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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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HEAL’s origins trace back to 1972 when it was initially established as the Alabama
Society for Healthcare Education & Training. HEAL is a nonprofit 501(c)
organization that brings together educators from diverse regions of Alabama,
including hospitals, schools, and healthcare institutions, fostering connections,
knowledge-sharing, and the cultivation of enduring professional bonds.


To offer guidance and assistance to healthcare educators in their endeavors to
assess, plan, implement, and appraise training and educational services aimed at
enhancing cost-effective, high-quality healthcare delivery.


Membership spans from January 1st to December 31st each year, with dues
payable once annually.

Annual membership fees amount to $25, payable once per calendar year.

Officers, Representatives, Contacts

Elected Positions

President-Elect:  (office expires 12/31/2024)
Kendra Truss, MSN, RN
Baptist Health, Montgomery, AL

Secretary (office expires 12/31/2025)
Lynn Knuckles, MSN, RN
Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, AL

Treasurer: (office expires 12/31/2024)
Pamela W. Morgan, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
UAB Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Appointed Positions

Interim President
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 12/31/2025)
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 12/31/2025)
Gwenda Guerin, BSN, RN
Huntsville Hospital Outpatient Medical
Huntsville, AL

Southwest: (office expires 12/31/2025)
Jane Davis, PhD, Springhill Hospital, Mobile, AL

Southeast:  (office expires 12/31/2024)

West: (office expires 12/31/2025)
Gwendolyn Miller, DNP, MSN, CNEn, RN
DCH Health System
Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, AL