STAFF

Main Office: 601-856-7748

Monica Daniels, President/CEO
Direct: 601-499-0269
monica.daniels@specialolympicsms.org

Leigh Anne Lamm, Director of Finance and Operations
Direct: 601-499-0271
leighanne.lamm@specialolympicsms.org

Terry Shinall, Director of Sports, Training/Competitions and Area Management
Direct: 662-816-3839
terry.shinall@specialolympicsms.org

Sara Shea Gunter, Director of Development and Marketing
Direct: 601-499-0273
sara.shea@specialolympicsms.org

Robyn Kennebrew, Director of Health Initiatives
Direct: 601-499-0268
robyn.kennebrew@specialolympicsms.org

Sharon Griffin, Director of Unified Initiatives
Direct: 601-499-0274
sharon.griffin@specialolympicsms.org

DeMarcus Gillespie-Myles, Sports and Unified Initiatives Manager
Direct: 601-487-1667
demarcus.myles@specialolympicsms.org 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Major Christopher De Back, Chairman
Biloxi Police Department

Law Enforcement Torch Run Liaison

Ms. Carla Underwood, Vice-Chairman
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi

Mr. John McCallum, Treasurer
GranthamPoole, PLLC – CPA, Partner

Ms. Candice Whitfield, Secretary
University of Mississippi Medical Center, CMO Administrator

MEMBERS

Mr. Noel Aucoin
Ingalls Shipbuilding, Production Planning and Scheduling, Manager of Master Scheduling
Knights of Columbus

Dr. Rick Boyte
Forrest General Hospital, Palliative and Supportive Care

Mr. Bob Dennis
Sleeper Kraft

Mr. Elliott Flaggs
Cornerstone Government Affairs, Vice President

Mr. Derek J. Finley
Mississippi Development Authority

Mr. Derek Horne
Director of Athletics, Alcorn State University

Mr. Steve Jackson
BankPlus – Jackson, Vice-President

Mr. Ben Mangum
Special Olympics Mississippi Athlete

Ms. Carley McRee
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, Supervisor, Corporate Communication

Ms. Kisha Morgan
Special Olympics Mississippi Athlete and Health Messenger

Mrs. Jackie A. Pope
Director of Airmen and Family Readiness at Keesler Air Force Base

Mrs. Robin Poppenhouse
Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding

Mr. Larry Ratliff
Retired Army Colonel, Retired Owner/Operator of Ratliff Air Conditioning and Heating
Moose International Representative

Mr. Jason Smith
Special Olympics Athlete, National Gold Medalist

Mr. Robert St. John
New South Restaurant Group – President/CEO

Mr. Hosea Tate
DeSoto Region Sports Director, Parent

Mrs. Tiffany Boyte West
Bob Boyte Honda, General Manager

Mrs. Mary Wims
Parent

ADVISORY BOARD 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Tandy Boyte
Owner, Bob Boyte Honda, Parent

Mr. Denton Gibbs
Owner/Operator The Gibbes Company

Mr. Rick Webster
Key, LLC

Mr. Kenny Williamson
BankPlus, Senior Vice President, Former NFL Player

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