FAYETTEVILLE — Washington Regional Chief Financial Officer Dan Eckels has retired. Eckels first joined Washington Regional as accounting director in 1989. He took on the role of controller in 1998 before being named chief financial officer in 2000 and has played an integral role in helping guide Washington Regional over the years.
In light of Eckels’ retirement, Washington Regional recently promoted two leaders to new roles.
Marilyn Youmans has been named vice president of finance. In her new role, she will manage Washington Regional’s cost accounting, analytics, provider compensation and support, revenue cycle, and CMS and Medicaid cost reporting and reimbursement functions, as well as oversee the system’s central billing office. Youmans was born and raised in Fayetteville and attended the University of Arkansas. She has worked for Washington Regional for 47 years and previously held the title of executive director or finance.
D.J. Burrows, CPA, has been named vice president and chief accounting officer. He will be responsible for managing accounting functions including financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, budget, and tax reporting, as well as overseeing banking and investment functions and external financing. Burrows has served as Washington Regional’s controller since 2020. He is an Arkansas native and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.