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Table of Contents<br />

Table of Contents<br />

1. Welcome from the MNA President.......................................................................................3<br />

2. Welcome from the Executive Director..................................................................................5<br />

3. <strong>Convention</strong> Policies and Procedures....................................................................................7<br />

4. Dates to Remember.............................................................................................................9<br />

5. <strong>Convention</strong> Sessions..........................................................................................................11<br />

6. <strong>Convention</strong> Speakers<br />

Marsha Stone, JD, LCDC.....................................................................................................19<br />

Thomas Dobbs III, MD, MPH...............................................................................................19<br />

Col. Steven Maxwell, MPA..................................................................................................21<br />

Education Panel: Tammie McCoy, PhD, RN; LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN, BC;<br />

Joan Hendrix, DNP; Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN....................................................................23<br />

Michael Manning, MD........................................................................................................25<br />

Johanna Beeland, MPPA.....................................................................................................25<br />

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

Presenters in Alphabetical Order......................................................................................27<br />

7. Research and Educational Initiatives Poster Session..........................................................29<br />

8. Responsibilities of the MNA Board of Directors .................................................................30<br />

9. Candidates for MNA Board of Directors.............................................................................32<br />

10. <strong>2021</strong> <strong>Convention</strong> Sponsors.................................................................................................40<br />

11. MNA Membership Application..........................................................................................45<br />

12. MNA Political Action Committee........................................................................................46<br />

13. MNA <strong>Convention</strong> Planning and Provider Unit Committees.................................................47<br />

14. MNF Board of Directors......................................................................................................48<br />

MNF Scholarships and Stipends.........................................................................................49<br />

MNF <strong>2021</strong> Leadership Institute...........................................................................................51<br />

MNF Brick Garden.............................................................................................................52<br />

MNF Coffee Club Application............................................................................................53<br />

MNF Staff ..........................................................................................................................54<br />

15. MNA Board of Directors.....................................................................................................55<br />

16. MNA District Presidents.....................................................................................................56<br />

17. District Map.......................................................................................................................57<br />

18. MNA Staff...........................................................................................................................58<br />


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Dear Nursing Colleagues:<br />

<strong>2021</strong> Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong>’ <strong>Association</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong><br />

Welcome from the MNA President<br />

On behalf of the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong> <strong>Association</strong>’s Board of Directors, I am honored<br />

to welcome you to the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong> <strong>Association</strong>’s 110th <strong>Annual</strong> (Virtual)<br />

<strong>Convention</strong>, Reignite & Reset “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now.”<br />

This year’s virtual convention offers a myriad of learning experiences for<br />

advanced practice registered nurses and registered nurses. During our virtual<br />

convention, more than 40 continuing education hours will be available for you to<br />

access at your convenience beginning October 20, <strong>2021</strong>. We are lifelong learners and because of<br />

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

clinical, leadership and trending topics in healthcare.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

Council on Organizational Affairs; and Director, Council on Nursing Education, along with three<br />

members of the Committee on Nominations. The HOD is important to MNA and to the advancement<br />

of the nursing profession. Thank you for being a part of this extraordinary event!<br />

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,<br />

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN<br />

President<br />

MNA Board of Directors<br />


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Welcome from the Executive Director<br />

Hello Everyone:<br />

Thank you for your participation in this year’s virtual Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong>’<br />

<strong>Association</strong>’s <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong>! We are pleased to provide you the opportunity<br />

to conveniently “attend” this year’s <strong>Convention</strong> virtually, without the need to take<br />

time away from your work, travel, or worry about physical distancing. While we<br />

look forward to when we can again meet face to face, we are confident that you<br />

will find that this year’s virtual <strong>Convention</strong> provides the same blend of contentrich<br />

sessions that you’ve enjoyed with our past in-person conventions.<br />

You make this <strong>Convention</strong> possible, and we want your experience to be a memorable one. Please<br />

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

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

information on the easiest way to donate to the MNA Political Action Committee, or how to learn<br />

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

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

MNA is proud to represent Mississippi’s registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses<br />

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

we thank you for choosing to participate in the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong>’ <strong>Association</strong>’s virtual <strong>Convention</strong><br />

as your source for continuing education!<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Teresa Malone<br />

Executive Director<br />

Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong>’ <strong>Association</strong><br />


<strong>2021</strong> Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong>’ <strong>Association</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong><br />

MNA <strong>Convention</strong> Policies and Procedures<br />

Session Credits & Evaluations:<br />


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

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

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

hours after completing the evaluation.<br />


All available items will be posted to the MNA Website. All presentations are the property of the<br />

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

recordings are the property of MNA and unauthorized duplication or sharing is prohibited.<br />


In the event MNA should find it necessary to cancel or postpone the virtual <strong>2021</strong> MNA <strong>Annual</strong><br />

<strong>Convention</strong> in its entirety for any reason, including but not limited to, acts of nature or terrorism,<br />

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

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

<strong>2021</strong> MNA <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong>, MNA’s liability shall be limited to a refund of prorated registration<br />

fees paid to MNA.<br />


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

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

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

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

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

material, social media, websites, etc.<br />

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

identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject.<br />

No other person or organization may use, copy, alter or modify MNA photographs, graphics,<br />

videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings.<br />


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• February 16-18, 2022: Mississippi Addiction Conference (in conjunction with<br />

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Sheraton Flowood, Flowood, <strong>MS</strong><br />

• March 1, 2022: Legislative Nursing Summit<br />

Jackson <strong>Convention</strong> Complex, Jackson, <strong>MS</strong><br />

• April 29-30, 2022: APRN Spring Conference<br />

• October 18-21, 2022: MNA <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong><br />

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Session Title Presenter(s) CE Pharm<br />

Hours<br />

CS Outcome(s)<br />

The Novel Coronavirus: Marsha Stone, JD, LCDC 1<br />

The Impact of COVID in the<br />

Substance Abuse Treatment<br />

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Mississippi Health Update Thomas Dobbs, III, MD, MPH 1 0.75 C<br />

Strength Made Through Col. Steven Maxwell, MPA 1 1<br />

Weakness<br />

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Nursing Education: Rising to Tammie McCoy, PhD, RN; 1<br />

the Challenge During COVID LaDonna Northington, DNS,<br />

RN, BC; and Joan Hendrix,<br />

DNP - Panelists:<br />

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Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN -<br />

Moderator<br />

Recognition of Ulcers Michael Manning, MD 1 0.75 C<br />

Human Trafficking: What to<br />

Know and How to Respond<br />

Mississippi Board of Nursing<br />

Update for RNs<br />

Mississippi Board of Nursing<br />

Update for APRNs<br />

CG<strong>MS</strong> in the Primary Care<br />

Setting<br />

Stress & Anxiety Medications<br />

Current Recommendations for<br />

Anticoagulation & Cessation in<br />

the Geriatric Population<br />

Education and the Importance<br />

of Colorectal Screening Among<br />

Minority Older Adults<br />

An Atomic Approach to<br />

Change Leadership<br />

Telehealth: Healthcare<br />

Accessibility<br />

When Fatigue Persists:<br />

Rebuilding Metabolic Reserve<br />

Using Lifestyle Medicine<br />

<strong>2021</strong> <strong>Convention</strong> Session List<br />

Johanna Beeland, MPPA,<br />

Deputy Director of<br />

Engagement, <strong>MS</strong> Attorney<br />

General’s Office<br />

Tina Highfill, DNP, FNP-BC,<br />

CCM & Brett Thompson-<br />

May, JD<br />

Tina Highfill, DNP, FNP-BC,<br />

CCM & Brett Thompson-<br />

May, JD<br />

K.C. Arnold, ANP, ACNP, BC-<br />

ADM, FAANP<br />

Courtney Bennett, DNP,<br />


Ellanie Bessonette, <strong>MS</strong>N,<br />


Francisca Chime, BSN, FNP-<br />

BC, APRN & Brandy Smith,<br />


Chris Collado, <strong>MS</strong>N, NP-C,<br />

CPNP<br />

Tearsanee Davis, DNP, FNP-<br />

BC, FAANP<br />

Kelly Engelmann, <strong>MS</strong>N,<br />

FNP-BC, <strong>MS</strong><strong>MS</strong>, FAAFM,<br />

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Session Title Presenter(s) CE Pharm<br />

Hours<br />

CS Outcome(s)<br />

Provider Documentation Anne Everett, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN 1 C<br />

Young On-Set Dementia Scott Gibson, MD 1 0.5<br />

Disease<br />

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COVID-Era Population Health Juanita Graham, DNP, RN, 1<br />

Informatics: Opportunities for FRSPH<br />

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Nursing Practice Innovation<br />

Finding Power of Pose<br />

Angela Gray-Salyers, MA, 1<br />

<strong>MS</strong>, LPC<br />

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Pysch Diagnosis &<br />

Rod Green, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, 1 1<br />

Management<br />

PMHNP-BC<br />

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Lymphatic System: Functions Gayle Harrell, <strong>MS</strong>N, NP-C, 1 0.25<br />

and Some Diseases<br />

CWCN<br />

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Advocacy for Sexual Child Donna P. Hill, DNP, APRN, 1<br />

Abuse Prevention<br />

NP-C<br />

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Acne in Skin Color Jasmine Hollinger, MD 1 0.25 C<br />

Tardive Dyskinesia and Amelia Kelley, <strong>MS</strong>N, APRN, 1 1<br />

Other Movement Disorders: PMHNP<br />

Assessment, Diagnosis, and<br />

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Management<br />

Innovative Triage and<br />

Emergency Department<br />

Solutions Amidst a Pandemic<br />

Surge<br />

Injectable Therapies for<br />

Osteoporosis<br />

Disaster Readiness in Nursing<br />

De-escalation Training<br />

Tobacco Cessation<br />

Screening and Management of<br />

Depression Across the Lifespan<br />

Controlled Substances Update<br />

Creatively Managing<br />

Transitions: Teaming with APRN<br />

Students to Support Success<br />

Melissa King, DNP, FNP-BC,<br />

ENP-BC<br />

Cynthia Luther, PhD, FNP-<br />


Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-<br />

BC, NHDP-BC<br />

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-<br />

BC, NHDP-BC<br />

Ashley McKenzie-Skipper,<br />

MPH, CHES<br />

Janet McMillan, DSN, APRN,<br />

PMHNP-BC<br />

Alice Messer, DNP, RN, FNP-<br />

BC<br />

Ellen P. Moore, DNP, APRN,<br />

AGPCNP-BC &<br />

Terry Ann Sturm, DNP,<br />

APRN, GNP<br />

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Session Title Presenter(s) CE<br />

Hours<br />

Pharm<br />

Pregnancy and COVID Rachel Morris, MD, <strong>MS</strong>, 1 0.25<br />

FACOG<br />

Geriatric Medicine and Paige Nabors, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, 1 1<br />

Prescribing Considerations FNP-C<br />

Ready...Reset...Go!:<br />

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Assessment, Diagnosis and BC<br />

Management of Common<br />

Pediatric Eye Conditions<br />

PrEP Screening Guidelines &<br />

Medication Interactions with<br />

Antivirals<br />

Pharmacological Options for<br />

Epilepsy<br />

Glucose Monitoring in the<br />

Management of Diabetes<br />

Interviewing for Success<br />

Communication Skills: A<br />

Necessary Component in High<br />

Quality Healthcare<br />

Asthma Update<br />

Poster Session: Research and<br />

Educational Initiatives<br />

Recipe for Health - Cooking<br />

Demonstration<br />

Stress Reduction Art Session<br />

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Relaxing Fun with Color<br />

& Texture with Latitudes<br />

Furniture (1/2 hour session)<br />

Stress Free Holiday Décor with<br />

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session)<br />

Beverly Oliver, MBA, <strong>MS</strong>N,<br />

FNP-BC, CHFN<br />

Allyson Palombaro, <strong>MS</strong>N,<br />

RN, CPNP<br />

Anne Peters, MD - The<br />

France Foundation<br />

Donna Pritchard, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN,<br />

FNP-BC<br />

Debra Rhinewalt, BSN, RN,<br />

CHPN<br />

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1 0.75 0.5<br />

1<br />

1 0.25<br />

Christy Savell, PhD, RN, 1 0.5<br />


Various Presenters 1<br />

Re-Ignite Inspiration Sessions<br />

Josie Bidwell, DNP, RN, FNP- 1<br />

BC<br />

Allyson Johnson & Bethany 1<br />

Frazier<br />

Amy Griffin Schrock No CE<br />

Amy Griffin Schrock<br />

No CE<br />

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<strong>2021</strong> CONVENTION SESSION OUTCOMES Outcome Code<br />

Leadership/Scholarship<br />

· Attendees will report enhanced motivation to improve nursing<br />

leadership skills in the areas of patient care, mentor-ship of novice<br />

nurses, and/or clinical scholarship.<br />

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· Attendees will express augmented motivation to participate in education<br />

of either healthcare recipients or education of fellow participants in the<br />

provision of healthcare (student, novice, or expert).<br />

Clinical<br />

· Attendees will express a gain in new evidence-based knowledge for<br />

translation into clinical practice.<br />

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· Attendees will report a satisfactory review of standards of care for<br />

improvements in clinical practice.<br />

Scholarship<br />

· Attendees will evaluate nursing research presentations for efficacy and<br />

translation to practice.<br />

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· Attendees will express confidence in results presented of nursing<br />

research with intent to use in practice.<br />


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The Novel Coronavirus: The Impact of COVID in the<br />

Substance Abuse Treatment World<br />

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Marsha Stone, a world-renowned speaker, visionary, and respected leader in the<br />

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Healthcare. Having previously served as Chief Executive Officer of BRC Recovery,<br />

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Marsha regularly speaks at top industry conferences around the world and frequently appears on<br />

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own battle and triumph over addiction into providing the most effective and quality rehabilitative<br />

programming possible to those struggling with addictive disorders.<br />

Marsha holds a Juris Doctorate with the distinction of Academic Excellence from North Carolina<br />

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Thomas Dobbs, III, MD, MPH<br />

Dr. Thomas Dobbs serves as the State Health Officer with the Mississippi State<br />

Department of Health (<strong>MS</strong>DH). Dr. Dobbs previously served at <strong>MS</strong>DH for many<br />

years in the roles of State Epidemiologist, Deputy State Health Officer, and District<br />

Health Officer.<br />

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

University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine<br />

and Infectious Diseases. Prior to joining the <strong>MS</strong>DH, he worked as an Internal<br />

Medicine and Infectious Disease physician in Laurel and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dr. Dobbs has<br />

experience in public health, private practice, hospital administration, and academics.<br />

Dr. Dobbs is a member of the Mississippi State Medical <strong>Association</strong>, the Infectious Diseases Society<br />

of America and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.<br />


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

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

served as an adjunct faculty member of William Carey University from 2013-2018.<br />


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Education Panel<br />

Tammie McCoy, PhD, RN<br />

Dr. Tammie McCoy has been a nurse for over 36 years and has extensive<br />

experience in emergency, flight, and home health nursing. She received a<br />

BA, BSN, <strong>MS</strong>N, and PhD in Higher Education Leadership from the University<br />

of Mississippi. She has been a faculty member at Mississippi University for<br />

Women since 1999.<br />

Dr. McCoy currently is serving as Dean of the College of Nursing and Health<br />

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

Language Pathology and Health & Kinesiology Departments along with the Campus Health Center.<br />

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

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

Taskforce. A proven leader and facilitator, Dr. McCoy has collaborated with numerous constituent<br />

groups across the campus as well as across the state to implement innovative measures aimed<br />

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

pandemic. Likewise, through her focused efforts, she was successful in advocating for and<br />

procuring the needed supplies to allow the nursing programs to continue face to face classroom<br />

and clinical instruction.<br />

LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN, BC<br />

Dr. LaDonna Northington is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for<br />

the UMMC School of Nursing. During her distinguished tenure at the SON,<br />

Dr. Northington has served in various leadership roles, including as an<br />

undergraduate program director and assistant dean. Dr. Northington earned<br />

her BSN and <strong>MS</strong>N from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, and her<br />

DNS with an emphasis in Child Health Nursing and Consultation from Louisiana<br />

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

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

ambulatory clinic.<br />

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

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

member of multiple professional organizations, and has held several leadership roles in these<br />

organizations, including serving on the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong> Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr.<br />

Northington is currently the President of the Society of Pediatric <strong>Nurses</strong>.<br />


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Joan Hendrix, DNP<br />

Dr. Joan Hendrix currently serves as the Associate Vice President for the School<br />

of Nursing and Health Professions at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.<br />

Dr. Hendrix is a registered nurse credentialed in 1987 and 1992 with the BSN<br />

and <strong>MS</strong>N degrees respectively; and thereafter earned the DNP degree, in 2011,<br />

from Samford University. Pursuing a career in nursing academia, in 1991, after<br />

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

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

30 years. She currently oversees and administers over 800 students, nearly 60<br />

faculty, staff, and administrators, and several allied health professions, non-credit health-related<br />

short-term courses, and a practical and associate degree dual option nursing program offering<br />

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

community organizations and boards and is passionate about teaching and learning, student and<br />

faculty development, and program success.<br />


Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN<br />

Dr. Tomekia Luckett is an experienced nurse, and nurse educator. She has<br />

served as an educator in a variety of nursing education programs for licensed<br />

practical nursing through doctoral.<br />

Dr. Luckett earned an Associate’s Degree from Southwest <strong>MS</strong> Community College,<br />

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from William Carey University, and a Doctor<br />

of Philosophy Degree in Nursing Leadership from the University of Southern<br />

Mississippi. Dr. Luckett is an assistant professor of nursing at William Carey University.<br />


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Recognition of Ulcers<br />

Michael Manning, MD<br />

Dr. Michael Manning is the owner and founder of the Mississippi Vein Institute<br />

in Madison which specializes in the outpatient treatment of varicose veins,<br />

spider veins, and venous ulcerations. After receiving his medical degree from<br />

the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Michael Manning completed<br />

his anesthesia and interventional pain residency at what is considered among<br />

the top anesthesia programs in the country, Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, North<br />

Carolina.<br />

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

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

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

Birmingham, AL. He is board certified in Phlebology and Anesthesiology.<br />

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

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

Hospital and the Mississippi Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Manning also instituted the pain<br />

program at Methodist Hospital.<br />

Human Trafficking: What to Know and How to Respond<br />

Johanna Beeland, MPPA<br />

Johanna Beeland is a native of Brandon, Mississippi, having grown up on the<br />

Reservoir. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of<br />

Arts degree in both Political Science and Communication, followed by a Master<br />

of Public Policy and Administration degree.<br />

Johanna currently works for Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, where she<br />

holds the position of Deputy Director of Engagement for the Public Education and<br />

Community Engagement Division. Johanna also serves as the Human Trafficking<br />

Program Manager for the agency.<br />

Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Johanna served as the Senior Marketing Specialist<br />

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

a background not only in state government but city government as she served as Liaison to the<br />

Mayor of Starkville prior to her return to Jackson.<br />

Johanna now resides in Jackson, Mississippi.<br />


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Board of Nursing Update<br />

Tina Highfill, DNP, FNP-BC, CCM<br />

Dr. Tina Highfill serves as Director of Advanced Practice and Licensure for the<br />

Mississippi Board of Nursing. She has over 34 years’ experience as a registered<br />

nurse in multiple areas of practice including a certification in case management.<br />

She has 20 years’ experience as family nurse practitioner and previous clinic<br />

owner. She has served as a member of the Health Affairs Committee and Advanced<br />

Practice Committee for the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong> <strong>Association</strong> and on the board of<br />

directors for Mississippi <strong>Association</strong> of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Highfill received<br />

her Associate degree from Northwest Community College, Bachelor and Master<br />

of Science degrees from the Mississippi University for Women, and a DNP from Chamberlain<br />

University.<br />

Brett Thompson-May, JD<br />

Brett Thompson-May has served the Mississippi Board of Nursing as General<br />

Counsel for over thirteen years. She received her Bachelor of Arts with distinction<br />

and induction into the Hall of Fame from the University of Mississippi. She<br />

obtained her Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law, and has<br />

been a practicing attorney for 17 years. Brett has been appointed to numerous<br />

national and state bar health and nursing related committees, is an adjunct<br />

professor and currently serves as Co-Chair to the National Council State Boards<br />

of Nursing Compact Rules Committee. She is an instructor for investigation training for the CLEAR<br />

organization and NCSBN BONIT and has been a featured speaker for both National and State healthrelated<br />

Conferences. Brett was recognized as a 2019 Leaders in Law from the Mississippi Business<br />

Journal for her work in developing the Mississippi Nurse Voluntary Program for the Board.<br />


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K.C. Arnold, ANP,<br />

ACNP, BC-ADM,<br />

FAANP<br />

Johanna Beeland,<br />

MPPA<br />

Courtney Bennett,<br />

DNP, PMHNP-BC,<br />

FNP-BC<br />

Ellanie Bessonette,<br />

<strong>MS</strong>N, CCRN, RNFA,<br />


Josie Bidwell, DNP,<br />

RN, FNP-BC<br />

Francisca Chime,<br />

BSN, FNP-BC,<br />

APRN<br />

Chris Collado,<br />

<strong>MS</strong>N, NP-C, CPNP<br />

Tearsanee Davis,<br />

DNP, FNP-BC,<br />

FAANP<br />

Kelly Engelmann,<br />

<strong>MS</strong>N, FNP-BC,<br />

<strong>MS</strong><strong>MS</strong>, FAAFM,<br />

ABAAHP<br />

Anne Everett,<br />

<strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

Scott Gibson, MD<br />

Juanita Graham,<br />

DNP, RN, FRSPH<br />

Angela Gray-<br />

Salyers, MA, <strong>MS</strong>,<br />

LPC<br />

Rod Green, <strong>MS</strong>N,<br />

RN, PMHNP-BC<br />

Gayle Harrell,<br />

<strong>MS</strong>N, FNP, NP-C,<br />

CWCN<br />

Donna P. Hill, DNP,<br />

APRN, NP-C<br />

Jasmine Hollinger,<br />

MD<br />

Allyson Johnson & Bethany Frazier<br />

27<br />

Amelia Kelley,<br />

<strong>MS</strong>N, APRN,<br />


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Melissa King, DNP,<br />

FNP-BC, ENP-BC<br />

Cynthia Luther,<br />

PhD, FNP-BC.<br />


Carl Mangum,<br />

PhD, PMHNP-BC,<br />

NHDP-BC<br />

Ashley McKenzie-<br />

Skipper, MPH,<br />

CHES<br />

Janet McMillan,<br />

DSN, APRN,<br />

PMHNP-BC<br />

Alice Messer,<br />

DNP, RN, FNP-BC<br />

Ellen P. Moore,<br />

DNP, APRN,<br />


Rachel Morris,<br />

MD, <strong>MS</strong>, FACOG<br />

Paige Nabors,<br />

<strong>MS</strong>N, RN, FNP-C<br />

Anne Norwood,<br />

PhD, FNP-BC<br />

Beverly Oliver,<br />

MBA, <strong>MS</strong>N, FNP-<br />

BC, CHFN<br />

Allyson<br />

Palombaro, <strong>MS</strong>N,<br />

RN, CPNP<br />

Anne Peters,<br />

MD - The France<br />

Foundation<br />

Donna-Pritchard,<br />

<strong>MS</strong>N, RN, FNP-BC<br />

Debra Rhinewalt,<br />

BSN, RN, CHPN<br />

Christy Savell,<br />

PhD, RN, CNE,<br />

AGPCNP<br />

Terry Ann Sturm,<br />

DNP, APRN, GNP<br />

Various Presenters<br />

Research and<br />

Educational<br />

Initiatives Poster<br />

Session<br />

Amy Griffin Schrock<br />

Non CE Re-ignite<br />

Inspiration Session<br />


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Poster Session<br />




Don’t Miss This Opportunity!!<br />

A virtual poster session designed to provide you an opportunity to explore innovative strategies<br />

and research that are enhancing clinical, patient, and educational outcomes through evidencebased<br />

nursing practice. Authors will provide a virtual explanation of their projects.<br />

Council on Nursing Research<br />

Director:<br />

Ashley Krebs, PhD, RN, CHSE<br />

Members:<br />

Vicki Bingham, PhD, RN, CPE<br />

Juanita Graham, DNP, RN, FRSPH<br />

Addie Herrod, DNP, RN, FNP-BC<br />

John Hodnett, Jr., DNP, M.Ed, RN, LPC<br />

Alena Groves, DNP, APRN, FNP-C<br />

Beverly Oliver, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, FNP-BC<br />

Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC<br />

Donna Pritchard, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, CFNP<br />

Jennifer Robinson, PhD, RN<br />

Mary Stewart, PhD, RN<br />


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Responsibilities of the MNA Board of Directors<br />

President ..............................................................................Tonya Moore, PhD, RN<br />

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

• Presides at Board of Directors’ meetings and the MNA House of Delegates<br />

• Represents the <strong>Association</strong> in all official matters<br />

• Serves as a representative to the American <strong>Nurses</strong>’ <strong>Association</strong> Membership Assembly<br />

• Appoints committees and the members of same with the approval of the Board of Directors<br />

• Keeps the Board of Directors informed on matters of importance to the <strong>Association</strong><br />

• Reports activities of the Board of Directors to the Membership<br />

Vice President ........................................... Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NHDP-BC<br />

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

President is responsible for activities related to membership which include, but is not limited<br />

to, recruitment, retention, and member services. Additionally, the Vice President presides in the<br />

absence of the President.<br />

Secretary ................................................. Beverly Oliver, MBA, <strong>MS</strong>N, FNP-BC, CHFN<br />

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

is responsible for record keeping and reporting of meetings to MNA; embossing signature as<br />

required on documents to meet official requirements; and performing other duties as is usual and<br />

customary to the office.<br />

Treasurer .............................................................. Gayle Harrell, <strong>MS</strong>N, NP-C, CWCN<br />

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

works with the Finance Committee and the Executive Director in running the financial affairs of the<br />

<strong>Association</strong>.<br />

Director, Council on Advanced Practice ..... Courtney Bennett, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC<br />

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

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

including federal and state legislation and government policy, scope and standards of advanced<br />

practice nursing and the ethical and legal aspects of advanced practice nursing.<br />

Director, Council on Health Affairs................. Alena Groves, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ONP-C<br />

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

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

the relevant, scientific and educational development and changes in health needs and practices<br />

and delivery systems; state and national affairs, legislation, and policies; and serves as liaison with<br />

other health organizations for the advancement of health care.<br />

Director, Council on Nursing Education ............................... Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN<br />

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

a two-year term. This Council is specifically responsible for recommending continuing education<br />

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

Provider Unit, a standing committee under the Council on Nursing Education.<br />


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Director, Council on Nursing Practice ........................... Paige Nabors, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, FNP-C<br />

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

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

to the scope of standards of nursing practice; the ethical and legal aspects of nursing practice; the<br />

practice of individual nurses; and the trends for improvement of health care with nursing practice<br />

implications.<br />

Director, Council on Nursing Research ............................ Ashley Krebs, PhD, RN, CHSE<br />

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

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

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

educational changes in health needs; protection of human subjects through established standards,<br />

and methods in research; research promotions; and the development of theory and dissemination<br />

of findings.<br />

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs ............................. Sandra Arnold, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

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

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

that relate to the growth and maintenance of the organization including the <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong>.<br />

The Council is composed of the committees on Bylaws, <strong>Convention</strong> Planning, and Awards.<br />


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Candidates for MNA Board of Directors<br />

The Virtual House of Delegates for the 110th Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong>’ <strong>Association</strong> <strong>Convention</strong> will elect<br />

two Board officers, two Council Directors, and three members of the Committee on Nominations,<br />

during a virtual one-day session, Wednesday, October 20, <strong>2021</strong>. The delegates will elect the<br />

President, Treasurer, Directors for the Councils on Nursing Education, and Organizational Affairs,<br />

and three members of the Committee on Nominations. Six candidates have declared for the MNA<br />

Board of Directors. Nominations may also be made from the floor.<br />

President<br />

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NHDP-BC....................................................................(District 13)<br />

Treasurer<br />

Gayle Harrell, <strong>MS</strong>N, NP-C, CWCN.................................................................................(District 13)<br />

Director, Council on Nursing Education<br />

Beverly Russell, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN...............................................................................................(District 25)<br />

Deloris Slade, DNP, FNP-BC.............................................................................................(District 7)<br />

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs<br />

Sandra “Sandi” Arnold, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN.....................................................................................(District 7)<br />

Committee on Nominations<br />

Shasta Pickens, BSN, RN...................................................................................................(District 8)<br />

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

the position at the close of the annual HOD meeting.<br />


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Candidates who have qualified for this position:<br />

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NHDP-BC<br />

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

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track at the University of Mississippi<br />

Medical Center’s School of Nursing, and he is running for the office of<br />

President of the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong> <strong>Association</strong> (MNA). An active MNA<br />

member for over twenty years, he currently serves as Vice President<br />

of MNA, and has previously served as Treasurer (2018 to 2019), as<br />

well as Vice President (2007 to 2011). He is likewise honored to have<br />

served as a delegate to the MNA House of Delegates during numerous<br />

conventions, as well as a delegate to the American <strong>Nurses</strong> <strong>Association</strong><br />

(ANA) Membership Assembly five times. He has also had the privilege<br />

of serving on the Professional Advisory Board and the Board of Directors<br />

of the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi.<br />

Dr. Mangum has been a registered nurse for 26 years and a nurse<br />

practitioner for 7 years. He has taught nursing for 21 years at UMMC<br />

and worked at Mississippi State Hospital and Mississippi Baptist Medical<br />

Center prior to that.<br />

Dr. Mangum strongly believes in MNA and what it does for the nurses<br />

and citizens of Mississippi.<br />

Statement of Intent:<br />

I am Carl Mangum, and I am running for President of the Mississippi<br />

<strong>Nurses</strong> <strong>Association</strong> (MNA). I am a 20+ year member of MNA, and I believe<br />

in the power of the nurse and of this organization.<br />

I currently serve as Vice President of MNA and am very involved in many<br />

aspects of our operations. I serve and have served in many leadership<br />

positions throughout my career. With the pandemic starting to be behind<br />

us, it was an honor to deploy with and lead teams with the National<br />

Disaster Medical System (ND<strong>MS</strong>) to Federal Quarantine Stations in<br />

Maryland and Wisconsin. We served in several roles from patient care<br />

to infection control and hazmat. I have also served as the Chairperson of<br />

the Faculty Organization at the UMMC School of Nursing for six years.<br />

I bring 26 years of experience of nursing here in Mississippi. I have served<br />

in several different levels at the State and national levels. I have worked<br />

as a staff nurse, supervisor, nurse manager, and nurse practitioner and<br />

I understand the issues facing us. I will work to try to solve issues and<br />

move us forward. My objectives are as follows:<br />

Objective 1: Ensure inclusion continues to be part of all aspects of MNA.<br />

Objective 2: Continue to build on nurses being appointed and serving<br />

on State and national boards and advisory committees, to ensure that the<br />

voice of nursing can be heard, and our valuable input can be received.<br />


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Candidates who have qualified for this position:<br />

Objective 3: Support all nurses in Mississippi so they can work at their<br />

highest level of education and training unencumbered.<br />

Objective 4: Continue to support the mental health of our nurses.<br />

It would be an honor to serve as your President and I humbly request<br />

your support.<br />

Gayle Harrell, <strong>MS</strong>N, NP-C, CWCN<br />

Biographical Profile: After graduating from nursing school over 20 years ago, Gayle joined<br />

MNA and started her commitment of volunteering. She has served<br />

MNA in numerous ways: State and national delegate, Board Treasurer<br />

and President. In addition, she has served as a contributing member<br />

on the following committees: Awards, Advanced Practice, and Finance.<br />

She gained valuable knowledge and experience serving as a Fellow to<br />

Senator Thad Cochran. She has participated in the analyses and decisions<br />

to make MNA financially stable. She served as the MNA Treasurer for<br />

5 years, managed two financially successful wound care clinics, owns<br />

and operates her own business, currently serves on the board of a<br />

multi-million dollar health care business and has served on non-profit<br />

organization finance committees. These experiences have provided her<br />

with the tools to continue to serve in the Treasurer role. She would be<br />

proud to serve MNA for two more years.<br />

Statement of Intent:<br />

If elected as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors, I plan to fulfill the<br />

duties of this office to the best of my ability. With my previous years of<br />

experience serving as a past Treasurer and President of the MNA Board<br />

of Directors, and as a successful business owner, I understand that the<br />

financial stability of MNA is vitally important. I have the knowledge and<br />

understanding to interpret financial statements, investments, and cash<br />

flow, and have experience in providing reports to the House of Delegates,<br />

the Board of Directors, and the membership. I will enlist other members<br />

to assist by becoming a member on the Finance Committee. I will work<br />

in tandem with the executive director and the Board of Directors with<br />

planning strategic ways to manage the budget to accomplish the goals<br />

of MNA while maintaining financial stability.<br />

My extensive experience serving as a past Treasurer and President<br />

of MNA along with my many years as a business owner will allow<br />

me to continue the duties of Treasurer without the need to learn the<br />

many aspects of the position. While it often takes up to a year to really<br />

understand any new role, I will be ready on day one, based on my prior<br />

experience, to assume this responsibility. My experience and leadership<br />

skills will help me to assist the Board in moving MNA forward on solid<br />

financial footing. A Treasurer must not only be proficient with numbers,<br />


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

that I have these qualities and am willing and able to serve MNA and its<br />

membership. It would be an honor for me to serve as Treasurer and I<br />

would appreciate your support.<br />


Candidates who have qualified for this position:<br />

Beverly Russell, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

Biographical Profile: Beverly Russell serves as the nurse manager for nephrology, dialysis, and<br />

COVID ICU at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, <strong>MS</strong>. Beverly<br />

has nursing experience in pediatrics, nephrology, medical-surgical,<br />

clinical education, and nursing leadership. Beverly has served as the<br />

Nurse Executive Chair for the Shared Governance Practice Council for<br />

the past two years, a member of the NMMC PICC team since 2015, and<br />

previously served as the Chair for the Nurse Educator Council.<br />

Beverly earned her BSN from the Mississippi University for Women, an<br />

<strong>MS</strong>N from the University of North Alabama, and is currently working on<br />

her DNP with additional education courses from Samford University.<br />

Beverly has recently accepted the role of lecturer for the Anderson<br />

College of Nursing at the University of North Alabama.<br />

Statement of Intent:<br />

I would like to express my intent for the Director of the Council of Nursing<br />

Education. As a member of ANA, MNA, and ANNA I recognize the need<br />

for membership involvement in the association. I hope to bring a fair<br />

and open-minded perspective to the board and education council to<br />

help serve the association collectively.<br />

Through my nine years of nursing experience, I have developed strong<br />

leadership, communication, creative, and analytical skills that I feel are<br />

an asset to this position. It is my goal to provide meaningful continuing<br />

education through courses that will increase knowledge and inspire<br />

innovative thinking for nurses throughout our state.<br />

As a member of the board, I hope to help shape and develop ideas and<br />

discussions that promote education and knowledge for nursing practice.<br />

The continued education and valued courses that are made available to<br />

all members of MNA are due in large part to the hard work and dedication<br />

of the Board of Directors. Finally, I hope to be in a position to serve the<br />

members of MNA and all nurses across our state. I truly appreciate your<br />

consideration.<br />


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Deloris Slade, DNP, FNP-BC<br />

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

participation was as a district member and Second Vice-President of<br />

District VII before joining the Provider Unit. Eventually becoming Co-<br />

Chair, she improved her knowledge of ANCC standards and requirements,<br />

ensuring accredited offerings. Dr. Slade was originally appointed in 2012<br />

to complete a term of a resigning Board member. During the time she<br />

served as the Director for Council on Education, educational offerings<br />

to registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses around<br />

the state were increased from two per year, to an average of two per<br />

month. One focus during this time was to broaden the scope of topics<br />

included in CE offerings to include child abuse, human trafficking,<br />

homelessness, and focusing on nurses’ self-care and mentoring. After<br />

her term as Director of the Council on Education, she continues to serve<br />

on the Provider Unit as Co-Chair.<br />

Statement of Intent:<br />

I would be honored to serve the nurses of Mississippi in the position of<br />

Director, Council on Education, bringing the same drive and initiative as<br />

my previous term. If elected, I will be resolute in my actions to ensure<br />

that I serve the nurses of Mississippi with professionalism, and will be<br />

dedicated to working with nurses and stakeholders to provide the highest<br />

quality continuing education offerings to meet the needs of nurses.<br />

The current state of healthcare has made the responsibilities of nurses<br />

everywhere highly visible. As a leader for MNA in the area of continuing<br />

education, I will diligently pursue opportunities to showcase Mississippi<br />

nurse experts as well as seek out national nursing leaders to educate and<br />

encourage the nurses of Mississippi in educational opportunities. I will<br />

duly discharge the tasks of the Council on Education, while looking for<br />

opportunities to increase the efficiency and quality of each continuing<br />

education offering and meeting. As in my previous position on the Board,<br />

and current position on the Education Council, it is my intent to increase<br />

the visibility of MNA throughout the state, enabling nurses to easily be<br />

involved with the organization and have access to the support that MNA<br />

provides to the nurses of Mississippi.<br />


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Candidates who have qualified for this position:<br />

Sandra “Sandi” Arnold, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

Biographical Profile: Sandra (Sandi) Arnold is a registered nurse from Petal, <strong>MS</strong>. She is<br />

employed at Hattiesburg Clinic as the Director of Clinical Education and<br />

currently serving MNA as the Director of the Council on Organizational<br />

Affairs (2019 to current). She has previously served as MNA Secretary<br />

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

Nursing Practice (2011 through 2015).<br />

During her nursing career of 37 years, Sandi has also served as a staff<br />

nurse, nurse manager, and satellite director during employment stints<br />

with Rush Hospital in Meridian, <strong>MS</strong> and St. David’s Community Hospital<br />

in Austin, Texas. She started her nursing career with an ADN from<br />

Meridian Community College and then received a BSN and later an <strong>MS</strong>N<br />

in nursing education from William Carey University.<br />

Sandi’s professional affiliations include MNA, Sigma Theta Tau - Upsilon<br />

Theta Chapter, National League for Nursing, Medical Group Management<br />

<strong>Association</strong>, the Nurse Advisory Council for William Carey University<br />

and Pearl River Community College and the National <strong>Association</strong> of Drug<br />

Diversion Investigators (NADDI). She is also a member of Carterville<br />

Baptist Church in Petal, Mississippi, where she and her husband, Ricky<br />

serve on several committees.<br />

Statement of Intent:<br />

Having served in various Board positions over the past several years,<br />

I feel I have gained a deep understanding and appreciation for how<br />

each position on the MNA Board plays an essential role in the successful<br />

accomplishments of the organization. As a part of this great team of<br />

professionals, I have learned and grown so much in my career and am<br />

proud of the progress and many successes MNA has achieved. I humbly<br />

ask for your support to allow me to continue serving as your Director of<br />

the Council on Organizational Affairs.<br />

As you all know, this past year brought forth many challenges to the<br />

nursing profession and healthcare as a whole. I am proud to say through<br />

the midst of the COVID pandemic, MNA was successful in hosting the<br />

first virtual convention in our history. Our MNA Executive Director, staff,<br />

<strong>Convention</strong> Planning Committee, and the Provider Unit worked together<br />

diligently to create a virtual convention with the depth and scope of<br />

essential knowledge that reached all levels of interest. The virtual House<br />

of Delegates was another success story, where vital information was<br />

disseminated and discussed, important resolutions presented, voted on<br />

and passed, and the necessary business of the organization conducted<br />

as usual despite the inability to meet face to face.<br />


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Candidates who have qualified for this position:<br />

If I am so fortunate to be re-elected as Director of Organizational Affairs<br />

of MNA, I pledge to continue working closely with our Board members,<br />

our President, and our Executive Director and staff to help move MNA<br />

forward. ln this role, I commit my full support for the Committee on<br />

Bylaws, Policies, and Resolutions, the Committee on <strong>Convention</strong> Planning<br />

and the Committee on Awards and Recognitions. My goal is to help grow<br />

and maintain MNA's membership by working to increase the number of<br />

professional nurses and vendors to <strong>Convention</strong> and other MNA events<br />

throughout the year. I feel strongly we need input and involvement by<br />

nurses from every role of nursing, from every corner of our great State<br />

to help achieve this goal. ln addition to taking advantage of the broad<br />

and varied experience base our seasoned nurse population provides,<br />

I believe we need to find ways to engage the newer nurses of our<br />

profession to ensure we develop and maintain a strong leadership base<br />

and are well-positioned for the future. These new nurses are our future<br />

leaders and voice. By working together, we can move mountains.<br />

If I am so fortunate to be re-elected as Director of Organizational Affairs<br />

of MNA, I pledge to commit the time and effort needed to fulfill the<br />

obligations of this position and I will continue to serve MNA in a positive,<br />

professional manner. Thank you for the work you do to improve health<br />

care and for your continued commitment and involvement to MNA. You<br />

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

difference for all nurses in Mississippi! I ask for your support in giving<br />

me the privilege to continue serving as the Director of Organizational<br />

Affairs.<br />

Shasta Pickens, BSN, RN<br />

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

<strong>Nurses</strong>’ <strong>Association</strong> Nominations Committee. As a committee member,<br />

she would like to find creative ways to improve the nurses here in<br />

Mississippi. Empowering nurses and future nurses is one of the greatest<br />

things the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong>’ <strong>Association</strong> consists of. She plans to use<br />

the knowledge gained in her 15+ years of nursing in pediatric, medical<br />

surge, critical care, and geriatric care to help Mississippi nurses move<br />

forward. Change can oftentimes be scary, but for us to make a difference<br />

in the lives of our patients today we must remain educated and prepared<br />

to withstand whatever we may endure as nurses. She will work diligently<br />

to hear the concerns of the nurses in Mississippi and give her finest effort<br />

to improve the system.<br />


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Statement of Intent:<br />

I am delighted to be considered to run for office for the Mississippi<br />

<strong>Nurses</strong>’ <strong>Association</strong>. With this nomination, I am hoping to gain knowledge<br />

that I am able to take back to my community and implement for better<br />

healthcare for Mississippi. My goal is to help the pediatric patients in<br />

Mississippi have the knowledge to make healthier choices and prevent<br />

chronic care diseases at an early age. While holding a position in office,<br />

it will be important to me to do the work necessary to make nurses in<br />

Mississippi have the opportunity to be heard. Changes in policies are<br />

needed to help move Mississippi into better healthcare systems for<br />

healthcare workers and the patients. Patients are the reason we are able<br />

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

I am looking forward to working with you.<br />


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Special Thanks<br />

to the Provider Unit Committee and the <strong>Convention</strong> Planning Committee<br />

members for their dedication in planning a great <strong>2021</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong>!<br />

Provider Unit Committee<br />

Director, Council on Education:<br />

Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN<br />

Chairpersons:<br />

Marilyn Ellis, <strong>MS</strong>N, ANP-BC<br />

Deloris Slade, DNP, RN, FNP-BC<br />

Members:<br />

Amber Arnold, DNP, RN<br />

Mary Helen Connor, BSN, MPH, MCHES<br />

Becky Dorough, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, FNP-BC<br />

Anne Everett, PhD, RN<br />

Bettye Logan, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, CFNP<br />

Lora Jenkins-Lonidier, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC,<br />

FNP-BC, CCRN<br />

Cynthia Luther, PhD, AGNP, FNP<br />

Tammie McCoy, PhD, RN<br />

Janet McMillan, DSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC<br />

Paige Nabors, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, FNP-C<br />

LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN, BC<br />

<strong>Convention</strong> Planning Committee<br />

Director, Council on Organizational Affairs:<br />

Sandra “Sandi” Arnold, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

Chairperson:<br />

Teresa Stanford, DNP, RN, FNP<br />

Members:<br />

Michelle Atkinson, DNP, RN<br />

Bess Blackwell, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

Sandra Coleman, RN<br />

Mary Crump, DrPh, MPH, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

Becky Dorough, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, FNP-BC<br />

Anne Everett, PhD, RN<br />

Sarah Howell, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

Alicia Ishee, BSN<br />

Alice Messer, PhD, RN, FNP-BC<br />


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Board Members <strong>2021</strong>-2022<br />

Executive Committee<br />

Alicia Lundstrom, PhD, RN,<br />

CNE<br />

President<br />

William Carey University<br />

Term <strong>2021</strong>-2024<br />

Turry Flucker, MA<br />

Treasurer<br />

Mississippi Arts Commission<br />

Term 2019-2022<br />

Debbie Allen, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

Vice President<br />

Delta State University<br />

Term <strong>2021</strong>-2022<br />

Melissa Temple, PhD, <strong>MS</strong>N,<br />

RN<br />

Secretary<br />

Southwest Mississippi<br />

Community College<br />

Term 2019-2022<br />

At Large Members<br />

Steve Brantley, MHSA, M.Ed.<br />

At Large<br />

Complete Physical Therapy<br />

Term 2019-2022<br />

Joan Hendrix, DNP, RN<br />

At Large<br />

<strong>MS</strong> Gulf Coast Community<br />

College<br />

Term <strong>2021</strong>-2024<br />

Bobbie W. Loveless, DNP,<br />

RN, CNE<br />

At Large<br />

Western Governors University<br />

Term 2019-2022<br />

Terry G. Coffey, M.Ed.<br />

At Large<br />

Retired Educator<br />

Term 2019-2022<br />

Deborah Hodges, CPA<br />

At Large<br />

Prichard, Dewberry &<br />

Hodges, PC<br />

Term 2019-2022<br />

Donna Pritchard, FNP, <strong>MS</strong>N<br />

At Large<br />

North <strong>MS</strong> Medical Center<br />

Term 2019-2022<br />

Karen Sicard, BSN, RN<br />

At Large<br />

William Carey University<br />

Term <strong>2021</strong>-2024<br />

Audwin Fletcher, PhD, FNP,<br />

FAAN<br />

At Large<br />

UMMC School of Nursing<br />

Term 2019-2022<br />

Melanie Jones, PhD, RN<br />

At Large<br />

Meridian Community College<br />

Term <strong>2021</strong>-2024<br />

Leigh Ann Puckett, DNP<br />

At Large<br />

<strong>MS</strong> University for Women<br />

Term <strong>2021</strong>-2024<br />


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The Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong> Foundation Scholarships<br />

and Stipends for <strong>2021</strong>/2022<br />

Georgia B. Hall Award of Excellence $2,000<br />

Submission deadline is November 12, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Open date - September 1st<br />

Hiawatha and Eunice Northington Memorial Scholarship $1,000<br />

Submission deadline is November 19, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Open date - October 1st<br />

Arthur L. Davis Scholarly Writing $1,000<br />

Submission deadline is December 3, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Open date - October 1st<br />

Brantley-Fletcher Award of Hope Book Scholarship $250<br />

Submission deadline is December 10, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Open date - October 1st<br />

Nurse Oneita Dongieux Scholarship $500<br />

Submission deadline is February 4, 2022<br />

Open date - December 1st<br />

Betty Dickson Health Policy Scholarship up to $2,000<br />

Submission deadline is February 4, 2022<br />

Open date - December 1st<br />

Martha Douglas Memorial Scholarship $1,000<br />

Submission deadline is February 11, 2022<br />

Open date - December 1st<br />

MNF School of Nursing Scholarship $1,000<br />

Submission deadline is March 11, 2022 – Contact your School of Nursing<br />

Open date - January 1st<br />

Car Tag Stipends $5,000<br />

Submission deadline is June 10, 2022<br />

Open date - April 1st<br />


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Dr. Marcia Rachel Excellence in Leadership Award $1,000<br />

Submission deadline is July 8, 2022<br />

Open date - May 1st<br />

Lane-Ware Graduate Mental Health Nursing Scholarship - $1,000<br />

Submission deadline is July 8, 2022<br />

Open date - May 1st<br />

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

Submission deadline is July 8, 2022<br />

Open date - May 1st<br />

<strong>MS</strong> <strong>Nurses</strong> Foundation PhD Research Grants up to $10,000<br />

Submission deadline is July 8, 2022<br />

Open date - May 1st<br />

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


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MNF <strong>2021</strong> Leadership Institute<br />

The Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong> Foundation concluded its 7th Leadership Institute with some dynamic nurse<br />

leaders throughout the State. Participants were given the opportunity to network and experience<br />

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

attend the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong> <strong>Association</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong>, to continue learning and growing as<br />

great leaders. Please join me in congratulating the following nurse leaders.<br />

Jeane Camille Beals<br />

Sonya Benson<br />

Lacey Blessitt<br />

Patrice Donald<br />

Tonsha Emerson<br />

Delores Gail Gunn<br />

Jameilya Howell<br />

Cassie Montgomery<br />

Paige Nabors<br />

Laura Jane Nail<br />

Beverly Russell<br />

North East Mississippi Community College<br />

VA Medical Center Jackson<br />

Alcorn State University<br />

University of Mississippi Medical Center<br />

East Mississippi Community College<br />

Anderson Regional Health Systems<br />

Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare Administration<br />

Delta Regional Medical Center<br />

North Mississippi Medical Center<br />

Vigilant Health<br />

North Mississippi Medical Center<br />


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Coffee Club Application<br />

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

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

donate between $300- $5,000 or more to the Foundation.<br />

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

membership into the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong> Foundation Coffee Club. Bank draft and credit card monthly donations will<br />

automatically renew every 12 months unless notified by the donor.<br />

______ Espresso Level<br />

$4,000 to $5,000–Two packages of MNF signature coffee and two<br />

coffee mugs, four tickets to all upcoming events sponsored by the<br />

Foundation, recognition at MNF’s Philanthropy Day, Recognition on<br />

MNF’s website, newsletter, recognition at the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong><br />

<strong>Association</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong> and a 4” X 8” engraved brick in<br />

the Mary E. Stainton Center for Nursing Garden.<br />

______Cappuccino Level<br />

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

coffee mugs, two tickets to all upcoming events sponsored by the<br />

Foundation, recognition at MNF’s Philanthropy Day, Recognition<br />

on MNF’s website, newsletter and recognition at the Mississippi<br />

<strong>Nurses</strong> <strong>Association</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong>.<br />

______Mocha Level<br />

$500 to $1,999–One package of MNF signature coffee and coffee<br />

mug, two tickets to one of MNF’s sponsored events, recognition at<br />

MNF’s Philanthropy Day, Recognition on MNF’s website, newsletter<br />

and recognition at the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong> <strong>Association</strong> <strong>Annual</strong><br />

<strong>Convention</strong>.<br />

______ Coffee Level<br />

$300 to $499–One package of MNF signature coffee and coffee<br />

mug, a ticket to one of MNF’s sponsored events, recognition at<br />

MNF’s Philanthropy Day, recognition on MNF’s website, newsletter,<br />

and recognition at the Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong> <strong>Association</strong> <strong>Annual</strong><br />

<strong>Convention</strong>.<br />

______No, I cannot join the Coffee Club but I will give<br />

a donation to support the <strong>MS</strong> <strong>Nurses</strong> Foundation.<br />

( ) $25 ( ) $50 ( ) $75 ( ) $100<br />

( ) $150 ( ) $200 ( ) $250<br />

Name<br />

Address<br />

City<br />

State<br />

Phone: Home<br />

Cell<br />

Email address<br />

Please print<br />

Zip<br />

Method of Payment<br />

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

( ) Amex ( ) MasterCard ( ) Visa<br />

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

Send a voided check to the <strong>MS</strong> <strong>Nurses</strong> Foundation<br />

( ) One time payment for yearly membership<br />

Please include check or money order and mail it to the <strong>MS</strong> <strong>Nurses</strong> Foundation<br />

( ) DONATE ONLINE at www.msnursesfoundation.com<br />

Your tax deductible donation to the Coffee Club will help support the <strong>Nurses</strong> Foundation in its daily operations of carrying<br />

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

Mississippi. Sponsored events exclude the Nightingale Awards Gala.<br />

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


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MNF Staff<br />

Rosalyn Howard, Executive Director<br />

rhoward@msnurses.org<br />

Rosalyn Howard is the Chief Executive Officer of the foundation. She is responsible for securing funds<br />

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

donor activities. She implements policies and procedures approved by the board of trustees. She<br />

manages the foundation and hires staff to support the work of MNF. Rosalyn conducts presentations<br />

on behalf of the foundation to award nursing scholarships and to promote the professional image<br />

of nursing.<br />

Kasey Dorr, Director of Operations<br />

kdorr@msnurses.org<br />

Kasey Dorr assists the executive director in daily executive functions. She is responsible for<br />

monthly bank drafts, following up with donors, receiving and depositing MNF donations, editing<br />

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

for the Nightingale Awards. Kasey supports the Accreditation Administrator with MNF Continuing<br />

Education applications and MNFs Board of Trustees when needed.<br />

Susan Hart, CE Accreditation Administrator<br />

Dr.susanhart@gmail.com<br />

Susan Hart is responsible for managing the continuing education division of MNF. She communicates<br />

and teaches the continuing education process to nurses and healthcare organizations. She is also<br />

responsible for reviewing CE applications, and making recommendations for Approved Provider<br />

status. Susan works closely with the Approver Unit members and the American <strong>Nurses</strong> Credentialing<br />

Center’s Commission on Accreditation to stay abreast of any continuing education changes and<br />

updates.<br />


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MNA Board of Directors<br />

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN<br />

President<br />

tonyamoore2010@gmail.com<br />

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC,<br />

NHDP-BC<br />

Vice President<br />

cmangum@umc.edu<br />

Beverly Oliver, MBA, <strong>MS</strong>N,<br />

FNP-BC, CHFN<br />

Secretary<br />

oliver59beverly@icloud.com<br />

Gayle Harrell, <strong>MS</strong>N, FNP, NP-C, CWCN<br />

Treasurer<br />

gayle.harrell13@gmail.com<br />

Courtney Bennett, DNP, PMHNP-BC,<br />

FNP-BC<br />

Council on Advanced Practice<br />

hamp.court@yahoo.com<br />

Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN<br />

Council on Nursing Education<br />

tluckett@wmcarey.edu<br />

Alena Groves, DNP, APRN,<br />

FNP-C, ONP-C<br />

Council on Health Affairs<br />

aalester@muw.edu<br />

Paige Nabors, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, FNP-C<br />

Council on Nursing Practice<br />

pnabors4@gmail.com<br />

Ashley Krebs, PhD, RN, CHSE<br />

Council on Nursing Research<br />

ashleykrebs55@gmail.com<br />

Sandra Arnold, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

Council on Organizational Affairs<br />

sandi.arnold@hattiesburgclinic.com<br />

Teresa Malone<br />

Executive Director<br />

tmalone@msnurses.org<br />


<strong>2021</strong> Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong>’ <strong>Association</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong><br />

MNA District Presidents<br />

DNA 1<br />

Brenda Collins, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, NP-C<br />

bcollins@alcorn.edu<br />

DNA 2<br />

Tammy Livingston, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

tlivingston@kdmc.org<br />

DNA 5<br />

Deborah Mauffray, RN, CWOCN<br />

debmauffray@gmail.com<br />

DNA 6<br />

Renee Burnsed, PhD, RN<br />

rene1461@yahoo.com<br />

DNA 7<br />

Amy Carpenter, BSN, RN<br />

acarpenter@forrestgeneral.com<br />

DNA 15<br />

Cassandra Gibbs, BSN, RN<br />

cassie39365@yahoo.com<br />

DNA 16<br />

Linda Todd, <strong>MS</strong>, BS, RN<br />

ltodd@bellsouth.net<br />

DNA 18<br />

Beth Turner, DNP, FNP-BC<br />

lbturner@muw.edu<br />

DNA 21<br />

Kaffie Burns-Denley,<br />

eiffak67@yahoo.com<br />

DNA 23<br />

Vacant<br />

DNA 8<br />

Emily Phillips, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN, FNP<br />

ephillips.wellness@gmail.com<br />

DNA 11<br />

Teresa Windham, BSN, RN<br />

twindhamdon@yahoo.com<br />

DNA 12<br />

Debbie Hoover, DNP, FNP-BC<br />

debbie_0401@yahoo.com<br />

DNA 13<br />

Beverly Oliver, <strong>MS</strong>N, FNP-BC<br />

oliver59beverly@icloud.com<br />

DNA 25<br />

Shada Breeze Chunn, CCRN, BSN-RN, FNP-C<br />

shadabreeze@gmail.com<br />

DNA 28<br />

Kadie Burrn, <strong>MS</strong>N, RN<br />

kdburrrn@gmail.com<br />

DNA 31<br />

Morgan Walter, BSN, RN<br />

mdwalter1@gmail.com<br />

DNA 32<br />

Dawn Peery, FNP-C<br />

dawn.peery@yahoo.com<br />


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<strong>2021</strong> Mississippi <strong>Nurses</strong>’ <strong>Association</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Convention</strong><br />

MNA Staff<br />

Teresa Malone, Executive Director<br />

tmalone@msnurses.org<br />

Teresa Malone is the chief executive officer of the association. She is the liaison with the MNA Board<br />

and is responsible for carrying out the goals and objectives of the association, for management of<br />

the organization and for representing the association with other organizations, public officials, the<br />

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

the association.<br />

Dana Walker, Director of Events and Marketing<br />

dwalker@msnurses.org<br />

Dana is responsible for planning and organizing special events and continuing education activities.<br />

She is the point of contact for questions regarding program and workshop schedules, CE contact<br />

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

responsible for coordinating news releases and media relations. Dana supports the activities of the<br />

Council on Nursing Education, the MNA Provider Unit, the Council on Organizational Affairs, and<br />

the Council on Nursing Practice.<br />

Deborah Norman, Finance Administrator / Membership Coordinator<br />

dnorman@msnurses.org<br />

Deborah is responsible for all financial transactions including posting for membership dues,<br />

special events, and continuing education activities. She is also the Membership Coordinator and is<br />

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

supports the District Presidents with current membership information for each district.<br />

Dionne Inman, Advanced Practice Coordinator / Publishing Coordinator<br />

dinman@msnurses.org<br />

Dionne is responsible for working with the Director of the Council on Advanced Practice Nursing to<br />

support activities relating to Nurse Practitioners. Dionne is coordinator of the quarterly newspaper—<br />

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

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

Cisco Webex Event Center.<br />

LaGina Walker, Executive Assistant<br />

lwalker@msnurses.org<br />

LaGina Walker is the assistant to the Executive Director, she monitors legislative issues that pertain<br />

to health affairs and circulates legislative updates, prepares for Board meetings, special events, and<br />

assists with other executive functions. LaGina assists with the management of the office information<br />

systems, and is responsible for disseminating new membership packets, membership renewals,<br />

and continuing education activities.<br />


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