ARSBN - Board Members
For information on Board Member appointment, length of terms, etc. see Arkansas Nurse Practice Act 17-87-201.
Ramonda Housh, APRN
APRN | Term expires October 1, 2023
Ramonda Housh, of Pocahontas, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and fills the Board position for advanced practice registered nurse. She received her bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and earned her Master of Nursing Science degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Housh is the Division Chair for Allied Health and RN Program Chair at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. Previously she served patients as a registered nurse in medical-surgical nursing and as a community health nurse, as well as pediatric patients as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Housh is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Housh, a native Arkansan, stated, “After 20 years as a nurse and ten years as a nurse educator, I want to be involved in the protection of the public and in the regulation of our profession.” She is married to Eric Housh and has two children, Dylan and Sydney.
Lance K. Lindow, RN
RN | October 1, 2021
Lindow fills the at-large position for a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. He is a registered nurse and earned his associate degree from National Park Community College. He received the Duke University Hospital “Strength, Hope and Caring” award in 2012. Lindow’s nursing background includes being a flight nurse and NICU. Currently, he is an emergency room nurse at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He states, “I became a nurse because I can’t change the world, but I can change my patients’ world 12 hours at a time. Lindow is married and has two sons. In his spare time he likes Razorback sports and being with family.
Janice Denton Ivers, RN
RN (BSN or higher) | Term expires October 1, 2020
Janice Denton Ivers, of Jessieville, is the Dean of Nursing at National Park College in Hot Springs. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1983 from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, and a master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Ivers has served in various capacities of nursing education since 2001 and is a Certified Nurse Educator. Previously, she practiced in various patient settings in Arkansas and Colorado, with the majority of her experience in oncology. Ivers states, “I became a nurse because as a nurse, I have the unique opportunity to help people during some of the most vulnerable moments of their lives. I love serving others and, hopefully, being able to have an impact on their lives. To top it off, I get to enjoy one of the most exciting and fast-paced professions.” She wants to serve on the Board to protect the public, administer accountability and direction to the current workforce and refine the future workforce. Ivers is married and has three grown sons.
Mike Burdine, RN
RN (associate) | Term expires October 1, 2019
Mike Burdine, of White Hall, is a registered nurse and fills the position for one of the associate degree nurses on the Board. He received his associate degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Burdine works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock He wants to serve on the Board to bring the perspective of a long term bedside nurse who intends to remain in direct patient care. Burdine is married with two adult children and, in his spare time, enjoys sailing, kayaking and gardening.
Neldia Dycus, RN
RN (diploma) | Term expires October 1, 2021
Neldia Dycus, from Cabot, is a registered nurse and works at the Arkansas Department of Health as a Regional Director. Previously she practiced at Baptist Medical Center as a staff nurse for labor and delivery and ICU, and as a chief nurse at St. Anthony CHI and St. Vincent North CHI. She earned a nursing diploma from the Baptist School of Health, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and master degrees in health services administration and human resource development from Webster University. Dycus also has a post-graduate certificate in public health from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. When asked why she wanted to serve on the Board, she said, "I have been interested in serving on the board for many years. I see it as a way to contribute to my profession and to give back to the nursing community." Dycus is married to Dennis Dycus and has one daughter, 2 stepsons and six grandchildren. Her hobbies include drawing, writing and reading.
Jasper Fultz, LPN
LPN | Term expires October 1, 2023
Jasper Fultz, of Augusta, is a licensed practical nurse. He has been employed at White County Medical Center for over 30 years. Fultz’s awards include the Arkansas Nursing Compassion Award and the Arkansas Business Healthcare Hero. He hopes to make a positive difference in nursing by serving on the Board and feels his many years experience will be beneficial to the Board.
Melanie Garner, LPN
LPN | Term expires October 1, 2020
Melanie Garner, of Fort Smith, is a licensed practical nurse and graduated from Westark Community College. Garner has worked in women’s health and public health and is a Certified Lactation Consultant. She is a lifelong resident of Sebastian County and is married with a son, daughter-in-law and foster grandson who will soon be adopted. Garner wants to serve on the Board to serve her state and profession and to ensure that all respondents have a fair hearing. Her hobbies include exercising, reading and Beth Moore Bible studies.
Yolanda Green, LPN
LPN | Term expires October 1, 2021
Yolanda Green, of Jacksonville, is a licensed practical nurse. She graduated from Arkansas State University in Newport. Green has over nine years of experience in psychiatric nursing at the Arkansas State Hospital. Green states, “I believe nursing is one of the most important occupations. We can positively or negatively affect at person’s healing process. By serving on the Board, I want to make sure that the public is being served by the best nurses.” In her spare time, she likes to read, bowl and is a movie buff.
Stacie Hipp, RN
RN (BSN or higher) | Term expires October 1, 2020
Stacie Hipp, of White Hall, began her nursing career in 1996 after graduating from the Jefferson School of Nursing diploma program. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2010 and graduated December 2016 with a master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas. Hipp is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society-Kappa Rho at Large, International Association of Forensic Nurses, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association. She is an an advanced practice registered nurse at White Hall Family Medicine in White Hall and a sexual assault nurse examiner at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Pine Bluff. Hipp said, “I want to serve on the Board because I want to be part of a team of different disciplines that all have one goal in mind, which is to protect the public by ensuring nurses at all levels provide safe and effective care that is achieved through proper education and by continuing education." She is married with three children and one grandson and loves to spend time with family and enjoys forensics.
Rachel Sims, RN
RN | Term expires October 1, 2021
Rachel Sims, of Little Rock, is a registered nurse and fills an at-large registered nurse or licensed practical nurse position on the Board. She learned her bachelor's degrees in nursing and dietetics from the University of Central Arkansas and is certified from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Sims also has certifications in Advanced Injection Training and Advanced Laser Resurfacing Certified and works at Little Rock Plastic Surgery. Previously, she worked at Conway Regional Medical Center. Sims stated, "I want to represent my field of nursing to make positive changes to ensure patient safety. In 2017, Sims was named as AY's (About You magazine) Best Healthcare Professional. In her spare time, she enjoys running.