Bachelor’s of Business Administration, cum laude – Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi - 1988
Master’s of Business Administration – University of Alabama at Birmingham - 1991
Master’s of Science in Health Administration – University of Alabama at Birmingham – 1992
Certified Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) – HR Certification Institute
I chose healthcare as a field because my grandfather was a physician who served the very poor and rural population of Sumter County Alabama. For over twenty years, he was the only physician in the area and owned and ran the only hospital. His dedication to the sick and injured and my admiration for him inspired me to pursue healthcare management. I choose to work at Huntsville Hospital because I feel that I care for the sick and injured, even though I do not actually touch a patient. I am challenged every day that I come to work on new initiatives, state of the art advances, rewarding opportunities and a great deal of joy. I work with a fantastic group of people and have the opportunity to attract, hire, compensate, educate and retain new and current co-workers everyday. I know we as a group make a difference in our small part of the world each day, and I am honored to have this type of career opportunity.