Meet the MNA Board of Directors

President

Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

tonyamoore2010@gmail.com
Dr. Tonya Moore has 24 years of professional nursing experience, most of which has been in various roles at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). As executive director of leadership and workforce development at UMMC… Read More

Vice-President

Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NHDP-BC

cmangum@umc.edu
Dr. Carl Mangum is an Associate Professor, Director (Interim) of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track, and Emergency Preparedness and Response Specialist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing. Dr. Mangum has taught nursing for 17 years… Read More

Secretary

Beverly Oliver, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC, CHFN

oliver59beverly@icloud.com
Beverly Oliver has 25 years of nursing experience and 15 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Mississippi College in 1981. In 2005, she graduated from Mississippi University for Women with honors with a Master’s Degree in Nursing. … Read More

Treasurer

Gayle Harrell, MSN, FNP, NP-C, CWCN

gayle.harrell13@gmail.com
Gayle Harrell is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Wound Care specialist. She received her MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner from UMMC and a subsequent Wound Management Certification Course at the Washington University School of Nursing in Seattle… Read More

Director, Council on Advanced Practice Nursing

Courtney Bennett, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

hamp.court@yahoo.com
Dr. Courtney Bennett is an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at East Mississippi State Hospital’s long term care facility and Family Nurse Practitioner at East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Meridian, MS… Read More

Director, Council on Health Affairs

Alena Lester, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ONP-C

aalester@muw.edu
Dr. Alena Lester has served as a registered nurse for 20 years. Her experience in the field is vast including such areas as intensive care, emergency room…Read More

Director Council on Organizational Affairs

Sandra “Sandi” Arnold, MSN, RN

sandi.arnold@hattiesburgclinic.com
Sandra “Sandi” Arnold serves as the Director of Clinical Education at Hattiesburg Clinic. During her nursing career of 35 years, she…Read More

Director, Council on Nursing Practice

Paige Nabors, MSN, RN, FNP-C

pnabors4@gmail.com
Paige Nabors serves as the nurse manager for the cardiology-vascular nursing unit and centralized monitoring department at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Paige is an experienced nurse and has previous nursing experience in the areas of … Read More


Director, Council on Nursing Education

Tomekia Luckett, PhD, RN

tluckett@wmcarey.edu
Dr. Tomekia Luckett is an experienced nurse, and nurse educator. She has served as an educator in a variety of nursing education programs for licensed practical nursing through doctoral… Read More

Director, Council on Nursing Research

Ashley Krebs, PhD, RN, CHSE

Dr. Ashley Krebs is an assistant professor of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi. She received her Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree from the University of Southern Mississippi…Read More