Mondragon joined AMHC in November 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Prior to joining the commission, Mondragon was employed at the Arkansas Human Development Corporation. She also has experience working with the Mexican Consulate Health window providing health education and preventive screenings including blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and HIV. Mondragon is certified in HIV Prevention Voluntary Counseling and Testing, Freedom from Smoking Facilitator, Child Maltreatment Mandated Reporter and Diabetes Prevention Program. She has over three years of professional and volunteer experience in project management, outreach coordination, community engagement, health education and disease prevention.
Interim Director | Accountant
Frazier joined AMHC in March 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a master’s degree in public administration. Previously, Frazier served 16 years as financial analyst, project manager and affirmative action officer at the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute. She has also served as a bookkeeper for the Pine Bluff School District for three years.
Mobile Health Unit Coordinator
Arreola joined the AMHC in June 2021. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in World Languages from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She later dedicated 3.5 years to working as a Bilingual Project Specialist/Research Assistant for UAMS on the Arkansas Children’s campus. Her study’s findings helped state legislators make well-informed policy decisions that address economic family hardships, including food, housing and energy insecurities that have an impact on young children’s health. Through the Children’s HealthWatch research project, she also gained experience connecting needy families to community resources and developed a draft of a statewide Community Resource Directory to target specific needs.
Desmuke joined the AMHC in July 2018. She obtained both her Bachelor and Master of Arts in mass communication with emphases in strategic communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. While working toward her master’s degree, Desmuke worked as a writer and graduate assistant in UA Little Rock’s Office of Communications and Marketing. There, she gained experience in writing, editing, interviewing, social media engagement, content production and more.
Human Resources Analyst/ Executive Assistant
Freeman joined the AMHC in July 2019. She has 17 years of state government experience, spending the past seven years at the Arkansas Department of Community Correction where she served as a career planning and placement specialist/work advisor. In this role, she assisted returning citizens with job placement, vocational training and educational assessments.
Fiscal Support Analyst
Boswell joined AMHC in March 2020. She brings to our agency over 14 years of state government experience and a wealth of knowledge on financial policies and procedures. In the past six years, she spent her state career with the Arkansas Department of Health where she served as a dental care coordinator, assisting Medicaid recipients with their dental care benefits. Boswell went on to join the Miscellaneous Billing and Licensing Department as a fiscal support specialist where she specialized in billing, financial policies, and financial procedures for the agency.
Health Specialist I
Ronda Gilbert-Hines joined the Arkansas Minority Health Commission in July 2021 as Health Specialist I, coordinating the Southern Ain’t Fried Sunday and Camp iCan programs. In the past 24 years, Hines has worked with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, previously serving as the program administrator of the Division of Aging, Adult and Behavioral Health Services. In this role, she worked to promote health, safety and independence for Arkansas' aging population.
Mobile Health Unit Driver
Keeton joined the AMHU in April 2019. He earned a BSE degree in history and social studies from Henderson State University and taught two years before becoming a professional driver. He retired in 2005 from Over The Road trucking with 29 years experience. Not ready to retire altogether, he entered the Baptist School of Practical Nursing and then worked at Baptist Health for six years. In addition, Keeton earned a US Army Reserve Commission at HSU and maintained an Active/Reserve career from 1971 through 1999, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel of Engineers.