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Dear Mississippi Healthcare Executives:

With the new year brings changes—and new roles—and I am excited to begin serving as President of the Mississippi Healthcare Executives. Your Mississippi Healthcare Executives board looks forward to providing a great variety of educational, networking, and service events in 2020. 
The following will be serving on the board for the next two years. Please reach out to any of us to answer any questions or provide suggestions.
Peyton Warrington, FACHE, President
Chandler Ewing, FACHE, CPA, Past-President
Kina White, DrPH, FACHE, President-Elect
Alania Cedillo, PharmD, MPH
Scott Christensen
Karen H. Dowling, FACHE
Alfred D. Faulk, III, FACHE
Melanie Fortenberry
April LaFontaine, FACHE
David A. Muns, MPH, FACHE
Courtney R. Phillips
Shawn Rossi, FACHE
Luke H. West
During November, the Board held a Strategic Planning retreat and established the following goals for 2020-2021:

  • Increase chapter membership by 22 from 349 to 371
  • Increase student membership by 10% bringing it to 41
  • Increase members advancing to Fellow status to 4 or 10%
  • Increase F2F credits offered

 NEW for 2020 is the establishment of several committees that will help us achieve these goals.  We are grateful for these members who are willing to serve:
Membership Committee—Alania Cedilio, Chair
Paul Resultan, Gulfport
Embra Jackson, Jackson
Donna Pritchard, Tupelo
Riazeil Stewart, Jackson
Early Careerist/Advancement—Karen Dowling and Luke West, Co-Chairs
Brad Beattie, Jackson
TJ Adams, Tupelo
Lagarious White, Jackson
Nathan Wise, Jackson
Tom McDougal, Biloxi
Programming/Education—Kina White and Shawn Rossi, Co-Chairs
James Grantham, New Albany
Patricia Mondy, Diamondhead
Amy Smith, Ridgeland
Kevin Stump, Flowood
Communications—Al Faulk, Chair
Cindy Dishongh, Flowood
Susan Slaughter, Hattiesburg
Shawn Rossi, Madison

Thank you for your membership and I look forward to meeting you in 2020! If you need assistance or have suggestions for the board, you can reach me at (662) 636-1064 or

Peyton Warrington
Mississippi Healthcare Executives