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Our Board of Directors

The MCPA is proud to have assembled a motivated, knowledgeable, and experienced group of Mississippians for our Board of Directors. Their individual and combined experience spans an array of disciplines in the legal, medical, law enforcement, public policy, and business fields to help MCPA be the leading voice for Mississippi’s medical cannabis patients.

Angie Calhoun

Founder and CEO

Angie Calhoun is the Founder and CEO of the Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance. Her passion for her role as a medical cannabis patient advocate emerged while witnessing first-hand the life-changing benefits of medical cannabis for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as her son battled severe Lyme Disease. For years, Angie has shared her son’s medical cannabis journey with people across the state of Mississippi. She actively campaigned for Initiative 65, participated in three Mississippi Secretary of State Hearings, hosted a Patient’s for Initiative 65 rally, debated live on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, has written multiple op-eds, hosted a press conference on the Mississippi State Capitol Steps and has been interviewed numerous times by the press regarding the benefits of medical cannabis. Angie is the past Board Chair of the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association where she stepped down to start the Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance

She is also a board member for the Rankin County Republican Executive Committee and is an active participant and supporter of the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office Offender Re-entry Program. She has been a business entrepreneur for over 25 years in her hometown of Puckett, Mississippi, located in southeast Rankin County, where she has lived her entire life. Angie is married to Brad Calhoun, also of Puckett. Angie and Brad have one son, Austin. As a Southern Baptist Christian her favorite motto is “let others see Jesus in you”.

Judge Kent McDaniel

Board Chairman

Judge McDaniel has dedicated over 38 years of his life to public service. He served as Rankin County Court Judge for the past 24 years before retiring in September, 2021. He began his career of state public service with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics as one of the original agents in 1972. He worked undercover for three years, and then supervised investigations in 27 counties in south Mississippi. He was Deputy Commissioner of Corrections 1979-1980. In 1980, he became director of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy and served the Academy until 1986. After managing his own private law practice for three years, he was appointed First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, where he served until 1995.
He returned to the private practice of law and became Flowood Municipal Judge until his appointment to the County Court bench in 1997. Judge McDaniel served as chairman of the Conference of County Court Judges for over 10 years. In 2015, Judges McDaniel was appointed to the Commission on Judicial Performance. Prior to his career in public service, He served with the 20th Special Forces Group of the Mississippi Army National Guard from and with the 112th MP Battalion, MANG, leaving the service with the rank of First Lieutenant. He graduated with honors from Belhaven College in 1969, then earned his master’s degree with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his Juris Doctor degree from Mississippi College School of Law, graduating first in his class. In 2013, he was awarded a Doctor of Laws degree from Mississippi College School of Law, where he served as an adjunct faculty member for 25 years, teaching trial practice.

Irl Dean Rhodes

Secretary Treasurer

Irl Dean Rhodes began a lifetime of service to his community and state while a student at Hinds Community College, and then served as the executive manager of the Rankin County Chamber of Commerce. In 1960, at just 22 years of age, Rhodes was elected to serve in the Mississippi Legislature. In 1964, he was elected Rankin County Chancery Clerk—a position he held for 24 years. He is one of the charter members of the Hinds Foundation where he continues to serve. Irl Dean is currently serving on the Centennial Committee, Rankin First, Rankin County Chamber of Commerce, and is a board member of the Rankin County Republican Executive Committee. He is a well-respected leader and political advisor who has been involved in politics for 63 years in Mississippi.
Irl Dean is a friend and mentor to many, and is admired and respected well beyond the boundaries of Rankin County.

Willie Bozeman

Board Member

As the founder and President of WB Consolidated Consultants, Willie M. Bozeman, has successfully represented clients at the Mississippi Legislature for nearly 23 years. Prior to becoming a political consultant and lobbyist, Willie served eight years in the Mississippi Legislature’s House of Representatives on behalf of District 76 as a Democrat. While serving as a legislator, he worked to improve education opportunities for Mississippi’s children, provide better insurance and increased salaries for public school teachers, and supported economic development opportunities throughout the state. As a lobbyist Willie has represented national, state, and local business, associations, and non-profit organizations. Willie’s diverse clientele is evidence of his restless efforts to bring parties together to find solutions and compromises to Mississippi’s toughest challenges.

His tenacity as a lobbyist and ability to bring all parties together has earned him national recognition as a trailblazer. Willie and his wife Stephanie are the proud parents of four daughters, Kristi, Shari, Brequia, and Jamie.

William Trey Jones III

Board Member

Trey graduated from Mississippi College in 1998 with his Juris Doctor. He joined the Brunini Firm in 1999 after serving as law clerk for the United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi. He practices general civil litigation and focuses on a variety of sub-specialties within that area. Trey has been selected by Best Lawyers® in America in the numerous fields of Litigation and Mass Tort. He has also been recognized as a Benchmark Appellate Star, Mid-South Rising Star, American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel’s Top Rated Lawyer® for Appellate Law and is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. Trey’s professional and civic activities include membership in numerous state and federal bar associations.
He is also a past board member of the Rankin County Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Jackson Exchange Club, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, and the MS Arthritis Foundation. He has enhanced qualifications in mediation and has been approved for the Mississippi Supreme Court’s official list of mediators.

Dr. Nathan McIntosh, MD

Board Member

Dr. Nathan McIntosh is a Mississippi physician with a passion to improve healthcare. His medical education and specialty training were completed at the University of Mississippi. There, Dr. McIntosh began acquiring in-depth knowledge and invaluable experiences in the care of individuals from all over the state, which fueled his drive to continue developing and improving systems of care. Serving in leadership roles across various organizations has provided him with opportunities to be on teams designing and implementing strategies that improve the operations of healthcare delivery and the enhanced care of Mississippi patients. Practicing medicine has allowed him to engage with many people by providing treatments, as well as improving their health awareness and knowledge.

Dr. McIntosh’s background has given him a lifetime of lessons on advocacy and improving the quality of care for all.  As a Christian, he views life as having been very blessed. His goal is to use  those blessings for the remainder of his life to improve the quality of life for all in his home state and beyond. 

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