Momentum Team

Tina Upshaw
Director of Operations
Katherine Thrower
Logistics Manager
Andrea McCaskey
Director of Programs
Mindy Santo
Mentoring Coordinator



Board of Directors


If you are interested in helping with programming, membership, marketing & PR, or legal committees, contact Tina Upshaw.

Cheri Canon, MD, President
Professor and Chair of Radiology
UAB School of Medicine

Nancy Kane, President-Elect
SVP, Acquisitions and Development, President Elect
Protective Life Corporation

Dawn Walton, Treasurer
Children's of Alabama

Allyson Edwards, Legal Secretary
Associate Services Division Manager
Honda Manufacturing Of Alabama

Joy Carter, VP PR and Communications
Communications Manager
AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company

Kristie Barton, VP of Membership
Power Delivery Services & Compliance GM
Alabama Power Company

Michele Elrod, VP of Programming
EVP, Head of Marketing
Regions Financial Corporation

Crissy Carlisle
Chief Investor Relations Officer
Encompass Health

Sheri Cook
Altec, Inc.
Senior Vice-President, Human Resources

Jennifer DiSalvo
Vice President, District Manager
Wells Fargo

Carol Glass
Marketing, Department Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Toni Gutierrez
EVP, Director Core Information Systems
BBVA Compass

Becci Hart
President, Public Relations
Intermark Group

Emily Hynds
Associate Dean, Associate Professor
Samford University

Tricia Kirk
Executive Director
The Exceptional Foundation

Carol Maxwell
Foundation Manager
Vulcan Materials Company

Valeta Neal
VP, Outpatient Services
Bradford Health Services

Patricia Pritchett
Executive Vice President
University of Alabama Health Services Foundation

Katrina Ross
District Judge
Jefferson County

Lynnette Scott
Project Manager - Engineering

Anne Marie Seibel
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Susan Sellers
St. Vincent's Foundation of Alabama

Meredith Smith
Mauldin & Jenkins LLC

Ann-Marie Stanford
Director, Supply Chain Projects

Susan Swider
Vice President
Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio

Anna Velasco
Executive Director of Medicaid and Regulatory Affairs
VIVA Health

Katie Voss
Director of Corporate Risk Management
Brasfield & Gorrie

MOMENTUM thanks the inaugural Advisory Board members listed below for their hard work and dedication to building Alabama’s premier leadership program.*

*Titles and companies may reflect current position or position at time of enrollment.

Inaugural Advisory Board