Staff and Board of Directors
Vanessa Phipps Henderson
Ms. Henderson has served as Executive Director of Mississippi Health Care Association since November 2002 and oversees all of the operations of MHCA. Prior to joining MHCA, Ms. Henderson had extensive professional experience in the long term care field as the former Director of Licensure and Certification with the Mississippi State Department of Health. Mrs. Henderson is responsible for MHCA’s regulatory issues, program planning, policy, legislative and legal affairs.
Ms. Fuller formally worked for the Division of Medicaid where she was Bureau Director of Provider/Beneficiary Relations. Ms. Fuller currently serves as Special Projects Director and is primarily responsible for the Mississippi Health Care Foundation and the MHCA Political Action Committee (PAC).
Ms. Flowers currently serves as Membership Services Coordinator in which she is responsible for assisting with the development and coordination of events such as seminars, awards programs, MHC Foundation fundraising, MHCA's annual convention and special projects. Ms. Flowers provides administrative support and customer service to our membership.
Ms. Russell currently serves as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in the area of office support. Ms. Russell also assists and supports the MHCA Board members and is support for all Board Committees and the LTC Nursing Coalition.
Ms. Kennedy serves as Director of Professional Development and Regulatory Services. She is responsible for coordination of MHCA sponsored educational opportunities for long term care professionals. She serves as a liaison with state and local agencies to promote long term care issues and viewpoints. Ms. Kennedy is a registered nurse and a nursing home administrator with extensive long term care experience in both fields.