Meet the MNA Board of Directors


Tonya Moore, PhD, RN
Dr. Tonya Moore is a thought leader in professional nursing, community outreach and organizational development.  As an effective executive and mentor, Moore prides herself in developing people and leading teams to achieve high-quality outcomes.  She is an experienced program manager who is highly regarded for creating startup programs… Read More


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


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


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