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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council was established to recommend and develop initiatives, programs, strategic alliances, and partnerships. The Council is composed of a diverse group of subject matter experts from different roles, disciplines, organizations, and areas of the state.

SANDRA CULPEPPER, LPN (CHAIR)
CNA Instructor. Pearl River Community College 

LISA PEARSON, DNP, RN
Practical Nursing Program Director. Itawamba Community College 

NINA McLAIN-CALKINS, Ph.D., CRNA
USM Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrator. University of Southern Mississippi

BRYAN MAXIE
Regional Administrator. Forrest Health System

BRENDA HOOD, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner. Sardis Family Medical Clinic, Inc.

RUBY DENSON, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner. G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center

EDITH JONES, RN
Director of Nursing. Pearl River County Hospital & Nursing Home

SUZANNE WILSON, RN
Chief Nursing Officer. Highland Community Hospital

TINA MAGERS, Ph.D., MSN, RN-BC 
Director of Education. Mississippi Baptist Medical Center-Hospital

MICHELLE AUSTIN, RN-BSN
Director of Long-Term Care Health Facility Survey. Mississippi State Department of Health