Meet the MNA Board of Directors

President

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

cmangum@umc.edu
Dr. Carl Mangum is an Associate Professor, Director 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

Vice-President

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

aagroves@muw.edu
Dr. Alena Groves has served as a registered nurse for 20 years. Her experience in the field is vast including such areas as intensive care, emergency room, radiology, renal, cardiology, orthopedics, internal medicine, education, and administration within both the hospital and outpatient setting….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

Kristen Long, MSN, RN

knd-rn@hotmail.com
Kristen Long serves as Senior Director of Nursing and Interim Chief Nursing Executive at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. During her nursing career of 16 years, she has  previous experience…  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 in Hattiesburg, MS. 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

Deloris Slade, DNP, FNP-BC

delorisslade@aol.com
Dr. Deloris Slade has more than 10 years of experience in primary and urgent care practice, serving primarily uninsured and under-insured patients.  She also serves as Graduate Adjunct Faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi…. Read More

Director, Council on Nursing Research

Brandy Smith, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

brandygsmith@yahoo.com
Dr. Brandy Smith is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Delta State University Robert E. Smith School of Nursing. She began her nursing career in 1998…Read More