Leadership & Staff

Lisa Watson

Lisa Watson

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. Most recently, she served as the director of physician services at Saline Memorial Hospital before rejoining St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital in 2010. Lisa graduated cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences. She is currently working on a master’s degree in healthcare administration. Lisa is a member of the Arkansas Hospital Association and the Arkansas Board of Health Education.
Dr. Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Collins attended the University of California obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1984. He later went to the University of Southern California Medical School and graduated in 1989 with a medical doctorate. In 1993 Dr. Collins completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Cincinnati.

Kevin Collins, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

Sharon Cathey

Sharon Cathey RN, CCM

Director of Case Management

Sharon serves as the director of case management at CHI St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital. She has been a registered nurse for 29 years and has experience in the areas of medical surgery, cardiac and orthopedic nursing. Sharon is a certified case manager with 11 years’ experience in acute care and rehabilitation.

Sherry Clements

Sherry Clements, RN

Director of Quality and Risk Management

Sherry has been director of quality and risk management at St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital since June 2016. She previously worked as a senior RN for the Office of Medicaid Inspector General performing provider audits and fraud and abuse. She has served as a national speaker on fraud and abuse issues related to Arkansas Medicaid and as the chief ethics and risk officer for a developmental facility with 47 locations across the state. Sherry has 33 years’ experience as a RN in various types of nursing including critical care, emergency room and oncology settings. She has been in involved in quality and compliance for last 20 + years.

bruce sanderson

Bruce Sanderson, M.D.

Program Director

Dr. Sanderson attended Arkansas State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology with honors in 1968. He obtained his Medical Doctorate in 1976 from the University of Arkansas Medical School. In 1981 Dr. Sanderson helped open the first rehabilitation facility in central Arkansas. In addition to the services he provides as program director, he has a successful Internal Medicine Practice in Little Rock.

Dr. Bruce Sanderson is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

Stacy Sawyer

Stacy Sawyer, MS, CCC, SLP

Therapy Operations Director

Stacy began her career with our hospital in 2001 as a speech language pathologist. In 2011, she became the director of therapy operations. Stacy received a master’s degree in speech language pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the Arkansas Hospital Association.
Debbie Taylor

Debbie Taylor, RN

Area Business Development Director

Debbie brings more than 16 years of registered nursing experience to the hospital. Debbie’s career branched from an acute setting, home health, psychological and physical rehabilitation. She strives on a daily basis to promote team building, leadership and education to the community on the benefits of physical rehabilitation. She is involved with many area community organizations to promote St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital in the Central Arkansas Metro area.
Carolyn Whitley

Carolynn Whitley, RN, BSN

Chief Nursing Officer

Carolynn serves as the chief nursing officer of St. Vincent's Rehabilitation Hospital in Sherwood, Arkansas. She has worked in almost every capacity of healthcare over the past 40 years. Her nursing background includes emergency departments, medical/surgery nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, physician clinics, prison systems, teaching first year nursing students and finally increased responsibilities as a director of quality and risk management, director of chemotherapy and chief nursing officer. Carolynn has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is presently completing a master’s degree program. She has served on many advisory boards and currently works closely with the advisory board for Arkansas State University – Nursing. She has been published in the July 2014 edition of the Healthcare Journal of Little Rock.