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Healthcare Educators of Alabama (HEAL)

Welcome to the home page for the Healthcare Educators of Alabama (HEAL), an affiliate of the Alabama Hospital Association. On the website, you will find information on HEAL news and events, a list of current officers, and a membership application. HEAL is a great resource for sharing, learning and friendship with other health care education professionals throughout the state.

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To provide leadership and support to health care educators as they assess, plan, implement and evaluate training and education services that contribute to productive, cost effective and high quality healthcare delivery.


Begins Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 each year. Dues are payable once per calendar year.

NEW for 2022!  We are waiving membership fees for 2022. We still need new members to complete an application so we will have your contact information on file. To update your membership information please complete a membership form, add today’s date, and submit it to:

Officers, Representatives, Contacts

Elected Positions

President:  (office expires 12/31/2024)
Katherine M. LaVere, RN, MSN
Huntsville Hospital Pain Center
Tennessee Valley Pain Consultants
Huntsville, AL

Nominations are being accepted.  Email us.

Secretary/Membership:   (office expires 12/31/2024)
Donna Whitten, RN, MSN
Baptist Health
Montgomery, AL

Treasurer: (office expires 12/31/2024)
Gwenda Guerin, RN, BSN
Huntsville Hospital  Outpatient Medical
Huntsville, AL

Appointed Positions


Pamela W. Morgan, RN, MSN, NPD-BC
UAB Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Facebook Editor
Laura B. Harris, BSN, RN, Baptist Health, Montgomery, AL

Region Representatives

Birmingham: (office expires 12/31/2023)
Pamela W. Morgan, RN, MSN, NPD-BC
UAB Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Central:  (office expires 12/31/2024)
Patricia Swayne, RN, MSN
Baptist Health, Montgomery, AL

Northeast: (office expires 12/31/2024)

Northwest: (office expires 12/31/2023)
Katherine M. LaVere RN, MSN
Tennessee Valley Pain Consultants, Huntsville, AL

Southwest: (office expires 12/31/2023)
Jane Davis, PhD, Springhill Hospital, Mobile, AL

Southeast:  (office expires 12/31/2024)

West: (office expires 12/31/2023)
Alicia Weatherby, MS, RN, DCH Health System, Tuscaloosa, AL