Tanya Funchess, DHA, MPH, MSM
Director, Health Disparity Elimination
570 East Woodrow Wilson
Jackson, MS 39216
Tanya Funchess joined the Mississippi State Department of Health 12 years ago as the Director of the Tobacco School Nurse Program. She served as Division Director for the CDC Core Tobacco Grant for five years, and was instrumental in forming the Mississippi Tobacco Control Network. For the last two years, she has worked as the Bureau Director for the Office of Tobacco Control.
Prior to coming to MSDH, Dr. Funchess worked as the Director of the Individual Assistance Program with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and has over 10 years of management experience in the private sector.
Dr. Funchess holds a Master's in Public Health from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master's in Management from Belhaven College, and a Doctorate Degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix.