Board of Directors

The Oasis Board of Directors is an essential part of Oasis and our mission.


Kenneth Byrd, MBA – President Frances Ross Nolan, J.D. – Vice President
Protective Life Corporation Nolan Byers, P.C.
Jennifer Lawes Wilson, J.D. – Secretary/Treasurer
Regions Bank


Board Members

Adriene Balton-Topping, J.D., MBA Meredith Ray Calhoun
Community Volunteer Practice Works
Karen Fitzpatrick, M.D. Corey L. Hartman, M.D.
Private Practice of Psychiatry Skin Wellness Center
Sheila Herringdon Debra Lewis, J.D.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Balch Bingham LLP
Christi Daniel Lunsford, J.D. Laura Montgomery-Barefield, M.D.
Encompass Health Corporation UAB Dept. of Psychiatry & Neurobiology and Children’s Behavioral Health
Alison Decker Scott Fran Smitherman, C.F.A.
Baptist Health Foundation Regions Bank
Jenny Sneed, CFP DeLynn M. Zell, CFP
Bridgeworth, LLC Bridgeworth, LLC

Ex Officio


Executive Director

   Anne Bruno LaRussa, Founder       Kathryn Bowden, J.D., M.Ed.


Our Mission

Oasis helps women and children heal, grow and overcome difficult life circumstances by providing affordable mental health counseling and innovative educational programs in a respectful and nurturing environment.

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