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Regional Perinatal Advisory Council (RPAC) Members

Each perinatal region has a dedicated RPAC which provides advice and information to the State Perinatal Advisory Council (SPAC) and the state health officer on regional concerns about perinatal issues. The following is a list of current RPAC members for each of the state's five regions.

Region I

Chairperson

Laura Thompson, RN
Health Group of Alabama
Maternity Care Program-Director
699 Gallatin, Suite B2
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 265-7458
Email

Vice-Chairperson

Eileen Dover, RN, CNM
420 Lowell Drive
Huntsville, Alabama  35801
Email

Secretary

Nita Bryant, RD
Jackson County Health Department-WIC
204 Liberty Lane
Scottsboro, Alabama 35769
Phone: (256) 259-4161
Email

Barbara Bush, Au.D.
1014 Mira Vista Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35802
Phone: (256) 372-5541
Email
Alternate Email

Janet Clark, RN
Early Intervention-CRS
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
3000 Johnson Road
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Flora Flood, CRNP, DSN
Faculty-Oakwood College of Nursing
4013 Cedar Gate Road
Huntsville, Alabama 35810

Cindy Gill, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant-NICU
Huntsville Hospital-Women Children
101 Sivley Road
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 265-7381
Email

Patrice Knight, MD
UAB-Huntsville Pediatrics
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 551-4480
Email

Leon Lewis, MD
420 Lowell Drive
#420
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 489-8845
Email

James R. Light, MD
UAB-Huntsville Obstetrics
301 Governor's Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 551-4480
Email

Melissa Lonnergan, RN, MSN, IBCLC
UAH-School of Nursing
51 Walter Lane
Decatur, Alabama 35603
Phone: @256) 301-3393
Email

Yolanda Martinez, RN, BSN
Hispanic Outreach Coordinator-CHIP
PO Box 17708
Huntsville, Alabama 35810
Phone: (256) 532-1916
Cell: (334) 546-3748
Email

Lee D. Morris, MD
Tennessee Valley Neonatology
PO Box 2289
Huntsville, Alabama 35804
Phone: (256) 536-9587
Email

Robin Morrow, RN
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Children's Rehabilitation Services
3000 Johnson Road
Huntsville, Alabama 35805
Phone: (256) 650-1730
Email

Angie Norwood, LBSW
Medical Social Worker
Huntsville Hospital-Women Children
101 Sivley Road
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 265-7380/7633
Email

Caroline Page, MSW
PO Box 830
Athens, Alabama 35612
Phone: (256) 216-6405
Email

Rachel Robinson, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW
Faculty - Alabama A M Social Work Department
3632 North Crestview Drive, Apartment 4
Huntsville, Alabama 35816
Phone: (256) 372-5481
Email

Ann Robertson, RN
Children's Rehabilitation Services
3000 Johnson Rd., SW
Huntsville, Alabama 35805
Email

Darlene Showalter, RN, MSN
University of Alabama in Huntsville
College of Nurse
NB #339
Huntsville, Alabama 35899
Email

Mistye Taylor, MD
Parkway Women's Care
OB/GYN
1874 Beltline Road, SW
Decatur, Alabama 35601
Phone: (256) 301-3250

Charlotte Turner, RN
Director of Women Children's Services
DeKalb Regional Medical Center
200 Medical Center Drive
PO Box 680778
Fort Payne, Alabama 35968
Phone: (256) 997-2430
Email

Debra Williams, MD
Madison County Health Department
PO Box 17708
Huntsville, Alabama 35810
Phone: (256) 539-3711
Email

Lisa Carter, RN, MSN
Perinatal Director, North Region
Huntsville Hospital Women's and Children
101 Sivley Road
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Email

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Region II

Chair

Daniel Avery, MD
850 5th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 348-1398
Fax: (205) 348-1299
Email

Vice Chair

James Leeper, PhD
PO Box 870327
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0326
Phone: (205) 348-1355
Fax: (205) 348-7685
Email

Brittani Blackston
Executive Director-Tuscaloosa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
921 Professional Plaza
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 366-0207
Fax: (205) 345-2909
Email

Mary Beth Bodin
NNP DCH Healthcare Authority
2006 Fairmont Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405
Phone: (205) 345-8462
Email

Melissa Carruth
Bereavement Counselor-Northport Medical Center
2700 Hospital Drive
Northport, Alabama 35476
Phone: (205) 333-4974
Email

Renee Cole
PHA 3 WIC
1200 37th Street East
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405
Phone: (205) 554-4515
Email

Trendle Ford
Manager-Labor and Delivery
DCH Regional Medical Center
809 University Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 759-7537

Guillermo Godoy, MD
Neonatologist-DCH Healthcare Authority
1354 Downing Ridge
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403-2817
Email

Barbara Hankins
P.O. Drawer 2817
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35406
Phone: (205) 759-1279
Email

April Hansford
Director-Care Coordination
Greater Alabama Health Network
921 Professional Plaza
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 345-1905
Fax: (205) 345-5205
Email

Carolyn Henderson
Director of Women's Services
Northport Medical Center
2700 Hospital Drive
Northport, Alabama 35476
Phone: (205) 333-4974
Email

Barbara Jernigan
NNP-Northport Medical Center
6702 Grandbrook Drive
Northport, Alabama 35473
Phone: (205) 330-1116
Email

Kristi Kelly
Quality Director
Greater Alabama Health Network
921 Professional Plaza
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 345-1905
Email

William Lenahan, MD
Women's Clinic of Winfield
PO Box 1230
Winfield, Alabama 35594
Phone: (205) 487-2004
Fax: (205) 487-5076

Ann Moorehead
NICU Clinical Manager
Northport Medical Center
2700 Hospital Drive
Northport, Alabama 35476
Phone: (205) 333-4980
Email

Marcia A. Pugh
Grant, Research and Outreach of West Alabama
Division Director-Tombigbee Healthcare Authority
Director of Healthcare Maternity Program
1801 Choctaw Street
Demopolis, Alabama 36732
Phone: (334) 287-2579
Email

Peggy Thornton
Manager-Nursery/NICU
DCH Regional Medical Center
809 University Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 750-5181
Email

Tracy Schofield
ALLKIDS PHA 3
14077 Valliwood Road
Coker, Alabama 35452
Phone: (205) 554-4521
Email

Earnestine Tucker, CRNP
Tuscaloosa Family Practice
701 University Boulevard East, Suite 507
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 752-9500
Email

Cindy Wagner
Regional Manager-Medela
Member-Alabama Breastfeeding Coalition
6213 Woodcrest Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 556-1969
Email

John Waits, MD
Assistant Professor
Director-Family Practice Residency Program
College of Community Health Services
University of Alabama
850 5th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 348-1370
Email

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Region III

Chairperson

Elaine St. John
UAB Neonatology
WIC 9380
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Phone: (205) 934-6450
Email

Vice-Chairperson

Martha Wingate, MPH, DrPH
UAB SOPH
RPHB 330 1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Phone: (205) 934-6783
Email

Connie Arnwine
Community Representative
6206 Bent Brook Drive
Bessemer, Alabama 35022
Email

Kristy Benefield
Bereavement Coordinator
University of Alabama Birmingham
320 County Road 1868
Arab, Alabama 35016
Phone: (256) 934-4708
Email

Joey Biggio, MD
MFM UAB
WIC 10270Q
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Email

Shelley Birchfield, RN
OB Nurse Manager
Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center
400 E. Tenth Street
Anniston, Alabama 36207
Phone: (256) 235-5603
Email

Reba Brannan, MPH, RD, LD
WIC Director-Public Health Area V
PO Box 846
Pelham, Alabama 35124
Phone: (205) 685-4177
Email

Kathy C. Bryson, MPH
Director-SIFAT
2944 County Road 113
Lineville, Alabama 36266
Phone: (256) 396-2015
Email

Wally Carlo, MD
Ex-Officio Member
Director Neonatology-UAB
WIC 9380
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Phone: (205) 934-4680
Email

Brenda Causey, MSW
SW Director-Public Health Area VI
PO Box 4699
Anniston, Alabama 36202
Phone: (256) 236-3274
Email

Paula Clark
ALLKIDS
395 Clearwater Point Road
Cropwell, Alabama 35054
Phone: (256) 315-4897
Email

Robin Collins
State Programs Director
The March of Dimes
450 Century Parkway South, Suite 200B
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Phone: (205) 824-0103
Email

Jesanna Cooper, MD
St. Vincent's Hospitals, OB-GYN
806 St. Vincent's Drive, Suite 450
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Phone: (205) 536-7676
Email

Glenda Dickerson
Admin Brookwood
2010 Brookwood Medical Center
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Phone: (205) 877-1792
Email

Ken Elmer, MD
Pediatrician-Princeton
833 Princeton Avenue Southwest
Birmingham, Alabama 35211
Phone: (205) 206-8281
Email

Melissa Graham, RN
Patient Care Coordinator Obstetrics
Gadsden Regional Medical Center
1007 Goodyear Avenue
Gadsden, Alabama 35903
Phone: (256) 494-4307
Email

Rick Greene
Director Healthy Start
1600 20th Street South, Suite G
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Phone: (205) 212-5683
Email

Nell Henderson
Jefferson County DHR
4606 Battery Lane
Birmingham, Alabama 35213
Phone: (205) 918-5245
Email

Sarabeth Jennings
St. Vincent's Hospital, NICU Manager
810 St. Vincent's Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Phone: (205) 939-7000
Email

Lynn Jeter
2004 Brookwood Medical Center Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Phone: (205) 877-1000
Email

Blythe Keith, MSW
Director
UAB Perinatal Social Work
1500 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Phone: (205) 934-4866
Email

Joan Kilpatrick, RN
OB Nurse Manager
Cullman Regional Medical Center
PO Box 1108
Cullman, Alabama 35056
Phone: (256) 737-2225
Email

Kim Reach, RN
Program Director
VIVA Steps Ahead Maternity Care Program
1222 14th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Phone: (205) 558-7587
Email

Kathy Warren
Walker Baptist Nursery
206 County Road 21 South
Fayette, Alabama 35555
Phone: (205) 270-1638
Email

Stephanie Weathers
PHA VI Social Worker
3400 McClellan Boulevard
Anniston, Alabama 36207
Phone: (256) 240-6636
Email

Ed Whatley
School Admin (retired)
1213 Rockwood Lane
Oxford, Alabama 36203
Phone: (256) 831-1589
Email

Gayle Whatley, RN
Perinatal Director, Central Region
OSC 229 1530 3rd Avene South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Phone: (205) 934-6254
Fax: (205) 934-7999
Email

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Region IV

Chair

James J. Walker, MD
1121 Belleville Avenue
Brewton, Alabama 36426
Phone: (251) 809-3170
Fax: (251) 809-3175
Email

Vice Chair

Marsha Raulerson, MD
Lower Alabama Pediatrics
1205 Bellville Avenue
Brewton, Alabama 36426
Phone: (251) 867-3608
Fax: (251) 864-3610
Email
Alternate Email

Secretary

Barbie Oliver, RN, WHNP-BC
University of South Alabama
Center for Strategic Health Innovation
Technology and Research Park, Bldg. 2, Suite 250
307 University Boulevard North
Mobile, Alabama 36688
Phone: (251) 414-8152
Fax:
Email

Tony Bondora, MPH
FIMR/Alabama Baby Coalition Coordinator
Mobile County Health Department
248 Cox Street
P. O. Box 2867
Mobile, Alabama 36652
Phone: (251) 694-5007
Fax: (251) 694-5023
Email

Paquita Carter
248 Cox Street
Room 47
Mobile, Alabama 36604
or
Mobile County Health Department
P.O. Box 2867
Mobile, Alabama 36652-2867
or
1771 Wolf Ridge road
Mobile, Alabama 36618
Phone: (251) 544-2006
Cell: (251) 751-5036
Email

Marie Chastang
Program Director
Mobile County Health Department
248 Cox Street
Mobile, Alabama 36604
Phone: (251) 690-8852
Email

Michael Clark, MD
2002 Medical Center Drive
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507
Phone: (251) 937-5377
Email

Shirley Colston, RNC, MSN
Mobile Infirmary
P.O. Box 2144
Mobile, Alabama 36652
Phone: (251) 435-5757
L D Phone: (251) 435-2468
Fax: (251) 435-3076
Email

Vicki Curtis, RN
Thomas Hospital
Director of Women and Children's
The Birth Center
P. O. Box 929
Fairhope, Alabama 36533
Phone: (251) 990-1369
Fax: (251) 990-1180
Email

Paula Drummond, MD
Eastern Shore Children's Clinic
150 S. Ingleside Suite 7
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
Phone: (251) 928-0624
Fax: (251) 928-0655
Email
Alternate Email

Susan Eschete, RN, MSN
Director of MOM Care Program
Medicaid Maternity Program
9663 Chambers Drive
Mobile, Alabama 36695
Phone: (251) 415-8585
Fax: (251) 415-8589
Email

Eniola Fagbongbe, MD
Grove Hill Health Care
295 South Jackson Street
Grove Hill, Alabama 36451-3231
Mail to: P.O. Box 915
Grove Hill, Alabama 36451
Phone: (251) 275-3173
Fax: (251) 275-3110
Email

Nina S. Ford, MD
Carmel Health Network
1835 Old Shell Road
Mobile, Alabama 36607
Phone: (251) 478-9655
Fax: (251) 478-9346
Email

Kendal I. Foster, MD
1701 Springhill Avenue
Mobile, Alabama 36604
Phone: (251) 433-8838
Fax: (251) 433-8840
Email

Melissa Heath, MD
P.O. Box 648
Brewton, Alabama 36427
Phone: (251) 809-8650
Fax: (251) 809-3175
Email

Peg Hilliard
Coordinator, Birth Defect Surveillance
Pediatrics Department
College of Medicine
1707 Center Street, Suite 201
Mobile, Alabama 36604
Phone: (251) 415-8561
Fax: (251) 415-8562
Email

Richard A. Roh, MD
Medical Park OB/GYN, PC
PO Box 1045
Fairhope, Alabama 36533
Phone: (251) 928-1222
Fax: (251) 928-2398
Email

Martha Dawn Singleton, NNP
707 Edgewood Drive
Brewton, Alabama 36426
Phone: (251) 809-8388
Fax (251) 809-8459
Email

Marina Thompson, MD
1121 Belleville Avenue
Brewton, Alabama 36426
Phone: (251) 809-3240
Email

Kelly Warren
251 N. Bayou Street
Mobile, Alabama 36603
Phone: (251) 690-8957
Email

James D. West, MD
1430 North McKenzie Street
Foley, Alabama 36535
Phone: ( 251) 970-2229
(251) 970-2496
Email

Stephanie M. Woods, B.A.C., MPH
251 North Bayou Street
Mobile, Alabama 36603
Phone: (251) 690-8116
Email

Michael M. Zayek MD
1700 Center Street
Mobile, Alabama 36604
Phone: (251) 415-1055
Email

Catherine Hanks, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Perinatal Director, South Region
251 Cox Street, Suite 100
Mobile, Alabama 36604
Phone: (251) 415-1571
Fax: (251) 415-1552
Email

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Region V

Chair

Martha Jinright, MBA
Gift of Life Foundation
1348 Carmichael Way
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
Phone: (334) 272-1820
Email

Vice-Chair

Marilyn Rhodes
Faculty Nursing Program
Auburn University Montgomery
526 Seminole Place
Montgomery, Alabama  36117
Phone:  (334) 270-1369
Email

Donna Armstead
3612 Claiborne Circle
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
Phone: (334) 293-3100
Fax: (334) 292-3282
Email

Lofti Bashir
1225 Medical Center Parkway
Selma, Alabama 36701
Phone: (334) 872-9410
Email

Jaqueline Belser, RN
Nurse Manager-Baptist South
2105 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
Phone: (334) 286-3082
Email

Amy Blackwell, MSN, RN
2105 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
Email

Paula Brennan
64 Bright Spot Street
Pike Road, Alabama 36064
Email

JaWandalyn Brooks
Alabama Coalition for Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 4762
Montgomery, Alabama 36103
Phone: (334) 832-4842
Fax: (334) 832-4803
Email

Lee Esco
Investigator-Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
100 Spring Hollow Drive
Deatsville, Alabama 36022
Phone: (334) 239-6168
Email

Katherine Dixon Hert
EMSC Program Manager
201 Monroe Street, Suite 750
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: (334) 206-7063
Email

A. Z. Holloway, MD
2601 Woodley Park Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Phone: (334) 288-0009
Email

Saundra Ivey
Nurse Family Partnership
1348 Carmichael Way
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
Phone: (334) 273-7818
Email

Henry Johnson, MD
2601 Woodley Park Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
Phone: (334) 288-3400
Fax: (334) 288-0188

Amy McAfee, RN
Baptist South
459 Riverview Road
Autaugaville, Alabama 36003
Phone: (334) 224-4033
Email

Aaron Millage, MD
2019 Normandie Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36111
Phone: (334) 281-7523
Email

Belfondia Pou, MD
2031 Normandie Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
Phone: (334) 284-6755
Fax: (334) 284-6756
Email

Sergeant James Smith
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
115 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: (334) 832-1610
Fax: (334) 832-2500
Email

Michael Stevens, MD
1023 Medical Center Parkway
Suite 301
Selma, Alabama 36701
Phone: (334) 875-7173
Fax: (334) 875-7925
Email

Donna Taylor
Small Wonders Program
P.O. Box 189
Auburn, Alabama 36830
Phone: (334) 528-6833
Fax: (334) 826-0238
Email

Amy Trammell, RN
L&D Baptist South
2105 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
Phone: (334) 286-3543
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