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.  

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.

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.

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!

B.J Lambert

B.J. is a retired financial professional and long-time advocate.

Dr. Juawice McCormick

Juawice is Director of the School Counseling Master’s Degree Program at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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.  

Russ Royals

Russ is a local business owner, landscape designer and a 30 year plus HIV survivor.