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Brett Mayfield, President William “Brett” Mayfield, a teacher at Madison Central High School, teaches courses in AP Psychology, the Psychology of Conflict, and AP Human Geography. An instructor for nearly two decades, Mr. Mayfield earned his master’s degree in teaching from Belhaven University.
Gloria Mwase, Vice President Bio pending.
Sharon Turner-Davis, Secretary Sharon Turner-Davis holds both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in sociology and criminology from Mississippi State University. Throughout her professional work both in and out of the classroom, she has developed an astute awareness and understanding of the social, racial, economic, health and educational needs of diverse populations within society. Having been born and reared in one of the most economically stagnated, educationally
challenged and racially oppressed areas of this country, the Mississippi Delta, she is aware of the need to provide essential mental health support services, community organization and planning for diverse populations.Sharon has served as a full-time or adjunct instructor of sociology for more than 10 years at several institutions of higher learning throughout the state of Mississippi. She is a full-time instructor of sociology at Hinds Community College and an independent research evaluator for various federally-funded projects.As a research evaluator for more than 20 years, Sharon has conducted evaluation research and analysis on an array of community, educational and social issues including health and wellness, early childhood development, parental engagement and involvement, teenage pregnancy prevention, community engagement in early education and family social problems.
Auvergne Williams, Treasurer Bio pending.
Jesse Coppenbarger, At Large Bio pending.
Hanne Gaycken, At Large Originally from Germany, Hanne Gaycken attended UT Knoxville where she received her MA and PhD degrees in historical linguistics. She met her husband there, and they both began to teach in the Modern Language Department at Ole Miss. Hanne also taught German part time at Oxford High School. She retired from both institutions in 2010 after many years of teaching foreign languages.

Their middle son, Karsten, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2006, and Hanne learned about NAMI in 2007 by participating in a Family-to-Family class. She then underwent training to teach Family-to-Family classes herself and has now been the Support Group Facilitator since 2012. She is the vice-president of the recently-established NAMI Oxford
Affiliate and has been active in NAMIWalks, raising a considerable amount of money for the annual charity event. NAMI is an important organization in the Gayckens’ lives. Hanne and Karsten both attended the NAMI national conference this year, and Karsten is one of the facilitators of the local Connection group.

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