Michelle Armstrong, BS, RCS

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Michelle Armstrong serves as a Pediatric Cardiology Sonographer at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. In this role, Michelle works with Dr. Mattingly to provide echocardiograms for pediatric patients. Prior to joining MCAM, she served as a cardiovascular sonographer at Central Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson Heart Clinic, Precision Ultrasound and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Ms. Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mississippi College and is a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Michelle is married to Jay and they have two daughters, Ellen Clark, and Mary Cole. They enjoy being outside, traveling, and cheering on the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Madison Bell, BSN, MPH

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Madison Bell works as a Float Nurse at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. In this position, Madison provides nursing care to all of MCAM’s pediatric subspecialty and maternal fetal medicine services when additional support is needed to deliver quality care to our patients. Ms. Bell received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Madison has extensive experience working at children’s hospitals in her career including as a floor nurse at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, Missouri, at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston Salem, North Carolina and as a staff nurse in the Children’s of Alabama after hours pediatric clinic. In her spare time, Madison enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, being outdoors and traveling.

Annah Burns, RT(R)

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Annah Burns serves as a Pediatric Radiological Technician and Patient Services Representative at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. In this role, Annah will acquire x-ray images for MCAM patients and will also work to check patients in and out and answer the phones at MCAM. Annah received her Associates of Science in Medical Radiologic Technology from Copiah Lincoln Community College. During her radiology program at Copiah Lincoln, Annah completed her clinical rotations at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, King’s Daughters Medical Center, Merit Health Central and St. Dominic Memorial Hospital. Annah is excited to join MCAM and looks forward to being an integral part of the team. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her boyfriend, Dylan, and dog, Copper. She also enjoys cheering on the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Kristi Davis, CMA, AA

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Kristi Davis serves as a Medical Assistant at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine in Tupelo, MS. In this role, Kristi works closely with Dr. Lilley and the pediatric endocrinology team to provide medical assistant coverage, programmatic oversight and patient education for children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Ms. Davis received Associate Degrees in Liberal Arts and in Medical Assisting from Northeast Mississippi Community College and is a Certified Medical Assistant. Prior to joining MCAM, Kristi has experience in a variety of medical office settings including nearly twenty years of experience as an endocrinology medical assistant and certified insulin pump trainer. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and working on community service projects.

Carlee Duhs, BS

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Carlee is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Sonographer at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine and works to provide ultrasounds and care coordination for high-risk obstetrical patients. Carlee received her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing from Delta State University and completed her Sonography program from the Institute of Ultrasound. Ms. Duhs has five years of experience as a sonographer in a variety of settings. She always wanted to be in a profession to serve others and she felt the Lord led her to sonography. Carlee feels blessed with opportunities to learn in all ultrasound settings and is truly grateful to be able to specialize in Maternal Fetal Medicine at MCAM with Dr. Bean and the amazing MFM team. She is dedicated to providing the best care and patient experience for both mom and baby. In her spare time, Carlee enjoys working on her new home and spending time with friends and family. 

Brandi Dykes, BSN, RN

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Brandi serves as the Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology nurse at Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine and provides clinical and programmatic expertise to this unique patient population. Prior to joining MCAM, Brandi has had experience at four different pediatric healthcare settings including a pediatric medical/surgical floor at Willis-Knighton Health System, Nursery and Neonatal ICU at Terrebonne General Medical Center and the Pediatric ICU at Ochsner Hospital for Children. Brandi has also served as a Pediatric Transplant Coordinator for cardiac and renal patients. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women and is passionate about providing the care support and coordination for each patient family.

Jennifer Easley, CPNP, MSN, RN

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Jennifer Easley serves as a Hematology Nurse at MCAM in Madison. Jennifer works primarily at our Old Canton offices providing nursing coverage for pediatric allergy, hematology, neuromuscular medicine, plastic surgery and other services to provide patient support, clinical expertise and care coordination. Jennifer holds an Associate of Applied Sciences from Hinds Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Jennifer’s extensive experience in pediatric care includes serving as a registered nurse on the pediatric floor at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, as a newborn and NICU nurse at Merit Health Women’s Hospital and as a pediatric pre-op/PACU/triage nurse at GI Associates. Ms. Easley has also served as a pediatric nurse practitioner in general pediatric clinics in the Jackson area. She is passionate about serving the pediatric population and to bring her skillset to MCAM. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys home renovation, crafting and watching sports. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 18 years and has 2 children at home. Jennifer is an active member of Grace Crossing Baptist Church and enjoys volunteering in many areas.

Latoya Ferrell, BS

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Latoya Ferrell serves as the Director of Neurophysiology at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine and works to provide EEGs, EMGs, autonomic testing and nerve conduction studies provided in conjunction with Dr. Veda. Latoya received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Jackson State University and is certified in Nerve Conduction Studies, Electroencephalography, Longterm Monitoring and Neurological Intraoperative Monitoring. Ms. Ferrell has over fourteen years of experience as a electrodiagnostic technologist. Latoya is married to Kendrick, and they have three sons, Joshua, Caleb, and Aaron. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in church activities, supporting her sons at their football games and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Morgan Ginn, BSN

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Morgan Ginn works as a Neuromuscular Medicine nurse at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. She has strong Neurology and Pediatrics experience. Before joining the team, Morgan served as a pediatric home health nurse at Hope Healthcare in Jackson and as a staff nurse on the Neurology unit at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. While at Baptist, Morgan was a charge nurse, nurse educator and a preceptor for new nursing hires. Ms. Ginn holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She has also completed mission work in Cambodia and is active in Fondren Church. Morgan is married to Josh and they have two sons, Ezra and Eli. She enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities, and shopping.

Kristi Griffin, BSN

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Kristi Griffin serves as a Pediatric Allergy and Immunology nurse at MCAM in Madison. Kristi works in connection with Dr. Rodriguez and the Allergy team to provide patient support, allergy testing and immunotherapy, pulmonary function tests with complete lung volumes, clinical expertise, and asthma education for patients and their families. Ms. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McNeese State University and has several years of experience as a charge nurse in a pediatric setting. Kristi has also spent time on a hospital inpatient unit at St. Dominic’s Hospital. She is passionate about providing the highest quality care and service to children and their families. Kristi is married to, Adam, and they have three children, Addelyn, Lawson, and Libby. She enjoys being outdoors with her children and pets and having family movie nights.

Christy Harreld, RTR, ARDMS

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Christy Harreld serves as a Maternal Fetal Medicine Sonographer at Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. As part of the Maternal Fetal Medicine team, she works to provide ultrasounds and care coordination for high-risk obstetrical patients. Christy received her Associates of Arts in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from Hinds Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and a Registered Radiologic Technologist. Ms. Harreld has six years of experience as a maternal fetal medicine sonographer and is excited to serve patients at MCAM. Christy is married to Daniel and they have one daughter, Arrington. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and baking.

Kerri Irby, BSN

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Kerri Irby serves as an Infusion Nurse at Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. Kerri’s twenty-year clinical experience includes emergency room and surgical unit staff nurse responsibilities at Baylor Medical Center in Garland, Texas, interventional radiology at Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Washington, student health center experience at Mississippi State University, emergency department experience at St. Dominic’s and Baptist Golden Triangle, and charge nurse experience in interventional radiology at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Ms. Irby graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Kerri takes great pride in putting patients and families first and has expertise in providing comfort and counsel to patient families in difficult situations. In her spare time, Kerri enjoys the outdoors, going to the movies, and spending family time with her husband, Bo, and daughter, Reagan.

Taylor James, BSN
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Taylor James serves as a Pediatric Pulmonology nurse for MCAM in Madison and provides patient education, support, and clinical expertise for patients with pulmonary conditions. Taylor has experience in a pediatric inpatient setting caring for ICU step-down and ventilator-dependent children, and has also worked as a nurse in a pulmonology clinic. Her skillset is an excellent match for MCAM’s new Pediatric Pulmonology program and she looks forward to helping care for patients with asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic cough, breathing difficulties and other pulmonary conditions. Her passion is providing excellent pulmonary care to children of all ages as well as teaching children and caregivers techniques to help manage their condition. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Delta State University. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Andrew, son, Noah, and their two dogs Gus and Ollie.

Bill Jennings, BS, RN

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Bill Jennings serves as the Hematology nurse at MCAM’s new location in Slidell, Louisiana – the Louisiana Center for Advanced Medicine. Bill graduated from University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and from Our Lady of the Lake College with an Associate Degree in Nursing. In between degree programs, Bill worked as a laboratory technician at Thionville Laboratories where he realized his passion was in patient care. After graduating from nursing school, he became the inpatient pediatric supervisor on a 30-bed pediatric medical-surgical unit at Tulane Hospital for Children and as a hemophilia nurse coordinator at Tulane University School of Medicine. Mr. Jennings has extensive experience in providing nursing care to children and hematology care to patients of all ages. In his spare time, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather, and three children, Brendan, Ella, and Reese. When not managing three teenagers, Bill is a diehard Saints and LSU fan. Who Dat and Geaux Tigers!

Lasheba Lankston, CCMA

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Lasheba Lankston serves as a Medical Assistant for the Pediatric Metabolic Clinic. In this role, she works with Dr. Herring to provide clinical support for patient families working to achieve their healthy weight goals. Lasheba will also be frequently found working at the front desk where she provides a professional approach to checking patients in and out and answering the phone. Lasheba also provides triage support, helps room patients, draw blood and coordinate their care. In her spare time, Lasheba enjoys spending time with her husband Curtis and three beautiful children Makala, Curtis Jr, and Tamia Lankston.

Ashley Mabry, AA, RDMS, RVT

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Ashley Mabry serves as a Maternal Fetal Medicine Sonographer at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. In this role, she works to provide ultrasounds and care coordination for high-risk obstetrical patients provided in a patient family centered environment. Mrs. Mabry holds Associate of Applied Sciences degrees in Radiologic Sciences and in Sonography from Hinds Community College. Ashley is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and a Registered Vascular Sonographer. She has over ten years of experience in general and vascular sonography. Ashley is excited to bring her skillset to the maternal fetal medicine team and provide compassionate care to mom and baby. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, Demichael and three children, Remy, Ryana and Ryan, traveling abroad and baking.

Emily Mann, BSN

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Emily Mann serves as a Maternal Fetal Medicine nurse at MCAM in Madison. In this role, Emily works to provides patient education, support and clinical expertise for high-risk obstetrical patients. Ms. Mann holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Mississippi College and has over eight years of experience in well-women’s care, maternal fetal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and postpartum/gynecology surgery. She has previously served as a maternal fetal medicine nurse for Dr. Ken Perry, and as an obstetrics and gynecology nurse at The Woman’s Clinic and at St. Dominic’s Hospital. Ms. Mann is passionate about providing the best care and patient experience for both mom and baby. In her spare time, Emily enjoys assisting her husband, Brandon, with photography on the weekends and spending time with their sons, Caleb and Carson.

Linnea McMillan, BSN

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Linnea McMillan leads the prior authorization department at MCAM with the mission critical objective of ensuring that approvals for patient care activities are smooth and seamless. Linnea also provides nursing support for a variety of clinical departments at MCAM including Neuromuscular and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Linnea has over thirty years of nursing experience and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Ms. McMillan has previously served in both inpatient and outpatient clinical oncology settings and also has broad home health and managed care experience. Linnea enjoys going to the beach with her three children in her spare time.

Kara Oswalt, BSN, RN

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Kara Oswalt serves as a Maternal Fetal Medicine nurse at MCAM in Madison. In this role, Kara leads Maternal Fetal Medicine nursing efforts to coordinate patient care and provide clinical care support. Prior to joining MCAM, Kara has worked as both a staff and head nurse on the Labor and Delivery Unit at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. She has over nine years of obstetric experience. Mrs. Oswalt holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi College. In her free time, Kara enjoys spending time with her family, especially camping with her husband, Curtis and son, Myles. She also loves cheering on the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Belinda Pendleton, BS
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Belinda Pendleton serves as a Medical Assistant at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. In this role, Belinda works with various MCAM clinical areas to provide medical assistant coverage and programmatic support. Ms. Pendleton received an Associate Degree in Elementary Education from Hinds Community College, her Medical Assistant certification from the Allied Health Institute and is magna cum laude graduate from the Healthcare Administration program from Belhaven University. Prior to joining MCAM, Belinda has over fifteen years of experience in a variety of medical office settings. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in her community.

Carrie Rayborn, RN, CNOR
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Carrie serves as a Float Nurse at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine where she provides nursing and clinical support for all of MCAM services including subspecialty clinics, the infusion center, patient triage, care coordination and procedure assistance with MCAM medical staff. Ms. Rayborn received her Associate of Science in Nursing from the Mississippi University for Women and is also a Certified Perioperative Nurse. Carrie’s nursing experience includes emergency medicine, urology, and orthopedics. She is committed to providing excellent care and service to MCAM patients and families. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Jerrod, daughter, Sara Mitchell, and her dog, Fancy.

Lee Ann Rings, BSN, MSN

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Lee Ann Rings serves as an Infusion Nurse at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. In this role, she provides nursing coverage for infusion center patients in conjunction with the patient’s treating physician. Lee Ann has a passion for infusion therapy and finds it very rewarding to see a patient’s condition improve over the course of their treatment. Ms. Rings holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi State University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Science in Nursing from Ohio University. Lee Ann has over seventeen years of nursing experience in a variety of settings including over four years in an infusion setting and experience in a newborn nursery. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband David, and her two children, Logan and Ann Fondren. Lee Ann also loves to cheer on the Mississippi State bulldogs, play golf and travel with her family.

Shandi Roberson, RN

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Shandi Roberson serves as a Pediatric Surgical Nurse for the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatric Plastic Surgery programs at MCAM. In this role, she works closely with Dr. Danko and Dr. Bhatti to provide the best possible care for pediatric surgery patients at MCAM. Shandi’s compassionate disposition and dedication to patient care ensures the surgical clinics and their associated procedures run as smoothly as possible. Shandi received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Copiah Lincoln Community College. Mrs. Roberson’s vast pediatric nursing experience includes caring for children in an intensive care unit, working as a pediatric home health nurse, and working at a pediatric extended care facility for children with complex medical needs. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes, completing DIY projects with her husband Michael, and spending time with their dog Danah.

Maddie Robinson, BSN

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Maddie Robinson serves as a Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse at Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. She provides patient education, support, and clinical expertise for patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Maddie has previous hospital experience where she was engaged with daily monitoring, physical assessments, IV sticks and evaluating patients on a pediatric inpatient unit. Her pediatric hospital experience in nursing further grew her interest in caring for children, specifically for the care and management of children with diabetes. She is passionate about providing the best care possible to every patient, as well as their families. Mrs. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Mississippi Medical Center. Maddie is married to Luke, and together they have a daughter named Eva. In her spare time, she enjoys being with friends and family, trying new places to eat, and spending time in her favorite town, Fairhope, Alabama.

Jean Marie Sims, BSN, RN

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Jean Marie serves as a Maternal Fetal Medicine Nurse at Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. In this role, she works to provide compassionate nursing care and support to MCAM’s maternal fetal medicine patients and their families. Mrs. Sims holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining MCAM, Jean Marie has experience working in three different neonatal intensive care units including the Level IV NICU at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Jean Marie is excited to join the MCAM maternal fetal medicine team and provide the best care to both mom and baby. In her free time, Jean Marie enjoys spending time with her husband, Adam, and daughter, Caroline. She also enjoys cheering on the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Jessica Taylor, BSN

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor serves as an Allergy and Immunology nurse at the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. She works closely with Dr. Stewart to provide high quality care for patients with allergic disorders, asthma and immune deficiencies. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Her clinical experience includes outpatient pediatric asthma and allergy, the neonatal intensive care unit, working with children who require complex care, and working with children who need extended care. Mrs. Taylor’s breadth of experience serves as an excellent foundation for her role in the Allergy and Immunology program at MCAM. She is passionate about being a patient advocate and showing compassion towards her patients and their families during their times of need. In her free time, she enjoys being involved in her church, painting, and spending time with her husband and three children.

Dewana Wright, BSN

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Dewana serves as a Pediatric Rheumatology and Pediatric Pain nurse at Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine. Dewana’s vast and related experience includes ten years at a hematology and oncology clinic where she routinely administered chemotherapy and other infusions, drew blood and processed labs. She also has nursing experience in a home health and hospice setting. Her professional passion is to provide individualized, high quality nursing care and to ensure that pediatric patients feel well-treated. Ms. Wright holds an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Mississippi Delta Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women. Dewana’s subject matter expertise and penchant for providing compassionate care to children and their families make her an excellent match for MCAM. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, shopping, and spending time with her children & grandson.