MSDH Administration

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State Health Officer

State Health Officer
Dr. Daniel Edney (601) 576-7634

Senior Deputy
Kris Adcock (601) 206-1540

Chief Administrative Officer / Chief Financial Officer
Sharon Dowdy, CPA (601) 576-7359

Chief of Community Health and Clinical Services
Victor Sutton, Ph.D. (601) 206-1559

State Epidemiologist
Dr. Kathryn Taylor interim (601) 576-7725

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Justin Turner (601) 576-7634

Chief of Pharmacy
Meg Pearson, Pharm. D. (601) 713-3457

Public Health Laboratory Director
Daphne Ware, Ph.D. (601) 576-7582

Acute Care Systems Director
Teresa Windham (601) 933-2445

General Counsel
Christin Williams (601) 576-7419

Center for Rural Health Director
Jennifer Gholson, MD (601) 576-7874

Internal Auditor
Wayne Jerome (601) 576-7903

Office of the Senior Deputy

Senior Deputy
Kris Adcock (601) 206-1540

Assistant Senior Deputy
Melissa Parker (601) 576-7633

Communications
Lauren Hegwood, Director (601) 576-7667
Greg Flynn, External Affairs/Media Relations (601) 576-7667

Human Resources
Kimberly Reese (601) 576-7642

Workforce Development
Jennifer Boler (601) 576-8301

Health Informatics Technology
Kane Tomlin (601) 576-7467

Procurement
Dorthy K. Young, Ph.D. (601) 576-7428

Strategic Planning and Response
Vacant

Environmental Health
Les Herrington (601) 576-7690

Licensure & Certification
Nicole Banes (601) 364-1100

Medical Cannabis
Laura Goodson, (601) 206-1540

Interpersonal Violence
Joy Jones (601) 206-1543

Vital Records
Judy Moulder (601) 206-8200

Governmental Affairs
Logan Dillon (601) 576-7634

Health Administration

Chief Administrative Officer
Sharon Dowdy, CPA (601) 576-7359

Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
Breanne Hancock (601) 576-7428

Financial Management
Geeta Foreman (601) 576-7544

Support Services (Purchasing/AP)
Jennifer Dotson (601) 576-7635

Revenue Cycle
Miranda Hillman (601) 576-7886

Payroll
Vanessa Nichols (601) 576-7552

Community Health and Clinical Services

Chief of Community Health and Clinical Services
Victor Sutton, Ph.D. (601) 206-1559

Assistant Director
David Caulfield (601) 981-2304

Northern Region Administrator
Jonathan Chaney (662) 841-9015

Central Region Administrator
Lisha Jones (601) 576-7459

Southern Region Administrator
Chad Bridges (601) 584-4174

Chief Nursing Officer
Katherine Farrington, RN (601) 576-7907

Northern Region
Dr. Crystal L. Tate (662) 841-9015

Delta Region (Acting)
Dr. Justin Turner

Central Region
Dr. Donald C. Faucett (601) 981-2304

Southern Region
Dr. Christy Barnett (601) 584-4174

Chronic Disease Prevention
Kendra Johnson, MPH (601) 206-1064

Community Outreach and Education
Kina White, Dr. P.H. (601) 206-1559

Delta Health Collaborative
Cassandra Dove (662) 455-1344

Injury & Violence Prevention
Vacant (601) 206-1559

School Health
Taylor Henderson (601) 206-1559

Tobacco Control
Vickie Tucker (601) 991-6050

Health Equity
Nikki Johnson, Dr.P.H. (601) 206-1050

Child & Adolescent Health
Vacant (601) 576-7427

Oral Health
Vacant (601) 206-1590

Women's Health
Krista Guynes (601) 576-7856

WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children)
Jameshyia Ballard, Ph.D. (601) 991-6000

Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases

State Epidemiologist
Dr. Kathryn Taylor interim (601) 576-7725

Epidemiology Director
Theresa Kittle (601) 576-7725

Immunization
Amanda Netadj (601) 576-7751

Ryan White Program
Vacant (601) 576-7723

STD/HIV
Vacant (601) 576-7723

Tuberculosis
Donald Franklin (601) 576-7700

Public Health Pharmacy

Director
Meg Pearson, Pharm. D. (601) 713-3457

Opioid and Substance Use Program
Jon Hubanks

Public Health Laboratory

Director
Daphne Ware, Ph.D. (601) 576-7582

EMS and Acute Care Systems

Emergency Medical Services
Vacant

Acute Care Systems
Teresa Windham (601) 933-2445

Last reviewed on Jun 18, 2024 request edits
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