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  • Communications Staff

    Contact any of the staff members listed below with story ideas, information or questions about UMMC.

    After hours, Public Affairs employees are on call to assist with breaking news. Call the switchboard at (601) 984-1000 and press "0" for an operator who will connect you with the employee on call.


    Tom Fortner
        Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer
        Phone: (601) 984-1100

    Marc Rolph
        Associate Director of Public Affairs
        Phone: (601) 815-5133

    Bruce Coleman
        Assistant Director of Internal Administrative Communications
        Phone: (601) 984-4743

    Ruth Cummins
        Assistant Director of Media Relations
        Phone: (601) 984-1104

    Gary Pettus
        Phone: (601) 815-9266

    Alana Bowman
        Phone: (601) 984-1970

    Annie Oeth
        Editor/Writer - Pediatrics
        Phone: (601) 984-1122

    Karen Bascom
        Editor/Writer - Health Science Research
        Phone: (601) 815-3940

    Jay Ferchaud
        Phone: (601) 984-1110