Public Affairs

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.

Contacts

  • Tom Fortner
    Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer
    (601) 984-1100
  • Marc Rolph
    Director of Public Affairs
    (601) 815-5133
  • Bruce Coleman
    Assistant Director of Internal Administrative Communications
    (601) 984-4743
  • Ruth Cummins
    Assistant Director of Media Relations
    (601) 984-1104
  • Gary Pettus
    Editor/Writer
    (601) 815-9266
  • Alana Bowman
    Editor/Writer
    (601) 984-1970
  • Annie Oeth
    Editor/Writer
    (601) 984-1122
  • Karen Bascom
    Editor/Writer - Health Science Research Writer
    (601) 815-3940