Leadership

 Board of Directors

Officers

  • Chairman of the Board: Al Sage III, JD
  • President: Ben W. Seale, Jr., MD
  • Vice Chairmen: Brian Rippee
  • Treasurer: John Pearson
  • Secretary: Irena McClain, MPH
  • Past President: Rick Carlton, MD
  • Past Chair:  Roy Ward
  • Member-at-Large: John C. Morrison, MD
  • Executive Vice President: Mary D. Fortune

Board of Directors

  • Katelyn Armstrong, MSN, FNP, CDE
  • Chuck Bearman, JD
  • Dwayne Blaylock, MHA
  • Michael J. Borne, MD
  • Rick Bosarge, RN
  • Sherry Cook, RN, MSN
  • Kimberly W. Crowder, MD
  • William H. Crowder, MD
  • Stan Dickens, FSA, MAAA
  • Robert Dozier, Pharm D
  • Neelam Goel
  • Chris M. Howard
  • Randy Johns, FLMI, ACS
  • David Joseph
  • Daniel McCall, MD, MSPH
  • Charlie Mozingo
  • Shelia Porterfield, PhD
  • Marshall Ramsey
  • Larry Ratzlaff
  • Brian Rifkin, MD
  • Marcie Robertson
  • Tony Sanders
  • Morgan Schnur
  • William S. Siddall, III, CRPC
  • Candie Simmons
  • Billy Taylor, JD
  • David Williams, CPA

Advisory Board

  • Suzanna Baker, JD
  • Nancy Carpenter
  • Jeff Christie
  • Patty Peck Christie
  • Don Davis
  • Cynthia Gordon
  • Com. Tom E. King, Jr.
  • Con Maloney

Medical Advisory Board

  • Lynsey Cumberland, DDS
  • Naznin Dixit, MD
  • T. Mark Earl, Jr., MD
  • Leland Gebhart III, MD
  • Jaime Jimenez, MD
  • Lillian Lien, MD
  • Jessica S. Lilley, MD
  • Jana Phillips, MD
  • A. Reagan Schiefer, MD
  • Indira Veerisetty, MD
  • Jane-Claire Williams, MD
  • Wayne Woo, MD, CDE

Circle of Honor

Platinum Circle of Honor:

  • Southern Farm Bureau: Casualty Life Insurance Company
  • Ergon, Inc.
  • Patty Peck Honda
  • Corvette Club of Mississippi

Gold Circle of Honor

  • Sanderson Farms

Silver Circle of Honor:

  • Merit Health River Oaks
  • Pearl River Resorts

Circle of Honor:

  • Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
  • Greenbrook Flowers
  • Regions Bank
  • Stuart C. Irby Co.

Senior Management and Staff

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

Ashley Johnson
Regional Coordinator
ashley@msdiabetes.org 

Hannah Byrd
PR & Marketing Coordinator
hannah@msdiabetes.org

Nicki Nichols
PT -Family Community Outreach

Bethany Theilman
PT Office/Graphic Arts/Computer