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Birmingham Leadership

A relentless force for longer, healthier lives.

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Board of Directors


Cardwell Feagin
Chief Operating Officer
Viva Health


Dr. Sumanth Prabhu
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Dr. Richard Barlow
Mountain Brook Board of Education

Jamie Burns
Executive Vice President
Cadence Bank

Dr. Mia Cowan
Founder and Medical Director
MiBella Wellness

David Cox
Vice President and Chief Information Officer (Electric)
Southern Company

Dr. Robert Dabal
Associate Professor of Surgery
Children’s of Alabama/University of Alabama at Birmingham

Vickie Evans Fuller
Insurance Executive
Stead and Fuller Insurance

Rob Herndon
Certified Financial Planner
AXA Advisors

Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team


Timothy & Antoinette Vines

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama


Rich Bielen
Protective Life Corporation

Bill Morton
Robins & Morton

Jeff Grantham
Maynard Cooper & Gale

Bill Ritter
Regions Bank

Executive Leadership

Alexia Borden
Alabama Power

William Dow
Warren Averett

Rebekah Elgin-Council
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Chris Kimble
Balch & Bingham

Laura McDonald
Protective life Corporation

John Montgomery
Big Communications

Richard Murray
CenterState Bank

Jim Proctor

Mitesh Shah
Vulcan Materials Company

Andrea Smith

Mitesh Shah
Vulcan Materials Company

Shad Wilks

Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team


David Cox
Southern Company

Executive Leadership

Lee Hammonds
UAB Medicine

Kevin Hanna
Medical Properties Trust

Mike Kindle
Encompass Health

Rick Kolaczek
Grandview Medical Center

John Owens
Viva Health

Alex Posada
St. Vincent’s Health System

Kevin Stone
Motion Industries

Mark Thompson
Motion Industries

Go Red For Women Executive Leadership Team


Britney Summerville
Vice President, Community Engagement

Chairs Emeriti

Barb Jacobsmeyer
Executive Vice President of Operations
Encompass Health

Dawn Rock
Chief Compliance Officer
Encompass Health

Executive Leadership

Denise Canfield
Executive Vice President

Ian Cooley
Manager, Inclusion and Diversity
Spire Energy

Jamie Dabal
Vice President
Children’s of Alabama

Ruby Davis
The Davis Law Group, LLC

Barbara Estep
Noland Health Services

Chanel Fort
Fortified Learning Solutions

Nancy Goedecke
Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Mayer Electric

Koko Mackin
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Marcus Maples
Baker Donelson

Carol McElheney
Vice President of Operations
Hudson Group

Sally Mizell

Christal Moore
Executive Administrator
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ashley Morris
Chief Compliance Officer
Vulcan Value Partners

Mona Lisa Morris
Director of Financial Literacy Programs
Birmingham Business Resource Center

Edie Richardson
District Manager
CorVel Corporation

Susan Stabler
Vice President and Healthcare Division Manager
Brasfield & Gorrie

Eugena White
Chief Compliance Officer
UAB Medical West