Mission Statement

“Improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do.”

Vision Statement

“Healthy Connections, Inc. is an organization focused on enhancing the health of people and the community-at-large through a professional, caring staff who are motivated, enthusiastic, respectful, energetic and committed to effective partnerships”.


Our Journey of Care: Empowering Communities Across Arkansas


Welcome to Healthy Connections, your destination for quality healthcare across the state of Arkansas. For over 25 years, we have been steadfast in our commitment to providing exceptional medical, dental, and behavioral health services to the diverse communities we proudly serve.

As premier health clinics in Arkansas, we are a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that embraces a patient-centric approach. Our services extend beyond conventional healthcare; we are dedicated to ensuring access to quality care for all, with a focus on inclusivity and community engagement.

Comprehensive Health Services Across Arkansas
At Healthy Connections, we operate as health clinics across Arkansas, offering a wide range of medical, dental, and behavioral health services. Our medical clinics are equipped to handle various healthcare needs, from routine check-ups to specialized care. Our dental clinics provide comprehensive dental services, promoting oral health and well-being. Additionally, our behavioral health clinics cater to the mental health needs of our community, fostering emotional wellness.

Accepting Medicaid and Medicare, Supporting Our Communities
As Medicaid and Medicare accepted clinics in Arkansas, we are committed to removing barriers to healthcare access. Our goal is to ensure that everyone in our community, regardless of financial circumstances, can receive the care they need. We also operate on a sliding fee scale, providing affordable healthcare to those without insurance. Our dedication to accessibility is further underscored by our acceptance of ArKids 1st, making us a reliable choice for families seeking pediatric care.

Diversity and Inclusivity in Healthcare
Healthy Connections takes pride in being part of Arkansas community health centers that prioritize diversity and inclusivity. Our healthcare team is culturally competent, ensuring that every patient receives personalized and respectful care. We embrace the diversity of our community and strive to make healthcare accessible to everyone.

Looking Ahead with Optimism:
As we celebrate more than 25 years of service, we look forward to continuing our legacy of care and compassion across Arkansas. Our commitment to excellence and community engagement remains unwavering. Whether you are seeking medical, dental, or behavioral health services, we invite you to explore the comprehensive and compassionate care we provide at Healthy Connections.

Thank you for being a part of our journey. Explore our website to learn more about our dedicated team and the health services we offer. At Healthy Connections, we are not just healthcare providers; we are partners in your health and well-being. Together, we will build healthier, happier communities for years to come.

Board of Directors

  • Derwood Brett, Chairman
  • William Edwards II, Vice-Chair
  • Al Gathright, Secretary
  • Kim Armstrong. PhD
  • Billie Holsomback
  • Dalton Hopper
  • Bruce W. Jones
  • Sherry Johnston
  • Steve Rook, PhD
  • Stephen Warrick, PD

Senior Management Team

  • Tony Calandro, Chief Executive Officer
  • Susan Singleton, Chief Financial Officer
  • Doreen Tapley, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Lonnie Sessler, M.D. Chief Medical Officer
  • Thomas Jefferson, M.D. Associate Medical Director
  • Jessica Hood, Director of Nursing
  • Todd Griffin, Director of Human Resources
  • Tosha Lance, Director of Revenue Cycle
  • Andrea Wright, Director of Practice Management
  • Tina Allison, Director of Ancillary Services
  • Heath Larner, LPC, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health Services.