The Delta Health Alliance


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 Staff

Karen Matthews, Chief Executive Officer & President

Stephanie Patton, Special Assistant to CEO

Marlin Womack, VP, Finance & Administration, General Counsel

Carolyn Willis, VP, Educational Programs

Project Administration

LaKeisha Butler, Project Director, Population Health

Margaret Cotton, Project Director, Indianola Promise Community/LINKS

Michie Duke, Director, Health Programs

Marcia Erving, Director, ERSEA, Mental Health & Nutrition

Brooks Ann Gaston, Associate VP, Operations

Hilary Meier, Clinic Practice Manager

Nikki Payne, Assistant Vice President, Community Support and Outreach

Allison Poindexter, Assistant VP, Education and Outreach

Roshunda Sample, Project Director, Early Head Start

Nakisha Watts, Project Manager II, Delta Futures

Lee Whittington, Manager, Delta Heart Health

Melanie Williams, Director, Home Visit Initiatives

DHA Administration

Aimee Burnwatt, Director, Sponsored Programs

Sam Dawkins, Director, Special Projects

Sydney Dean, Associate Vice President, Finance and Administration

Jobyna France, Director, Communications

Davis Hayes, Director, IT

Elizabeth McCullers, Associate Vice President, Sponsored Programs

Josh Morgan, Controller

Aparna Nandula, Director, HIT and Strategic Data

Ashley Zepponi, Community Relations Manager