Brea Cole has a bachelor of science in health sciences and is the manager of the Integrated Wellness Program for the UMMC Wellness Centers and the Workplace Wellness Program, Everyday Wellness. She is one of two wellness champions at UMMC, and holds the following certifications: Worksite Wellness Program Specialist, Worksite Wellness Program Manager, Community Health Advocate, and Chronic Disease Self-Management Master Trainer.
She is assisting with strategic planning for both programs and is leading the coordination of related activities to engage both UMMC and community partners.
Ms. Cole joined UMMC in 2007.
Mary Manuel received her master of health care administration degree from Belhaven University in 2012 while working in the Center of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.
She is currently the director of operations for the Department of Preventive Medicine, providing overall support and direction for finance, grants management, and business operations for all aspects of the department including education, research, and the clinical enterprise.
She has been with UMMC since 2010.
DeShundra Barnes is the education administrator for the Department of Preventive Medicine at UMMC. She is responsible for supporting the activities and operations of the preventive medicine residency program and the clinical education placement of third- and fourth-year medical students.
With over 13 years of academic medical experience, DeShundra has worked with prospective, current, and graduated students to ensure a seamless transition from matriculation into their professional careers. She is the member of numerous professional organizations and participates in committees that promote the profession of medicine and healthcare in our state.
DeShundra received her bachelor’s degree in general business administration from Mississippi State University in 2005. In May2016, she graduated from University of Mississippi Medical Center with a master’s degree in health sciences with a concentration in leadership.
Ivory Stuckey received her bachelor of business administration and management degree from Delta State University. She also has a master of business administration degree in both health care administration and human resource management received from the same institution.
Although Ivory has worked in several capacities here at UMMC, she joined the Department of Preventive Medicine in September 2016 as the administrative assistant.
She provides direct support to the chair of the department and, among many other duties, is part of the onboarding process for new faculty.
Dr. Lewis has practiced as a registered dietitian in the clinical and homecare settings in New York City. She has served as assistant professor and interim program director for the Andrews University distance MPH Program 2013 to 2014 in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She also served as assistant professor and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics from 2014-17 at Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL.
Her research interests include obesity prevention and weight management in pediatric and women of childbearing age, plant-based cooking interventions for the prevention and management of lifestyle diseases, religion/spirituality and health, and multi-sectoral public health partnerships.
Dr. Lewis joined UMMC's Department of Preventive Medicine in October 2018 as a registered dietitian.