DHA Team

Our Staff

We at Delta Health Alliance are a large family dedicated to providing better access and increased awareness about health and education 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 and education challenges of the Delta. Below you will meet the people who are working hard to help make a healthier Delta for everyone.

Executive Team

Karen Matthews

Karen Matthews

Chief Executive Officer & President

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Marlin Womack

VP, Finance & Administration, General Counsel

Carolyn Willis

Carolyn Willis

VP, Educational Programs

Brooks Ann

Brooks Ann Gaston

VP, Health Programs

DHA Administration

Allison Poindexter

Associate Vice President, School Years Educational Programs

Aparna Nandula

Associate Vice President, HIT and Strategic Data

Becky Dean

Director, Disability Services

Charles DeGrafenreide

Executive Assistant

Davis Hayes

Director, IT

Elizabeth McCullers

Associate Vice President, Sponsored Programs

Heather Gholson

Director, Communications

Hilary Meier

Associate Vice President of Clinical Affairs

Josh Morgan


Katelyn Ables

Director of Education, School Programs

Lee Whittington

Director of Clinical Grants, Delta Heart Health

Leigh Anne Gant

Associate Vice President, Early Years Education Programs

Marcia Erving

Director, Outreach

Melanie Hebert

Director, HIT

Melanie Williams

Associate Vice President, Home Visiting Initiatives

Michie Cotton

Associate Vice President, Health Programs

Monica May

Director, Education

Nikkie Payne

Associate Vice President, Community Education Programs

Randy Knoll

Associate Vice President, South MS Health Programs

Rhonda Lewis

Director of Education, School Programs

Roshunda Sample

Director, Compliance

Sam Dawkins

Director, Special Projects

Sydney Dean

Associate Vice President, Finance and Administration

Terra Cousins

Director, Mental and Behavioral Grants