Published on August 30, 2022

Adams Named to Mississippi Board of Nursing

T. J. AdamsTUPELO, Miss.—T.J. Adams, RN, BSN, MSHA, of Tremont has recently been elected as president of the Mississippi Board of Nursing.

Adams is administrator of North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo and vice president of Cardiovascular and Surgical Services for North Mississippi Health Services.

“We are excited to have Mr. Adams as president of the Mississippi Board of Nursing,” said Dr. Phyllis Johnson, executive director. “We look forward to his service and tenure on behalf of the nurses of the state.”

A native of Mantachie, Adams graduated from Mantachie High School in 2000. He earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2004 from Mississippi University for Women, and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011. He joined the NMMC staff in May 2004 as an operating room nurse and later served as a charge nurse and a nurse manager. Adams was director of Supply Chain Support from 2010-2014 and was promoted to vice president of Cardiovascular and Surgical Services in 2014. He was promoted to administrator of NMMC-Tupelo in October 2021.

Adams is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Mississippi Nurses Association, Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, Mississippi Hospital Association and the Community Development Foundation. He also serves as a board member for Tombigbee Electric Power Association, Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District, and on the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi’s Take a Swing at Cancer committee.

He is married to Becky Adams, and they have one son, Turner. They are members of Bethel Baptist Church.

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