CareLink recently announced Chuck Thompson of Sherwood has been named Vice President-Special Projects and Randi Harville was promoted to Director of Development.

Thompson will manage new projects that align with CareLink’s mission; monitor changing programs, funding and services at state agencies; coordinate long-term strategic planning; and advocate for older Arkansans at the local, state and federal levels, while Harville had previously worked for six years as Public Relations Coordinator and Care Coordinator for the agency.

"We are so pleased to have a manager of Chuck’s reputation and experience join the CareLink team," said President and CEO Luke Mattingly. "His knowledge of aging issues and expertise in advocacy and programs for older adults will be an asset in CareLink’s ability to continue to provide the best possible resources for older people and their families in central Arkansas."

Thompson has been Assistant Director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, since 2011 and was an attorney for ADHS from 2008 to 2011. At the Division of Aging and Adult Services he managed Older Americans Act programs in the state, State Adult Protective Services, the Office of State Long-term Care Ombudsman, Medicare Fraud Patrol and the State Aging and Disability Resource Center.

Previously Thompson was a law clerk for Smith & Moore, P.L.C., in Fayetteville and was a document compliance examiner for the North Carolina Secretary of State. He was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in September of 2007. Thompson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville.

"Randi has excelled in her work for CareLink," Mattingly said. "She is hard-working, dedicated and totally committed to the CareLink mission."

Harville is webmaster and newsletter designer for the Arkansas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Before joining CareLink, she was a case manager for Life Strategies Counseling and a student worker at the Disability Resource Center at Henderson State University. She graduated from Henderson State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services.]