Five New Members Join Advisory Board of UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging

By Chris Carmody

The advisory board was created to assist the Institute on Aging in its efforts to expand its clinical, research and education components. Board members serve as ambassadors who support the institute’s mission and expand public awareness of its work and its accomplishments.

The new members are:

  • Jan Alman, who has served in board or leadership positions for a number of organizations, including the Arkansas Repertory Theater, Our House, the Junior League of Little Rock, Congregation B’Nai Israel and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary.
  • Kevin Bratcher, a mortgage banker, who has served on the Finance Council at Holy Souls and on the foundation board at Little Rock Catholic High School.
  • Baker Cunningham, a lender at the Bank of Little Rock, who serves on the Bank of Little Rock Mortgage Board and is involved with several charities.
  • Carolyn Rogers, a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and Katharine Gibbs College in Boston. She and her husband, Rog Rogers, are longtime supporters of UAMS.
  • Jonathan Wolfe, professor emeritus of pharmacy practice in the UAMS College of Pharmacy. He previously served as associate dean for academic affairs and associate dean for development in the College of Pharmacy, and he worked as a UAMS pharmacy liaison with the Arkansas Department of Health’s Division of Emergency Preparedness.

Members of the Community Advisory Board serve for up to three, three-year terms.

The Institute on Aging also announced that it has designated Mark Davis as the new chairman of the board. Larry Alman, the former chairman, rotated off the board at the end of his term.

“It has been an honor to serve the Community Advisory Board,” Alman said. “I know the Institute on Aging will continue to play a vital role for seniors and that the board will continue to flourish.”

Jeanne Wei, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Institute on Aging, thanked Alman for his contributions and welcomed the new board members.

“We are so thankful for Larry Alman’s visionary guidance and insight,” she said. “While we are sad to see him rotate off the board, we hope he will come back soon and we are excited to welcome five new members. We look forward to receiving their wisdom and advice and to facilitating their ideas.”

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and eight 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, Institute for Digital Health & Innovation and the Institute for Community Health Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 12,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.