Sharif Omar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Northwest Health
Sharif brings more than 15 years of hospital management experience to Northwest Health. A Louisiana native, Sharif earned a bachelor of science in biology from Louisiana State University, in Shreveport, Louisiana, and a master's degree in health administration from Tulane University.
Pamela Modisett, Market Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Northwest Health
Pamela Modisett is the market Chief Financial Officer. Modisett has more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience, most recently serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Vista Health System in Waukegan, Illinois and previously in key leadership financial roles over the last 10 years in Dyersburg, Lexington and Jackson, Tennessee. She holds a BSBA Degree in Accounting from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and earned a Master's in Health Administration from the University of Memphis. Pamela is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Harrison Kiser, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Medical Center - Willow Creek Women's Hospital
Harrison has worked for Northwest Health for more than five years serving as practice manager for several of our clinics, Assistant Administrator at Northwest Medical Center-Springdale, and Assistant Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Medical Center-Willow Creek Women’s Hospital.
Harrison has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Lipscomb University.
Jeremy Barclay, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville
Jeremy is a native Arkansan from Springdale and a graduate of Arkansas State University. He served as Chief Operating Officer in West Virginia in 2009 and was transferred to Cedar Park, TX with the same position in 2011. Jeremy holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas Arlington. Jeremy is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Tom Sledge, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Northwest Medical Center - Springdale
Tom Sledge serves as Chief Operating Officer for Northwest Medical Center - Springdale. Prior to joining Northwest Health, Tom served as Chief Operating Officer of Weatherford Regional Medical Center in Weatherford, Texas. Before that, he was Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Women and Children’s Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Tom has a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Seton Hall University.
Charles Hall, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Health Physicians’ Specialty Hospital
Charles joined Northwest Health from College Station Medical Center where he served as ACNO. He served as Director of Emergency Services at Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
Charles earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) in 2002 from Washington State University in Pullman, WA and his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in 2008 from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. In addition to serving in several ED leadership positions in his career, Charles was a Commissioned Naval Officer and Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy from 1994 to 2010.
Karen LaBonte, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Northwest Medical Center - Springdale
Brandilyn “Brandi” Stewart, RN, BSN, MBA, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville
Brandi comes to Northwest Health from INTEGRIS Grove Hospital in Grove, OK, where she served as Clinical Director of Inpatient Services since 2014. Prior to being promoted to that role, Brandi was Clinical Director of Women’s Health for two years. She has 17 years of nursing experience in the fields of OB, ED and House supervisor. She is a member of AWHONN, ANA, ONE and ACHE.
Brandi earned her MBA in Healthcare in 2015 from American Sentinel University in Aurora, CO. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2011 from Bacone College in Muskogee, OK. Brandi graduated with her Associates Degree in Nursing from Rogers State University in 1999. SHe is married with three children ages 22, 19 and 16. She enjoys watching her youngest play sports, OU football and OKC Thunder. Brandi likes to spend time outside enjoying nature.
Juli McWhorter, R.N., Chief Nursing Officer, Northwest Medical Center - Willow Creek Women's Hospital
Juli has over 20 years of nursing experience in Critical Care and Cardiac Stepdown, and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Flight Nursing. She has served in various roles in Education, Director of Critical Care Services and Chief Quality Officer for Northwest Health and Assistant CNO at Willow Creek Women's Hospital. Juli has been with Northwest Health for 25 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Sullivan University.
Amy Forrest, RN, CCO, Compliance/Privacy Officer, Northwest Health
Amy currently serves as Vice President of Compliance and Privacy for Northwest Health and is a Certified Compliance Professional. Graduating magna cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University in Nursing, Amy has over 30 years hospital experience, 20 of these in management positions. She has received State and National awards for her contributions to Healthcare Education, has been published by the National League of Nursing and the American Hospital Association and is named as Who’s Who in Professional Nursing. Amy joined Northwest Health in 1991 and has served as VP with administrative duties of Education, Risk, Quality/Patient Safety, Health Information Management, Plant Operations, Medical Staff/Professional Services, Case Management and Pastoral Care and as Director of Human Resources.
Prior to coming to Northwest Health, Amy had varied healthcare experience including Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of a psychiatric facility, CNO of Long Term Care facility, Community Leadership Consultant and Trainer and Director of Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, as Certified Nurse Epidemiologist/Consultant to Dialysis, Inc. and Cardiac Intensive Care and Emergency Nursing. Amy served as a Department Operations Coordinator (DOC) of Ethics & Compliance for Triad Hospitals, Inc 2003-07. She has been Compliance Officer for Northwest Health since 1997 and Privacy/Security Officer since 2003. Amy lives in Rogers with her husband Michael and has four children.
Beth Van Gilder, Vice President of Physician Services
Beth Van Gilder serves as the Vice President of Physician Services for Northwest Health. Beth has a bachelor of arts degree in English Literature from Missouri Western State University and a masters of business administration with an emphasis in healthcare management from the University of Phoenix.
Pat Driscoll, System Vice President of Marketing, Northwest Health
Shanda Guenther, R.N., B.S.N., Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Northwest Medical Center - Springdale
Shanda has been with Northwest Health for more than eight years serving in various clinical capacities. Shanda has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a master’s degree in Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University.