as National Sales Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 2007. With 15+ years of experience in sales and marketing, her previous positions in the health care industry included three years as a National Sales Director for HealthSCOPE Benefits, a third party administrator, and 7+ years with CIGNA HealthCare as New Business Manager.

 

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson 
Vice President
of Network Services

Mr. Johnson joined QualChoice in 2011 as Manager of Network Services. He was promoted to Director of Provider Services in June 2012 and to his current position as V.P. of Network Services in April 2014. His 14 years of experience include contracting and provider relations management positions with NovaSys Health and Mercy Health Plans. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Masters in Health Services Administration.

 

 

Lubna Maruf

Lubna Maruf, MD 
Medical Director

Dr. Maruf joined QualChoice as Medical Director in February 2015. She is a graduate of Aga Khan Medical University in Pakistan and completed her residency training at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has over 20 years’ experience in internal medicine and health care administration, including 15 years with the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System as a lead physician and change agent, successfully launching initiatives including an integrated primary care mental health program and the Patient Centered Medical Home program.

 

Cindy Case

Cindy Case 
Director of Human Resources

Before joining QualChoice in 2011, Ms. Case was in the human resources field in manufacturing for sixteen years and prior to that, worked for United States Fidelity & Guaranty Insurance Company for sixteen years.  Ms. Case graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.  She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is  a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP).

 

 

Christy Garrett

Christy Garrett 
Director of Marketing and Business Development

Ms. Garrett joined QualChoice in March 2012. She brings 15 years of marketing experience including six years with Procter & Gamble, six years with Luxottica Retail and consulting. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Business Carl H. Lindner Honors PLUS program.

 

 

Liz Hubbard

Liz Hubbard 
Corporate Responsibility Officer

Before joining QualChoice in 2012, Ms. Hubbard served as Counsel II for Alltel Corporation and Windstream Communications. She is a Juris Doctor graduate of the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. In Ms. Hubbard’s thirteen years of experience, her focus has included contract and insurance policy development and updates, ACA and HIPAA compliance, and filing for Arkansas Insurance Department approval. She is a past volunteer at the Center for Arkansas Legal Services.

 

 

Billy White

Billy White 
Director of Development

Mr. White joined QualChoice in 2015 to lead the web, data warehouse and Pega software development teams in creating high quality productivity and member engagement services for use in our growing health insurance business. Mr. White’s prior experience includes 18 years with AOL, where he led development teams in delivering a wide variety of solutions. He is a graduate of Emory University with a Masters in Mathematics/Computer Science.

 

 

Nathan Nolen

Nathan Nolen
Program Director – Project Center of Excellence

Mr. Nolen joined QualChoice in 2015, bringing 20 years of experience in project management and strategic planning. His background includes establishing project management offices in the public and private sector, business intelligence consulting, and serving as a chief information officer for a research university. Mr. Nolen holds a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arkansas Little Rock.