Board of Directors
Helen Cartwright- Helen is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with the disabled population in southern Mississippi.
Dr. Marcus Coleman- Marcus is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies & Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Beejee Dickson – Beejee is a retired social worker and has worked with ASC as a volunteer and, at times, employee since its inception. She is the President of the ASC Board of Directors
Vickie Reed - Vickie, Vice-President of the ASC Board of Directors, 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.
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.
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.
Johnny Hansell – Johnny is a suicide program coordinator for DREAM and is involved in youth programming and advocacy.
Jim Jones- Jim is a retired nurse who was on the original board of directors and has come to the board again as of January 2018. Welcome back, Jim!
Dr. Juawice McCormick- Juawice is Director of the School Counseling Master’s Degree Program at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Russ Royals – Russ is a local business owner, landscape designer and a 30 year plus HIV survivor.