Everett Selected for Carol Emmott Fellowship
TUPELO, Miss.—Angie Everett, administrator for Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Services at North Mississippi Medical Center, is one of 18 women from 16 health organizations nationwide selected for the Carol Emmott Fellowship class of 2019. The Fellowship is a unique program for accomplished professionals who have demonstrated potential to ascend to senior executive and board-level roles.
Fellows are nominated by their sponsoring organization and compete for acceptance into the program with a proposed impact project that transcends their current role to advance an area of health. They continue to work for their organizations during the fellowship, which provides them with more opportunities to increase their visibility in their health communities while building a network of relationships with other top leaders as they implement their impact projects.
The program fills a crucial unmet need in overcoming gender disparity by accelerating the leadership capacity and impact of women leaders in health. Women are significantly underrepresented in senior executive and board-level positions in health. This inequity deprives the fields of health and medicine of the full range of talents, skills, and perspectives that gender parity affords.
Everett, who is being sponsored by BDC Advisors for the 14-month program, began her career at NMMC in 1990. In her current role, she oversees care management and care transitions for post-acute services. She is a licensed certified social worker, a certified case manager, a licensed nursing home administrator, and serves as a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities. Everett earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Mississippi State University in Starkville and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. A New Albany resident, Everett has a passion for leading initiatives to improve patient-centered care transitions.
“Investing in women leaders will transform health care,” said Christine Malcolm, executive director of the Carol Emmott Fellowship. “The fellowship’s mission is shared by the men and women who hold executive positions today, see the gaps created by gender disparity, and are committed to serving as our advisors, mentors, and partners.”
When fellows complete the program, they join the Carol Emmott Fellowship alumnae network. “Women begin the Carol Emmott Fellowship program with the talent and ideas needed to transform health care practice,” said Mary Pittman, DrPH, Carol Emmott Fellowship Board member and CEO and president of the for Women Leaders in Health for Public Health Institute. “And they emerge with the networks, concrete experience and support that make those ideas a reality. We’ve seen remarkable change as a result.”