Health Science Faculty

Our faculty come to us from all over with experience matched only by the accolades they have received. But what they value most is the opportunity to get to know you as a student and to mentor you as you move forward with your degree and calling.

Jennifer Coley Davis, Associate Vice-President Health Sciences
Jennifer Coley Davis
Associate Vice-President Health Sciences
B.S., Baptist College of Health Sciences, Registered Radiologic Technologist, Registered Radiation Therapist, M.A., University of Mississippi
Jennifer Coley Davis, Associate Vice-President of Health Sciences, began working at Northeast in 2003 as the Program Director for Radiologic Technology. Jennifer received her B.S. degree from Baptist College of Health Sciences, where she completed the radiology technology and radiation therapy programs. She is nationally certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography and Radiation Therapy. In 2007, Jennifer received her Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Personnel from the University of Mississippi.

Associate Degree Nursing

The ADN faculty spend many of their instructional hours in local clinical facilities assisting students and their clinic patients. Please utilize the faculty's contact information listed below. Email is the most efficient means to reach a faculty member. We are excited about your interest in the program and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Melissa Morgan, Program Director
Melissa Morgan
Program Director
A.A.S., Northeast Mississippi Community College; B.S., University of Mississippi for Women; M.S.N., Delta State University; D.N.P., Samford University
Melissa Morgan began came on board to Northeast in 2012 as a faculty member in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. She has over 24 years of nursing experience and has spent the last 9 years teaching here in the A.D.N. Program. Melissa received her Doctor of Nursing Practice and her Master of Nursing Education from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She also attended Delta State University and attained her MSN with the concentration in Family Practice; She currently is certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. During her time as a faculty member, Melissa has served on numerous college committees, as well as, in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Michael Barron, Instructor
Beth Bowling, Instructor
Jana Crittenden, Instructor
Beth Dawson, Instructor
Carmen Cartwright, Instructor
Brooke Gaillard, ADN Instructor
Heather Kirk, Instructor
Kristi Church, Instructor
Mindy B. Forsman, Instructor
Whitney Miller, Instructor

Dental Hygiene

Dr. Nick Alexander, DMD, Program Director
Dr. Nick Alexander, DMD
Program Director
B.S., University of Mississippi; D.M.D., University of Mississippi Medical School
Dr. Nick Alexander, Director of Dental Hygiene, began working at Northeast in 2002. Dr. Nick received his B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Mississippi. He received his D.M.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. Before coming to Northeast, he had a private practice in Belmont, MS for 14 years. During his time as a faculty member, he has also served as an adjunct instructor of Anatomy and Physiology. Dr. Nick serves on multiple committees for the college. Dr. Nick enjoys hunting, hiking, and watching sports.
Camille Shoffner, Instructor
Carrie Fowler, Instructor
Tiffany Lindsey, Instructor
Alana James, RDH, BS, MHS, Instructor

Diagnostic Sonography

Alison Goodwin, Instructor
Alison Goodwin
Lacey Nichols, Clinical Coordinator/Instructor

Medical Assisting Technology

Vickie Hopkins, Program Director
Vickie Hopkins
Program Director
A.A.S., Northeast Mississippi Community College, Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA); B.S., University of Mississippi Medical Center; M.H.S., University of Mississippi Medical Center
Vickie Johnson Hopkins, Program Director for Medical Assisting Technology, began working at Northeast in 2010. Vickie has over 31 years’ experience as a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) with 11 of those years served at Northeast. Vickie received her Masters and Bachelors of Health Sciences from the University of Mississippi. She received an A.A.S. degree from Northeast. Under Vickie’s guidance as program director, the Medical Assisting Technology Program has received two national continuing accreditation awards. During her time as a faculty member, she represented Medical Assisting Educators at the 2015 AAMA Certifying Board Standard Setting Study. Vickie has served on several committees for the college and was chosen to represent the college at the annual Lamplighters Leadership Conference in 2014. In 2016, Vickie was a TIP/TOP Award recipient.

Medical Laboratory Technology

Shannon Goolsby, Program Director
Shannon Goolsby
Program Director
A.A., Northeast Mississippi Community College; credit from Mississippi State University and Wood College; B.S., Blue Mountain College; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Rosalyn Singleton, Instructor

Practical Nursing

Kristi Tooley, Program Director
Kristi Tooley
Program Director
A.A.S., Northwest-Shoals Community College; B.S.N., M.S.N, D.N.P., University of Alabama
Kristi Tooley, Practical Nursing Education Program Director, began working at Northeast in 2018. Kristi has over 10 years’ experience in Nursing Education. Kristi received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from The University of Alabama. She has a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Alabama, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from The University of North Alabama and she received an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Northwest Shoals Community College. She has served and continues to serve on multiple committees for the college. She is a member of the Mississippi Practical Nursing Education Association, and the Mississippi Council of Directors of Practical Nursing Programs and served as the chair in 2020-2021.
Felicia Crump, Instructor
Tracey Barron, Instructor
Mary Beth Reeves, Instructor

Radiologic Technology

Hope Harrelson MA, RT(R), RDMS, Program Director
Hope Harrelson MA, RT(R), RDMS
Program Director
Hope Harrelson, Radiology Program Director/Instructor, began working at Northeast in 2018 as the clinical coordinator for the Radiology Program. Hope has over 13 years experience in the medical field being a registered Radiologic Technologist and registered Sonographer. Hope received her Masters in Higher Education from. University of Mississippi and her B.S. in Radiologic Sciences from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, her A.A.S. in Sonography from Itawamba Community College, and her A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology from Northeast Mississippi Community College. She serves on the TIE and ATLAS committee at Northeast. Hope is an active member of the ARRT, ASRT, and ARDMS. In 2020, Hope was a TIP/TOP award recipient.
Jennifer Lamontagne,

Respiratory Therapy

John Shelburne, Instructor
John Shelburne
A.D., PMI Mesa Campus, Mesa, AZ; B.S., Grand Canyon University; M.A., University of Mississippi
John Shelburne, Program Director/Instructor in Respiratory Care Technology Program, began working at Northeast in 2007 as the Clinical Director/Instructor in the program. In 2020, he became the Program Director. John has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) since 1999, he started working as a Certified Respiratory Therapist Technician (CRTT) in 1998, where he began his career in Arizona. In 2005 he and his wife moved to Southern California and he worked there for a year. In 2006, they moved to Corinth, Mississippi where he worked at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. In 2010, John received his M.A. degree from the University of Mississippi. In 2005, he received a B.S. in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. In 1999, he received an Occupational Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Pima Medical Institute in Mesa, AZ. John has served on several committees for the college and was one of several instructors to represent Northeast and attend the Lamplighter Conference in 2010 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Health Science Advisor

Tiffany Hatcher, Health Science Advisor
Tiffany Hatcher
Health Science Advisor