About Five Horizons

Five Horizons Health Services (FHHS) is a nonprofit community-based organization that provides services from the Alabama Wiregrass, through the Alabama Black Belt, and across East Mississippi.

Founded in 1988 as West Alabama AIDS Outreach (WAAO), the agency’s original mission was to provide HIV-related outreach and prevention services to West Alabama.  Since that time, the agency has expanded to include a variety of services for populations in need of specialized or general care. FHHS strives to provide high-quality, patient-centered medical, prevention, testing and case management services. With a team of highly-qualified staff, a diverse board of directors, and community partners, Five Horizons is positioned to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of citizens from the Alabama Wiregrass, through the Alabama Black Belt, and across East Mississippi.

Senior Leadership

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Billy D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.

Billy D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer
Jamil Dawson, MBA

Jamil Dawson, MBA

Chief Business Development Officer
Shey Thorn, MPH 

Shey Thorn, MPH 

Chief Operating Officer
Katherine Blackburn Waldon, MPA

Katherine Blackburn Waldon, MPA

Chief Community Impact Officer
Tim Dreyfus 

Tim Dreyfus 

Chief Advisory Officer
Ally Mayes Roberts, MPH

Ally Mayes Roberts, MPH

Chief of Staff
Emily Hall 

Emily Hall 

Chief Development Officer
Chris White 

Chris White 

Chief Financial Officer
Landon Nichols

Landon Nichols

Executive Director - Southern Region
Paulette Ferguson MBA, MPA

Paulette Ferguson MBA, MPA

Executive Director - Starkville
Tamara McCloud MBA,CPC

Tamara McCloud MBA,CPC

Chief Medical Systems Officer
DeAndra Tuyishime, MAEd

DeAndra Tuyishime, MAEd

Chief Prevention & Outreach Officer-Southern Region
Elizabeth Brantley, LICSW

Elizabeth Brantley, LICSW

Chief Behavioral Health Officer
Benjamin J. Urquhart

Benjamin J. Urquhart

Chief Technology Officer
Jennifer Thompson LICSW-S, PMH-C

Jennifer Thompson LICSW-S, PMH-C

Chief Social Services Officer
Will Suclupe

Will Suclupe

Chief Human Resources Officer
Jimmy Winters MSN, RN, NP-C

Jimmy Winters MSN, RN, NP-C

Chief Clinical Officer
Will Rainer, MBA

Will Rainer, MBA

Chief Compliance Officer
Tonya Jackson

Tonya Jackson

Chief Outreach Officer