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Beatriz Mondragon, B.S.

Grants Coordinator

Mondragon joined AMHC in November 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Prior to joining the commission, Mondragon was employed at the Arkansas Human Development Corporation. She also has experience working with the Mexican Consulate Health window providing health education and preventive screenings including blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and HIV. Mondragon is certified in HIV Prevention Voluntary Counseling and Testing, Freedom from Smoking Facilitator, Child Maltreatment Mandated Reporter and Diabetes Prevention Program. She has over three years of professional and volunteer experience in project management, outreach coordination, community engagement, health education and disease prevention.


Este Fraizer pictureEste Frazier, MPA


Frazier joined AMHC in March 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a master’s degree in public administration. Previously, Frazier served 16 years as financial analyst, project manager and affirmative action officer at the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute. She has also served as a bookkeeper for the Pine Bluff School District for three years.



Cindy Arreola

Mobile Health Unit Coordinator

Arreola joined the AMHC in June 2021. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in World Languages from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  She later dedicated 3.5 years to working as a Bilingual Project Specialist/Research Assistant for UAMS on the Arkansas Children’s campus. Her study’s findings helped state legislators make well-informed policy decisions that address economic family hardships, including food, housing and energy insecurities that have an impact on young children’s health. Through the Children’s HealthWatch research project, she also gained experience connecting needy families to community resources and developed a draft of a statewide Community Resource Directory to target specific needs.



Onekia Freeman

Human Resources Analyst/ Executive Assistant

Freeman joined the AMHC in July 2019. She has 17 years of state government experience, spending the past seven years at the Arkansas Department of Community Correction where she served as a career planning and placement specialist/work advisor. In this role, she assisted returning citizens with job placement, vocational training and educational assessments. 




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Ronda Gilbert-Hines, M.A. 

Health Specialist I

Ronda Gilbert-Hines joined the Arkansas Minority Health Commission in July 2021 as Health Specialist I, coordinating the Southern Ain’t Fried Sunday and Camp iCan programs. In the past 24 years, Hines has worked with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, previously serving as the program administrator of the Division of Aging, Adult and Behavioral Health Services. In this role, she worked to promote health, safety and independence for Arkansas' aging population. 



 Samantha Patino, RN

Nursing Clinic Coordinator

Samantha Patino joined the Arkansas Minority Health Commission in February 2022.  Prior to joining AMHC, Patino served as an emergency room RN at Baptist Health. She also has 10 years of service with the Air Force reserve and continues to serve our country. Patino is no stranger to our Mobile Health Unit, as she was our contract nurse for the program for over a year.