Planning Committee & Consultants

Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D.
Professor, Neurologhy; Director, Cerebrovascular Diseases Program; Director, UAB Comprehensive Stroke Center, UAB Health
Birmingham

Anne Alexandrov, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, FAAN
Professor, School of Nursing; Professor of Neurologhy, Director, UAB Comprehensive Stroke Center, UAB Health System, Director, NET SMART, Arizona/UAB Collaborative Training Program
Birmingham

Cheryl Arnold, FACHE, PT
Director, Rehabilitation Services
Northport Medical Center
Northport

Nancy Atwood,
Founder, Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association
Arlington, TX 

Chris Boyle, MS, PT, MA, ATC (2010 Chair)
Clinical Leader
University Orthopaedic Clinic Rehab Services
Tuscaloosa

William J. Bryant, Esq.
Feld Hyde Wertheimer Bryant & Stone, P.C.
Birmingham

Linda Coleman
Senator
Alabama State Senate
Montgomery

Louis Cottrell, Jr.
Executive Director
Alabama Nursing Home Association
Montgomery

Elwin  Crawford, M.D.
Medical Director
Area 4 Regional Medical Director
Tuscaloosa

Debra Davis, M.D.
West Alabama Internal Medicine, LLC
Tuscaloosa

Glenn Davis, EMT-P
Director of EMS Training; ADPH AEMST Area 4 EMS Regional Oversight
College of Community Health Sciences, Rural Health Institute of Clinical & Translational Science
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa

Celeste Drayden,
Special Projects Manager
Alabama Primary Health Care Assn
Montgomery

Carla English, MHS, MHSA
Director, Quality Improvement Initiatives
American Heart Association – Greater Southeast Affiliate
Birmingham

Mary Finch,
Executive Director
Alabama Primary Health Care Assoc.
Montgomery

Kimberly Gilliland, RN, M.S.N., CCRN
Coordinator of Education
Continuing Education
Northport Medical Center
Northport

Susan M. Guin, M.S.N.
Nurse Practitioner, Community and Rural Medicine
College of Community Health Sciences
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa

Masudul Hasan, M.D.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Tuscaloosa

Phil Hemstreet, M.D.
Cardiology Consultants, P.C.
Tuscaloosa

Katherine Dixon Hert,
Office of EMS and Trauma
Alabama Department of Public Health
Montgomery

Joseph Horton, M.D.
Professor and Chief, Interventional Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology
UAB Health System, School of Medicine
Birmingham

Linda Jacobs,
DCH Medical Center
Tuscaloosa

Kathy Langley, RN
Nurse Manager
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham

Kim Mann, RN
The University of Alabama
College of Community Health Schiences
University Health Center
Tuscaloosa

A.J. Martin, Fire Chief
City of Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa

Pamela Payne-Foster, M.D., MPH
Deputy Director, Institute for Rural Health Research
College of Community Health Sciences
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa

Darlene Putman, RN, MSN, CRRN
Unit Manager
DCH Health System
Northport

Melanie  Rightmyer, RN, BSN
Program Director
Cardiovascular Health Branch
AL Dept of Public Health
Montgomery

Luke Standeffer
Hospital Administrator
Northport Medical Center
Northport

Geri L.  Stone,
Associate Director, Professional Development & Conference Services
College of Continuing Studies
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa

Cindy Williams,
VP of Patient Care Services
St. Vincents Hospital
Birmingham

Ruth Wilson Whitten, M.Ed.
Health Educator, Steps to a Healthier Alabama, Bureau of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease
Alabama Department of Public Health
Montgomery

T. Monique Wilson, MPH
Alabama Health Alliance Director
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Greater Southeast Affiliate
Montgomery