MAE Leadership

Board of Directors

The Mississippi Association of Educators is governed by MAE Board of Directors, which is chaired by the MAE President.

MAE members are elected to serve on the board by fellow Association members in regions across the state.

Executive Committee

  • Joyce Helmick, President
  • Christopher Stevens, Vice President (Tupelo, MS)
  • Erica W. Jones, Secretary-Treasurer (Byram, MS)


  • Vickie McAnally (Nettleton, MS)
  • Jennifer Pratt (Houston, MS)

East Central

  • Katherine Eichelberger (Macon, MS)
  • Kimberly Wilkerson (Meridian, MS)


  • Renee Lawson (Olive Branch, MS)
  • Erica Avent (Oxford, MS)


  • Bakari Shead (Greenville, MS)
  • Lester Dempsey (Greenville, MS)


  • Cherri Hall (Bassfield, MS)
  • Joe Ann Floyd (Magee, MS)

Gulf Coast

  • Pam McLendon (McLain, MS)
  • Sonya Ford (Gautier, MS)


  • Stacey Billger (Clinton, MS)
  • Mary Welch (Jackson, MS)


  • Kevin F. Gilbert, Immediate Past President (Ridgeland, MS)
  • Darein Spann, NEA Director (Jackson, MS)
  • Stacey Billger, Alternate NEA Director (Clinton, MS)
  • Fredrick Robinson, Administrator At Large (Tunica, MS)
  • Carl Gray, Education Support Professional (Jackson, MS)
  • Jean Green, Higher Education (Utica, MS)
  • Frankie Lauderdale, Retired (Booneville, MS)
  • Hannah Duke, MAE-SP (Birmingham, AL)

Staff Liaisons to the Board

  • Tyrone C. Hendrix, Executive Director
  • Felicia H. Williams, Executive Assistant