On Monday, Feb. 6, and Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, Hattiesburg Clinic hosted its Annual Awards Banquet to celebrate the milestones and accomplishments of the previous year, employee award recipients, retirees and those who reached five or more years of service with the clinic in 2022.

The event took place at Southern Oaks in Hattiesburg, where hundreds of clinic employees and physicians gathered to celebrate one another. Entertainment was provided by musician, Charles “CC” Carter, who captivated guests with a blend of blues and jazz hits.

Hattiesburg Clinic Chief Executive Officer Bryan N. Batson, MD, led the ceremony by acknowledging the organization’s achievements, including being elected to the Forbes’ list of Best-in-State Employers 2022, and thanked everyone for their part in making Hattiesburg Clinic successful. He recognized the 40-plus retirees from the past year, listing their individual career accomplishments, and then announced this year’s special award winners:

  • Annie Ruth Johnston Employee of the Year: Kevin Rhodes – Manager, Patient Representatives 
  • Faris Allen Nurse of the Year: Cassie Stringer, LPN – Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
  • Administrative Support Employee of the Year: Karyn Watkins – Director of Patient Account Representatives
  • Dialysis Employee of the Year I: Becky Campo – Picayune Dialysis
  • Dialysis Employee of the Year II: Ronda DeLoach – Hattiesburg Dialysis
  • Medical Support Employee of the Year: Brittany Palmer – Heart & Vascular
  • Receptionist of the Year: Develle “Monty” Robinson – Vascular Specialists
  • Satellite Employee of the Year: Evelyn Burkett – Children’s Clinic 

Recognition of Retirees

  • Edward Askew, III, MD
  • Cindy Bailey
  • Karen Bennette
  • Greg Brou
  • Debra Brumfield
  • Doris Buckhalter
  • Terri Busby
  • Sarah Coaker
  • Timothy L. Cole, MD
  • Janice Cooley
  • Shelia Coward
  • Rhonda Davion
  • Cathy Elting
  • Jeri Eron
  • Allen Gersh, MD
  • Lamar Glaze, MD
  • Janet Hamm
  • Janice Hawkins
  • Melissa Johnson
  • Ronald S. Kent, MD
  • Marcha Kitchens
  • Shelley Lee
  • Terri Lee
  • Ethel Liddell
  • Debra Long
  • Lisa Lott
  • Jeanne Mitchell
  • Robin Morse
  • Donna Munn
  • Jeanne Pollock
  • Thomas G. Puckett, MD
  • Brenda “Kaye” Rimes
  • Kathy Rogers
  • Randolph J. Ross, MD
  • Debbie Sanford
  • Steven C. Shapiro, MD
  • Pamela Shows
  • Samee Spalding
  • Joy Varnado
  • Shannon Waits
  • Debbie Walley
  • Betty Sue Walters
  • Michael Walters
  • Cathryne E. Wells, CCC-SLP

Years of Service

The following employees were recognized for their years of service:

45 Years
  • Rhonda Davion
  • Jeri Eron
40 Years
  • Linda Allbritton
  • Ann Bailey
  • Rodney Lovitt, MD
  • Lisa Smith
35 Years
  • Sandra “Sandi” Arnold
  • Lisa Dykes
  • Edward Lee
  • Rhonda Mixon
  • Rebecca Touchstone
  • Thad F. Waites, MD, MACC
  • Michael Weaver, MD
  • Martie Woullard
30 Years
  • Karyn Byrd
  • Kelly Davidson
  • Marcia Douglas
  • Anita Faulkner
  • John G. Holland, MD
  • Karen Jenkins
  • Marcia Mordica
  • Danny Pertuit
  • Tommie Shelby
  • Steven W. Stogner, MD, FCCP
25 Years
  • Jodie Adams
  • Alexander “Alex” Agnew
  • Jenny Bennett
  • Cynthia “Cindy” Borgognoni
  • Scott Burks, MD
  • Joy Chauvin
  • Tammie Craft
  • Renee Dawson
  • Lisa Freeman
  • Rhonda Gunn
  • Stephen L. Harless, MD
  • Brandi Harper
  • Anita Henderson, MD
  • Mary Jackson
  • Linda Johnson
  • Ralph C. Kahler, MD
  • Zaunda Landry
  • Marland “Butch” Mallette
  • Amanda Matthews
  • Renee Megehee
  • Sherri Muchenberger
  • Monty Parker
  • Jean Anne Potin
  • Develle “Monty” Robinson
  • Bradley N. Secrest, MD
  • Keith M. Simnicht, MD
  • Carla Smith
  • Leslie Swilley
  • Regina Teague
  • Regina Thomas
  • Ara Tracy
20 Years
  • Gregory “Greg” Amos
  • Lydia Anderson
  • Felica Applewhite
  • Harlon Aultman
  • Debra Bankston
  • Roxanne Barnett
  • Clara Blackman
  • Sandra Brady
  • Karen Brooks
  • Roxanne Brown
  • Alice Chambliss
  • Kelli Clinton
  • Janice Cooley
  • Janet Crawford
  • Janet Dawson
  • Laurie Draughn
  • Gracie Epting
  • Donna Gooch Leblanc
  • Daniel M. Habeeb, MD
  • Leigh A. Haden, MD
  • Paula Headley
  • Alicia “Shannon” Hinton
  • Tammy Hinton
  • Hiram “Eric” Hogue
  • Sandy Hollingsworth
  • Bethany Hudson Smith
  • Brian E. Humpherys, MD
  • Connie Ingram
  • Lisa Jordan
  • Gina Keith
  • Brenda Lenz
  • Terri Martin
  • Wendy Martin
  • Teresa Mary
  • Amber McDaniel
  • Mary “Beth” Moore
  • Lisa Myers
  • Ruby “Julie” Nalls
  • Timothy W. Norton, MD
  • Stephanie Owen
  • Victoria Page
  • Jeannie Pollock
  • Brenton “Brent” Richardson, MD
  • Angela Smith
  • Rovella Smith
  • William O. “Trey” Thomas, MD, FACC*
  • Dawn Walker
  • Nancy Walters
  • Elizabeth “Karyn” Watkins
  • Carol “Melissa” West
  • Matthew C. Whittington, MD
  • Jon “Greg” Wilborn
  • Regina Wooley
15 Years
  • Kimberly Adrion
  • Brittany Applewhite
  • Darcy Blair
  • Teresa Booth
  • Joseph Bowling
  • Jessica Carney
  • Amber Cooley
  • Shelia Coward
  • Kimley Dagons
  • Taketra Ducksworth
  • Sherry English
  • Pamela Gavin
  • Kristi Graves
  • Sonja Hale
  • Joshua Hamm
  • Brittany Hicks
  • Bart L. High, MD
  • Pamela Hutchins
  • Brandi Jolly
  • Rebecca W. Lauderdale, MD
  • Karena Leggett
  • Barbara Lewis
  • Donnis Manning
  • Crystal Matthew
  • Gabriel McCrary
  • Tracy McFarland
  • Bassam Mechleb, MD
  • Philip B. Mellen, MD
  • LaWanda Pace
  • Derek Peets
  • Tasha Porter
  • Andrew Queler, MD
  • Katie Rivers
  • Constance Steele
  • Austin “Roy” Stringer
  • Leigh Ann Strong, MD
  • Anna Therrell
  • Ginger Thomas
  • Rosemary Thompson
  • Barbara Walley
  • Calvin A. Washington, MD
  • Stefanie Welborn
  • Gertrude White
  • Amanda Woods
  • Walid G. Younis, MD
10 Years
  • Yvonne Addison
  • Baranda Anderson
  • Samantha Armstrong
  • Zane Barber
  • Tanya Breland
  • Barrett Brown
  • Latoria “Torie” Brown
  • Teresha Bryant
  • Dorris Bryant
  • Melissa Buchanan
  • Virginia “Yi” Burns
  • Heather Byrd
  • Janet Byrd
  • Paul Drambarean, MD
  • Lavinia Drambarean
  • Krystal Draughn
  • Sergey S. Dzugan, MD
  • Crystal Edwards
  • Lauren “Olivia” Elkovich
  • Patricia “Nikki” Everett
  • Bridget Gandy
  • Arnold Gatling
  • Ieshia Goode
  • Jessica Gurganus
  • Valerie Hall
  • Ashley Hammett
  • Charisse Hankins
  • Ashley Hartfield
  • Dedra Higgins
  • Lisa Hill
  • Samanta Hinton
  • Debra Irwin
  • Catherine Jones
  • Tammara “Tammy” Jordan
  • Breana Lambert
  • Samantha Lawler
  • Breanne Leathers
  • Christina Lott
  • Alissa Main
  • Frederick Mallini
  • Bridgette McLemore
  • Bassam Mechleb, MD, FACC
  • Benjamin C. Moore, MD
  • Dorothy Moore
  • David G. Morris, MD
  • Yakeyla Naylor, MD
  • Dawn Nelson
  • Melissa Niemeyer
  • Volkan Ozduran, MD
  • Deidra Parrigin
  • Joshua Phillips
  • Amy Pigeon
  • Sherri Pope
  • Kayla Raynes
  • Carrie Rimes
  • Elena Rodriguez
  • Tiffany Sandifer
  • Marilyn Sharp
  • Robert “Barnard” Shows
  • Susan Slaughter
  • Zandra Small
  • Rachel Spradling
  • Carrie Strickland
  • Connie Sumrall
  • Mary Tidwell
  • Lauren Trussell
  • Ronald Tynes
  • Dylan Wagner
  • Lindy Walley
  • William E. Yoe, MD
5 Years
  • Charla Atkins
  • Megan Aultman
  • Latoya Baker
  • Connie Barrott
  • Lori Bartran
  • Dana Bernardo
  • Kory Blackwell, MD
  • Alisha Bounds
  • Jodi Bradford
  • Jessica Brown
  • Heather Brownlee
  • Tamisha Calhoun
  • Rommander Carey
  • Jessie Carter
  • Cody C. Choate, MD
  • Belindia Clark
  • Krista Conway
  • Deborah Courtney
  • Virginia “Michelle” Culpepper
  • Kendrick W. Currie, MD
  • Kimberly Dale
  • Jeremiah Daniels
  • Stacy Davis
  • Megan H. Dillon, MD
  • Pamala Dobson
  • Sean P. Douglas, MD
  • Megan Dungan
  • Tiffany Dunston
  • Angela Eaton
  • Deborah Eubanks
  • Joshua Ezelle
  • Brandon Figueiredo
  • Ariel Finnegan
  • Demitrice Foster
  • Kimberly Graham
  • Jeanine Gray
  • Ashley Guy
  • Wendy Hamilton
  • Akell Handshaw
  • Shanique Handshaw
  • Kenyanti Haney
  • Adam C. Harless, MD, RPVI
  • Rebecca Hegstrom
  • Anna Hicks
  • Curtis Hinton
  • Ebony Holliday
  • Miller Howell
  • Jana Hudson
  • Rami Jabbour, MD
  • DJohnny Jackson
  • Nikesia Jackson
  • Megan Jenkins
  • Brittany Johnson
  • Samantha Jones
  • Zachary Jones
  • Erica Jones
  • Kimberly King
  • Christina Kinsey
  • Freda Kirkland
  • Jennifer LaCroix
  • Brandy Ladner
  • Coy Lazenby
  • Deborah Leland
  • Corrie Lindsey
  • Pamela Love
  • Allen Martin, MD
  • Megan Mathias
  • Debbie McClelland
  • Heather McClendon
  • Kalee McCray
  • Lana McDaniel
  • Shalonda McKinney
  • Mallory McMahon
  • Pettis Milner
  • Latisha Milsap
  • Christina Moran
  • Rebecca Murphy
  • Farah N. Mushtaq, MD
  • Morgan Newsom
  • Naomi Nichols
  • Jackie Norman
  • Blake Olmsted, MD
  • Mary Overstreet
  • Neely Pearce
  • Mary Anne Perez, MD
  • Brenda Pittman
  • Tonya Powe
  • Angela Powell
  • Stephanie Raines
  • Haley Ridgely
  • Jocelyn Robinson McQuirter
  • Melissa Rogers-Davis
  • Leslie Rollins
  • Breana Ruffin
  • Christine Sandifer
  • James Scott
  • Linley Shaffer
  • Vixi Shaw
  • Sarah Siders
  • Tarian Sledge
  • Heather Slocum
  • Morgan Smith
  • Vicki Smith
  • Cynthia “Cindy” Speights
  • James W. Stephens, MD
  • Misty Temple
  • Tara Thompson
  • Joshua Thompson
  • Denika Thurmond
  • April Tindall
  • Bradley Tolar
  • Brandy Tolbert
  • Timothy A. Torres, MD
  • May Tran
  • Amy Ulmer
  • Lindsey Vega
  • Melvin Watson
  • Laurin Westbrook
  • Adrianna Williamson
  • Megan Winters
  • Candi Yates
  • Chelsey Young

*In memory of William O. “Trey” Thomas, MD, FACC, who would have celebrated 20 years with Hattiesburg Clinic.