2018 Board Members

Coalition Director
Kate Cooley, MPH

Board Members

Debbie Colby, RD, CDE, Chair, The National Diabetes and Obesity Research Center
Sonja Fuqua, Ph.D., RN, Vice Chair, Mississippi Primary Health Care Association (MPHCA)
Julie Grogan, MS, RN, Secretary, MS, RD, Novo Nordisk
Ryan Kelly, MS, Treasurer, Mississippi Rural Health Association
Bridgette Booker, Ph.D., RHIA, CHTS-IM, Past Chair, Alabama State University
Kimberly Johnson, Parliamentarian, MS Department of Corrections
Santee Johnson, MS,PCED,ICPS,CHW,CNP, Communications, Mississippi University for Women
Isley Carter, Ph.d., Medical Advisor
Laura Tucker, MSDH Representative, Mississippi Department of Health
Angela Kestenbaum, Management Workstream Chair, Eli Lilly and Company
Linda Gwaltney, MS, RD, LD, CDE, Policy Workstream Chair, Hattiesburg Clinic
Catherine (Woodyard) Moring, PhD, CHES,Prevention Workstream Chair

Members at Large
Julia Woods, PharmD, Central Chapter Chair, MS State Department of Health
Beverly Hearn, RN, CDE, East Central Chapter Chair, Greater Meridian Health Clinic, Inc.
Matt Strum, Pharm. D., BCACP, CDE, Northern Chapter Chair, Novo Nordisk
Dawn Vosbein, MS,MPH,RD,LDN, Southern Chapter Chair, Mississippi State University Extension Service
Darlene Willis, Choctaw Health Department
Kevin Wood, Pinnacle Medical Solutions