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About Us

The Mississippi Healthcare Executives Chapter is an organization of professional healthcare executives that represents a wide range of healthcare professionals, executives, consultants, and the faculty and students of healthcare administration programs. We are committed to providing our members timely and relevant educational programs, a forum for professional exchange, and a network for career development and employment opportunities.

2020 Board of Directors

Peyton Warrington , FACHE
Associate Administrator
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi

Kina White, DrPH, FACHE
Director of Community Health Improvement
Mississippi State Department of Health

Courtney Phillips
South Sunflower County Hospital

Northern Region Representative
Luke West
Chief Executive Officer
Relias Healthcare

Central Region Representative
Scott Christensen
Chief Executive Officer
Delta Regional Medical Center

Southern Region Representative
April LaFontaine, FACHE
Chief Administrative Officer
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

Member at Large/Membership Committee Chair
Alania Cedillo, PharmD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
Marion General Hospital

Member At Large/Communication Committee Chair
Alfred D. Faulk III, FACHE
Senior Director of Information Technology
University of Mississippi Medical Center

HEN Faculty Member
Melanie Fortenberry
Director of Health Services Information
Mississippi College

Student Representative
Karen H. Dowling, DHA, FACHE
Chief Ambulatory & Network Operations Officer
Children’s of Mississippi

MHA Representative
Shawn Rossi, FACHE
Vice President of Communication & Member Engagement
Mississippi Hospital Association