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    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.

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    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

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    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. 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.

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    Chief Clinical Services Officer

    Sonja R. Fuqua, Ph.D., RN, is the Chief Clinical Services Officer 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.

    Joseph Grice, MPH

    Chief Value Officer

    Joseph Grice, MPH, currently serves as Chief Value Officer with 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.

    Chief Operating Officer

    Dr. Christopher Roby, a native of Shelby, Mississippi, serves as the Chief Operating Officer 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.

    Executive Assistant II

    Jennifer Ward serves as Executive Assistant II for CHCAMS. She provides administrative support for the senior executives and staff. She brings 15 years of diverse experience to the team ranging from administrative assistance, graphic design, print management, online marketing, creative direction, and brand strategy. Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of Jackson State University.

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    Mgr. of Business 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.

    Shermaile Williams, MHA

    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.

    Maria D. Morris, LMSW

    Program Consultant

    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.

    Rashad Williams, MBA

    Senior Accountant

    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.

    Michael T. Edwards

    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 has completed coursework at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Population Health to earn a post-baccalaureate Advanced Certificate in Population Health Science (expected May 2022).

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    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 association. 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 stigma associated with healthcare. Ms. Cleveland has previously served four years as a member r of the Miss. Department of Health HIV/AIDS Community Planning Council, a stakeholder for the Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) Region IV, and served four terms of service to the Mississippi Delta Service crops of AmeriCorps VISTA program. Currently, Ms. Cleveland along with twelve other CHWs has established a Community Health Worker Association for the State of Mississippi. She is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University.

    Cynthia Dismuke

    Human Resources Manager

    Ms. Dismuke is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She serves as Human Resources Manager. Ms. Dismuke brings over 20 years of experience in the non-profit arena. She is an advocate for the well-being of women and children. She also serves her community in diabetic wellness. Ms. Dismuke is a graduate of Texas Southern University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication with a minor in Human Services, Summa Cum Laude.