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Md Ikbal Parveg
Ikbal is originally from Bangladesh. He completed his Masters of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health Science with a concentration in worksite health promotion from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Ikbal also completed B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Ikbal worked as an intern with the South Central Kentucky AHEC for a year and as a Graduate Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant at Western Kentucky University while pursuing his master's degree. He also served as a Physical Therapy Consultant at the National Foundation for Development of Disabled Persons and the Bangladesh Diabetic Association in his home country. Ikbal joined Southern Alabama AHEC as the Progam Manager in 2017. In 2021, he was promoted to Director of Programs as he assumed an increased managerial role in Center operations. In 2023, Ikbal was promoted to Associate Director. He is enjoying living in Alabama and serving the rural and underserved communities to improve their health through the Southern Alabama AHEC.
General Manager, Programmatic Operations
Kelly M. Brandin, a native of Louisiana, has resided in Alabama since 1990 and currently calls Opp her home. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education (Louisiana College, 1985), a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education (Troy State University, 1994), a certification at the Master’s level in Educational Leadership (Troy State University, 1996), and an Education Specialist degree in Teacher Leader (Troy University, 2015). During her studies at Troy University, Kelly received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2014) and the Dean's Highest Award for Academic Excellence, Leadership, and Community and University Service (2015). In 2017, after 32 years of service to the field of education, she retired as a reading specialist for Crenshaw County Schools, but the vast majority of her educational career was spent as a first-grade teacher for Daleville City Schools. Upon retirement, Kelly served as the Executive Administrator for her local chamber of commerce where, in 2020, she was recognized as the inaugural Chamber Champion of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. In July of 2023, Kelly was hired for the newly-created position of General Manager of Programmatic Operations at the Southern Alabama Area Health Education Center. Kelly’s passion for elementary education will now be focused on improving access to rural healthcare and promoting rural health education in South Alabama.
Community & Education Liaison
Katie Morgan became the Education Outreach Liaison for Southern Alabama AHEC in 2023. As a Troy University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, she is passionate about serving her community and bridging gaps in rural and underserved areas. She is a Crenshaw county native who desires to see small towns and communities thrive in their socioeconomic status and overall well being. Katie is happily married to her husband, Jonas, and has a three year old son named Micah.
Marla Dondasse joined the Southern Alabama AHEC in August 2023 as Program Manager. Originally from Mobile, AL, Marla began her career as a Teacher in New Jersey until 2013 and later continued this professional endeavor in Mobile. She has also worked as a Program Manager for Junior Achievement, an Academic Advisor for Raritan Valley Community College, and in Workforce Development. Marla holds a Bachelor’s in Mass Communication, an M.A. in Communication Studies, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. Marla is excited to be back home in Alabama working to improve healthcare education as well as serving rural and underserved communities through Southern Alabama AHEC.
Health Career Navigator
Nagina Inge is a dedicated professional with a passion for empowering individuals, particularly in the field of healthcare. She’s a 2008 graduate of the University of Mobile, where she earned her B. S. in Organizational Management with a minor in Leadership Development. Nagina’s commitment to leadership development and community engagement is evident in her participation as a member of the 2021 graduation class of Mobile United Leadership Mobile program. This prestigious program provides individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective leaders and make positive contributions to their community. Nagina joined the Southern Alabama AHEC team as the Health Career Navigator in August 2023 where she will have the opportunity to empower students in grades 9-12 to explore and pursue careers in the healthcare industry.
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