Mission

To engage and support ALL Mississippians in service to their communities

 

Goals

Community

Volunteers are writing the story of Mississippi’s future today. We encourage you to put your talents, hobbies and skills to work in your own community. We can rise to meet our state’s challenges—not as isolated individuals, but as committed neighbors building a better, brighter future for all Mississippians.

Board of Commissioners

We extend a heartfelt thank you to our Commissioners, past and present for their dedication, contribution and enthusiasm to our mission.

First Lady Elee Reeves

First Lady Elee Reeves

Honorary Chair

Jackson, MS

Committed to giving back to her community and her fellow Mississippians, Elee volunteers her time to numerous charitable and civic organizations. Elee also gives back as a role model to future generations, mentoring girls and collegiate women. Joining Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi as a child where she sharpened her leadership skills, Elee has been a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 22 years and served on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Mississippi. In her role as First Lady, Elee has enjoyed reading in schools, promoting the importance of literacy for students of all ages. After the historic flooding in our state in 2020, Elee partnered with Keep Mississippi Beautiful to highlight the need of participating in community clean-up efforts to restore Mississippi’s natural beauty. 

Ms. Becky Cade

Ms. Becky Cade

Chair

Madison, MS

Ms. Jennifer Hopping

Ms. Jennifer Hopping

Vice Chair

Jackson, MS

Ms. Merracle Jordan

Ms. Merracle Jordan

2nd Vice Chair

Southaven, MS

Ms. Meredith Aldridge

Ms. Meredith Aldridge

Commissioner

Jackson, MS

Dr. Suzanne Bean

Dr. Suzanne Bean

Commissioner

Columbus, MS

Chief Cyrus Ben

Chief Cyrus Ben

Commissioner

Choctaw, MS

Ms. Ashley Cannady

Ms. Ashley Cannady

Commissioner

Jackson, MS

Ms. Beth Fisher

Ms. Beth Fisher

Commissioner

Canton, MS

Ms. Susan Garrard

Ms. Susan Garrard

Commissioner

Jackson, MS

Ms. Aubrey Leigh Goodwin

Ms. Aubrey Leigh Goodwin

Commissioner

Jackson, MS

Ms. Lisa Grantham

Ms. Lisa Grantham

Commissioner

Ridgeland, MS

Ms. Rochelle Hicks

Ms. Rochelle Hicks

Commissioner

Jackson, MS

Dr. LeMia Jenkins Thompson

Dr. LeMia Jenkins Thompson

Commissioner

Jackson, MS

Dr. Josie (Jo) Shumake

Dr. Josie (Jo) Shumake

Commissioner

Columbus, MS

Mr. Cole Smith

Mr. Cole Smith

Commissioner

Jackson, MS

Ms. Catherine Bell

Ms. Catherine Bell

Special Assistant Attorney General

Jackson, MS

Ms. Katherine Krehbiel

Ms. Katherine Krehbiel

Ex-Officio AmeriCorps Representative

Regional Office

Board of Commissioners Agenda

Volunteer Mississippi Staff

Suzanne Scales Rutherford

Suzanne Scales Rutherford

Executive Director

Adrian Austin

Adrian Austin

Chief of Staff

Jin Joo M. Crosby

Jin Joo M. Crosby

Director, National Service Programs

Tanya Fortenberry

Tanya Fortenberry

Volunteer & Disaster Services Officer

Michelle Gordon

Michelle Gordon

AmeriCorps Member Engagement Officer

Chequetta Harper

Chequetta Harper

Finance Officer

Ann Bradley Maloney

Ann Bradley Maloney

AmeriCorps Systems Officer

Jessica Marley

Jessica Marley

AmeriCorps Program Officer

Kerry Nash

Kerry Nash

Executive Assistant, Office Manager

Sydni Vandevender

Sydni Vandevender

Public Relations Officer

Thank You to Our Partners in Service