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Get to know us!

Renew's Nurse Practitioners

Danielle Lynch


I am originally from Madison, Mississippi.  I moved to Jonesboro with my husband and two kids. We love to travel and support Ole Miss. When my family and I moved to Jonesboro, I knew I wanted to provide Northeast Arkansas with new resources for mental health. Getting to know our patients and community has been the best part of the journey in moving to Arkansas. 

Tammy Hawkins


My name is Tammy Hawkins. I am married and live in Jonesboro. I have a son and daughter in law who live in Jonesboro and have two children. My daughter(who has died) and son in law moved to Nashville four years ago. I love spending time with my family and the beach is my favorite place. I have been a nurse practitioner for more than ten years. My experience as a hospice nurse and internal medicine gives me a strong foundation which to build my psychiatric nurse practitioner practice. It is my goal to provide individualized, compassionate care to help you to be your best you. I vow to give 100% to each of my clients to help them meet their goals and attain mental health wellness. I do this because I too have suffered loss, grief, loneliness, and depression. I will meet you where you are in your journey, accept you unconditionally because you are unique, and help you along the way.

Kristy Adams


I have been from NEA my whole life. I have been in nursing for 23 years with 19 years working at St. Bernard’s, the last 9 years working in the emergency room. This is when I found my calling to work in mental health. I have been working in a clinic and inpatient facility for the last 3 years. 

I am coming back home by joining Renew Health. Jonesboro is my home. For me nursing has always about giving back to the community; leaving a place or a person better than they were.  Renew Health holds this true. 

I love traveling and to me Disney is life!!!! I have been all over the world and don’t plan on stopping soon.


Stephanie Jones

My name is Stephanie. I am a 47 years old. I have five kids ages twenty-seven, twenty four, sixteen, fifteen, and eight. I spent most of my life in the Memphis area but have relocated to Jonesboro for a fresh start. I was a nanny for 18 years before I became a nurse like my mom. I feel like it is my life's purpose to help people make their mental health a priority. 

Kellie Cox

My name is Kellie Cox. I grew up in Jonesboro. I am the mom of two children and our clinics thearpy dog. I love to golf in my free time. I worked at children's clinic for 13 years and spend time in developmental clinic. I became interested in psych and became a physch np. I have a unique approach because I am an fnp and psych np. I am also certified in ados.

Keiah Hunt


Hi, my name is Keiah Hunt. My husband and I have two wonderful children that definitely keep us on our toes on the daily (we wouldn't have it any other way)! Throughhout the years I have continuously been drawn to mental health. I began at the ripe age of 21 as a case manager in outpatient behavioral health. Changed career paths to nursing at 26, graduated, and began working at NEA Med-Surg/Peds. I then transitioned into home health/hospice, and then finally went in the direction God had been leading me, to be a Psych NP. Mental health is something that is all around us. At some point in our lives we will be affected by it. It's important to seek out care and even more importantly for it to be with others that have compassion and understanding. As I always say, we are all in this together!


Brittany Reynolds

I have been an RN for 17 years and a nurse practitioner for 3 years. I have worked in palliative, hospice care, behavioral, and mental health for the past 3 years as an nurse practitioner. I enjoy rounding in the nursing homes. My favorite part is spending time with the patients and give them a listening ear. I have enjoyed working with Renew.


Jill Thomas

My name is Jill Thomas and I have been an RN for 15 years and a nurse practitioner for 10 years. I have spent a majority of my time in palliative and hospice care along with behavioral and emotional health in long term care.

Ben Ulibarri

My name is Ben. I was raised and currently live i Jonesboro. I have worked as a nurse in the mental health field for the past 12 years. In my free time I enjoy traveling, exercising, and spending time with friends and family. I have always had a passion for mental health which led me to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner. I love being a part of Renew and look forward to providing the community with the best mental health care possible.

Renew's Nurses


Mckenzi Murry

My name is Mckenzi Murry. I am originally from Wynne, AR. I moved to Jonesboro back in 2016 for college. I enjoy traveling, hiking and spending time with family and friends. I have precious nursing experience in med/surg and ICU. I found a passion for mental health during my nursing clinicals. I am looking forward to meeting all of our patients and hope to make a difference in their lives.  



My name is Lauren, I started working in healthcare at 18 years old and became a nurse at the age of 20. Growing up I always knew I wanted to help others and becoming a nurse gave me the ability to do just that. When I heard about Renew and their mission to end the mental health stigma I knew I wanted to be apart of this team! When I’m not working I’m typically spending time with my husband, friends and our families.



My name is Chassidy. I grew up in Lake City, AR. I moved to Jonesboro in 2020 with my husband and two son’s. We love to be outdoors and to travel to the beach. I have been a nurse for over 5 years. I love to take care of people and help them in any way possible including their mental health.

Kirby Thornton


My names is Kirby Thornton. I was born and raised in Jonesboro. I am married and have two children, a son who is 7 and a daughter who is 5. My hobbies include watching my son play baseball, going to the river on the weekends, traveling and reading.I have worked in nursing for 10 years and love giving back to the community and helping to provide Jonesboro and the surrounding area with the best healthcare possible.


Sydney Housh

My name is Sydney Housh. I've been a nurse for 7 years. I joined the Renew team only a few months ago and have really loved being a part of this wonderful group that strives to end the stigma of mental health. In my free time I am a mom, a makeup artist and Taylor Swift enthusiast. Whether it's working as a nurse or a makeup artist, I'm passionate about helping people shine from the inside out!


Tara Lehman

"We can't heal the world today, but we can begin with a voice of compassion a heart of love and act of kindness". My name is Tara Lehman I am married and have 3 children. I love spending time with my friends and family. I also love sports and the outdoors. I have been a nurse for 16 years now. I started out in OB then I went to work for a special needs clinic for 6 years. I provided care to kids with mental health diagnoses and developmental delays. Then I went on to be a school nurse for 6 years and was very passionate about the mental health and physical health with all the elementary students. I came to work for Renew over a year ago and I fell even more in love with helping people with mental health. I became very passionate about it. I love helping others and showing compassion and kindness to all people. 

Renew's Specialist


Kyla Searcy

outreach specialist 

My name is Kyla Scercy, I am 19 and I have been working at Renew for over a year now! When I am not at Renew you can find me making art, out and about at local festivals and powerlifting! My goal for working at Renew is to remind everyone that healing is a long, bumpy road, however you’re not alone. I wish to help end the stigma around mental health and I’m confident in saying working at Renew is helping me do that.

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Cameron Kent

appointment specialist 

I grew up in NEA and married my high school sweetheart. We have one son, who we are always trying to keep up with! We love to be outdoors & hang with our pups. I have always had a passion for helping others and I love that Renew has that same goal.


finance specialist 

Liz Murphy

Born and raised in Midland, Texas, I made the move to Jonesboro, Arkansas in 2015, where I have built a life with my spouse and two wonderful children. With a certification as a personal trainer, I am deeply passionate about promoting fitness, physical well-being, and mental health. I find joy in helping others achieve their fitness goals and lead healthier lifestyles. Alongside my passion for fitness, I also work in finance for Renew Mental Health, where I have gained confidence and fulfillment in my professional endeavors.”

We are comprised of a team of nurse practitioners, nurses, and mental health professionals with years of experience. Our team is trained in creating a customized medical management plan for each patient. 

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