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 Nolan Byers, P.C.
Jennifer Lawes Wilson, J.D. – Secretary/Treasurer
Regions Bank


Board Members


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