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Ormella Cummings, Ph.D.

Ormella Cummings, Ph.D. was appointed to the Board by Governor Tate Reeves in May 2021 to represent the Third (Northern) Supreme Court District for a term to expire May 7, 2030.

Dr. Cummings serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for North Mississippi Health Services. She facilitates the Evidence-based Planning Process (EPP) by working with senior leaders, departments, and various entities to develop and deploy strategic initiatives. Her responsibilities include examining qualitative and quantitative data to identify strategically relevant trends that promote long-term organizational performance and sustainability. She also monitors community relations throughout NMHS' 24-county service area.

Cummings joined NMHS in 2004. She has a Ph.D. in educational and counseling psychology from the University of Mississippi. Her certifications include designations as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and as a Certified Professional Coach through the International Coach Federation and Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.