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Dr. Ray E. Stowers is the Chairman of External/Alumni Relations Arkansas Colleges of Health Education and was the founding Dean of Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to joining ACHE, Dr. Stowers was the Founding Dean of Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tennessee. Other previous positions include Associate Dean for Rural Health at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine.
A longstanding member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Dr. Stowers has served on the Board of Trustees since 2000 and is a past President of the AOA. He is a past president of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, which also honored him with the A.T. Still Award of Excellence in 2008. He was named Family Physician of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. In 2011, Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) honored Dr. Stowers with the Paul Grayson Smith, Sr., Physician of the Year Award. He has received multiple awards from Lincoln Memorial University including the naming of an auditorium in his honor.
On a national level, Stowers has advised Congress on health care issues through his appointments to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, better known as MedPAC, and the Physician Payment Review Commission.
Dr. Stowers and his wife, Peggy, have four children and nine grandchildren.
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Wonda Montgomery-Stubbs joins the ACHE family as Director of External/Alumni Relations. Wonda was the Program Manager for the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Wonda brings more than 30 years of experience in project management, event planning, and operational management.
Wonda is on the board of MOMLogics, LLC, an online community that provides the best parenting strategies, tools, and training for African American mothers.
Wonda lives in Chicago, Illinois. She has three children; daughter Layla, a high school student with the Chicago High School for the Arts, and two sons, Lunden and Landen, both of whom attend Morehouse College in Atlanta on full scholarship.
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Shayne Brown is a graduate of the 2020 Master of Science in Biomedicine program at Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, and the recipient of the ACHE Student of the Year. She has since matriculated into ARCOM for her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and an associate’s degree in Applied Science at Connors State College, also in Oklahoma. She is the head of a household of five and enjoys spending any spare time she has patronizing her nephews, brother, and mother. She is passionate about addiction recovery and has been selected as a motivational speaker for rehab facilities throughout Oklahoma. Her goal in medicine is to serve women in poverty-stricken and underserved areas as an OB/GYN. She is an avid social justice warrior. If she had spare hours to fill, she would spend them shooting billiards.
Jalyn Hays Hill graduated from ACHE with her Master of Science in Biomedicine degree in 2020 and is now a first-year medical student at ARCOM. She is from Fort Smith, AR and spent most of her childhood in Hot Springs, AR. Jalyn is married and the proud mom of two cats and a dog. Her hobbies include playing guitar, crocheting, and reading. She is a strong advocate for mental healthcare in Arkansas and plans to practice medicine in her home state upon completion of her training.
Shahman Shahab is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Master of Science in Biomedicine program at ACHE. After graduating, Shahman enrolled in Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine as a member of the class of 2024. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2018. Shahman is a first-generation immigrant and is from the small city of Kasur in Punjab, Pakistan. The youngest of the three siblings, Shahman is following in the footsteps of his father and brothers by pursuing a career in medicine and wants to become a Psychiatrist. He aims to raise awareness of the importance of mental well-being and its relation to physical health. When he isn’t studying for school, Shahman enjoys hiking, taking photos, and cooking savory meals.