About Us



Linda Willey, RN, CDP, CADDCT, CFRDT

Linda Willey, RN, CDP, CADDCT, CFRDT -Program Coordinator  Linda Willey received her RN degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.  After a successful nursing career in the areas of General Family Practice, OB, Cardiac Care, Acute Care Hospital, Home Health and Hospice, Linda was instrumental in the development of the first replication project of the UAMS Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Center during 2010 in Jonesboro. She holds a National Certification as a Dementia Practitioner and Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care Trainer as well as a REST Volunteer trainer.  In her role as coordinator/instructor, Linda is committed to ensuring that her students are able to learn to the best of their ability and strives to provide family caregivers with the tools and knowledge they need to care for their loved ones.



Christina Stout, RN CDP (Top) – Education Specialist Valerie Fielder – Administrative Coordinator, Linda Willey, RN, CDP, CADDCT – Coordinator

Christina Stout, RN, CDP – Education Specialist  Christina has served in several clinical areas as a nurse for more than 10 years. She obtained her RN degree from Black River Technical College, and has worked in Nursing Homes, Rehab, Pediatrics, Oncology, Urology and Med Surg. As the Education Specialist, Ms. Stout is a positive role model for her students, doing whatever it takes with enthusiasm to help them succeed. She also holds a National Certification as a Dementia Care Practitioner.

Valerie Fielder – Administrative Coordinator Valerie brings a rich history of Healthcare Marketing to our program with experience in business management, business development, advertising, and private home care agency management.  She is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing.  With a passion for helping others, Valerie strives to build community awareness for our program, recruit new students, educate family caregivers and is an advocate for Alzheimer’s disease awareness and education.

Linda Willey, -RN, CDP, CADDCT, CFRDT – Program Coordinator  Mrs. Willey continues as the lead instructor at the Jonesboro site since it’s inception.  Her experience as a family caregiver, home health aide supervisor as well as other nursing roles have well prepared her for sharing practical knowledge with our students.  Linda’s National Certifications in Dementia Care allow her to train first responders and others about the specialized needs of Alzhiemer’s and dementia patients. To see our program grow and continue successfully is her desire.


Our Facility

Our home like setting allows our students to train within a venue much like they will experience in a home or nursing home. We also have a classroom for lectures and a resource library.



Classroom for Lectures




Bathroom Lab




Living Room

Living Room
















Mel and Cindy

Manikin Family – Mel and Cindy