Access Family Health Services, Inc. (AFHSI) is a community-based organization governed by a community board. The board is comprised of three representatives from each of the four counties in the service area of Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, and Monroe counties. At least 51% of board members are Access patients. Board members are representative of the race, ethnicity, and gender of the patients served by AFHSI. They bring expertise in community affairs and provide guidance and leadership for the organization.

The Access Board is a volunteer board. Members do not get paid for their service, yet they volunteer their time to assure a fiscally sound and managerially strong organization. The Access Family Health Services Board is dedicated to improving the health status of our communities.

Board of Directors

Jerry Hall Chickasaw County

Jerry Hall
Chickasaw County

Ruby Hollin Chickasaw County

Ruby Hollin
Chickasaw County

Betty Atkinson Chickasaw County

Betty Atkinson
Chickasaw County

Darrell Harp, Jr. Itawamba County

Darrell Harp, Jr.
Itawamba County

Don Whitehead Itawamba County

Don Whitehead
Itawamba County

Robert Whitehead Itawamba County

Robert Whitehead
Itawamba County

Inita McMullan Lee County

Inita McMullan
Lee County

William Shack Lee County

William Shack
Lee County

Norma Derring Lee County

Norma Derring
Lee County

Ann Seales Monroe County

Ann Seales
Monroe County

Brad Stevens Monroe County

Brad Stevens
Monroe County

Marlon Summerford Monroe County

Marlon Summerford
Monroe County


Managers
Network & Security Manager – Cory Justice
Data & Reporting Manager – Shelia Cowley
Accounts Payable Manager – Debby Capps
Business Manager (Houlka/Tupelo) – Denise Chism
Business Manager (Smithville/Tremont) – Heidi Nelson
Business Manager (Access Family Dental) – Dana McCollum
Nuse Manager (Smithville/Tremont) - Patsy Lyle
Nurse Manager (Tupelo/Houlka) - Phil Edwards

Executive Team
Executive Director – Marilyn Sumerford
Finance Director – Dana Ramey
Medical Director – Dr. James M. Monroe
Dental Director – Dr. Vivian Draper
Director of Clinical Quality – Tammy Shelton

 


A brief note about our History.

A charter was granted to Three Rivers Area Health Services on September 6, 1978, by the State of Mississippi. In 1981, Three Rivers received funding from the Bureau of Primary Healthcare, Department of Health and Human Services to operate as a Community Health Center according to the provisions of Section 330 of the Public Health Act. The grant provides resources to expand medical and dental services to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay by offering a sliding scale payment structure. The board voted to change the name from Three Rivers Area Health Services to Access Family Health Services in February 1996.

ACCESS is an acronym for Affordable Comprehensive HealthCare and Education for our Communities with Superior Service.