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AYASHA THOMASON

President

PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Ayasha Patel Thomason, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, is the Director of Operations at Integrated Care Professionals, managing and providing full time, onsite quality care to residents of contracted partner nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities with Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Ayasha is a former Assistant Professor, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing and Director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program. She is a scholar of the Patricia Archibald Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from

the National Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence. She has a passion for promoting successful aging among older adults. She is involved with several research studies, has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals, and speaks locally and nationally on long term care and aging issues.

Ayasha was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville for her Bachelor’s degree in nursing, then attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she received her Master’s degree as a nurse practitioner and PhD in nursing research.

 

Ayasha currently resides in Little Rock with her husband, Rodney. Ayasha has a 14-year-old son, two step children, and now two grandchildren. Ayasha enjoys Barre workouts, the beach and loves to be with her family.

STACEY PANNELL

Vice President of Clinical Operations

MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Stacey Pannell is Integrated Care Professional’s Clinical Director for the States of Mississippi and Louisiana where she devotes her time and energy to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses providing care in long-term facilities. She serves as first point-of-contact for any issues that arise in the facilities ICP serves in these states ensuring facility satisfaction.

She began her nursing career in 1993 after graduating from the University of Mississippi as a Sigma Theta Tau honoree.

 She worked as a pediatric ICU nurse while continuing her studies to become a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Stacey has worked continuously as a Nurse Practitioner since 1997 in various settings before settling into geriatrics and nursing home care in 2013. She came to ICP in 2016 as a Nurse Practitioner before filling the Clinical Director position in 2018. Stacey is a member of the Geriatric Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Stacey is a life-long Mississippi resident and lives with her husband, son, and two dogs in Ridgeland, Mississippi. When she is not traveling the state attending the needs of our employees and clients, she enjoys riding her Harley, practicing marksmanship, and lounging on the back porch. Stacey has a love for the elderly and enjoys working with such a great company, group of Nurse Practitioners, and long-term care facilities.

CINDY SHAW

Director of Clinical Management

MSN, CNM, APRN

Cindy  is responsible for managing the APRN providers’ clinical and professional development.  She provides practice enhancement by overseeing productivity analytics and outcomes for ICP.

She has practiced nursing in the United States Army, the Arkansas Department of Health, and as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has practiced in hospital, clinic, birth center, and home scenarios.  She has experience providing Medicare comprehensive wellness assessments to seniors in the NW Arkansas area and is CEO of Shaw Midwifery & Wellness, LLC.

Her academic credentials include a Baccalaureate degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University, and a Post Master’s Certificate of Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University.  She is a member of the Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association and an Affiliate with the American College of Nurse Midwives.

She currently lives in Cave Springs with her husband and mean cat Toby.  She has three grown children that reside in Arkansas, Texas, and Pennsylvania.  When she is not working, you will find her taking her grandchildren into nature, floating the Buffalo, bingeing on Netflix, or cooking and laughing with friends and family.  She considers ICP the crème de la crème of her career and feels fortunate to work with such a fabulous group of administrators, nurse practitioners, and friends. 

AMANDA ALLEN

Vice President of Corporate Compliance

MA, BS

Amanda Allen is the Corporate Compliance Officer at Integrated Care Professionals. She joined ICP in July 2018 and has worked hard to learn the challenges and opportunities for excellence in and the skilled nursing and long-term care settings. Amanda has strengthened our compliance program while exemplifying accountability and teamwork.

Amanda studied Public Relations at The University of Central Arkansas and later received her Master’s Degree from The University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Applied Communication Studies.

Beginning her career in the behavioral health field, Amanda worked in compliance and healthcare management for 10+ years in various settings from residential care to acute admissions and outpatient services. Amanda oversaw numerous accreditation and audit processes from the state level and The Office of Long-Term Care to The Joint Commission and CMS.  Amanda also managed the implementation of a new outpatient substance abuse treatment program in Little Rock.

Growing up in the Air Force, she moved every year as a child but kept her Arkansas roots. Amanda has been a Little Rock resident for 15 years. Amanda and her husband, Jason wed in 2003. They have three children: ages 13, 11, and 8- keeping her family very busy with academics, soccer, and swim team. Her hobbies include reading, knitting, hiking, TV, and movies. She also loves planning fun getaways and traveling with her family and loved ones.

ASHLEY KIRK

Vice President of Business Development

BS

Ashley Kirk works in Business Development for Integrated Care Professionals, where she works with administration staff to determine their needs and match nursing homes with highly qualified in-house Nurse Practitioners.  

 

She also serves in the liaison role between the nursing home, ICP providers, and our management team to ensure a smooth transition into the ICP model of care. Ashley participates in recruitment, marketing, and community engagement. Since joining the ICP team, Ashley has helped to increase facility partnership by over 20% which creates multiple job opportunities for Nurse Practitioners in their own communities.

Ashley has been in Sales and Marketing for 20 years and enjoys meeting people and finding solutions to their needs. Her previous experience in an Assisted Living environment gives her first-hand knowledge of both administration and patient/family needs.

Ashley was born and raised in Monroe, LA and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe for her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. 

 

Ashley currently lives in Monroe, LA with her husband and their two young boys.  She enjoys spending time with family and watching their boys play baseball, basketball and football.  She also loves her BoxFit classes and hiking in Arkansas.

SANDIE LUBIN

Project Director

BSN, RN, MA Communications

Sandra Lubin, MA, BSN, RN has worked in a variety of health care settings over 40 years. She received her MA in communication in 1991 from UALR, BSN from University of AL in Birmingham in 1981. She is currently working as Special Projects Director for ICP.

In the past she has been a head nurse of a pediatric burn center, charge nurse for several medical surgical units and the first nurse hired in a corporate development department at a private hospital to assist with program development.

She retired from UAMS College of Nursing in 2019 where she was the project director for the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and a HRSA Grant for Adult Gero APRNs. She also coordinated the AR Coalition for Long Term Care Systems and Services, a statewide task group to improve the care of older adults in long term care. In 2012 she was hired as the Education Director for the Schmieding Home Caregiver Program at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging while still serving as Project Director for the HCGNE.

In 2012 she also became the coordinator for the AR Action Coalition (2011-2013) for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. She assisted in writing the State Implementation Grant supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP (2013-2015) which provides funding for the AR Action Coalition. The AR Action Coalition.

 

Sandie serves on the Board of AR Center for Nursing. She volunteers for the Aging and Caring Committee of AR Jewish Federation and provides training for volunteers for the Friendly Visitors Network. Shealso  serves on the Metropolitan Opera Council of AR.