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

Chief Executive Officer & President

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Marlin Womack

VP of Finance & Administration, General Counsel

Brooks Ann

Brooks Ann Gaston

VP of Community Outreach

Leigh Anne Gant

VP of Early Education

La Shon Brooks

VP of Strategic Engagement

Melanie Williams

VP of Home Visiting Initiatives

Allison Poindexter

VP of Education

Hilary Meier

VP of Health

Aparna Nandula

Chief Information Officer

Elizabeth McCullers

VP of Sponsored Programs

Sheldon Morris, Senior Advisor for Leader Development and Personnel, Delta Health Alliance

Sheldon Morris

Senior Advisor

DHA Administration

Eileen Beazley

Director of Family & Community Engagements

Linda Harkins

Director of Facilities

Tammy Cameron-Watkins

Director of Home Visitation

Rona Strong

AVP of Administration

LaToya Lee

Director of Education Outreach

Gregory Surbeck

AVP of Information Technology

Koronda Smith

Director of HR

Barbara Ann Beckham

Director of Behavioral and Mental Health Grants

Allison Washington

AVP of Community Outreach

Monica May

Director of Early Education

Becky Dean

Director of Disability Services

Roshunda Sample

Director of Compliance

Marcia Erving

Director of Outreach

Rhonda Lewis

Director of Education & School Programs

Katelyn Ables

Director of Education and School Programs

Melanie Hebert

AVP of HIT and Data

Charles DeGaffenreaid

Executive Assistant

Josh Morgan


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Rickey Lawson

Director of Communications

Sam Dawkins

Director of Special Projects