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.

Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator and educatorValerie Fielder – Administrative Coordinator     (Top)              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  (bottom left) 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.

Pam Yates, LPN, CDP – Education Specialist   (bottom right) Pam has a vast background in the home health industry and assisted living.  Having worked with the aging population in their own homes has provided her with great knowledge and experience to be an excellent instructor for our program. Her passion to care for others has led her on medical mission trips abroad, especially in Haiti.  She is trained as a Certified Dementia Practitioner and as a program facilitator with the Alzheimer’s Association for support groups and other dementia related programs.