RMHC Mississippi Staff

Executive Director

Ruth Ann Allen

With RMHC MS since July 1990

Contact Me About:

  • Financial Questions
  • RMHC Mission / Initiatives
  • Human Resource Questions
  • Major Gifts / Planned Giving
  • Speaking Engagements

What I Do: I find solutions to problems; engage volunteers, staff and donors in our mission; and maintain a fiscally stable organization in order to keep families close to their critically ill children.

And….. I sing in an acappella ensemble; volunteer with the television broadcast team at Galloway United Methodist Church; yell “Hotty Toddy” for Ole Miss rebels; and stand proud with my TexasEx husband during “The Eyes of Texas.”

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House Manager

Chris Kennedy

With RMHC MS since June 2011 

Contact Me About:

  • Staying at Ronald McDonald House.
  • Volunteering or helping out around the House.

What I Do: Oversee and manage the daily operation of our House; contact guest families about available rooms; supervise the evening manager, resident manager, and weekend managers; and coordinate and supervise any in House volunteers.

And….. I love to hang out with my wife and son. I also enjoy playing video games, gadgets of any kind, and the New Orleans Saints. Who Dat!

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Evening Manager

Courtney Laseter

With RMHC MS since October 2017

Contact Me About:

  •  Participating in “Meals from the Heart”

What I Do: Take care of the families and coordinate the meal program.

And…..I love being with my husband, our pets, and our niece Bayleigh.

Weekend and Night Hosts

Peggy Wagner

Weekend Manager

Peggy Wagner

Cornelius Sharp

Night Host

Cornelius Sharp

2022 Board of Directors

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board serves as a resource of judgment and leadership, a connection with the community, and a partner with staff that strengthens our organization and our service to families and children.

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Christin B. Williams, JD, LLM

Director, Health Policy and Planning
Mississippi State Department of Health

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Elliott G. Flaggs, Esq.

Vice President
Cornerstone Government Affairs

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Hal Burt

Retzer Resources

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Mobolaji E. Famuyide

Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Eddie Eargle

Eddie Eargle

Self-employed Carpenter

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Caroline Sims

Senior Government Relations Advisor
Butler Snow LLP

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Caitlin Brooking

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Terrence H. Brown, Pharm D

Chief Pharmacy Officer
G. A. Carmichael Family Health Center

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Michael Kimbrell

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Marilyn Johnson

Director, Family Planning and Title V Maternal Child Health
Mississippi State Department of Health

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Yolanda McElroy

Mike Peters

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Adam Ryan

State Farm Insurance

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Beth Threadgill

Mother of former NICU patient

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Patrick Widner

Operations Associate
McDonald’s USA, LLC

Ross Weems

Ross Weems

First Vice President
Private Client Group; BankPlus

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Whitney Lipscomb

Courtney Ann Jackson

Courtney Ann Jackson

Anchor/Statewide Reporter, WLBT/FOX 40

Lauren P. Jones

Lauren P. Jones

Executive Director

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Laura Taylor

Healthcare Architect
University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Morgan McLeod Daniels

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Physician
University of Mississippi Medical Center