Leigh Ann Reid, President
Leigh Ann Reid is a lifelong resident of Clinton, MS. She is a graduate of Jackson State University where she received her accounting degree. She is currently an underwriter for Gumtree Wholesale Insurance. Leigh Ann has served as a volunteer and on the Board of Directors for the past nine years. She has a passion for helping others and has several friends that have seizure disorders and epilepsy.
Johnna Freiman, Vice-President
Johnna Mae Freiman is a Mississippi native and has served the Jackson Metropolitan area as a nurse for the past 24 years. For the past 19 years in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Johnna is an advocate for her patients. Johnna helps to put the physician’s words into action and provides the best possible care to her patients and their family members. Johnna began volunteering with the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi in 2008. She is a member of the Junior League of Jackson and an avid runner.
Tanya Davis, Secretary/Treasurer
Tanya has been involved with the Epilepsy Foundation of MS since 2015 when she began volunteering on the fundraising committee. Her involvement grew quickly when she took a position on the board a few months later and was asked to become the Secretary/Treasurer in 2016. Currently, in the insurance industry, she brings her ability to work with people to help facilitate relationships. In her spare time, she is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration at Belhaven University.
Teresa Hill, Immediate Past President
Teresa Hill is a Pediatric Neurology Nurse Practitioner and has severed as a volunteer, Board Member and the Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp Nurse for the past 20 years. She has a passion and love for kids like no other! She relates to them and encourages them as well as treats them like they are her own. In a way one week of out the year they are her own! Teresa is a wife and mother of three children. She loves anything Mississippi State just as much as she loves helping and treating her patients. The Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp has become a family tradition for her and her family as they all serve and help with camp in some compacity.
Jennifer Anderson, Director
Jennifer is the Executive Director at the Flowood Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Fundraising Committee for the Foundation and resides in Brandon, Ms. with her husband and two children. Jennifer’s outgoing personality and knowledge to get the job done and event planning is just what the Board of Directors needs to accomplish our mission. Jennifer has served on the Board of Directors since 2016.
Cris Bourn, Director
Cris Bourn, PT, DPT, MHS is a Mississippi native who attended the University of Mississippi where he received both his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. Cris also attended Mississippi College where he was awarded a Master of Health Science Administration degree. He has been an active member of the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association (MPTA) and has also served as Chief Delegate, Delegate, and Treasurer with the MPTA. He has over 30 years of experience in healthcare and rehabilitation settings. Cris has experience in both acute and long-term care, home health, and outpatient rehabilitation services. In his current role at St Dominic’s he has administrative oversight of the Orthopedic and Neuroscience services including Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, Sports Medicine, and St. Dominic’s Comprehensive Stroke Center including tele-stroke services. He and his wife Mary Ann live in Flora MS and have a son, Christian, and daughter, Olivia, who are both attending college.
Alisa Cooley, Director
Alisa is Operations Manager at Safelite Auto Glass, Jackson, MS Market. She has been with Safelite for 16 years. And she has a Master’s Degree in Business Management. Originally from Little Rock, AR, she currently resides in Brandon, MS with her 16-year-old daughter, a Junior at Brandon High School.
Kristin Haselhorst, Director
Kristin is an Accountant for Jackson Trailer & Equipment and lives in Clinton, MS. She also serves as the chairman of the Fundraising Committee for the Foundation. Kristin has a close friend that’s child has epilepsy and that’s why she wants to serve and help anyone with seizures. She’s seen first hand the impact epilepsy makes on families.
Blair Jussely, Director
Blair Jussely studied Taxation Law at NYU School of Law, received her Masters of Taxation from Ole Miss and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She and her husband reside in Brandon, MS. Blair is one of the newest members of the Board of Directors and currently serves on the Fundraising Committee.
Ja’Kel Marshall, Director
Ja’Kel is a Barista, Actor, Photographer, and Chef. He went Biloxi High School but currently lives in Clinton, MS. Ja’Kel never meets a stranger and with his giving heart and fun going attitude is just what the Board of Directors needs! Ja’Kel serves on the Fundraising and Public Relations committee for the foundation. He has helped the Foundation move forward with both committees due to his giving heart and desire to help everyone.
Maggie Mott, Director
Maggie is the Sleep Lab Manger for Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Ms. She is a Registered EEG Technologist and Certified in Long Term Monitoring. She is one of three CLTM technologists in the state. She also has a registration in Polysomnography and is currently finishing her Masters of Health Sciences. Maggie’s knowledge of the technologies and the hands-on approach of patient care she has with each patient is important to the success of the Foundation’s mission. She hears and see first-hand things that most of us don’t and can help in training, education and the community programs. Maggie is eager to help us reach people in the Meridian area with our Programs and Services.
Allyson Palombaro, Director
Ally is a Nurse Practioner for UMMC Batson in Jackson, Ms. She is a native of Ohio but has been in Mississippi for the past three years. She received her degrees from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Certificate of Nursing in the Nursing Doctorate Program/ RN License, Nursing and Kent State University College of Nursing, MSN, Pediatric Nursing. Ally has received too many honors and awards to list them all here but we are certainly proud to have her serving on the Board of Directors.
Roshundia Sanford, Director
A native of Meridian, MS and current resident of Forest, MS Roshundia works as an insurance professional in the Jackson, MS area utilizing over 12 years experience. Her greatest accomplishments are her three sons, Derryc, Derryan, and Kristian. Her passion for helping others overcome challenges is what drives her involvement with the foundation.
Dr. Tiffany Scarff, Director
Scarff graduated from Jackson Prep and attended the University of Texas at Austin. She received her masters in chemistry at Mississippi College before attending medical school at UMC. She trained in neurology and did a fellowship in neurophysiology. She is board certified in neurology and epilepsy. She is currently in private practice at St. Dominic and is the chief of neurology at Mississippi State Hospital. She lives in Jackson with her husband Stephen.
Kristy Spurlock, Director
Kristy is a lab technician for Baptist Premier. She is originally from Greenville, but now makes her home in Brandon. She and her husband, Travis have been married for 25 years and have two sons in college.
Travis Bryan Spurlock, Director
Bryan Spurlock is retired military with 22 years of service including four tours overseas. Bryan studied aviation maintenance technology at Thomas Edison State College and is currently seeking a degree in Commercial Aviation from Hinds Community College. His experience in personnel and resource management will serve EFM well.