Rex Jones is the current CEO / Administrator of Magnolia Regional Medical Center. With more than 20 years of hospital leadership, working for both For-Profit and Not-For-Profit hospital organizations in Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma prior to coming to Magnolia. He was recognized in 2016 as the Administrator of the Year by the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association.

Rex began his career in healthcare while in the US Army where he trained as an Environmental Health Technician and a Respiratory Therapist. Rex proudly served his country as both an Enlisted soldier and an Officer in the US Army serving in various posts and also spent time overseas during Desert Storm. Rex is the recipient of several military awards including the Bronze Star as well as two Army Commendation medals.

Rex holds an MBA degree and a BS degree in Biology. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has served on several boards both within his profession and community, serving as President of many of them including a school board, Economic Development Commission, YMCA and others. He was elected to serve as the President of the Arkansas Regional Health Partnership, NE Region Board Chairman for the Oklahoma Hospital Association, and was elected to be the Charter President for a newly formed county Health Coalition.

Rex is a proud member and supporter of Rotary International, having been a member for over 20 years. He has served as President and Secretary and Treasurer of different clubs. He became a Paul Harris Fellow, one of Rotary’s most prestigious honors, in 2004 and received his second fellowship in 2020.

Rex has a lovely wife Deby, and two beautiful daughters and grandchildren. He enjoys woodworking, riding motorcycles, and his latest hobby as a novice Apiarist.

Roxane Stewart joined Magnolia Regional Medical Center in March of 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer. She is a senior-level accounting professional and financial management executive with more than 30 years of experience in finance, healthcare, and operations. She obtained her Certified Public Accountant license in 1993 and has practiced in both public and private sectors including over 19 years in the healthcare industry.

A native of Magnolia, Roxane completed her BBA in Accounting in 1985 at Southern Arkansas University where she now serves on the SAU Alumni Board of Directors. In her early years, she worked in Magnolia at Murphy’s Jewelers, South Ark Planning & Development, and Edstrom CPA Firm.  After graduation, she moved to Little Rock to work in public accounting doing both audit and tax work, and eventually worked at AR Children’s Hospital for 14 years where she began her career in healthcare while raising her twins, Parker and Jordan.

Prior to returning back home to Magnolia, she completed licensing and registration as a Certified Financial Manager and Register Representative Stockbroker.  She was also instrumental in the growth and development of a private property management company where she managed the accounting for lease-up and stabilization of over 55 apartment communities within ten years.

Roxane has a heart for Magnolia and was excited about the opportunity to return “home” in 2016.  She is passionate about ensuring the financial stability of our hospital so we can continue to provide excellent healthcare for our community for years to come.

In her spare time, you might find her walking the SAU farm road with her little dog, Emma Grace, spending time with family and friends, or simply enjoying being outdoors doing anything from hiking, biking, and kayaking to enjoying an outdoor fire under the stars.

Stephanie Schmittou is the Chief Nursing Officer at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Magnolia, AR. She obtained her Associate degree in nursing in 2000 from Southern Arkansas University and has worked many roles as a nurse, but her favorite is working in the emergency nurse role. She is a strong advocate of nurses pursuing higher education and has done so by completing her BSN in 2006 at Southern Arkansas University and her MSN in 2017 at Walden University.

Stephanie has been employed at MRMC for 20 years.  She is a board member of the Arkansas Organization Nurses Leaders and a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders.  Mentoring and leading others has always been a passion. Stephanie has served as adjunct nursing faculty at Southern Arkansas University and continues to assist with teaching others today within her facility.

In 2017, Stephanie was named as the CNO of her hometown hospital. She believes that nursing management is fundamental to providing quality care and building strong nurse teams. Nurses must trust their leadership and leaders must work alongside their team members to achieve the best outcomes. Healthcare changes require Stephanie to keep an open mind and choose creative ways to ensure staff and patients are cared for at all times. Stephanie has found that establishing a nursing leadership team at her facility provides strength and wisdom for her directors and herself during staff shortages and high census needs.

Stephanie is a wife and the mother of two children. She enjoys camping, working in the flower beds, and spending time with her family.  Many would say she is the smile in the room and she can always be counted on for a good laugh.

LeeAnn Scheer is the Chief Operating Officer at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. She obtained a double bachelor’s degree in 2004 in human nutrition and biogenetics. She achieved her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2008. In 2016, she completed her Apexus certified expert qualification (340B ACE), making her one of less in 100 professionals to become certified in the US.  In 2018, she completed her MBA in Healthcare Administration. LeeAnn has spent her career focused on quality, sustainable healthcare in the non-profit sector.

For 15 years she has led financial and operational restructures to allow safety net providers to continue and expand their scope of care. Her roles have included Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Director of Pharmacy, System Director of 340B and Pharmacy Supply Chain, Chief Pharmacy Officer, and hospital Chief Operations Officer.

She is a national speaker and advocate for 340B, speaking nationally and regionally for 340B Health and multiple hospital associations. She leads national rural advocacy groups and speaks across the country about the importance of 340B, as well as giving detailed coaching on creating and sustaining the highest level of program compliance. Her 340B success has led to additional savings to her safety net providers of over $100 million dollars.