LITTLE ROCK - CARTI has announced the expansion of its executive leadership team with the appointment of Melissa Masingill as chief business development officer, a new position for the organization, and David Muns, FACHE as chief operating officer. Masingill and Muns bring more than 55 years of combined experience in the healthcare sector. They will report directly to Adam Head, president and CEO of the statewide cancer care provider.
A member of CARTI's executive team since August 2018, Masingill previously served as SVP, Business Development and Marketing. In her new role, Masingill leads the organization's growth, including service line expansion opportunities, physician recruitment, government relations, marketing and communications.
For more than 20 years, Masingill has specialized in healthcare policy, government relations and communications, utilizing her experience and skillset to increase brand awareness, solidify stakeholder engagement and cultivate business opportunities. Before joining CARTI, Masingill served as chief public affairs officer for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, leading the organization's federal and state government relations advocacy and strategic communications efforts. Masingill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Muns will oversee clinical and business operations for the statewide cancer care provider, which operates 19 treatment locations in 16 communities across Arkansas.
Most recently, Muns served as chief operating officer at Merit Health Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, Miss., where he was responsible for the daily operations of a multispecialty healthcare organization that includes 10 clinics and 1,000 employees. He previously served as vice president, system development at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss., where he led 100 physicians and midlevel providers in a variety of operational settings.
Muns is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), and previously served as president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant with 23 years of service. Muns holds a Master of Public Health in health administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Bachelor of Science in human resource management from Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama.