Chief Executive Officer
Janice Sherman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi. Ms. Sherman reports directly to the CHCAMS Board of Directors. She provides leadership in developing and implementing CHCAMS’s strategic plan and financial targets; and provides direction to the CHCAMS leadership team. In her current post, she provides vision in building a new infrastructure for an Independent Practice Association (IPA) in support of strengthening the role of FQHCs in the value-based payment environment. She is a key stakeholder in the state and nation’s ability to shape healthcare and payment reform and is often invited to speak on issues toward this end. Beyond her priority of serving and providing support to strengthen the work of CHC-members statewide, she is involved in various initiatives to address Population Health in many different constructs. Her work with efforts aimed at addressing population health and the related social determinants includes serving as a faculty member (non-paid) of UMMC’s School of Population Health and working with state and national partners across multiple health sectors [MS State Department of Health, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)], in collaborative efforts to do so. She also serves on the board of the Office of Mississippi Physician’s Workforce.
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
Prior to joining CHCAMS, Mrs. Munden served as a controller for a private company for many years and most recently worked for the State of Mississippi, first with the Mississippi Gaming Commission, auditing casinos for internal control compliance and performing corporate investigations both in the United States and overseas, and later with the Office of the State Auditor as an investigator.
Executive Assistant to CEO and Board Liaison
Serves as Executive Assistant to CEO and Board Liaison for CHCAMS, where she oversees day to day administrative operations on behalf of the management and staff. Ms. Walker also provides broad support via a range of administrative duties to assist the CEO in managing projects and accomplishing corporate objectives. She supervises the administrative support team on behalf of CHCAMS. Ms. Walker joined the Association in 1996 and has over 30 years of Office and administrative experience.
Director of Clinical Quality
Sonja R. Fuqua, PhD, RN, is the Director of Clinical Quality for the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi. With over 30 years in nursing, her experiences range from Obstetric nursing (clinical) to Manager of Research and Recruitment with the Jackson Heart Study (10yrs), to four years with G. A. Carmichael Family Health Center (GACFHC), one of the CHCAMS member Community Health Centers. While with GACFHC, she served as the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Director and was responsible for overseeing the organization’s readiness for PCMH recognition and completing the application process for which Level 2 recognition was achieved.
Dr. Fuqua received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing. However, working with the minority based cohort of the Jackson Heart Study inspired her to pursue her doctorate in African American Studies. She is active in numerous nursing organizations, and is a lifetime member of both Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi, one the oldest African American nurses’ organizations and The National Black Nurses Association. Dr. Fuqua has completed a term on the Mississippi Board of Nursing and is a leader in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Joseph Grice, MPH, currently serves as IPA Director, an Independent Practice Association affiliated with the Mississippi PCA. 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 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.
Programs and Workforce Development Director
Wayne Miley joined Community Health Center Association of Mississippi in June of 2015 as Director of Programs & Workforce Development. Wayne received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College in 1977 and his graduate degree for New Orleans Seminary in 1980. He has twenty-eight years of workforce development experience with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security where he focused on workforce counseling, state-wide workforce training program coordination, job placement/customer service activities, employer relations, programmatic financial tracking, workforce program policies and procedures, and coordination of rapid response teams for businesses in Mississippi going through closures and/or reductions in workforce. Wayne also served as a workforce development contract writer and as a contract deliverables coordinator prior to joining CHCAMS. His duties related to workforce training required close coordination with Mississippi training facilities and schools state-wide. Prior to working at MDES, he served for eight years as a Branch Director for a family owned home health care business with locations in southeast Mississippi and in Jackson, Mississippi.
At CHCAMS, Wayne’s current primary responsibilities include assisting Community Health Centers with recruitment and retention of staff, coordination of tobacco cessation program through the Office of Tobacco Control, and Oral Health Integration with primary care through the DentaQuest Foundation.
Business Development and Continuing Education
Desiree Stinson, joined Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS) in 2016. Ms. Stinson serves in the position of Business Development and Continuing Education. 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.
Project Coordinator/Emergency Management & Special Initiatives
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 Project Coordinator/Emergency Management & Special Initiatives. 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.
Darilyn Hopkins serves as Receptionist/Secretary of the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi. Ms. Hopkins joined the Association in August of 2010. She is a native of Chicago, Illinois. Darilyn also works to support the operations team in an administrative capacity as well as provides support for the Dental Loan Repayment Program.
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 ACA Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator. She also provides technical assistance and training to support the development and implementation of the Perinatal High-Risk Infant Management System (PHRMISS). 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 past work experience includes over 30 years in public service with the State of Mississippi, i.e., State CHIP Director, District V Social Work Supervisor, State Office Social Work Consultant and Special Project Officer. She has worked for several years as a social service interviewer with the U.S. Census, University of Chicago, Westat, University of Michigan and other national researchers. Prior to joining CHCAMS, she worked in the Katrina Recovery efforts in MS and Louisiana with a faith-based organization as Director of Case Management.
She is a graduate of Delta State University in Cleveland, MS where she obtained a Bachelor of Biological Science in Education (BSE) with high honors – May 1979 and Master’s Degree in Social Work with high honors from University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg, MS – May 1989. Special training includes completion of the State of MS Certified Public Management Program Level Three and Certification as a Disaster Case Manager.
Director of Quality and Training (MS Health Safe Net)
Starting in December of 2009, Michael began working for East Central MS Health Care Inc in Sebastopol MS as EMR (Electronic Medical Records) Coordinator. He was brought in prior to the EMR go live implementation where he was able to learn the clinic flow and processes beforehand. Over the years, he learned about MEANINGFUL USE, UDS, and Patient Centered Medical Home in the FQHC environment. Also, he used a reporting software to help the FQHC pull data needed on daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. In September of 2017, Michael began working for the Health Centered Control Network. In his new role, he assists all FQHC in the network with EMR and reporting issues.
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.
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 is currently a part-time master’s degree student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Population Health.
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Mr. Christopher Roby, a native of Shelby, Mississippi, is the newly appointed Director of Strategic Partnerships with the Community Health Center’s Association of Mississippi (CHCAM). Mr. He is a highly motivated professional with public health and behavioral science experience in the areas of research and evaluation, public health management, leadership and grant development. Mr. Roby has 16 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.
Mr. Roby has managed 15 prevention interventions projects involving smoking cessation, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, breast/cervical/prostate cancer, and HIV/STIs. Currently, Mr. Roby is a Ph.D. candidate at Jackson State University in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, where his research focuses on HIV Health Care Policy.
Mr. Roby’s philosophy is that “we should empower others to empower themselves.”