Board & Leadership 

The Connected Care Partners Clinically Integrated Network Board of Directors is composed of area providers representing independent and employed primary providers, and employed and independent specialists as well as representatives from North Mississippi Health Services.

Physician leadership and governance is the foundation of Connected Care Partners CIN. The network's governing board has 17 members, consisting of 14 providers and three NMHS appointed leaders. NMHS physician executives manage the CIN's day-to-day operations and assist with decision making.

Connected Care Partners Board of Directors


Specialty City of Practice  
William "Bo" Calhoun, M.D. Cardiology Tupelo * Chairperson
Marianne Barnes, M.D. Psychiatry Tupelo  
Steven Brandon, M.D. Family Medicine Starkville  
Troy Cappleman, M.D. Family Medicine Ripley  
Erik Dukes, M.D. Family Medicine Booneville  
Ken Harvey, M.D. Internal Medicine Tupelo  
Ed Ivancic, M.D. Pediatrics Tupelo  
Allen Justice, M.D. Gastroenterology Tupelo  
Raymond Orgler, M.D. Surgery Tupelo  
Bill Rice, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Tupelo  
Don Robertson, D.O. Internal Medicine Iuka  
Sue Simmons, M.D. Family Medicine Maben  
Wandra Stroupe, APC Family Medicine Ripley  
Wayne Slocum, M.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology Tupelo  
CK White, M.D. Chief Medical Officer, NMHS    
Shane Spees Chief Executive Officer, NMHS    
David Barber

President, NMMCI

Connected Care Partners Committees

In addition to the board of directors, Connected Care Partners has six committees that are responsible for the core functions of the CIN.

Nominating Committee

Performance Improvement and Quality Committee

Payer Strategy and Contracting Committee

Professional Standards and Credentialing Committee

Primary Care Collaborative

Clinical Efficiency Committee

Connected Care Partners Committee Leadership

Erik Dukes, M.D. Chairperson Primary Care Collaborative
Marianne Barnes, M.D.
Chairperson Professional Standards & Credentialing Committee
Raymond Orgler, M.D. Chairperson Payer Strategy & Contracting Committee
Ken Harvey, M.D. Vice Chairperson Payer Strategy & Contracting Committee
Kevin Koehler, M.D. Chairperson Performance Improvement & Quality Committee
Stephen Southworth, M.D. Vice Chairperson Performance Improvement & Quality Committee
Brad Crosswhite, M.D. Co-chairperson Clinical Efficiency Committee
Joe Johnsey, M.D. Co-chairperson Clinical Efficiency Committee
CK White, M.D. Chairperson Nominating Committee

We Want to Hear From You

If you are a Connected Care Partners provider and have questions or comments that you would like to share, please call (662) 377-7811 or email us.