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2021 Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual Convention

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Welcome from the MNA President.......................................................................................3

2. Welcome from the Executive Director..................................................................................5

3. Convention Policies and Procedures....................................................................................7

4. Dates to Remember.............................................................................................................9

5. Convention Sessions..........................................................................................................11

6. Convention Speakers

Marsha Stone, JD, LCDC.....................................................................................................19

Thomas Dobbs III, MD, MPH...............................................................................................19

Col. Steven Maxwell, MPA..................................................................................................21

Education Panel: Tammie McCoy, PhD, RN; LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN, BC;

Joan Hendrix, DNP; Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN....................................................................23

Michael Manning, MD........................................................................................................25

Johanna Beeland, MPPA.....................................................................................................25

Board of Nursing Update: Tina Highfill, DNP, FNP-BC, CCM; Brett Thompson-May, JD.........26

Presenters in Alphabetical Order......................................................................................27

7. Research and Educational Initiatives Poster Session..........................................................29

8. Responsibilities of the MNA Board of Directors .................................................................30

9. Candidates for MNA Board of Directors.............................................................................32

10. 2021 Convention Sponsors.................................................................................................40

11. MNA Membership Application..........................................................................................45

12. MNA Political Action Committee........................................................................................46

13. MNA Convention Planning and Provider Unit Committees.................................................47

14. MNF Board of Directors......................................................................................................48

MNF Scholarships and Stipends.........................................................................................49

MNF 2021 Leadership Institute...........................................................................................51

MNF Brick Garden.............................................................................................................52

MNF Coffee Club Application............................................................................................53

MNF Staff ..........................................................................................................................54

15. MNA Board of Directors.....................................................................................................55

16. MNA District Presidents.....................................................................................................56

17. District Map.......................................................................................................................57

18. MNA Staff...........................................................................................................................58

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Dear Nursing Colleagues:

2021 Mississippi NursesAssociation Annual Convention

Welcome from the MNA President

On behalf of the Mississippi Nurses Association’s Board of Directors, I am honored

to welcome you to the Mississippi Nurses Association’s 110th Annual (Virtual)

Convention, Reignite & Reset “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now.”

This year’s virtual convention offers a myriad of learning experiences for

advanced practice registered nurses and registered nurses. During our virtual

convention, more than 40 continuing education hours will be available for you to

access at your convenience beginning October 20, 2021. We are lifelong learners and because of

this year’s virtual platform, we will have many opportunities to participate in sessions addressing

clinical, leadership and trending topics in healthcare.

The 110th MNA House of Delegates (HOD) virtual session will convene on Wednesday, October

20th from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. To those of you who are representing your District at the HOD, I

commend you for your dedication! As a participant at HOD, you are instrumental in determining

the strategic direction of MNA and the next leadership team to the Board of Directors. This year,

the HOD is positioned to elect leaders to four MNA Board positions: President; Treasurer; Director,

Council on Organizational Affairs; and Director, Council on Nursing Education, along with three

members of the Committee on Nominations. The HOD is important to MNA and to the advancement

of the nursing profession. Thank you for being a part of this extraordinary event!

As I approach the end of my presidency, I cannot overstate how privileged and honored I feel to

serve Mississippi’s APRNs and RNs during this unprecedented time. I appreciate the dedication

and commitment of each Board member and the entire MNA staff. Thank you for serving alongside

me. I look forward to “seeing” our extraordinary nurses at the virtual House of Delegates session

and I am thrilled to experience the host of CE opportunities that this convention has made possible.

Sincerely,

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

President

MNA Board of Directors

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Welcome from the Executive Director

Hello Everyone:

Thank you for your participation in this year’s virtual Mississippi Nurses

Association’s Annual Convention! We are pleased to provide you the opportunity

to conveniently “attend” this year’s Convention virtually, without the need to take

time away from your work, travel, or worry about physical distancing. While we

look forward to when we can again meet face to face, we are confident that you

will find that this year’s virtual Convention provides the same blend of contentrich

sessions that you’ve enjoyed with our past in-person conventions.

You make this Convention possible, and we want your experience to be a memorable one. Please

let us know if we can assist you in any way. Whether it’s information on a session, how to access

your continuing education certificates, how to participate in our live virtual Re-Energizing sessions,

information on the easiest way to donate to the MNA Political Action Committee, or how to learn

more about our sponsors and exhibitors at the Ready, Set, Go Expo, we are here to help! Should you

need any assistance, please call us at 601-898-0670 or email us at mna@msnurses.org.

MNA is proud to represent Mississippi’s registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses

across all nursing roles. We know you have a long list of commitments competing for your time, and

we thank you for choosing to participate in the Mississippi NursesAssociation’s virtual Convention

as your source for continuing education!

Sincerely,

Teresa Malone

Executive Director

Mississippi NursesAssociation

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MNA Convention Policies and Procedures

Session Credits & Evaluations:

ON-LINE ONLY:

To receive contact hours for a session, each attendee must: 1) view the entire session, and 2) complete

the evaluation on-line – available 24 hours after registration. Once a session evaluation has been

successfully completed, you will be able to print your certificate for that session – available 24

hours after completing the evaluation.

VIRTUAL SESSIONS:

All available items will be posted to the MNA Website. All presentations are the property of the

presenters, and are not to be duplicated or shared without the permission of the presenter. All

recordings are the property of MNA and unauthorized duplication or sharing is prohibited.

FORCE MAJEURE:

In the event MNA should find it necessary to cancel or postpone the virtual 2021 MNA Annual

Convention in its entirety for any reason, including but not limited to, acts of nature or terrorism,

or other circumstances beyond MNA’s control, MNA’s liability shall be limited to the refund of

registration fees paid to MNA. Should MNA find it necessary to postpone a portion of the virtual

2021 MNA Annual Convention, MNA’s liability shall be limited to a refund of prorated registration

fees paid to MNA.

PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEO:

MNA reserves the right to use any photograph/video of registered attendees, presenters and

sponsors/exhibitors taken at or during any virtual event sponsored by MNA, without the expressed

written permission of those included within the photograph/video. MNA may use the photograph/

video in publications or other media material produced by MNA including but not limited to: paper

and/or electronic brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, promotional

material, social media, websites, etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals, images will not be identified using full names or personal

identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject.

No other person or organization may use, copy, alter or modify MNA photographs, graphics,

videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings.

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Dates to Remember

• Available Fall 2021: NRCME/FMCSA DOT Medical Examiner Course

Online CE

• January 10-18, 2022: Discover Tropical Costa Rica Travel Tour

• February 16-18, 2022: Mississippi Addiction Conference (in conjunction with

Professionals Health Network)

Sheraton Flowood, Flowood, MS

• March 1, 2022: Legislative Nursing Summit

Jackson Convention Complex, Jackson, MS

• April 29-30, 2022: APRN Spring Conference

• October 18-21, 2022: MNA Annual Convention

Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, Biloxi, MS

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Session Title Presenter(s) CE Pharm

Hours

CS Outcome(s)

The Novel Coronavirus: Marsha Stone, JD, LCDC 1

The Impact of COVID in the

Substance Abuse Treatment

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World

Mississippi Health Update Thomas Dobbs, III, MD, MPH 1 0.75 C

Strength Made Through Col. Steven Maxwell, MPA 1 1

Weakness

C

Nursing Education: Rising to Tammie McCoy, PhD, RN; 1

the Challenge During COVID LaDonna Northington, DNS,

RN, BC; and Joan Hendrix,

DNP - Panelists:

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Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN -

Moderator

Recognition of Ulcers Michael Manning, MD 1 0.75 C

Human Trafficking: What to

Know and How to Respond

Mississippi Board of Nursing

Update for RNs

Mississippi Board of Nursing

Update for APRNs

CGMS in the Primary Care

Setting

Stress & Anxiety Medications

Current Recommendations for

Anticoagulation & Cessation in

the Geriatric Population

Education and the Importance

of Colorectal Screening Among

Minority Older Adults

An Atomic Approach to

Change Leadership

Telehealth: Healthcare

Accessibility

When Fatigue Persists:

Rebuilding Metabolic Reserve

Using Lifestyle Medicine

2021 Convention Session List

Johanna Beeland, MPPA,

Deputy Director of

Engagement, MS Attorney

General’s Office

Tina Highfill, DNP, FNP-BC,

CCM & Brett Thompson-

May, JD

Tina Highfill, DNP, FNP-BC,

CCM & Brett Thompson-

May, JD

K.C. Arnold, ANP, ACNP, BC-

ADM, FAANP

Courtney Bennett, DNP,

PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Ellanie Bessonette, MSN,

CCRN, RNFA, AGACNP-BC

Francisca Chime, BSN, FNP-

BC, APRN & Brandy Smith,

DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Chris Collado, MSN, NP-C,

CPNP

Tearsanee Davis, DNP, FNP-

BC, FAANP

Kelly Engelmann, MSN,

FNP-BC, MSMS, FAAFM,

ABAAHP

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Session Title Presenter(s) CE Pharm

Hours

CS Outcome(s)

Provider Documentation Anne Everett, MSN, RN 1 C

Young On-Set Dementia Scott Gibson, MD 1 0.5

Disease

C

COVID-Era Population Health Juanita Graham, DNP, RN, 1

Informatics: Opportunities for FRSPH

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Nursing Practice Innovation

Finding Power of Pose

Angela Gray-Salyers, MA, 1

MS, LPC

C

Pysch Diagnosis &

Rod Green, MSN, RN, 1 1

Management

PMHNP-BC

C

Lymphatic System: Functions Gayle Harrell, MSN, NP-C, 1 0.25

and Some Diseases

CWCN

C

Advocacy for Sexual Child Donna P. Hill, DNP, APRN, 1

Abuse Prevention

NP-C

C

Acne in Skin Color Jasmine Hollinger, MD 1 0.25 C

Tardive Dyskinesia and Amelia Kelley, MSN, APRN, 1 1

Other Movement Disorders: PMHNP

Assessment, Diagnosis, and

C

Management

Innovative Triage and

Emergency Department

Solutions Amidst a Pandemic

Surge

Injectable Therapies for

Osteoporosis

Disaster Readiness in Nursing

De-escalation Training

Tobacco Cessation

Screening and Management of

Depression Across the Lifespan

Controlled Substances Update

Creatively Managing

Transitions: Teaming with APRN

Students to Support Success

Melissa King, DNP, FNP-BC,

ENP-BC

Cynthia Luther, PhD, FNP-

BC. GNP-BC, FAANP

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-

BC, NHDP-BC

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-

BC, NHDP-BC

Ashley McKenzie-Skipper,

MPH, CHES

Janet McMillan, DSN, APRN,

PMHNP-BC

Alice Messer, DNP, RN, FNP-

BC

Ellen P. Moore, DNP, APRN,

AGPCNP-BC &

Terry Ann Sturm, DNP,

APRN, GNP

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Session Title Presenter(s) CE

Hours

Pharm

Pregnancy and COVID Rachel Morris, MD, MS, 1 0.25

FACOG

Geriatric Medicine and Paige Nabors, MSN, RN, 1 1

Prescribing Considerations FNP-C

Ready...Reset...Go!:

Anne Norwood, PhD, FNP- 1 0.25

Assessment, Diagnosis and BC

Management of Common

Pediatric Eye Conditions

PrEP Screening Guidelines &

Medication Interactions with

Antivirals

Pharmacological Options for

Epilepsy

Glucose Monitoring in the

Management of Diabetes

Interviewing for Success

Communication Skills: A

Necessary Component in High

Quality Healthcare

Asthma Update

Poster Session: Research and

Educational Initiatives

Recipe for Health - Cooking

Demonstration

Stress Reduction Art Session

with AllyOops

Relaxing Fun with Color

& Texture with Latitudes

Furniture (1/2 hour session)

Stress Free Holiday Décor with

Latitudes Furniture (1/2 hour

session)

Beverly Oliver, MBA, MSN,

FNP-BC, CHFN

Allyson Palombaro, MSN,

RN, CPNP

Anne Peters, MD - The

France Foundation

Donna Pritchard, MSN, RN,

FNP-BC

Debra Rhinewalt, BSN, RN,

CHPN

1 0.5 0.5

1 0.75

1 0.75 0.5

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1 0.25

Christy Savell, PhD, RN, 1 0.5

CNE, AGPCNP

Various Presenters 1

Re-Ignite Inspiration Sessions

Josie Bidwell, DNP, RN, FNP- 1

BC

Allyson Johnson & Bethany 1

Frazier

Amy Griffin Schrock No CE

Amy Griffin Schrock

No CE

Total Credits 45.5 15.5 4

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2021 CONVENTION SESSION OUTCOMES Outcome Code

Leadership/Scholarship

· Attendees will report enhanced motivation to improve nursing

leadership skills in the areas of patient care, mentor-ship of novice

nurses, and/or clinical scholarship.

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· Attendees will express augmented motivation to participate in education

of either healthcare recipients or education of fellow participants in the

provision of healthcare (student, novice, or expert).

Clinical

· Attendees will express a gain in new evidence-based knowledge for

translation into clinical practice.

C

· Attendees will report a satisfactory review of standards of care for

improvements in clinical practice.

Scholarship

· Attendees will evaluate nursing research presentations for efficacy and

translation to practice.

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· Attendees will express confidence in results presented of nursing

research with intent to use in practice.

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CONVENTION SPEAKERS

The Novel Coronavirus: The Impact of COVID in the

Substance Abuse Treatment World

Marsha Stone, JD, LCDC

Marsha Stone, a world-renowned speaker, visionary, and respected leader in the

field of addiction recovery, serves as the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of BRC

Healthcare. Having previously served as Chief Executive Officer of BRC Recovery,

Marsha has been responsible for the growth, development, and founding of each

of the BRC Family of Programs which covers the entire continuum and all levels

of care. With her leadership, BRC Recovery has expanded its pioneer reputation

and lives fully into its purpose of Bringing Real Change to the face of addiction

for over 13 years.

Marsha regularly speaks at top industry conferences around the world and frequently appears on

various media outlets including A&E Intervention, Dr. Phil, and The Doctors. Marsha integrates her

own battle and triumph over addiction into providing the most effective and quality rehabilitative

programming possible to those struggling with addictive disorders.

Marsha holds a Juris Doctorate with the distinction of Academic Excellence from North Carolina

Central University, a Bachelor of Arts in English from Elizabeth City State University, and is a

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas.

MS Health Update

Thomas Dobbs, III, MD, MPH

Dr. Thomas Dobbs serves as the State Health Officer with the Mississippi State

Department of Health (MSDH). Dr. Dobbs previously served at MSDH for many

years in the roles of State Epidemiologist, Deputy State Health Officer, and District

Health Officer.

Dr. Dobbs holds a Doctorate of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from the

University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine

and Infectious Diseases. Prior to joining the MSDH, he worked as an Internal

Medicine and Infectious Disease physician in Laurel and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dr. Dobbs has

experience in public health, private practice, hospital administration, and academics.

Dr. Dobbs is a member of the Mississippi State Medical Association, the Infectious Diseases Society

of America and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.

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CONVENTION SPEAKERS

Strength Made Through Weakness

Steven Maxwell, MPA

Colonel Steven Maxwell serves as the Director of the Mississippi Bureau of

Narcotics. He has over 25 years of law enforcement public service as an Agent

of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. His leadership and management roles

with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics include Group Supervisor of Special

Operations, Captain of Special Operations, Captain of the Hattiesburg District,

Captain of the Jackson Enforcement Team, Major of the Central Region, Major of

the Southern Region, Lieutenant Colonel of Enforcement, Deputy Director, and

most recently, Interim Director of MBN prior to his appointment as Director.

Colonel Maxwell has received numerous accolades, including the MBN Claude Stuckey Award,

which was presented for a sustained and superior record of service. Colonel Maxwell was also the

recipient of the MBN Director’s Award, presented for outstanding performance and contributions

in furtherance of the Agency’s mission. He holds an Associate’s Degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast

Community College, Bachelor’s Degree in Corrections from Langston University, Master’s Degree

in Public Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and post graduate studies

in Criminal Justice. Colonel Maxwell is a graduate of the FBI 252nd National Academy Class, and

served as an adjunct faculty member of William Carey University from 2013-2018.

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CONVENTION SPEAKERS

Education Panel

Tammie McCoy, PhD, RN

Dr. Tammie McCoy has been a nurse for over 36 years and has extensive

experience in emergency, flight, and home health nursing. She received a

BA, BSN, MSN, and PhD in Higher Education Leadership from the University

of Mississippi. She has been a faculty member at Mississippi University for

Women since 1999.

Dr. McCoy currently is serving as Dean of the College of Nursing and Health

Sciences. In her role as Dean, she has oversight of the ASN, BSN, Graduate Nursing, Speech

Language Pathology and Health & Kinesiology Departments along with the Campus Health Center.

Dr. McCoy was chosen to serve on the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Safe Start

Taskforce and has been instrumental in Contact Tracing and the work of The W’s Campus Renewal

Taskforce. A proven leader and facilitator, Dr. McCoy has collaborated with numerous constituent

groups across the campus as well as across the state to implement innovative measures aimed

at ensuring the campus is as safe as possible for the faculty, staff and students during a global

pandemic. Likewise, through her focused efforts, she was successful in advocating for and

procuring the needed supplies to allow the nursing programs to continue face to face classroom

and clinical instruction.

LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN, BC

Dr. LaDonna Northington is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for

the UMMC School of Nursing. During her distinguished tenure at the SON,

Dr. Northington has served in various leadership roles, including as an

undergraduate program director and assistant dean. Dr. Northington earned

her BSN and MSN from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, and her

DNS with an emphasis in Child Health Nursing and Consultation from Louisiana

State University. Dr. Northington’s past clinical practice has been in critical care,

primarily pediatrics, but also adult ICU and ER. Currently she also works part time in a pediatric

ambulatory clinic.

Dr. Northington has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a renowned

presenter on the subjects of pediatric patient care, education and research. Dr. Northington is a

member of multiple professional organizations, and has held several leadership roles in these

organizations, including serving on the Mississippi Nurses Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr.

Northington is currently the President of the Society of Pediatric Nurses.

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CONVENTION SPEAKERS

Joan Hendrix, DNP

Dr. Joan Hendrix currently serves as the Associate Vice President for the School

of Nursing and Health Professions at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Dr. Hendrix is a registered nurse credentialed in 1987 and 1992 with the BSN

and MSN degrees respectively; and thereafter earned the DNP degree, in 2011,

from Samford University. Pursuing a career in nursing academia, in 1991, after

only five years of service as a cardiac acute-care nurse, Dr. Hendrix has served

as faculty, program/team leader, department chair, and dean over the course of

30 years. She currently oversees and administers over 800 students, nearly 60

faculty, staff, and administrators, and several allied health professions, non-credit health-related

short-term courses, and a practical and associate degree dual option nursing program offering

multiple entry and exit pathways for pre-licensure and transitional students. She works with several

community organizations and boards and is passionate about teaching and learning, student and

faculty development, and program success.

MODERATOR

Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN

Dr. Tomekia Luckett is an experienced nurse, and nurse educator. She has

served as an educator in a variety of nursing education programs for licensed

practical nursing through doctoral.

Dr. Luckett earned an Associate’s Degree from Southwest MS Community College,

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from William Carey University, and a Doctor

of Philosophy Degree in Nursing Leadership from the University of Southern

Mississippi. Dr. Luckett is an assistant professor of nursing at William Carey University.

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CONVENTION SPEAKERS

Recognition of Ulcers

Michael Manning, MD

Dr. Michael Manning is the owner and founder of the Mississippi Vein Institute

in Madison which specializes in the outpatient treatment of varicose veins,

spider veins, and venous ulcerations. After receiving his medical degree from

the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Michael Manning completed

his anesthesia and interventional pain residency at what is considered among

the top anesthesia programs in the country, Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, North

Carolina.

Dr. Manning began his aesthetic training with Dr. Bruce Katz at the world renowned Juva Skin and

Laser Center in Manhattan, NY and was trained in the management of venous disorders by Dr. John

Kingsley - an international authority on vein disorders, at the Alabama Vascular and Vein Center in

Birmingham, AL. He is board certified in Phlebology and Anesthesiology.

Dr. Manning practiced anesthesia at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson for over 13 years. He has a

tradition of leadership, having served as president of Physicians Anesthesia Group at St. Dominic’s

Hospital and the Mississippi Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Manning also instituted the pain

program at Methodist Hospital.

Human Trafficking: What to Know and How to Respond

Johanna Beeland, MPPA

Johanna Beeland is a native of Brandon, Mississippi, having grown up on the

Reservoir. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of

Arts degree in both Political Science and Communication, followed by a Master

of Public Policy and Administration degree.

Johanna currently works for Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, where she

holds the position of Deputy Director of Engagement for the Public Education and

Community Engagement Division. Johanna also serves as the Human Trafficking

Program Manager for the agency.

Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Johanna served as the Senior Marketing Specialist

for the Mississippi Treasurer’s Office in the College Savings Policy Division. She brings with her

a background not only in state government but city government as she served as Liaison to the

Mayor of Starkville prior to her return to Jackson.

Johanna now resides in Jackson, Mississippi.

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CONVENTION SPEAKERS

Board of Nursing Update

Tina Highfill, DNP, FNP-BC, CCM

Dr. Tina Highfill serves as Director of Advanced Practice and Licensure for the

Mississippi Board of Nursing. She has over 34 years’ experience as a registered

nurse in multiple areas of practice including a certification in case management.

She has 20 years’ experience as family nurse practitioner and previous clinic

owner. She has served as a member of the Health Affairs Committee and Advanced

Practice Committee for the Mississippi Nurses Association and on the board of

directors for Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Highfill received

her Associate degree from Northwest Community College, Bachelor and Master

of Science degrees from the Mississippi University for Women, and a DNP from Chamberlain

University.

Brett Thompson-May, JD

Brett Thompson-May has served the Mississippi Board of Nursing as General

Counsel for over thirteen years. She received her Bachelor of Arts with distinction

and induction into the Hall of Fame from the University of Mississippi. She

obtained her Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law, and has

been a practicing attorney for 17 years. Brett has been appointed to numerous

national and state bar health and nursing related committees, is an adjunct

professor and currently serves as Co-Chair to the National Council State Boards

of Nursing Compact Rules Committee. She is an instructor for investigation training for the CLEAR

organization and NCSBN BONIT and has been a featured speaker for both National and State healthrelated

Conferences. Brett was recognized as a 2019 Leaders in Law from the Mississippi Business

Journal for her work in developing the Mississippi Nurse Voluntary Program for the Board.

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CONVENTION SPEAKERS

K.C. Arnold, ANP,

ACNP, BC-ADM,

FAANP

Johanna Beeland,

MPPA

Courtney Bennett,

DNP, PMHNP-BC,

FNP-BC

Ellanie Bessonette,

MSN, CCRN, RNFA,

AGACNP-BC

Josie Bidwell, DNP,

RN, FNP-BC

Francisca Chime,

BSN, FNP-BC,

APRN

Chris Collado,

MSN, NP-C, CPNP

Tearsanee Davis,

DNP, FNP-BC,

FAANP

Kelly Engelmann,

MSN, FNP-BC,

MSMS, FAAFM,

ABAAHP

Anne Everett,

MSN, RN

Scott Gibson, MD

Juanita Graham,

DNP, RN, FRSPH

Angela Gray-

Salyers, MA, MS,

LPC

Rod Green, MSN,

RN, PMHNP-BC

Gayle Harrell,

MSN, FNP, NP-C,

CWCN

Donna P. Hill, DNP,

APRN, NP-C

Jasmine Hollinger,

MD

Allyson Johnson & Bethany Frazier

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CONVENTION SPEAKERS

Melissa King, DNP,

FNP-BC, ENP-BC

Cynthia Luther,

PhD, FNP-BC.

GNP-BC, FAANP

Carl Mangum,

PhD, PMHNP-BC,

NHDP-BC

Ashley McKenzie-

Skipper, MPH,

CHES

Janet McMillan,

DSN, APRN,

PMHNP-BC

Alice Messer,

DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Ellen P. Moore,

DNP, APRN,

AGPCNP-BC

Rachel Morris,

MD, MS, FACOG

Paige Nabors,

MSN, RN, FNP-C

Anne Norwood,

PhD, FNP-BC

Beverly Oliver,

MBA, MSN, FNP-

BC, CHFN

Allyson

Palombaro, MSN,

RN, CPNP

Anne Peters,

MD - The France

Foundation

Donna-Pritchard,

MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Debra Rhinewalt,

BSN, RN, CHPN

Christy Savell,

PhD, RN, CNE,

AGPCNP

Terry Ann Sturm,

DNP, APRN, GNP

Various Presenters

Research and

Educational

Initiatives Poster

Session

Amy Griffin Schrock

Non CE Re-ignite

Inspiration Session

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Poster Session

RESEARCH & EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

Don’t Miss This Opportunity!!

A virtual poster session designed to provide you an opportunity to explore innovative strategies

and research that are enhancing clinical, patient, and educational outcomes through evidencebased

nursing practice. Authors will provide a virtual explanation of their projects.

Council on Nursing Research

Director:

Ashley Krebs, PhD, RN, CHSE

Members:

Vicki Bingham, PhD, RN, CPE

Juanita Graham, DNP, RN, FRSPH

Addie Herrod, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

John Hodnett, Jr., DNP, M.Ed, RN, LPC

Alena Groves, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Beverly Oliver, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC

Donna Pritchard, MSN, RN, CFNP

Jennifer Robinson, PhD, RN

Mary Stewart, PhD, RN

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Responsibilities of the MNA Board of Directors

President ..............................................................................Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

The President, elected at each odd-year convention, serves for a two-year term.

• Presides at Board of Directors’ meetings and the MNA House of Delegates

• Represents the Association in all official matters

• Serves as a representative to the American NursesAssociation Membership Assembly

• Appoints committees and the members of same with the approval of the Board of Directors

• Keeps the Board of Directors informed on matters of importance to the Association

• Reports activities of the Board of Directors to the Membership

Vice President ........................................... Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NHDP-BC

The Vice President, elected at each even-year convention, serves for a two-year term. The Vice

President is responsible for activities related to membership which include, but is not limited

to, recruitment, retention, and member services. Additionally, the Vice President presides in the

absence of the President.

Secretary ................................................. Beverly Oliver, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC, CHFN

The Secretary, elected at each even-year convention, serves for a two-year term. The Secretary

is responsible for record keeping and reporting of meetings to MNA; embossing signature as

required on documents to meet official requirements; and performing other duties as is usual and

customary to the office.

Treasurer .............................................................. Gayle Harrell, MSN, NP-C, CWCN

The Treasurer, elected at each odd-year convention, serves for a two-year term. The Treasurer

works with the Finance Committee and the Executive Director in running the financial affairs of the

Association.

Director, Council on Advanced Practice ..... Courtney Bennett, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

The Director of the Council on Advanced Practice, elected at each even-year convention, serves for

a two-year term. The Director shall be concerned with issues related to the advanced practice nurse

including federal and state legislation and government policy, scope and standards of advanced

practice nursing and the ethical and legal aspects of advanced practice nursing.

Director, Council on Health Affairs................. Alena Groves, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ONP-C

The Director of the Council on Health Affairs, elected at each even-year convention, serves for a

two-year term. The Council on Health Affairs is responsible for assisting with activities relating to:

the relevant, scientific and educational development and changes in health needs and practices

and delivery systems; state and national affairs, legislation, and policies; and serves as liaison with

other health organizations for the advancement of health care.

Director, Council on Nursing Education ............................... Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN

The Director of the Council on Nursing Education, elected at each odd-year convention, serves for

a two-year term. This Council is specifically responsible for recommending continuing education

policy and revisions to the Board of Directors. The Director is responsible for meeting with the

Provider Unit, a standing committee under the Council on Nursing Education.

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Director, Council on Nursing Practice ........................... Paige Nabors, MSN, RN, FNP-C

The Director of the Council on Nursing Practice, elected at each even-year convention, serves for a

two-year term. The Director shall be concerned with advancing the practice of nursing which relate

to the scope of standards of nursing practice; the ethical and legal aspects of nursing practice; the

practice of individual nurses; and the trends for improvement of health care with nursing practice

implications.

Director, Council on Nursing Research ............................ Ashley Krebs, PhD, RN, CHSE

The Director of the Council on Nursing Research, elected at each even-year convention, serves

for a two-year term. This Council is concerned with advancing the profession of nursing through

MNA sponsored activities which relate to the improvement of health care; social, scientific, and

educational changes in health needs; protection of human subjects through established standards,

and methods in research; research promotions; and the development of theory and dissemination

of findings.

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs ............................. Sandra Arnold, MSN, RN

The Director of the Council on Organizational Affairs, elected at each odd-year convention, serves

for a two-year term. The Council on Organizational Affairs is responsible for assisting with activities

that relate to the growth and maintenance of the organization including the Annual Convention.

The Council is composed of the committees on Bylaws, Convention Planning, and Awards.

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Candidates for MNA Board of Directors

The Virtual House of Delegates for the 110th Mississippi NursesAssociation Convention will elect

two Board officers, two Council Directors, and three members of the Committee on Nominations,

during a virtual one-day session, Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The delegates will elect the

President, Treasurer, Directors for the Councils on Nursing Education, and Organizational Affairs,

and three members of the Committee on Nominations. Six candidates have declared for the MNA

Board of Directors. Nominations may also be made from the floor.

President

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NHDP-BC....................................................................(District 13)

Treasurer

Gayle Harrell, MSN, NP-C, CWCN.................................................................................(District 13)

Director, Council on Nursing Education

Beverly Russell, MSN, RN...............................................................................................(District 25)

Deloris Slade, DNP, FNP-BC.............................................................................................(District 7)

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs

Sandra “Sandi” Arnold, MSN, RN.....................................................................................(District 7)

Committee on Nominations

Shasta Pickens, BSN, RN...................................................................................................(District 8)

The Board positions shall each serve a term of office for two years. He/she will assume the duties of

the position at the close of the annual HOD meeting.

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POSITION OF PRESIDENT

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NHDP-BC

Biographical Profile: Dr. Carl Mangum is an Associate Professor and Director of the Psychiatric

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track at the University of Mississippi

Medical Center’s School of Nursing, and he is running for the office of

President of the Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA). An active MNA

member for over twenty years, he currently serves as Vice President

of MNA, and has previously served as Treasurer (2018 to 2019), as

well as Vice President (2007 to 2011). He is likewise honored to have

served as a delegate to the MNA House of Delegates during numerous

conventions, as well as a delegate to the American Nurses Association

(ANA) Membership Assembly five times. He has also had the privilege

of serving on the Professional Advisory Board and the Board of Directors

of the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi.

Dr. Mangum has been a registered nurse for 26 years and a nurse

practitioner for 7 years. He has taught nursing for 21 years at UMMC

and worked at Mississippi State Hospital and Mississippi Baptist Medical

Center prior to that.

Dr. Mangum strongly believes in MNA and what it does for the nurses

and citizens of Mississippi.

Statement of Intent:

I am Carl Mangum, and I am running for President of the Mississippi

Nurses Association (MNA). I am a 20+ year member of MNA, and I believe

in the power of the nurse and of this organization.

I currently serve as Vice President of MNA and am very involved in many

aspects of our operations. I serve and have served in many leadership

positions throughout my career. With the pandemic starting to be behind

us, it was an honor to deploy with and lead teams with the National

Disaster Medical System (NDMS) to Federal Quarantine Stations in

Maryland and Wisconsin. We served in several roles from patient care

to infection control and hazmat. I have also served as the Chairperson of

the Faculty Organization at the UMMC School of Nursing for six years.

I bring 26 years of experience of nursing here in Mississippi. I have served

in several different levels at the State and national levels. I have worked

as a staff nurse, supervisor, nurse manager, and nurse practitioner and

I understand the issues facing us. I will work to try to solve issues and

move us forward. My objectives are as follows:

Objective 1: Ensure inclusion continues to be part of all aspects of MNA.

Objective 2: Continue to build on nurses being appointed and serving

on State and national boards and advisory committees, to ensure that the

voice of nursing can be heard, and our valuable input can be received.

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POSITION OF TREASURER

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Objective 3: Support all nurses in Mississippi so they can work at their

highest level of education and training unencumbered.

Objective 4: Continue to support the mental health of our nurses.

It would be an honor to serve as your President and I humbly request

your support.

Gayle Harrell, MSN, NP-C, CWCN

Biographical Profile: After graduating from nursing school over 20 years ago, Gayle joined

MNA and started her commitment of volunteering. She has served

MNA in numerous ways: State and national delegate, Board Treasurer

and President. In addition, she has served as a contributing member

on the following committees: Awards, Advanced Practice, and Finance.

She gained valuable knowledge and experience serving as a Fellow to

Senator Thad Cochran. She has participated in the analyses and decisions

to make MNA financially stable. She served as the MNA Treasurer for

5 years, managed two financially successful wound care clinics, owns

and operates her own business, currently serves on the board of a

multi-million dollar health care business and has served on non-profit

organization finance committees. These experiences have provided her

with the tools to continue to serve in the Treasurer role. She would be

proud to serve MNA for two more years.

Statement of Intent:

If elected as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors, I plan to fulfill the

duties of this office to the best of my ability. With my previous years of

experience serving as a past Treasurer and President of the MNA Board

of Directors, and as a successful business owner, I understand that the

financial stability of MNA is vitally important. I have the knowledge and

understanding to interpret financial statements, investments, and cash

flow, and have experience in providing reports to the House of Delegates,

the Board of Directors, and the membership. I will enlist other members

to assist by becoming a member on the Finance Committee. I will work

in tandem with the executive director and the Board of Directors with

planning strategic ways to manage the budget to accomplish the goals

of MNA while maintaining financial stability.

My extensive experience serving as a past Treasurer and President

of MNA along with my many years as a business owner will allow

me to continue the duties of Treasurer without the need to learn the

many aspects of the position. While it often takes up to a year to really

understand any new role, I will be ready on day one, based on my prior

experience, to assume this responsibility. My experience and leadership

skills will help me to assist the Board in moving MNA forward on solid

financial footing. A Treasurer must not only be proficient with numbers,

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but must be ethical and honest in dealing with others. I am proud to say

that I have these qualities and am willing and able to serve MNA and its

membership. It would be an honor for me to serve as Treasurer and I

would appreciate your support.

POSITION OF DIRECTOR, COUNCIL ON NURSING EDUCATION

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Beverly Russell, MSN, RN

Biographical Profile: Beverly Russell serves as the nurse manager for nephrology, dialysis, and

COVID ICU at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Beverly

has nursing experience in pediatrics, nephrology, medical-surgical,

clinical education, and nursing leadership. Beverly has served as the

Nurse Executive Chair for the Shared Governance Practice Council for

the past two years, a member of the NMMC PICC team since 2015, and

previously served as the Chair for the Nurse Educator Council.

Beverly earned her BSN from the Mississippi University for Women, an

MSN from the University of North Alabama, and is currently working on

her DNP with additional education courses from Samford University.

Beverly has recently accepted the role of lecturer for the Anderson

College of Nursing at the University of North Alabama.

Statement of Intent:

I would like to express my intent for the Director of the Council of Nursing

Education. As a member of ANA, MNA, and ANNA I recognize the need

for membership involvement in the association. I hope to bring a fair

and open-minded perspective to the board and education council to

help serve the association collectively.

Through my nine years of nursing experience, I have developed strong

leadership, communication, creative, and analytical skills that I feel are

an asset to this position. It is my goal to provide meaningful continuing

education through courses that will increase knowledge and inspire

innovative thinking for nurses throughout our state.

As a member of the board, I hope to help shape and develop ideas and

discussions that promote education and knowledge for nursing practice.

The continued education and valued courses that are made available to

all members of MNA are due in large part to the hard work and dedication

of the Board of Directors. Finally, I hope to be in a position to serve the

members of MNA and all nurses across our state. I truly appreciate your

consideration.

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Deloris Slade, DNP, FNP-BC

Biographical Profile: Dr. Deloris Slade has served MNA for more than 15 years. Her initial

participation was as a district member and Second Vice-President of

District VII before joining the Provider Unit. Eventually becoming Co-

Chair, she improved her knowledge of ANCC standards and requirements,

ensuring accredited offerings. Dr. Slade was originally appointed in 2012

to complete a term of a resigning Board member. During the time she

served as the Director for Council on Education, educational offerings

to registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses around

the state were increased from two per year, to an average of two per

month. One focus during this time was to broaden the scope of topics

included in CE offerings to include child abuse, human trafficking,

homelessness, and focusing on nurses’ self-care and mentoring. After

her term as Director of the Council on Education, she continues to serve

on the Provider Unit as Co-Chair.

Statement of Intent:

I would be honored to serve the nurses of Mississippi in the position of

Director, Council on Education, bringing the same drive and initiative as

my previous term. If elected, I will be resolute in my actions to ensure

that I serve the nurses of Mississippi with professionalism, and will be

dedicated to working with nurses and stakeholders to provide the highest

quality continuing education offerings to meet the needs of nurses.

The current state of healthcare has made the responsibilities of nurses

everywhere highly visible. As a leader for MNA in the area of continuing

education, I will diligently pursue opportunities to showcase Mississippi

nurse experts as well as seek out national nursing leaders to educate and

encourage the nurses of Mississippi in educational opportunities. I will

duly discharge the tasks of the Council on Education, while looking for

opportunities to increase the efficiency and quality of each continuing

education offering and meeting. As in my previous position on the Board,

and current position on the Education Council, it is my intent to increase

the visibility of MNA throughout the state, enabling nurses to easily be

involved with the organization and have access to the support that MNA

provides to the nurses of Mississippi.

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POSITION OF DIRECTOR, COUNCIL ON ORGANIZATIONAL AFFAIRS

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

Sandra “Sandi” Arnold, MSN, RN

Biographical Profile: Sandra (Sandi) Arnold is a registered nurse from Petal, MS. She is

employed at Hattiesburg Clinic as the Director of Clinical Education and

currently serving MNA as the Director of the Council on Organizational

Affairs (2019 to current). She has previously served as MNA Secretary

(2015 through 2018), and before that as MNA Director of the Council on

Nursing Practice (2011 through 2015).

During her nursing career of 37 years, Sandi has also served as a staff

nurse, nurse manager, and satellite director during employment stints

with Rush Hospital in Meridian, MS and St. David’s Community Hospital

in Austin, Texas. She started her nursing career with an ADN from

Meridian Community College and then received a BSN and later an MSN

in nursing education from William Carey University.

Sandi’s professional affiliations include MNA, Sigma Theta Tau - Upsilon

Theta Chapter, National League for Nursing, Medical Group Management

Association, the Nurse Advisory Council for William Carey University

and Pearl River Community College and the National Association of Drug

Diversion Investigators (NADDI). She is also a member of Carterville

Baptist Church in Petal, Mississippi, where she and her husband, Ricky

serve on several committees.

Statement of Intent:

Having served in various Board positions over the past several years,

I feel I have gained a deep understanding and appreciation for how

each position on the MNA Board plays an essential role in the successful

accomplishments of the organization. As a part of this great team of

professionals, I have learned and grown so much in my career and am

proud of the progress and many successes MNA has achieved. I humbly

ask for your support to allow me to continue serving as your Director of

the Council on Organizational Affairs.

As you all know, this past year brought forth many challenges to the

nursing profession and healthcare as a whole. I am proud to say through

the midst of the COVID pandemic, MNA was successful in hosting the

first virtual convention in our history. Our MNA Executive Director, staff,

Convention Planning Committee, and the Provider Unit worked together

diligently to create a virtual convention with the depth and scope of

essential knowledge that reached all levels of interest. The virtual House

of Delegates was another success story, where vital information was

disseminated and discussed, important resolutions presented, voted on

and passed, and the necessary business of the organization conducted

as usual despite the inability to meet face to face.

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COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS

Candidates who have qualified for this position:

If I am so fortunate to be re-elected as Director of Organizational Affairs

of MNA, I pledge to continue working closely with our Board members,

our President, and our Executive Director and staff to help move MNA

forward. ln this role, I commit my full support for the Committee on

Bylaws, Policies, and Resolutions, the Committee on Convention Planning

and the Committee on Awards and Recognitions. My goal is to help grow

and maintain MNA's membership by working to increase the number of

professional nurses and vendors to Convention and other MNA events

throughout the year. I feel strongly we need input and involvement by

nurses from every role of nursing, from every corner of our great State

to help achieve this goal. ln addition to taking advantage of the broad

and varied experience base our seasoned nurse population provides,

I believe we need to find ways to engage the newer nurses of our

profession to ensure we develop and maintain a strong leadership base

and are well-positioned for the future. These new nurses are our future

leaders and voice. By working together, we can move mountains.

If I am so fortunate to be re-elected as Director of Organizational Affairs

of MNA, I pledge to commit the time and effort needed to fulfill the

obligations of this position and I will continue to serve MNA in a positive,

professional manner. Thank you for the work you do to improve health

care and for your continued commitment and involvement to MNA. You

are truly the nurse's voice through MNA and together, we can make a

difference for all nurses in Mississippi! I ask for your support in giving

me the privilege to continue serving as the Director of Organizational

Affairs.

Shasta Pickens, BSN, RN

Biographical Profile: Shasta Pickens, BSN, RN, is eager to run for a position on the Mississippi

NursesAssociation Nominations Committee. As a committee member,

she would like to find creative ways to improve the nurses here in

Mississippi. Empowering nurses and future nurses is one of the greatest

things the Mississippi NursesAssociation consists of. She plans to use

the knowledge gained in her 15+ years of nursing in pediatric, medical

surge, critical care, and geriatric care to help Mississippi nurses move

forward. Change can oftentimes be scary, but for us to make a difference

in the lives of our patients today we must remain educated and prepared

to withstand whatever we may endure as nurses. She will work diligently

to hear the concerns of the nurses in Mississippi and give her finest effort

to improve the system.

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Statement of Intent:

I am delighted to be considered to run for office for the Mississippi

NursesAssociation. With this nomination, I am hoping to gain knowledge

that I am able to take back to my community and implement for better

healthcare for Mississippi. My goal is to help the pediatric patients in

Mississippi have the knowledge to make healthier choices and prevent

chronic care diseases at an early age. While holding a position in office,

it will be important to me to do the work necessary to make nurses in

Mississippi have the opportunity to be heard. Changes in policies are

needed to help move Mississippi into better healthcare systems for

healthcare workers and the patients. Patients are the reason we are able

to be nurses, so we must work and do our best to show them that we care.

I am looking forward to working with you.

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CONVENTION SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

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CONVENTION SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

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CONVENTION SPONSORS

DIAMOND SPONSORS

at Gulfport

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CONVENTION SPONSORS

DIAMOND SPONSORS

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CONVENTION SPONSORS

RUBY SPONSORS

EMERALD SPONSORS

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Special Thanks

to the Provider Unit Committee and the Convention Planning Committee

members for their dedication in planning a great 2021 Annual Convention!

Provider Unit Committee

Director, Council on Education:

Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN

Chairpersons:

Marilyn Ellis, MSN, ANP-BC

Deloris Slade, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Members:

Amber Arnold, DNP, RN

Mary Helen Connor, BSN, MPH, MCHES

Becky Dorough, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Anne Everett, PhD, RN

Bettye Logan, MSN, RN, CFNP

Lora Jenkins-Lonidier, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC,

FNP-BC, CCRN

Cynthia Luther, PhD, AGNP, FNP

Tammie McCoy, PhD, RN

Janet McMillan, DSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Paige Nabors, MSN, RN, FNP-C

LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN, BC

Convention Planning Committee

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs:

Sandra “Sandi” Arnold, MSN, RN

Chairperson:

Teresa Stanford, DNP, RN, FNP

Members:

Michelle Atkinson, DNP, RN

Bess Blackwell, MSN, RN

Sandra Coleman, RN

Mary Crump, DrPh, MPH, MSN, RN

Becky Dorough, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Anne Everett, PhD, RN

Sarah Howell, MSN, RN

Alicia Ishee, BSN

Alice Messer, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

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Board Members 2021-2022

Executive Committee

Alicia Lundstrom, PhD, RN,

CNE

President

William Carey University

Term 2021-2024

Turry Flucker, MA

Treasurer

Mississippi Arts Commission

Term 2019-2022

Debbie Allen, MSN, RN

Vice President

Delta State University

Term 2021-2022

Melissa Temple, PhD, MSN,

RN

Secretary

Southwest Mississippi

Community College

Term 2019-2022

At Large Members

Steve Brantley, MHSA, M.Ed.

At Large

Complete Physical Therapy

Term 2019-2022

Joan Hendrix, DNP, RN

At Large

MS Gulf Coast Community

College

Term 2021-2024

Bobbie W. Loveless, DNP,

RN, CNE

At Large

Western Governors University

Term 2019-2022

Terry G. Coffey, M.Ed.

At Large

Retired Educator

Term 2019-2022

Deborah Hodges, CPA

At Large

Prichard, Dewberry &

Hodges, PC

Term 2019-2022

Donna Pritchard, FNP, MSN

At Large

North MS Medical Center

Term 2019-2022

Karen Sicard, BSN, RN

At Large

William Carey University

Term 2021-2024

Audwin Fletcher, PhD, FNP,

FAAN

At Large

UMMC School of Nursing

Term 2019-2022

Melanie Jones, PhD, RN

At Large

Meridian Community College

Term 2021-2024

Leigh Ann Puckett, DNP

At Large

MS University for Women

Term 2021-2024

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The Mississippi Nurses Foundation Scholarships

and Stipends for 2021/2022

Georgia B. Hall Award of Excellence $2,000

Submission deadline is November 12, 2021

Open date - September 1st

Hiawatha and Eunice Northington Memorial Scholarship $1,000

Submission deadline is November 19, 2021

Open date - October 1st

Arthur L. Davis Scholarly Writing $1,000

Submission deadline is December 3, 2021

Open date - October 1st

Brantley-Fletcher Award of Hope Book Scholarship $250

Submission deadline is December 10, 2021

Open date - October 1st

Nurse Oneita Dongieux Scholarship $500

Submission deadline is February 4, 2022

Open date - December 1st

Betty Dickson Health Policy Scholarship up to $2,000

Submission deadline is February 4, 2022

Open date - December 1st

Martha Douglas Memorial Scholarship $1,000

Submission deadline is February 11, 2022

Open date - December 1st

MNF School of Nursing Scholarship $1,000

Submission deadline is March 11, 2022 – Contact your School of Nursing

Open date - January 1st

Car Tag Stipends $5,000

Submission deadline is June 10, 2022

Open date - April 1st

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Dr. Marcia Rachel Excellence in Leadership Award $1,000

Submission deadline is July 8, 2022

Open date - May 1st

Lane-Ware Graduate Mental Health Nursing Scholarship - $1,000

Submission deadline is July 8, 2022

Open date - May 1st

Eileen S. & Earl C. Whittemore Advance Practice/Nurse Practitioner Award $2,500

Submission deadline is July 8, 2022

Open date - May 1st

MS Nurses Foundation PhD Research Grants up to $10,000

Submission deadline is July 8, 2022

Open date - May 1st

Please visit www.msnursesfoundation.com or call (601) 898-0850 for additional information.

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MNF 2021 Leadership Institute

The Mississippi Nurses Foundation concluded its 7th Leadership Institute with some dynamic nurse

leaders throughout the State. Participants were given the opportunity to network and experience

hands-on learning to enhance their leadership skills. Each participant will have the opportunity to

attend the Mississippi Nurses Association Annual Convention, to continue learning and growing as

great leaders. Please join me in congratulating the following nurse leaders.

Jeane Camille Beals

Sonya Benson

Lacey Blessitt

Patrice Donald

Tonsha Emerson

Delores Gail Gunn

Jameilya Howell

Cassie Montgomery

Paige Nabors

Laura Jane Nail

Beverly Russell

North East Mississippi Community College

VA Medical Center Jackson

Alcorn State University

University of Mississippi Medical Center

East Mississippi Community College

Anderson Regional Health Systems

Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare Administration

Delta Regional Medical Center

North Mississippi Medical Center

Vigilant Health

North Mississippi Medical Center

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Coffee Club Application

The Mississippi Nurses Foundation Coffee Club was started in April 2009 with the support of Dr. Kim Hoover, Dean of the

University of MS School of Nursing, with her donation for MNF daily operations. The coffee club recognizes individuals who

donate between $300- $5,000 or more to the Foundation.

You can join today with a monthly donation of $25.00 to the Nurses Foundation. Please select your level of support for

membership into the Mississippi Nurses Foundation Coffee Club. Bank draft and credit card monthly donations will

automatically renew every 12 months unless notified by the donor.

______ Espresso Level

$4,000 to $5,000–Two packages of MNF signature coffee and two

coffee mugs, four tickets to all upcoming events sponsored by the

Foundation, recognition at MNF’s Philanthropy Day, Recognition on

MNF’s website, newsletter, recognition at the Mississippi Nurses

Association Annual Convention and a 4” X 8” engraved brick in

the Mary E. Stainton Center for Nursing Garden.

______Cappuccino Level

$2,000 to $3,999–Two packages of MNF signature coffee and two

coffee mugs, two tickets to all upcoming events sponsored by the

Foundation, recognition at MNF’s Philanthropy Day, Recognition

on MNF’s website, newsletter and recognition at the Mississippi

Nurses Association Annual Convention.

______Mocha Level

$500 to $1,999–One package of MNF signature coffee and coffee

mug, two tickets to one of MNF’s sponsored events, recognition at

MNF’s Philanthropy Day, Recognition on MNF’s website, newsletter

and recognition at the Mississippi Nurses Association Annual

Convention.

______ Coffee Level

$300 to $499–One package of MNF signature coffee and coffee

mug, a ticket to one of MNF’s sponsored events, recognition at

MNF’s Philanthropy Day, recognition on MNF’s website, newsletter,

and recognition at the Mississippi Nurses Association Annual

Convention.

______No, I cannot join the Coffee Club but I will give

a donation to support the MS Nurses Foundation.

( ) $25 ( ) $50 ( ) $75 ( ) $100

( ) $150 ( ) $200 ( ) $250

Name

Address

City

State

Phone: Home

Cell

Email address

Please print

Zip

Method of Payment

Credit Card # Exp. Date 3 digit code/back of card Amount

( ) Amex ( ) MasterCard ( ) Visa

( ) Bank Draft 1st or 15th (circle one) Amount per month Month to start

Send a voided check to the MS Nurses Foundation

( ) One time payment for yearly membership

Please include check or money order and mail it to the MS Nurses Foundation

( ) DONATE ONLINE at www.msnursesfoundation.com

Your tax deductible donation to the Coffee Club will help support the Nurses Foundation in its daily operations of carrying

out its mission of raising, accepting and dispersing charitable donations to promote professional nursing and better health in

Mississippi. Sponsored events exclude the Nightingale Awards Gala.

Mississippi Nurses Foundation 31 Woodgreen Place Madison, MS 39110 Phone: (601) 898-0850 Fax: (601) 898-0190

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MNF Staff

Rosalyn Howard, Executive Director

rhoward@msnurses.org

Rosalyn Howard is the Chief Executive Officer of the foundation. She is responsible for securing funds

in all areas of development to include MNFs annual fund, special events, planned giving and major

donor activities. She implements policies and procedures approved by the board of trustees. She

manages the foundation and hires staff to support the work of MNF. Rosalyn conducts presentations

on behalf of the foundation to award nursing scholarships and to promote the professional image

of nursing.

Kasey Dorr, Director of Operations

kdorr@msnurses.org

Kasey Dorr assists the executive director in daily executive functions. She is responsible for

monthly bank drafts, following up with donors, receiving and depositing MNF donations, editing

the foundation’s newsletter, and sending mail-outs from MNF. She serves as the lead contact person

for the Nightingale Awards. Kasey supports the Accreditation Administrator with MNF Continuing

Education applications and MNFs Board of Trustees when needed.

Susan Hart, CE Accreditation Administrator

Dr.susanhart@gmail.com

Susan Hart is responsible for managing the continuing education division of MNF. She communicates

and teaches the continuing education process to nurses and healthcare organizations. She is also

responsible for reviewing CE applications, and making recommendations for Approved Provider

status. Susan works closely with the Approver Unit members and the American Nurses Credentialing

Center’s Commission on Accreditation to stay abreast of any continuing education changes and

updates.

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MNA Board of Directors

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

President

tonyamoore2010@gmail.com

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC,

NHDP-BC

Vice President

cmangum@umc.edu

Beverly Oliver, MBA, MSN,

FNP-BC, CHFN

Secretary

oliver59beverly@icloud.com

Gayle Harrell, MSN, FNP, NP-C, CWCN

Treasurer

gayle.harrell13@gmail.com

Courtney Bennett, DNP, PMHNP-BC,

FNP-BC

Council on Advanced Practice

hamp.court@yahoo.com

Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN

Council on Nursing Education

tluckett@wmcarey.edu

Alena Groves, DNP, APRN,

FNP-C, ONP-C

Council on Health Affairs

aalester@muw.edu

Paige Nabors, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Council on Nursing Practice

pnabors4@gmail.com

Ashley Krebs, PhD, RN, CHSE

Council on Nursing Research

ashleykrebs55@gmail.com

Sandra Arnold, MSN, RN

Council on Organizational Affairs

sandi.arnold@hattiesburgclinic.com

Teresa Malone

Executive Director

tmalone@msnurses.org

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MNA District Presidents

DNA 1

Brenda Collins, MSN, RN, NP-C

bcollins@alcorn.edu

DNA 2

Tammy Livingston, MSN, RN

tlivingston@kdmc.org

DNA 5

Deborah Mauffray, RN, CWOCN

debmauffray@gmail.com

DNA 6

Renee Burnsed, PhD, RN

rene1461@yahoo.com

DNA 7

Amy Carpenter, BSN, RN

acarpenter@forrestgeneral.com

DNA 15

Cassandra Gibbs, BSN, RN

cassie39365@yahoo.com

DNA 16

Linda Todd, MS, BS, RN

ltodd@bellsouth.net

DNA 18

Beth Turner, DNP, FNP-BC

lbturner@muw.edu

DNA 21

Kaffie Burns-Denley,

eiffak67@yahoo.com

DNA 23

Vacant

DNA 8

Emily Phillips, MSN, RN, FNP

ephillips.wellness@gmail.com

DNA 11

Teresa Windham, BSN, RN

twindhamdon@yahoo.com

DNA 12

Debbie Hoover, DNP, FNP-BC

debbie_0401@yahoo.com

DNA 13

Beverly Oliver, MSN, FNP-BC

oliver59beverly@icloud.com

DNA 25

Shada Breeze Chunn, CCRN, BSN-RN, FNP-C

shadabreeze@gmail.com

DNA 28

Kadie Burrn, MSN, RN

kdburrrn@gmail.com

DNA 31

Morgan Walter, BSN, RN

mdwalter1@gmail.com

DNA 32

Dawn Peery, FNP-C

dawn.peery@yahoo.com

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MNA Staff

Teresa Malone, Executive Director

tmalone@msnurses.org

Teresa Malone is the chief executive officer of the association. She is the liaison with the MNA Board

and is responsible for carrying out the goals and objectives of the association, for management of

the organization and for representing the association with other organizations, public officials, the

media, and the public. She is responsible for hiring and managing a staff to carry out the work of

the association.

Dana Walker, Director of Events and Marketing

dwalker@msnurses.org

Dana is responsible for planning and organizing special events and continuing education activities.

She is the point of contact for questions regarding program and workshop schedules, CE contact

hours, event registration, or to become a speaker for continuing education programs. She is also

responsible for coordinating news releases and media relations. Dana supports the activities of the

Council on Nursing Education, the MNA Provider Unit, the Council on Organizational Affairs, and

the Council on Nursing Practice.

Deborah Norman, Finance Administrator / Membership Coordinator

dnorman@msnurses.org

Deborah is responsible for all financial transactions including posting for membership dues,

special events, and continuing education activities. She is also the Membership Coordinator and is

the point of contact for any membership questions, changes, renewals, updates, etc. Deborah also

supports the District Presidents with current membership information for each district.

Dionne Inman, Advanced Practice Coordinator / Publishing Coordinator

dinman@msnurses.org

Dionne is responsible for working with the Director of the Council on Advanced Practice Nursing to

support activities relating to Nurse Practitioners. Dionne is coordinator of the quarterly newspaper—

The Mississippi RN. She also creates the convention & conference preview guides, books, brochures,

district emails, and uploads information to the MNA website. She is the site administrator for the

Cisco Webex Event Center.

LaGina Walker, Executive Assistant

lwalker@msnurses.org

LaGina Walker is the assistant to the Executive Director, she monitors legislative issues that pertain

to health affairs and circulates legislative updates, prepares for Board meetings, special events, and

assists with other executive functions. LaGina assists with the management of the office information

systems, and is responsible for disseminating new membership packets, membership renewals,

and continuing education activities.

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