Ormella Cummings, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Strategy, Health Equity & Inclusion Officer for North Mississippi Health Services. She facilitates the strategic planning process by working with senior leaders, departments and various entities to develop and deploy strategic initiatives.
Her responsibilities include examining qualitative and quantitative data to identify strategically relevant trends that promote long-term organizational performance and sustainability. She also leads the system’s efforts on health equity and inclusion and works in partnership with various community organizations to “close the gaps” created by health disparities.
Cummings joined NMHS in 2004. She has a Ph.D. in educational and counseling psychology from the University of Mississippi. Her certifications include designations as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and as a Certified Professional Coach through the International Coach Federation and Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.