Community Advisory Council

Mr. Holmes Adams, Esq.
Adams and Reese, LLP

Mr. Kevin Coogan
Marketing Team Leader
Whole Foods

Dr. John Damon, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
MS Children’s Home Services

Sister Karina Dickey, OP, Ph.D.
Vice President of Mission Integration
St. Dominic’s Health Systems

Mr. Guy Giesecke, FACHE
Chief Executive officer
Batson Children’s Hospital

Mr. Steven Brown
Director of College Planning Services
Education Services Foundation

Ms. Edith Kennedy
Community Development Officer
BankPlus South

Ms. Thea Faulkner
Jackson Public Schools, Partners in Education

Mr. Salem Bookhaker
Store Manager
Belk, Inc.

Mr. Kurt Metzner
President Emeritus
Baptist Health Systems

Ms. Cassandra Guess
Programs Director
Mississippi Food Network

Ms. Carol Penick
Executive Director
Women’s Foundation of Missisissippi

Mr. W. Burdette Russ
Tann, Brown & Russ, Co. , PLLC

Mr. Kenneth Townsend
Special Assistant to the President
Millsaps College

Ms. Valerie Linn
Magnolia Speech School