UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Elects New Advisory Board Members

By Susan Van Dusen

The new Advisory Board members are:

Drew Chandler of Texarkana

Chandler serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Farmers Bank & Trust in Magnolia. He is a graduate of the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Arkansas program and was named in 2013 to the Arkansas Business 40 Under 40.

Rachel Parker Harding of Little Rock

Harding is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and maintains involvement in her family’s business, Parker Automotive Group. She is involved in nonprofit organizations in the community.

Michelle Hastings of Little Rock

Hastings, who served several months until her death August 2019, was owner of Trivia Marketing, one of the largest screen printing companies and women-owned businesses in Arkansas.

Robert S. Moore Jr. of Arkansas City

Former Speaker of the House, Moore served in the Arkansas Legislature for three years representing the 12th District. In 2013, Moore was appointed by then-Gov. Mike Beebe to a 10-year term on the Arkansas State Highway Commission. He has owned a private law practice and served in multiple capacities with the state government, including as chairman of the Arkansas Transportation Commission and director the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, where he remained for two decades. He is an active member of civic organizations statewide and served in the Army in Vietnam.

Cindy Murphy of Little Rock

An active civic leader and volunteer, Murphy is partners with her husband, Chip, in The Murphy Group, a public relations company that works exclusively with nonprofit organizations. She formerly served as director of communication and marketing for Ballet Arkansas and director of community relations for KATV.

Win Rockefeller Jr. of Little Rock

Rockefeller is a former board member and past chair of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Advisory Board and has been involved for 11 years. He also sits on the board of directors for Arvest Bank in central Arkansas and is involved in numerous nonprofit organizations across the state. He and his wife, Natalie, are serving as chairs for the Cancer Institute’s 2020 Gala for Life.

Joe Clay Young IV of Jonesboro

Young is vice president-financial advisor for Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and the owner of Young Investment, which is active in revitalizing downtown Jonesboro. He is a member of the City of Jonesboro Comprehensive Planning Advisory Commission – Jonesboro Vision 2030 Team.


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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