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

Marlin Womack, VP, Finance & Administration, General Counsel

Carolyn Willis, VP, Educational Programs


Project Administration

Shauna Aguilar, Project Director, Population Health

Margaret Cotton, Project Director, Indianola Promise Community/LINKS

Shenetta Drone, Associate VP, HIT Grants

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

Pamela Reynolds, Project Director, Delta Heart Health Network

Roshunda Sample, Project Director, Early Head Start

Anthony Wood, Associate VP, Allied Health Services


DHA Administration

Ashley Zepponi, Community Relations Manager

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

Clara Mandolini, Controller

Elizabeth McCullers, Director, Sponsored Programs

Aparna Nandula, Director, HIT

Karin Scott Ewbank, Associate Vice President, Research