Board of Directors

2016-2017 Big Bend AHEC Board of Directors

President
Doris Ballard-Ferguson, PhD (Leon County) E-mail: dballardferg@embarqmail.com
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
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
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 
Ex Officio
Barbara Richardson, PhD, RN, Program Director,  University of Florida AHEC Program Office, E-mail: berich@ufl.edu