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Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a representative group of volunteer members who live, work, and participate in the Mississippi communities they represent. The CAB has a strong advisory role to the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research (MCCTR) and representation on the Internal Advisory Committee.

The CAB mission is to: represent community concerns in the design, execution and evaluation of research conducted through the MCCTR and to serve as a bridge between researchers and the community in which the research is taking place.

CAB Membership:

Mireya Alexander, East Biloxi Community Collaborative; Ocean Springs, MS Community

Health Worker

Tammy Fordham-Bell, Mercy Delta Express Project

Health Educator

Kimaka Bowens, Black Nurses Rock; Picayune, MS President, MS Gulf Coast Chapter

Susan Eaton, Parkway Heights United Methodist Church; Hattiesburg, MS

Associate Pastor

Johnnie Hawkins, JHawk Group, LLC; Jackson, MS


Annie Jackson, South Mississippi Children Center; Hattiesburg, MS

Program Director

Teresa Malone, Mississippi Nurses Association; Madison, MS

Executive Director

Cassandra Mobley, Mississippi Food Network; Jackson, MS