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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



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



Kevin Stump
Chief Executive Officer
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency


Past President

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



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

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


Southern Region Representative

Angela Juzang
Vice President Of Marketing and Community Relations
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport


Member at Large/Membership Committee Chair

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


Member At Large/Communication Committee Chair

James M. Hobson, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Magnolia Regional Health Center


Member at Large/Programming Committee Chair

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


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

Brett Woolwine
Belhaven University


Secretary/MHA Representative

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