2023 Slate of Candidates

Nominations were open from July 24, 2023, through August 10, 2023, 11:59pm CST. All nominees must have completed a Candidate Packet prior to the deadline. All qualifying candidates were reviewed by the Board and approved as candidates by August 30th. Links to the electronic ballots will be issued on September 1, 2023, to the current email on file for all active members who were in good standing as of the opening of the MANP Membership Assembly Meeting held on July 24, 2023, at 4:00pm CST and have remained in good standing. Only electronic ballots from the MANP database will be accepted. No late or mail-in ballots will be considered. The elections will close September 30, 2023, at 11:59pm CST.

The Board of Directors accepted and approved the candidates below for inclusion on the election ballot. Nominees were accepted for the positions of Treasurer, Director 4 North, Director 5 South, Director 6 Central positions for the term 2024-2025. Candidate names and bios are posted on MANP's website for review and consideration per MANP policy.



The Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners’ Board of Directors is comprised of ten volunteer nurse practitioners from across the state. Our board members are a diverse group whose areas of practice range from hospitalists to private practice owners. All positions are voluntary for Board and committee service. They all share one goal: to help build a strong, united association dedicated to Nurse Practitioners and committed to APRNs practicing to the fullest extent of their education and training.  Our association advocates for better access to healthcare for patients in Mississippi as related to APRN practice. 

                                                                                                                                                 Photo Credit: Susan King

 Current Executive Board 

President: Carolyn Coleman, MHP, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Terry, MS (7/22-12/24)

 Vice-President:   Dr. Wanda Stroupe, DNP, FNP-BC Ripley, MS (2022-2024)
 Treasurer:  Antonella "Toni" Marchionna, DNP, FNP-BC, Madison, MS (2021-2023)


  Director: (4) Paula Miller, MSN, FNP-BC, Hernando, MS (2021-2023)

 Director: (5) Maybelle Jackson, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, Natchez, MS (2021-2023)

 Director: (6Amanda Greene, DNP, FNP-BC, Madison, MS (2021-2023)



Director (1): Kenneth "Kent" Hawkins, MSN, FNP-BC, Senatobia, MS (2022-2024)






Director: (2) Lisa D. Morgan, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Hattiesburg, MS (2022-2024)








Director: (3) Kymberly Ross, CFNP, CPMHNP,   Oxford, MS (2022-2024)




 Executive Director


  Tina Highfill, DNP, FNP-BC, CCM, LNC,
    Madison, MS



Legacy Board Members

  Beverly Ann Glasgow, DNP
  President 2020-2022
Vice President 2018-2020
Director 2014-2018, Inaugural Board
  2014 Founding Advisory Member

  Rena Beal, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
  Secretary 2020-2022

  Director 2018-2020
  Treasurer 2014-2018, Inaugural Board 

  Robert Ware, DNP, MHA, CEN, ACNPC-AG, FNP-BC
  President 2015-2018
Vice President 2014-2015,
Inaugural Board
  Treasurer 2018-2022


  Tina Highfill, DNP, FNP-BC, CCM, LNC
  President 2018-2020
Vice President 2015-2018
Director 2014-2015,
Inaugural Board, 2014 Founding Advisory Member