MEET OUR TEAM
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.