The Delta Health Alliance


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.


Executive Staff

Karen Matthews, Chief Executive Officer & President

Marlin Womack, VP, Finance & Administration, General Counsel

Josh Davis II, VP, External Affairs and Programs


Project Administration

Shenetta Drone, Associate VP, HIT Grants

Brooks Ann Gaston, Associate VP, Clinical Services

Anthony Wood, Associate VP, Allied Health Services

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

Carolyn Willis, Associate VP, Indianola Promise Community/Early Childhood Development

Shauna Aguilar, Project Director, Population Health

Margaret Cotton, Project Director, Indianola Promise Community/LINKS

Nikki Payne, Project Director, Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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

Leanna Range, Project Director, Deer Creek Promise Community/School Based Projects

Roshunda Sample, Project Director, Early Head Start


DHA Administration

Ashley Zepponi, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Sam Dawkins, Director, Special Projects

Sydney Dean, Director, Grants Administration

Jobyna France, Director, Communications

Davis Hayes, Director, IT

Joy Henderson, Director, Human Resources

Clara Mandolini, Controller

Elizabeth McCullers, Director, Sponsored Program

Aparna Nandula, Director, HIT

Karin Scott, Director, Research and Evaluations

Adoris Turner, Director, External Affairs