Contact Training Staff

For more information on Training and Events, please contact one of our team members:


Sharniece Hughessharniece

Administrative Analyst

OHR Organization Development



Sharniece Hughes joined the UAMS Organizational Development team in June 2012 as an Administrative Analyst. Sharniece assists the team with coordinating and creating schedules in training tracker, assisting with trainings, managing the budget for the department and leadership institute, and assisting with special projects.


LauraLaura Luce, B.A, M.I.I.M, CMBTI

Senior HR Consultant for Training




Laura Luce joined UAMS OHR in October 2013. She holds a Masters of Intercultural and International Management from the SIT Graduate Institute in VT. She has over 20 years of training, organizational development, facilitation and instructional design experience in higher education, non-profits, and outdoor education. Additionally, she worked internationally as a Peace Corps Volunteer in two countries; then went on to design, implement, and evaluate pre-service training for PCVs in Honduras and Fiji. She has conducted training on topics as diverse as HIV/AIDS prevention, sustainable development, cultural diversity, leadership, youth development, employee performance management, conflict transformation, team building using fantasy based problem solving, and train-the-trainer. Currently, Laura teaches Leading Change and Emotional Intelligence, among others.


michaelMichael Yang, BA

Senior HR Consultant – Training Specialist II 




Michael Yang joined the UAMS Organizational Development team in December 2013. He holds a BA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) in International Studies and a minor in Spanish. In addition, he completed 36 credit hours of graduate coursework in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at UALR. He has eighteen years of experience in higher education, twelve of those years working with students on professional development. He conducts trainings on Professionalism, Customer Service, Emotional Intelligence, Behavioral Interviewing Skills for HR Managers and Conducting Performance Evaluations that Count, among others. Michael also hosts the Brilliant Life Workshop Series.



 SR HR Consultant-Training Specialist II

501- 526-4038


Kevin Huneycutt joined the UAMS Organizational Development team in May 2014. He holds a BA in Speech Communication and an MA in Applied Communication Studies both from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. After completing his master’s degree in communication, he taught Speech Communication 1300 at UALR for three and a half years.  Many of his former students are now employees of UAMS.  In the 2013-14 academic school years he served as the “soft skills” instructor for UALR’s Information Technology minor program.  Kevin has also taught Oral Communication online for East Arkansas Community College.  Some of the trainings he conducts include: Conflict Management, Communication in the Workplace, Leading Effective Meetings, Team Foundations, Developing Others, Generational Diversity and more. Kevin also hosts the OD “Lunch and Learn Series” and the UAMS Police Workplace Violence Series.  He is also Birkman® certified.