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AYASHA THOMASON

President

PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Ayasha Patel Thomason, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, is the Founder and President of 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 15-year-old son, two step children, and three grandchildren. Ayasha enjoys Barre workouts, the beach and loves to be with her family.

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AMANDA ALLEN

Vice President of Operations

MA,BS,CHC

Amanda Allen is the Vice President of Operations 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 an Air Force family, she moved every year as a child but kept her Arkansas roots. Amanda has been a Little Rock resident for 18 years. Amanda and her husband, Jason wed in 2003. They have three children: ages 16, 13, and 11- keeping her family very busy with academics, teen social lives, 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.

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HEATHER STALLINGS

Vice President of Business Development

MSN, APRN,FNP-C

Heather Stallings is the Vice President of 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. Heather participates in recruitment, marketing, and community engagement. 

Heather received her Bachelors of Science in Biology at Williams Baptist College, Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Arkansas State University, Masters of Science in Nursing at Arkansas State University, and was credentialed through American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Her extensive experience as a Nurse Practitioner includes a background in ENT, family practice, home health, and long term care with ICP. She transitioned from ICP Nurse Practitioner to Business Development, as her experience as an NP gives her first-hand knowledge of both administration and patient/family needs. 

 

Heather currently lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas with her husband and their two young boys.  She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and church activities; such as mission work, teaching Sunday school and singing on the praise team.  

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CINDY SHAW

Vice President 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. 

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ANGELA HALIBURTON

Vice President of Clinical Relations

MBA, RN

 Angela Haliburton is the Vice President of Clinical Relations for Integrated Care Professionals, where she oversees all clinical relationships among providers and senior living communities including post acute and long term care facilities.  Angela will assist with those partners in AR with a focus to MS, LA and AL.   

A Mississippi girl, Angela spent her formative years in the Mississippi Delta.  She earned an Associates Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College in 2000, and while living in Indiana continued her education earning a BSN from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Her most recent accomplishment is earning an MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governor's University.

Angela has worked as Acute Care Nurse, Nursing Educator, Home Health Nurse, and as Manager of Care Management and Utilization Management. 

 

With experience and the love of God, Angela exercises empathy and kindness in administering care and treatment.
Angela is a foodie and avid traveler that enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and grandson.