Mgr of Business Dev./Education & Training Jennifer Ward
Senior Accountant Rashad Williams, MBA
Human Resource Mgr./Workforce Dev. Liaison Cynthia Dismuke
Coordinator of HIV Special Projects Kizmet Cleveland, MA,CHW
Chief Operations Officer Christopher Roby, Ph.D.
Director of Communications Kathryn Rodenmeyer, APR
Director of Quality and Training (MS Health Safe Net) Michael T. Edwards
Program Consultant Maria D. Morris, LMSW
Grants Manager Shermaile Williams, MHA
Mgr. of Bus. Development\Education and Training Desiree Stinson
Chief Value Officer Joseph Grice, MPH
Chief Executive Officer Terrence Shirley, MPH
Chief Clinical Services Officer Sonja R. Fuqua, Ph.D., RN
Senior Executive Assistant Vera Ward
Chief Financial Officer Sandi Munden
Chetonya Perkins, MPH
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Chetonya Perkins, a native of Clarksdale, MS, serves as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS). In her role, she will provide technical assistance, training, and leadership to Health Center Staff and Community Members around emergency management planning and implementation. Chetonya will also collaborate with other Primary Care Association Emergency Management Coordinators around the country to share strategies that will increase emergency management effectiveness at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). She brings over 20 years of developing community partnerships, health advocacy and raising awareness on key health issues in communities across the State of Mississippi. Chetonya is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Jackson and a Certified Community Health Advisor. She also holds a certificate from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. Mrs. Perkins earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Public Health from Jackson State University.
Executive Assistant I
Shelby Greer joined CHCAMS in January 2022 as a Project Coordinator for the Workforce Grant Project. She currently serves as Executive Assistant I. She assists the executive office administratively, keeping the office running smoothly, scheduling, coordinating, and directing day-to-day activities. She is a 2021 graduate of Jackson State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Mgr of Business Dev./Education & Training
Jennifer Ward currently serves as Manager of Business Development/Education & Training. In her role, she coordinates all training and technical assistance activities with the appropriate program staff in completion of program requirements.
In addition to working with the communication department to ensure the branding and marketing of CHCAMS is consistent with strategic planning, Jennifer also oversees the development and implementation of the publication department which utilizes her 15 years of diverse experience involving graphic design, print management, online marketing, creative direction, and brand strategy. Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of Jackson State University.
Rashad Williams, MBA
Rashad Williams, MBA is the Senior Accountant for Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS). Mr. Williams is a native of Jackson, MS and a graduate of Callaway High School. He graduated from Belhaven University, Magna Cum Laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Jackson State University, with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Professionally, Rashad has worked in several senior accounting and auditing roles with City and State Agencies and has had a successful career in banking and finance management. He is a Financial Literacy Instructor, current PTA President of Obama Magnet Elementary School, former PSO President of New Hope Christian Pre-School, Board Member of Gaffa FC, Fundraising Chair for Central Jackson, Soccer Organization, member of National Association for Black Accountants (NABA), and a graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson.
Human Resource Mgr./Workforce Dev. Liaison
Cynthia Dismuke joined CHCAMS in 2021 and serves as the Human Resource Manager and Workforce Development Liaison. In this role she manages Human Resource functions for the Association and works directly with our community health centers addressing important issues related to the workforce. She has worked with non-profit organizations for over twenty years. She is passionate about health and wellness in the workplace. She received a Bachelor of Organizational Speech Communications with a minor in Human Services from Texas Southern University, Summa Cum Laude.
Kizmet Cleveland, MA,CHW
Coordinator of HIV Special Projects
Kizmet Cleveland, MA, CHW, a native of Tupelo, MS, currently serves as the Coordinator of HIV Special Projects for the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi. She has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention/case management, community engagement and public health education for over 20 years. Her vision is to educate individuals that experience social stigmas associated with healthcare. Ms. Cleveland has previously served four years as a member of the Mississippi Department of Health HIV/AIDS Community Planning Council, a stakeholder for the Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) Region IV and served four terms of services to the Mississippi Delta Service Corps of Ameri*Corps VISTA program. Currently, Ms. Cleveland along with twelve other CHWs have establish a Community Health Worker Association for the State of Mississippi. She is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University.
Christopher Roby, Ph.D.
Chief Operations Officer
Dr. Christopher Roby, a native of Shelby, Mississippi, serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi.
Dr. Roby is a seasoned Professor of Sociology at Strayer University and Adjunct Faculty in the School of Public Health at Jackson State University. He is a highly motivated professional with public health and behavioral science experience in research and evaluation, public health management, organizational leadership, grant development, and grant reviewer for state/federal/private/ funds.
Dr. Roby has 17 years of professional administrative experience, exceptional knowledge of scientific practices, and capacity building assistance. He has been a community activist for the LGBTQ community while lending support to individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Dr. Roby has managed 15 prevention interventions projects involving smoking cessation, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, breast/cervical/prostate cancer, and HIV/STIs. Dr. Roby has also developed various quality improvement workgroups for HIV/AIDS and Hypertension Projects.
Kathryn Rodenmeyer, APR
Director of Communications
Kathryn Rodenmeyer, APR, is the Director of Communications for the CHCAMS. She has more than 30 years of experience in public relations and media production. Kathryn has run trade and non-profit organizations, implemented public relations initiatives, and produced award-winning TV documentaries during her career. Her most recent media work was for Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s health care series Southern Remedy. Kathryn received her bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned her accreditation in the practice of public relations (APR), sanctioned by the Public Relations Society of America. Kathryn has completed some master’s degree coursework at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Population Health.
Michael T. Edwards
Director of Quality and Training (MS Health Safe Net)
Michael T. Edwards is the Director of Training and Quality for Mississippi Health Safe Net (MHSN) since September 2017. MHSN is the Health Center Controlled Network for the state of Mississippi. He assists FQHCs in the network with EMR and reporting issues. Prior to this role, he worked for East Central MS Health Care Inc in Sebastopol MS as EMR (Electronic Medical Records) Coordinator. At ECMHCI, he learned about clinical workflows pre and post EMR implementation. Michael also gained knowledge regarding reporting for MEANINGFUL USE, UDS, and Patient Centered Medical Home in the FQHC environment.
Michael is a graduate of East Central Community College in Decatur, MS. He has an associate degree in Applied Science of Business and Office Technology. Michael resides in Sebastopol, MS.
Maria D. Morris, LMSW
Maria D. Morris, LMSW, a Program Consultant with the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS), is the project manager for the Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program, the Affordable Care Act Outreach & Enrollment coordinator, Direct Relief – Food Insecurity grant program, and the Kellogg Foundation – Covid Faith-based Initiative. She also provides technical assistance and training to support the development and implementation of the Perinatal High-Risk Infant Management System for the state of Mississippi. She has been the project manager of other programs such as Strong Start for Mothers & Babies and the Self-Made Tobacco Cessation Marketplace Project. Her 30 years of public service experience includes State CHIP health insurance program director, District Social Work Supervisor, among others.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Delta State University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi. Ms. Morris completed training in the state of Mississippi’s Certified Public Management program (Level III) and earned certification as a Disaster Case Manager.
Shermaile Williams, MHA
Shermaile L. Williams, MHA, joined the CHCAMS team June of 1999. Since her employment with the organization, she has served in several capacities. Shermaile currently provides support for CHCAMS in the role of Grants Manager. She serves as the team lead for emergency preparedness; where she provides leadership, training, technical assistance and consultation to Health Center staff. She also provides grants management support; executive administrative support and enhance member services in other areas of operations, such as credentialing of providers.
Shermaile holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration.
Mgr. of Bus. Development\Education and Training
Desiree Stinson joined the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS) in 2016. Ms. Stinson serves in the position of Mgr. of Business Development\Education and Training. In her role, she oversees CHCAMS’s ability to enhance its provision to CHC members for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. She has led the organization in achieving accreditation to directly award, CME credits not only for Mississippi’s CHCs but for other organizations throughout the state. She acts as the liaison between potential and existing business members and the organization. Ms. Stinson also provides operational support in the area of Finance, Communications, and CHC member services. She also provides logistical support for the annual CHC 65×65 statewide race, which serves as an effort to brand health centers in their work to combat obesity in the state.
Ms. Stinson brings over 25 years of experience in project management, administrative and operational support. Prior to joining CHCAMS, she served as a Data Analyst for Baselines, Inc. and as an Executive Administrator within the Home Depot Aviation Department. Ms. Stinson holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, as well as a Certification in Accounting.
Joseph Grice, MPH
Chief Value Officer
Joseph Grice, MPH, currently serves as Chief Value Officer, for the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi. He is responsible for providing leadership of PCCM for an FQHC-only Accountable Care Organization in the move towards value-based care and manages the day-to-day operations of a Health Center Controlled Network via a Management Services Agreement with the PCA to build and sustain a population health analytics infrastructure. He also liaises between the different entities to provide leadership towards a strong training and technical assistance infrastructure. Mr. Grice holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Mississippi State University and a Masters of Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Jackson State University. Prior to serving at CHCAMS, Mr. Grice managed a federally funded HIV/AIDS surveillance project for the Mississippi State Department of Health. He also has extensive experience in survey and focus group design. Mr. Grice is a native of Carthage, Mississippi and now resides in Pearl.
Terrence Shirley, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
Terrence Shirley, MPH, is an experienced healthcare administration leader. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Shirley worked for eight years as Administrator of the Cancer Institute at the University of Miss. Medical Center (UMMC) and has been active in the health care industry since 1980. In addition to working at UMMC in various leadership roles since the late 1990s, Mr. Shirley has extensive experience as a director of federally supported community health centers and state-level public health services in the southeast. A few of the operational leadership positions he has held include: Region 4 Health Officer for Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services in Tampa FL; President/CEO of the Tampa Community Health Centers Inc., Interim-President/CEO, Tampa General Healthcare; and Administrator for Clinical Support Services, Ambulatory Operations, Radiation Oncology, and the UMMC Cancer Institute.
In addition to operational leadership positions, he has served in governance leadership positions that include local, state, regional and national task forces, coalitions, and boards and currently serves on the Jackson Preparatory School board of directors.
Mr. Shirley calls his appointment as CEO to the Association a homecoming. In the early days of the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi’s establishment in the mid-1980s, Mr. Shirley assisted the Director in coordinating activities to meet the various educational, programmatic, and political needs of Mississippi’s community health centers.
Mr. Shirley has a Master of Public Health from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Sonja R. Fuqua, Ph.D., RN
Chief Clinical Services Officer
Sonja R. Fuqua, Ph.D., RN, PCMH CCE is the Chief Clinical Services Officer and Patient-Centered Medical Home Content Expert for the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi. She established the Quality Improvement Workgroup, a statewide coordination of FQHC quality leaders, with a mission to identify clinical performance issues and support improved delivery of competent quality care through staff education and training.
Dr. Fuqua has a bachelor’s and master’s in nursing and a doctorate in African American Studies. She brings 40 years of professional experience including nursing, research, programmatic leadership, and management. She has a passion for empowering others and excels in community engagement, coordination, and program implementation.
Senior Executive Assistant
Serves as Senior Executive Assistant for CHCAMS, where she oversees day to day administrative operations on behalf of the management and staff. Ms. Ward also provides broad support via a range of administrative duties to assist the CEO in managing projects and accomplishing corporate objectives; and serves as the liaison to the Board of Directors relative to meetings and logistics. She supervises the administrative support team on behalf of CHCAMS. Ms. Ward joined the Association in 1996 and has over 35 years of Office and administrative experience.
Chief Financial Officer
Sandi Munden, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer of the Community Health Center of Mississippi (CHCAMS). Mrs. Munden is a graduate of Balboa High School in the Panama Canal Zone, and Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in Accounting and minored in Economics. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also serves on the NACHC subcommittee for Health Center Financing.