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Meet the team

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Paula Cheatwood, MS

Executive Director

(334) 276-3916

What do we love about Southeast Alabama AHEC?

What I love most about AHEC is that we strive to have equal access to healthcare for all Alabamians. I grew up in a rural area and I still remember the excitement surrounding the opening of our first doctors office in our city. Hopefully, more cities in Alabama can feel that excitement too.


Ayanna Sterling, MHA

Program Manager, Health Literacy

(334) 276-3914

A key aspect of SEAAHEC's mission is to enhance access to quality healthcare in underserved communities. As a Program Coordinator with Southeast Alabama AHEC, I am afforded the opportunity to inspire and influence the health care leaders of the future, helping to empower tomorrow's workforce in an effort to improve health care delivery state-wide. 


Cynn'e Marshall, MPA
Program Coordinator, Health Disparity

(334) 276-3913

What I love about SEAAHEC is networking and being able to improve healthcare accessibility within a multidisciplinary team in the surrounding southeast Alabama communities.


Marcus Fitts, BS
Program Coordinator, AHEC Scholars

(334) 276-3912

I love AHEC because we make a real difference in people’s lives. I was born in a rural area. I know firsthand how a community suffers from lack of resources. At AHEC we work specifically for those communities.  Great healthcare should be available for everyone regardless of where they were born. AHEC works every day to make this a reality.

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