Meet Our Staff

The UAMS Office of Continuing Education has a dedicated and knowledgeable staff to assist you in every aspect of continuing education.  Contact us at or call 501-661-7962 and we will be happy to help make your event or activity a success.

Jeannette M. Shorey II, M.D., FACP

Associate Provost for Faculty and Continuing Education

Lea Mabry, M.Ed.


Richelle Thompson, Ed.S., CHES, LSSBB, CAPM

Assistant Director
Director of Education and Quality Initiatives

Cathy Buzbee, M.H.A., R.N.P., O.C.N.

Director of Accreditation Compliance

Vanessa Jackson, B.S.

Operations Manager

Laura Haywood, M.A.

Event Coordinator

Mary Jo Sikkema, M.P.A., L.L.M., CPHQ

Program Administrator of Education and Quality Initiatives

Karen Fleming, B.B.A.

Compliance Specialist

Courtney Bryant, A.A.

Compliance Specialist

Sara Strickland

Project Coordinator