Meet Our Staff

The UAMS Office of Continuing Education has a professional 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.

Members of the OCE staff

Front: Riley Peek, Lea Mabry, Vanessa Jackson Back: Rafid Filat, Sara Strickland, Karen Fleming, Richelle Thompson


Lea Mabry

Lea A. Mabry, M.Ed.

Richelle Thompson

Richelle H. Thompson, Ed.S., CHES®, LSSBB, CAPM
Assistant Director; Director of Education and Quality Initiatives
Vanessa Jackson
Vanessa Jackson, B.S.
Operations Manager


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Rafid Filat, B.A.
Program Administrator


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Riley Peek, B.S.
Event Coordinator

Karen Fleming

Karen Fleming, B.B.A.
Compliance Specialist


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Courtney Bryant, A.A.
Compliance Specialist


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Sara Strickland, B.S.
Project Coordinator