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State Perinatal Advisory Council (SPAC) Members

The SPAC was established in 1980 by the passage of the Alabama Perinatal Act (22-12A-4). Its purpose is to advise Alabama's state health officer in the planning, organization and evaluation of the state's perinatal program. The following is a list of current SPAC members.

2012-2013

Chair

Joey Biggio, MD

Vice-Chair

Guy Middleton, MD

Secretary

Grace Thomas, MD


Region I

Laura Thompson, RN
Huntsville

Eileen Dover, RN, CNM
Huntsville

Region II

Jim Leeper, PhD
Tuscaloosa

Daniel Avery, MD
Tuscaloosa

Region III

Elaine St. John, MD
Birmingham

Martha Wingate, DrPH
Birmingham

Region IV

James J. Walker, MD
Brewton

Marsha Raulerson, MD
Brewton

Region V

Martha Jinright
Montgomery

Marilyn Rhodes, MSN, RN
Montgomery

Alabama At-Large Members

Alabama Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Dee Anne S. Jackson, MD 
Birmingham

Alabama Chapter, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Lynda Gilliam, MD
Decatur

Alabama Academy Family of Physicians (AAFP)

Michael Swearingen, MD
Sylacauga

Alabama Early Intervention System

Betsy Prince, MA
State Coordinator
Montgomery

Alabama Medicaid Agency

Robert Moon, MD
Montgomery

March of Dimes
(North and South Chapters)

Barbara Hankins, LSW
Tuscaloosa

State Committee of Public Health (SCPH)

Guy Middleton, MD
Dothan

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Joseph Biggio, MD
Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Division of Neonatology

Lindy Winter, MD
Birmingham

University of South Alabama
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

David F. Lewis, MD
Mobile

University of South Alabama
Division of Neonatology

Michael Zayek, MD
Mobile

Alabama Department of Human Resources

Sue Ash
Montgomery

 Alabama Department of Mental Health

Timothy Stone, MD, DMH
Montgomery