We at Delta Health Alliance are a large family dedicated to providing better access and increased awareness about health to the people in the Mississippi Delta. Our employees, partners, and volunteers understand that we are here to change lives. The family of DHA has banded together in order to face the long-standing health challenges of the Delta. Below you will meet the people who are working hard to help make a healthier Delta for everyone.

Administration & Finance

Karen Matthews, Chief Executive Officer & President

Marlin Womack, VP, Finance & Administration, General Counsel

Elizabeth McCullers, Director, Sponsored Programs

Ashley Zepponi, Administrative Specialist to the CEO

Laura Clark, Finance Manager

Sydney Dean, Finance and Special Projects Manager

Clara Mandolini, Controller

Travis Fleming, Business Manager

Lori Gower, Contracts Specialist

Jobyna Hazzard, Communications Director

Joy Henderson, Human Resources Director

Doris Smith, Custodian Lead

Evelyn Nealon, Custodian – Part-time

Renotta Townsend, Custodian – Part-time

James Griffin, Custodian/Maintenance-Part-time

Information Technology

Samuel Dawkins, VP, Information Technology

Daniel Thomas, Asst. VP, Information Technology

Davis Hayes, Technical Services Manager

Ted Blockson, Systems Network Analyst

Melanie Hebert, Project Manager

Stephanie Hemphill, Project Manager

Lauren Scott, Health Information Technology Lead

Jewel Carter, Clinical Systems Analyst

Marcus Caswell, Senior Systems Administrator

Michael Loftin, Data Transfer & Reporting Lead

Shenetta Drone, Project Director, Health Information Technology

Shauna Aguilar, Population Health Manager

Camilla Butler, Population Health Care Coordinator

Cassonya Lampkin, Population Health Care Coordinator



Josh Davis II, VP, External Affairs

Deborah Moore, Associate VP, Indianola Promise Community/Community Relations

Carolyn Willis, Associate VP, Indianola Promise Community/Education & Outreach


Rona Strong, Office Manager, Indianola Promise Community

Boris Lee, Custodian-Part-time


Anthony Powell, Project Manager, Indianola Promise Community/Community Relations

Shequite Johnson, Project Coordinator, Indianola Promise Community/Community Relations

Roshunda Sample, Project Director, Indianola Promise Community/Community Based Programs

Allison Poindexter, Project Director, Indianola Promise Community/ Sunflower County Consolidated School District

Gloria McIntosh, Project Director, Indianola Promise Community/LINKS

Lolita Gladney, Project Manager, Indianola Promise Community/ Triple P & PBIS

Beverly Hale, Project Coordinator, Indianola Promise Community/Imagination Library

Caleb Herod, Project Coordinator, Indianola Promise Community/Out of School

Alexis Hynes, Project Coordinator, Indianola Promise Community/Imagination Library/Financial Literacy

Leslie Johnson, Project Manager, Indianola Promise Community/Healthy Lifestyles

Sarah Fincher, Dietitian, Indianola Promise Community/Healthy Lifestyles

Cassandra Rule, Social Services Coordinator, Indianola Promise Community

Karin Scott, Research Director, Evaluations, Indianola Promise Community

John Anderson, Research Associate, Indianola Promise Community

Sha’Ketta Davis, Efforts to Outcome Administrator, Indianola Promise Community

Kymberlyn Foster, Efforts to Outcome Administrator, Indianola Promise Community

Tracy Grady, LINKS Research Associate, Indianola Promise Community

Cicily Bolden, LINKS, Indianola Promise Community

Atoya Elmore, LINKS, Indianola Promise Community

Kimberly Hawkins, LINKS, Indianola Promise Community

Sarah Hood, LINKS, Indianola Promise Community

Lula James, LINKS, Indianola Promise Community

Shanekia Kemp, LINKS, Indianola Promise Community

Damita Little, LINKS, Indianola Promise Community

Ashley McKay, LINKS, Indianola Promise Community

April Seal, LINKS, Indianola Promise Community

Deondria Winder, LINKS, Indianola Promise Community

Dion Burns, Parent Educator, Indianola Promise Community

Diana Givens-Angel, Parent Educator, Indianola Promise Community

Ethena Hyde, Parent Educator, Indianola Promise Community

Marva Johnson, Parent Educator, Indianola Promise Community

April O’Neal, Parent Educator, Indianola Promise Community

Melinda Young, Parent Educator, Indianola Promise Community

Cheryl Jones, Parent Educator, Indianola Promise Community

Faith Tabor, Parent Educator, Indianola Promise Community

Gloria Wilson, Parent Educator, Indianola Promise Community

Marilyn James, Parent Liaison, Indianola Promise Community

Donna Ransome, Parent Educator/Sr. Research Assistant, USDA

Shakari Moore, Parent Educator/Research Assistant, USDA

Debra Johnson, Parent Educator/Research Assistant, USDA


Brooks Ann Gaston, Project Director/DHA Maternal & Child Home Visit Initiatives

Nikki Payne, Project Manager/Delta PAT Home Visiting

Melanie Williams, Project Manager/Delta PAT Home Visiting

Vanessa Hodges, Parent Educator

Kenyatta Ratliff, Parent Educator

Martha Smith, Parent Educator


Lorene Delaney, Community Health Worker

Lula Reece, Community Health Worker


Beverly Johnson, Project Coordinator, Tobacco Cessation

Nakisha McCray, Project Coordinator, Tobacco Cessation

Wilhelmenia Newson, Project Coordinator, Tobacco Cessation

Kiara Williams-Johnson, Student Worker-Part-time


Leland Medical Clinic

Rhonda Potter, Nurse Practitioner

Sandra Evans, Clinic Nurse

Flora Byrd, Clinic Nurse

Tamika Sharkey-Green, Clinic Nurse-Part-time

Ellen Durst, Registered Dietitian

Starr Allen, Clinical Assistant

Debra Clark, Clinic Office Manager

Kathy Evans, Registration Clerk

Stephanie Gilmore, Medical Records

Barbara Adams, Nurse Practitioner – Part-time