Board of Directors
Dr. Ben Carmichael - Ben is a founding member of the ASC Board of Directors. He is a semi-retired cardiologist. He serves as Vice President of the Board and is a member of the Executive Board.
Wendy Farrell– Wendy is a strong advocate for HIV and LGBT issues. She has a special talent for fundraising.
B.J. Lambert – A retired accounting professional, B.J. was a part of the founding of ASC in 2002.
Jannie Green - Jannie is an advocate for PLwHA and, though retired, continues to support the HIV community and co-facilitates the Positive Living Support Group.
Tonya Green - Tonya is the Director of Social Services for the Southeast MS Rural Health Initiative. Tonya is Secretary of the ASC Board of Directors.
Johnny Hansell – Johnny is a suicide program coordinator for DREAM and is involved in youth programming and advocacy.
Jan Housley– Jan is a founding member of the ASC Board of Directors. She is the widow of Bruce Van Nostrand, the driving force behind the beginning of ASC. She is the Treasurer of the Board and is a human resources professional.
Jim Dukes – Jim is an attorney-at-law and is President of the ASC Board of Directors and works as an advocate for the organization with businesses, government, and the medical community.
Vickie Reed - Vickie is the graduate coordinator for the community health sciences program at USM. She is also a representative of Delta Sigma Theta, a sorority whose national emphasis is HIV.
Beejee Dickson – Beejee is a retired social worker and has worked with ASC as a volunteer and, at times, employee since its inception.
Russ Royals – Russ is a landscape designer and a 30 year plus HIV survivor.
Cathy Dodds – Cathy is a local business woman with a background in media/marketing and she has been a participant in numerous fundraising activities.