Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. (SeMRHI) Announces Mrs. Janice Robinson, MPH, CEPD, As Chief Executive Officer
HATTIESBURG, MS – January 24, 2023, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc.’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Janice Robinson to serve as Chief Executive Officer. As an experienced healthcare leader, Janice assumed leadership responsibilities Monday, January 23, 2023.
Appointed Chief Operations Officer in 2021, Janice has worked to provide the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that SeMRHI has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. During her tenure at SeMRHI, she has also served in other roles, including Chief Human Resources Officer and Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
Board Chair Karen Speed says, “After a one-year journey, we are excited to officially announce the new CEO, Janice Robinson. The Board and I are so grateful to Kaye Ray and the role she served during this process, and we are confident that Janice will lead SeMRHI even higher in carrying out the company’s mission, vision, and values.”
Janice has nearly two decades of healthcare experience. She holds a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). She began her career with SeMRHI in 2007 as Director of Marketing and Public Relations. As a dedicated member of several local/state boards and committees, Janice has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improving health outcomes and continues to support the mission of SeMRHI in providing access to affordable, quality, primary and preventive health care to our communities in a patient-centered, safe, and compassionate environment.
As CEO, Janice will continue to direct and oversee the day-to-day operations and functioning of SeMRHI while providing leadership for carrying out the policies and decisions of the Board of Directors. She will also supervise the corporation’s facilities, employees, programs, budget, and services. One of her goals is to strive for SeMRHI to be recognized as a leader in community healthcare among the patients served.
Janice is married to Mr. Johnathan Robinson, Sr. of Petal, MS, and they have four children, Candace, Kiesha, Johnathan Jr., and Jeremiah, and five grandchildren.