Kelly Evans Chronister, RN, MBA, COE

Kelly has been with Southern Eye Associates since 2012. She has 30 years of experience in healthcare and executive leadership. She is responsible for the oversight of the Clinic and Surgery Center. She is a member of the American Academy for Ophthalmology Executives (AAOE), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA). She serves on the ASOA Regional Meetings task force and is a long-time member of the Governor’s Strategic Development task force for the Arkansas Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative. Kelly is a nationally board Certified Ophthalmic Executive and is the first in Northeast Arkansas to obtain this designation. She has published articles for the Arkansas Journal of Medicine and the Eye Care America Executives Journal. She resides in Paragould with her youngest daughter, Riley.