Board of Directors

2016-2017 Big Bend AHEC Board of Directors

President
 William Long, MSM (Jackson County)
Past Vice-President
Doris Ballard-Ferguson, PhD (Leon County) E-mail: dballardferg@embarqmail.com 
Board Member
Leslie M. Beitsch, MD, JD (Leon County) Professor of Health Policy Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Florida State University College of Medicine, E-mail: les.beitsch@med.fsu.edu
Board Member
Jacob W. VanLandingham, PhD (Leon County) Assistant in Medicine, Assistant Professor Neuroscience Department, Florida State University College of Medicine, E-mail: Jacob.vanlandingham@med.fsu.edu
Board Member
Judith C. Corbin, RDH, BSDH, FADPD (Jefferson County) E-mail: Judith_Corbin@FLhealth.gov
Secretary
 Maria I. Pouncey, EdD (Gadsden County) Panhandle Area Education Consortium, E-mail: pounceym@paec.org
Treasurer
John Simpson, MSW (Leon County) E-mail: John_E_Simpson@seminoles.com 
Board Member
Cynthia (Cindy) Hughes Harris, PhD (Leon County) Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, Florida A&M University, E-mail:  cynthia.hughesharris@famu.edu
Board Member
Karen Lipford, EdD, DNP (Jackson County) Dean, School of Allied Health, Chipola College, E-mail:  lipfordk@chipola.edu 
Board Member
Vacant (County) E-mail:
Technical Advisor
Barbara Richardson, PhD, RN, Program Director,  University of Florida AHEC Program Office, E-mail: berich@ufl.edu Joe Crozier (Leon County) President & CEO,  Community Health Charities of Florida jcrozier@healthcharities.org

Doris Ballard-Ferguson, PhD (Leon County), E-mail: dballardferg@embarqmail.com (Past Vice President)