Board of Directors

James Hazard

Mr James Hazard is a Financial Services Representative and Branch Manager at a local bank in Columbus, Mississippi. Mr. Hazard is a graduate of Auburn University and is involved with other local non-profit organizations.


Christopher Howard and Melinda Howard

Chris is the acting Executive Director of WMHF-LP.  He was educated at Iowa State University and works as a computer database administrator. Melinda is a graduate of Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA.  She has worked as a teacher, music teacher, personal trainer, YWCA children’s program director and homemaker.  Chris and Melinda moved to Columbus, Mississippi from Colorado in 2009.


Seth Oppenheimer

Dr. Seth Oppenheimer is a professor of Mathematics at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS where he is also the Director of Undergraduate Research in the Shackouls Honors College. He is a marathon runner who frequently trains with the Boardtown Runner’s in Starkville. He is a Rabbinical Student and the Teacher at the Temple B’nai Israel in Columbus (