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Directors

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DR. VERNON RAYFORD, MD

A Project ELECT member, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Physician with North Mississippi Health Services. Dr. Rayford said, "one of Northeast Mississippi Coalition Against Covid-19 current goals is to improve accessibility to vaccination among the state's Black population".

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STATE REP. RICKEY THOMPSON DISTRICT 16

Rep. Rickey Thompson is State Representative, District 16 (Lee & Monroe Counties), CEO/ Founder of Our Concerned Citizens for Justice in Shannon, MS. As a Nurse, Rickey Thompson is able to us his experience in the medical field to help the fight against Covid-19 in the Black communities.

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VIRGINIA TOLIVER

Retired Associate University Librarian, Washington University Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Eden Theological Seminary Golden Life Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and member of First Presbyterian Church-Tupelo brings her experience, knowledge, care, concerns for the Black communities to help reduce Covid-19.

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SONYA PIPPENS, NPC

A member of Eliza Pillars RN Association of Mississippi District 1 - Tupelo and a Nurse Practitioner-Certified brings experience and knowledge to help the fight against Covid-19 in the Black communities.

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TOMIKA TOWNSEND, RN, CDS

Tomika Townsend is a Registered Nurse, Clinical Documentation Specialist, CEO of Townsend Patient Advocacy and Healthcare Consulting, LLC. Tomika expertise in the medical field helps the Black communities fight against Covid-19.

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CAROLYN JONES

Carolyn Jones, a founder of one of our founding partners, Mississippi Minority Farmers Alliance, which is a Non-Profit Corporation formed by a group of black farmers and land owners who saw a need within the farming community for us to come together as a group to address issues facing minority and socially disadvantaged farmers and rural communities. Carolyn is also a board of directors for Northeast Mississippi Coalition Against Covid19.