MPHA Appoints New Board Members at Large and Student Position



Released December 14, 2023

Jackson, Mississippi

The Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members-at-large to the MPHA Board of Directors. Each of these new members will begin their terms in January 2024. The members-at-large represent four different areas of the state and serve on the MPHA Board of Directors to bring various perspectives from their area of the state as well as their professional expertise to the work of the association. The student member is a first for MPHA and will advise MPHA on strategies to enhance student engagement.

Member-At- Large, North Mississippi

Allison Ford-Wade, PhD
Gillespie Distinguished Scholar
Associate Dean of Community Engagement-School of Applied Sciences
Interim Chair and Professor of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management
The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Member-at-Large, Central Mississippi

Robyn B. Breland, MBA
Director of Health Initiatives
Special Olympics Mississippi
Jackson, MS

Member-at-Large, East Mississippi

Brittney G. Mosley, MS
Public Health Program Specialist Team Lead-District 6
Office of Community Outreach and Education
Office of Preventive Health & Health Equity
Mississippi State Department of Health
Meridian, MS

Member-at-Large, South Mississippi

Jude Haney PhD, MPH, RHIA
Associate Professor of Health Information Management
Program Director of Health Information Management
William Carey University
Hattiesburg, MS

MPHA Student Member

Kaylin Winters, BS (MPH Candidate)
Jackson State University
Jackson, MS

MPHA appreciates the willingness of these individuals to serve in this capacity, and we look forward to collaborating with them to further the work of MPHA.

Since 1937, the Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) has strived to strengthen public health in Mississippi through leadership, advocacy, and education. We provide our members with professional development and networking opportunities while also serving as the voice of public health in Mississippi. MPHA is an active affiliate of the American Public Health Association. For more information, see