2020 Slate of Nominees for Executive Officers

(Nomination Deadline August 1, 2020)


President:  Dr. Beverly Ann Glasgow, DNP, FNP, ACNP- Oxford, MS (By acclimation)

I am one of the Charter members from the founding of MANP. I have been a speaker for continuing educational programs for MANP and MNA and served as one of the MANP Board of Directors to represent North Mississippi. I served as Chairman of the Bylaws committee to help mold this organization from inception. I received my DNP from CWRU in Cleveland, Ohio; FNP from UT – Memphis, TN; ACNP from UMC in Jackson, MS; BSN from Union University, Germantown, TN; ADN from Florida Keys Community College, Key West, FL. I also have BS in Chemistry and Biology and Master’s Science Pharmaceutical Science in Health Care Administration from UM in Oxford, MS. I have been employed in a variety of experiences from teaching, nursing home, hospital and clinical settings. I owned my own clinic and moved from it to working in the ED at Baptist Desoto ED in Southaven for over 14 years. I have also been a member of MNA and AAENP. I was charter member founding Mississippi Association of LPN educators in Vocational Educational Department where I served as Secretary, chairman of bylaws and President. I also traveled to Africa with Mary Foley, previous president of ANA as member of People to People Ambassador program as outreach program to clinics and nursing programs in southern Africa. I have worked with Dr. Joyce Fitzpatrick at CWRU in publishing several books.                     

Vice President: Dr. Carolyn Coleman, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC- Terry, MS (By acclimation)

I am Carolyn Coleman, an instructor at The University of Southern Mississippi in the nurse practitioner program.   I also work part-time in a clinic in Jackson providing employee health. While working in the Delta of Mississippi, I really had a good look into the problems faced while working in rural MS regarding collaborative agreements.  Over the past couple of years while serving on the PAC for MANP, I have seen the challenges we face as a profession.  I am passionate about our profession and I can honestly say, if elected I will continue to work hard for all nurse practitioners in the state to promote our profession to greater heights.

Treasurer:  Dr. Robert Ware, DNP, MHA, MSN, CEN, ACNPC-AG Jackson, MS (By acclimation)

Dr. Ware is the Director of Operations and Hospitalist for Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, MS. Dr. Ware manages a Hospitalist Program that employs over 30 physicians, 10 NPs, & 7 RNs. Dr. Wares provides direct patient care for inpatients with acute & chronic illnesses and work part-time in the emergency department. Dr. Ware obtained his DNP from the University of MS in 2018 and MSN in 2014. He also earned a MHA degree from Mississippi College in 1995 and BSN in 1986. He is currently working on a family post-masters from The University of Southern Mississippi. He has served on the MANP Board of directors for the past six years, past president of MANP, current Treasurer, Board of Directors for MANP, and Educational Chair.

Secretary:  Rena Beal, MSN, FNP-BC- Jackson, MS (By acclimation)

I am Rena Beal, FNP-BC I am actively involved in the MANP organization since inception 2014, holding the positions as Treasurer, Board of Directors, Membership Chair, and Conference Committee member. My experience, long-term commitment, dedication, availability and dependability to the Nurse Practitioner Organization, I will fully continue to carry out the mission and vision for APRN full practice authority to practice at the highest extent of our education and training. I am organized, detailed oriented, and dependable. I will carry out the responsibility, and clerical duties to fulfill the position as Secretary, continue to help the organization, team members, and colleagues unite to succeed in reaching our goals as a profession.

2020 Slate of Nominees for Directors at Large

There are six Director seat available.

Flora K. Green, AGNPC, Bolton, MS 

Becoming an Advanced Practice Nurse has been rewarding on so many levels for me, but I feel it is now time to learn more, do more, and give more! My name is Flora K. Green, and I am an APRN. My certification is in Adult Geriatric Primary Care. I have 30+ years’ skill set as a registered nurse and almost four (4) years as an APRN. My work experience is very diverse. As a registered nurse, I have worked in clinics, med/surg/trauma/telemetry, surgery, Insurance, and home health. As an NP, practice includes a primary care clinic (serving the underserved), long term care (LTC), and legal expert witnessing. Being elected as a Board Member at Large for the MANP would be an honor and a grand opportunity. An opportunity to share with our members' vital information regarding the need for political involvement. As nurse practitioners, we ALL need to become more aware of what is in store for our current and future roles in Mississippi for healthcare. So, as we become empowered with knowledge, we become one. “WE ARE ONE!” And that means our voices are heard we as Nurse Practitioners can make change happen!  

Let’s get ready to make a change. Vote for Flora K. Green, AGPCNP-BC, as your next Director at Large for the Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners! “WE ARE ONE!”   

 Dr. Amanda Greene, DNP, NP-C- Madison, MS (Incumbent)

I have a total of 25 years’ experience working in the medical profession. I completed a fellowship in MS under the direction of Dr. Robert Herndon, and currently practice in Jackson, Mississippi.  Amanda is passionate and proactive in fighting for patient’s rights for full access to the best and appropriate treatment for this disease.

 Dr. Maybelle F. Jackson, DNP, APRN-BC, PhD(c) (Incumbent)

Dr. Jackson is a board-certified Family NP with 22 years of experience in Primary Care. In addition to her clinical practice experience, she has experience in nursing administration and nursing education. As a full-time Primary care provider, she treats and/or examine clients with hypertension on a daily basis. Over 90% of the hypertensive patients in my panel are at goal and have experienced good health outcomes. Dr. Jackson has served for the past 2 yrs as a Director for MANP. She has been involved as a speaker/presenter at MANP conference around the state.                    

Brenda Hood, EMT, MSN, FNP-BC- Sardis, MS (Incumbent)

 Brenda Hood is a Family Nurse Practitioner in practicing in Sardis, MS. She graduated with honors in 2009. Mrs. Hood brings over 30 years of healthcare experience, teaching experience, and is dedicated to caring for the patient in her community. She owns Sardis Family Medical Clinic treating primary care patients and hosts grief support groups and other educations offerings to her patients. Mrs. Hood has served as a Director for MANP for the past two years and was an active PAC committee member since 2015. Mrs. Hood also hosts and co-host dinner meeting in north MS for MANP members and nurse practitioners in the area.  Mrs. Hood also serves as a preceptor to NP students. Other appointments include Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement with MSDH, Bureau of EMS, Chair Disciplinary Committee for Career Technical Dept. Northwest MS Community College (NWCC), Curriculum Committee NMCC, MS EMT Association Events Planner.

 Dr. Antonella (Toni) Marchionna, MSN, DNP, NP-C- Madison, MS (Incumbent)

Dr.  Marchionna, is a Nurse Practitioner in Madison, Mississippi. She graduated with honors in 2014 and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in October 2018. Toni has diverse experience, especially in Hospital Medicine, Family Practice, Urgent, and Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with many medical groups, including Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, KC Express LLC, and the Medical Foundation of Center Mississippi. When not traveling to exotic places, Toni enjoys cooking, gardening, and caring for her four-legged children.   Dr. Marchionna has been an active member and Director for MANP since the association’s inauguration in 2014.  She has presented at numerous conferences around the state and has conducted several skills workshops for NPs.

Paula Miller, FNP-BC – Hernando, MS

A native of Mississippi, Paula has been a nurse in the medical field for 40 years. She received her Associate Degree, Baccalaureate Degree, and Masters Degree from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. She is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist as well as board-certified as a Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center. She has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1983. Her practice experience includes family practice and public health in Mississippi as well as high-risk ob/gyn, burn and wound clinics, and hospitalist work in Omaha, Nebraska, for 12 years. Paula has recently returned to her home state to be nearer family, especially her 3 grandchildren!  She and her husband enjoy attending Life Fellowship Church in Southaven as well as an occasional round of golf together. She also enjoys going home to some of her best friends, those being, 2 dogs, 2 cows, 3 ducks, 4 guineas, and several dozen chickens.

Donna Pittman, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC- Canton, MS

Nurses are the heartbeat of healthcare.  Our role as a nurse practitioner is vital in health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment. As a board member, my goal is to increase awareness of the nurse practitioner role and address issues that impact our practice, such as licensure, access to care, patient safety, and continuing education.   I am a charter member of the Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners (MANP). I currently serve as treasurer of MANP PAC. As a board member, I want to continue advocating key issues regarding our profession.   I have over 30 years of nursing experience.  I received a Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Degree in 2006 from Delta State University.  In 2019, I received a post-master's degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  Professional organizations' affiliations include American Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Let’s continue to partner together to promote change and build a healthier community.

Dr. Wanda Towery Stroupe, DNP, FNP-BC- Ripley, MS (Incumbent)

Dr. Stroupe been a Nurse Practitioner since 2003 earning my DNP in 2013 both from Mississippi University for Women. I have been a Clinic owner since 2006. My clinic is located in Northeast MS and employs 4 full-time Nurse Practitioners. I serve as a preceptor to nurse practitioner students for a number of universities. I am committed to the advancement of Nurse Practitioners and to supporting the effort to move us toward Full Practice Authority in the state of Mississippi. I will work diligently to educate our state representatives and senators on this issue. I have served as a Board member for MANP and as the Chair of the Clinic Owner's committee for the last 2 years. I have am excited to be a part of your MANP board and

promoting Nurse Practitioners throughout our state. Nurse Practitioners are a respected part of the medical community and my goal is to increase knowledge and both locally and statewide about the value and impact nurse practitioners have on the health of Mississippians. I will work closely with the MANP board to ensure that your association has value to you individually and work diligently to meet your need.


Electronic Ballots will go out on September 15 for all active members in good standing to the current email on file with the association. The elections will close October 15, 2020 at 11:59pm.