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The Bridge Center for Health Education is a non-profit, community-based organization located in Montgomery, Alabama.










Our priorities:


  • Training future healthcare professionals

  • Working to improve the health and quality of care for medically underserved Alabamians

  • Supporting initiatives that address the retention of healthcare workers   

  •  Working to reduce health disparities through community education and outreach programming 

  • Collaborating with other like-minded community partners to expand our mission

Meet The Team 

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Paula M. Cheatwood, MS

Executive Director

(334) 276-3916

Cynn'e Marshall, MPA
Program Manager,

Community Health and Engagement

(334) 276-3913

Ayanna J. Sterling, MHA

Program Manager, Health Literacy

(334) 276-3914

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Marcus Fitts, BS
Program Coordinator

(334) 276-3912

Laila Wilson

Technical Assistant

(334) 676 4180

Board of Directors


Dr. Kristen Helms

Assistant Dean of Faculty Development

Division of Institutional Effectiveness

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine


Dr. Wade Forehand

Director, School of Nursing

Troy University


Mrs. Judi Miller

System Director

Institute for Patient Safety, Medical Simulation, 

and Clinical Training

Baptist Health System 


At Large Member

Dr. Jennifer Emmel


Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

Mr. Tyler Helms

Of Counsel 

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

Dr. Andrea Johnson

Medical Academy Teacher

Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School

Ms. Kellie McGhee

Director of Guest Services

Wind Creek Hospitality

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