2016 Board of Directors

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for program development, standards and operations.

  • Mary Katherine Cole Mangum — Vice President & Trust Officer, BancorpSouth
  • Hazel Gaines, Retired Registered Nurse, Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Jeff Walker — General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Anna Kendall — Education and Outreach Coordinator, Mississippi Forestry Association
  • Jill Bowdon — Connect Ministry Leader, Bellwether Church
  • Mary Margaret Cockroft — Corporate Tax Accountant, C Spire
  • Mike Gallarno — Director, Division of Family and Children’s Services, Mississippi Department of Human Services
  • Allison Joyner — Marketing Director, My Joy, Inc., DBA McDonald’s
  • Jay Losset — Director of Auxiliary Programs, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
  • Eddie Prosser — Manager, McDade’s Market Fondren
  • Melinda Ray, M.D. — Retired pediatrician
  • Melanie Roach — Owner/Operator McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Robyn Touchstone — Kindergarten teacher, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

2016 Board of Directors Photo



Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi employs seven staff members.  These dedicated individuals keep Ronald McDonald House operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week and they promote and grow the services supporting the mission of RMHC MS.