Leadership

Board of Directors

Officers:

  • Chairman of the Board: R. Roy Ward
  • President: Rick Carlton, MD
  • Chairman Elect: Al Sage III, JD
  • President Elect: C.J. Chen, MD
  • Vice Chairman: Brian Rippee
  • Vice President: Laura McCalop, DO
  • Treasurer: John Pearson
  • Secretary: Irena McClain, MPH
  • Past Chairman: Sonny Lawson
  • Executive Vice President: Mary D. Fortune

Directors:

  • Suzanna Baker, JD
  • Chuck Bearman, JD
  • Beth Biedenharn
  • Terrence Black
  • Dwayne Blaylock
  • Daniel Bourdeaux
  • Guy Boyll III
  • LeAnne Brewer
  • Jeff Christie
  • Sherry Cook, RN, MSN
  • Lynsey Cumberland, DDS
  • Stan Dickens, FSA, MAAA
  • Naznin Dixit, MD
  • Robert Dozier, Pharm D
  • T. Mark Earl. MD
  • Cynthia Gordon
  • Chris Howard
  • Randy Johns
  • Mark Jones
  • David Joseph
  • Lillian Lien, MD
  • Daniel McCall, MD, MSPH
  • Rod Moore, CPA
  • Charlie Mozingo
  • Paul S. Murphy, JD
  • Marshall Ramsey
  • Larry Ratzlaff
  • Marcie Robertson
  • Ben W. Seale, Jr., MD
  • Sr. Dorothea Sondergrath
  • David Williams, CPA

Advisors:

  • Patty Peck Christie
  • Mike Dickinson, Esq., JD
  • Com. Tom E. King, Jr.
  • David Majure III
  • Con Maloney

Medical Advisors:

  • Michael Borne, MD
  • Leland Gebhart III, MD
  • Jaime Jimenez, MD
  • Jessica Lilley, MD
  • John C. Morrison, MD
  • A. Reagan Schiefer, MD
  • Indira Veerisetty, MD
  • Wayne Woo, MD, CDE

Corporate Sponsors

Platinum Circle of Honors:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Southern Farm Bureau: Casualty Life Insurance Company
  • Ergon, Inc.
  • Patty Peck Honda

Silver Circle of Honors:

  • Merit Health River Oaks

Circle of Honor:

  • Gertrude Ford Foundation
  • Greenbrook Flowers
  • Regions Bank
  • Stuart C. Irby Co.

Senior Management

Mary D. Fortune
Executive Vice President
maryfortune@msdiabetes.org

Irena McClain, MPH
Associate Director
irenamcclain@msdiabetes.org

Tricia B. Boyd
Special Projects Director
triciaboyd@msdiabetes.org

Kaitlan Alford
Communications Coordinator
kaitlan@msdiabetes.org