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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.

2020 Board of Directors

Mississippi Regent

Dave Muns, MPH, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Wesley Medical Center



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



Kina White, DrPH, FACHE
Director of the Office 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