Kent G. Nicaud
President & CEO
Kent Nicaud has more than 25 years healthcare management experience from both the private sector and non-profit arena. He has held consulting services contracts with hospitals located in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Mr. Nicaud has been working with Memorial Hospital at Gulfport on a consulting basis since 1996, and as an employee since 2008. In 2010, he was named Chief Operating Officer and became President and CEO in 2018. He attended Tulane University for undergraduate and graduate studies through their executive MBA program.
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Chris Belmont joined Memorial with more than 35 years’ executive leadership, business development, and consulting experience in healthcare and information technology, most recently as Executive Vice President – Operations and Strategy at the HCI Group/Tech Mahindra in Jacksonville, and Chief Executive Officer at Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems in Pensacola.
Mr. Belmont has previously served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, as well as System Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. He led the EMR transformation projects at both organizations while transforming the Information Services divisions to be tightly aligned with the organization’s vision, direction and outcomes. He holds a BS and MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La.
Jennifer H. Dumal, RN, BSN, MPH
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services
Chief Nursing Officer
Jennifer Dumal has served as Chief Nursing Officer since 1999. Mrs. Dumal began her career at Memorial in 1978. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1982 from Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College. In 1991, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama and her master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1999.
Kevin Holland, MSHA, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer
Memorial Hospital at Stone County
Kevin Holland joined Memorial Hospital with more than 25 years of healthcare management experience with a focus on strategy, growth, and leadership development. Mr. Holland has held executive positions in private and public hospitals in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Mississippi State University, as well as an MBA and a Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He is responsible for the operations, growth, and strategic direction of the recently acquired Memorial Hospital at Stone County.
Memorial Woodland Village Nursing Center
Joshua Bryan has 16 years’ experience in Long-Term Care Administration in Arkansas, Washington, DC, and Mississippi. Mr. Bryan holds a license in Arkansas and Mississippi and is also a Certified Risk Management Specialist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist. The goal at Memorial Woodland Village Nursing Center is to provide the highest level of care possible for their residents.
Vice President, Marketing & Community Relations
Angie Juzang joined Memorial with an extensive background in marketing, public relations and community outreach. As vice president, Ms. Juzang is responsible for managing internal, external and media-specific communications, implementation of various advertising platforms, coordination of corporate and community relations, as well as administrative oversight of the Memorial Hospital gift shop, and serves as public information officer. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Georgia State University.
Kathy Ladner, MSN, RN, CAN
Vice President, Patient Care/Quality/Satisfaction/Safety
Kathy Ladner began her career at Memorial Hospital in 1984. Prior to becoming Vice President, Mrs. Ladner served as Director of Cardiac/Critical Care Services, Manager of Intensive Care Unit and Cath Lab, Unit Nurse. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in 1984 and earned her master’s degree in 1993. She is credentialed as a Nurse Executive NE-BC by Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification.
Kyle Lewis, LNHA, MS, RD, LD
Senior Director, Senior Care
Kyle Lewis is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) who oversees the daily operational activities of three nursing care facilities. Mr. Lewis evaluates the residents’ needs and implements strategies for growth and coordination of resources to best meet those needs. He focuses on the overall success of the centers and upholds the highest level of compliance regarding all state and federal regulatory guidelines.
Myron S. McCoo, JD
Vice President, Human Resources
Myron McCoo joined Memorial with more than 20 years Human Resources experience, and he is responsible for the HR vision, leadership, strategy and operations to support business needs and strategic initiatives. Mr. McCoo works collaboratively with Administration and is responsible for the administrative supervision of Human Resources, Employee Relations, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Health, Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion, and Human Resource Information System (HRIS).
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas, his Master’s in Religion and Organizational Development from Harvard University, and his law degree from Indiana University School of Law with a focus on labor and employment law.
Aimee Robertson, JD
President, Memorial Hospital Foundation
Aimee Robertson joined Memorial in 2018 with a background of more than 12 years in finance and business. Mrs. Robertson oversees the operations of the Memorial Hospital Foundation, which develops relationships and financial resources to support the patients, employees, and healthcare initiatives of Memorial. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Mississippi State University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Rhonda Seidule, LNHA, RRT
Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center
Rhonda Seidule is the Administrator of Driftwood Nursing Center. Ms. Seidule has a diverse background in patient care and regulatory compliance. Her experience includes direct patient care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). During her 20-year respiratory career, she worked as a consultant for multiple Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities covering the states of Mississippi and Tennessee, specializing in developing and managing several trach units. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA).
Matthew Walker, RN, MSN-MBA
Vice President, Clinic Operations
Matthew Walker has 20 years of diverse inpatient and outpatient healthcare management experience, focused primarily on operational growth. Mr. Walker provides strategic focus to the now more than 100 Memorial Physician Clinics, helping improve population health management and physician operating efficiencies under value-based payment initiatives. He received his nursing degree from Auburn University and master’s degrees from Samford University.
Haley Zelenka, JD
Vice President, General Counsel
Haley Zelenka has oversight responsibility for the Corporate Compliance and HIPAA functions, as well as contract management. She also provides legal advice on a variety of administrative and operational matters to the Administrative team. Most of these matters include recurring agreements/contracts, interpretations of personnel labor laws, and other operating issues. Ms. Zelenka attended Mississippi State University for her undergraduate work, and the University of Mississippi for her law degree.