D. Randall Drake

Randall’s family moved to Mountain Home when he was three years old. He graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1978. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. After a 12 year career working in his family’s construction business, he returned to UALR to complete his law degree. He founded the Drake Law Firm, P.A., d/b/a the Estate & Elder Law Planning Center, in 1999, and since then, has focused his practice in the areas of estate planning and elder law.  In June of 2018, Mitch Cash, Attorney at Law, joined the firm.   Today the Estate & Elder Law Planning Center operates with 4 attorneys and a total of 20 team members serving clients from offices in Mountain Home, Harrison and Marshall.  Randall is also a licensed agent in the area of life and health insurance and is a licensed real estate broker.  He is happily married to his wife, Lori of 37 years. They have 5 children and 9 grandchildren, so far! Randall is active in serving his beloved Mountain Home community, and his church, but his favorite pastimes are being “Papa” to his grandkids and calling the Hogs.

Mitch Cash has been practicing law for 24 years in the areas of estate planning, real estate transactions, and estate, trust litigation and property rights litigation.  Mitch also served as District Court Judge of Searcy County Arkansas for 8 years. Mitch has also served on the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board and as President of the Arkansas Legal Education Board. 


Over the last 10 years Mitch has narrowed the focus of his law practice areas to life care planning, elder law and estate planning.


Mitch is married to Natalie who also works as his assistant in Harrison. Mitch and Natalie have been married 27 years and have 3 children. Olivia, Isaiah and Ian.   Mitch and Natalie live on a farm where they raise cattle and sheep.  

Gregory A. Wood, M.S., L.S.W.

Executive Director

Hospice of the Ozarks


 Greg Wood serves as the Executive Director for Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Arkansas.


Greg has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Social Work and a Master’s of Science Degree in Health Care Administration and also holds a license in social work and a license in ministry with the Assemblies of God.  Greg has 17 years of executive leadership experience in rural hospice care.


Greg is the current Chairman for the NHPCO (National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization) Board of Directors and serves on the HPCAA (Hospice & Palliative Care Association of Arkansas) Board of Directors as the Vice-President.  Greg also serves on the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.


Greg is married to Jenny for 34 years and they have two adult sons. 

Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Jessica Johnson has joined the Baxter Regional family as a nurse practitioner at the Fairlamb Senior Health Clinic. Jessica grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where she always wanted to be a nurse. Jessica followed through with her dream and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University, Jonesboro. She continued her education at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and earned a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Jessica has found her passion to help improve the health of patients. She also enjoys volunteering as an on-call nurse for yearly shooting sports events as well as helping a ringside physician for both amateur and professional mixed martial arts and boxing events across the state. Jessica loves to read and hike with her husband, Matthew, and their two dogs, Connor and Nancy.

Melinda R. Fulton, MSW received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, and has spent 25 years working with diverse populations such as; mental health with children and families; domestic violence and elder abuse.  Ms. Fulton currently coordinates Programming and Outreach services for Serenity, Inc. in Mountain Home, AR., speaking to schools, organizations and at community events regarding issues that range from bullying to safe dating, and family violence.  She also facilitates weekly community support groups for survivors of domestic violence and provides court advocacy for Serenity, Inc. clients in both Baxter and Marion County. 

Dr. Tim Paden

Dr. Tim Paden was born at Harrison and graduated from Yellville High School in 1979. He received his B.S. in biology from Arkansas Tech University, graduating with honors. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He did his internship and was chief resident at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.


He is board certified in family practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Paden is in practice at the Lincoln-Paden Clinic, as well as serving as Medical Director for the Fairlamb Senior Health Clinic and the Mruk Family Education Center on Aging.


He and his wife, Connie, have three children: Michael, Lucas and Ashlyn.

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