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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.

2024 Board of Directors


Kevin Stump
President / Chief Executive Officer
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency



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


Past President
Alania Cedillo, PharmD, MPH
South Central Regional Medical Center 

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



Mason Graves
Surgery Revenue Manager
University of Mississippi Medical Center Neurosurgery


Northern Region Representative

Erric Stewart
GI Technician at North Mississippi Medical Center
North Sunflower Medical Center


Central Region Representative

Michael Parnell, PhD, RN, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer
United Healthcare of Mississippi


Southern Region Representative

Mark Studdard, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital


Member-At-Large/Chair of the Membership & Advancement Committee

Susan Slaughter, FACHE
Director of Provider Relations/Practice Development 
Hattiesburg Clinic


Member-At-Large/Chair of the Communication Committee

Chief Executive Officer
North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora


Member at Large/Programming Committee Chair

Laura Rogers-Manton
Employee Education Manager & HR Specialist
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency 


Member at Large/Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair

Zonzie McLaurin, DHA, MPH, BHSA, CEC
Associate Director of Business & Strategic Operations
Mississippi Office of Physician Workforce


Health Education Network Representative

Kendria Lyles, DHA
Assistant Professor in the DHA Program
University of Mississippi Medical Center


Student Representative

Brett Woolwine
Belhaven University


Mississippi Hospital Association Representative

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