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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.

2022 Board of Directors

Mississippi Regent

April LaFontaine, FACHE
Chief Administrative Officer
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport



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



Alania Cedillo, PharmD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
Marion General Hospital


Past President

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



Luke West
Chief Executive Officer
Relias Healthcare


Northern Region Representative

Carmen Cooper-Oguz, DPT, MBA, FACHE
Vice President of Service Line Development/Director of Rehab
North Sunflower Medical Center


Central Region Representative

Kevin Stump
Chief Executive Officer
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency


Southern Region Representative

Vice President Of Marketing and Community Relations
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport


Member at Large/Membership Committee Chair

LaSha Baylis
Health Systems Specialist
South Central VA Network


Member At Large/Communication Committee Chair

Alfred D. Faulk III, FACHE
Senior Director of Information Technology
University of Mississippi Medical Center


Member at Large/Programming Committee Chair

Vickie Skinner, DHA
Director of Continuing Health Professional Education
University of Mississippi Medical Center


Member at Large/Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair

Embra Jackson
Health System Specialist
South Central VA Healthcare Network


HEN Faculty Member

Angela Burrell, PhD, RN
Associate Professor and Department Chair/Doctor of Health Administration Program
University of Mississippi Medical Center


Student Representative

Cole Gaddy
Belhaven University


Secretary/MHA Representative

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