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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 2023! We are waiving the $25.00 membership fee again this year to help resuscitate the organization post-COVID.  We will resume membership fees beginning January 2024. HEAL is a non-profit 501c organization.

Officers, Representatives, Contacts

Elected Positions

President:  (office expires 12/31/2024)
Katherine M. LaVere, MSN, RN
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, MSN, RN
Baptist Health
Montgomery, AL

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

Appointed Positions

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

Media Coordinator
David Morgan, MSN, RN, CVRN-BC
Baptist Health, Montgomery, AL

Region Representatives

Birmingham: (office expires 12/31/2024)
Amanda (Mandy) Morris, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

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

Northeast: (office expires 12/31/2024)

Northwest: (office expires 12/31/2023)
Katherine M. LaVere, MSN, RN
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