Immediate Past President

Susan Kurre has spent the last 10 years of her nursing career in the occupational and community health arena. She has worked with City of Birmingham employees, focusing primarily on worksite wellness and health promotion. She received her Masters in Occupational Health Nursing Management from UAB, and soon after took on the challenge of supervising primary care clinics at Kirklin Clinic. Susan’s passion is empowering employees and patients to take control of their health and educating the public on health promotion and disease prevention. Most recently, Susan has embarked on a new endeavor as the Patient Care Coordinator for a diabetic transitional clinic, which offers a multidisciplinary approach to uninsured diabetic patients.


Board Director

Stephanie Hammond is an adult nurse practitioner with a specialization in occupational health. She has many years of clinical practice in occupational health, and advises and precepts occupational health students in her clinical practice. Ms. Hammond is DOT certified and has experience working in primary care.


Pam Carver has spent more than 20 years working in the areas of community health and health promotion, primarily focused on worksite wellness programming with City of Birmingham employees and Protective Life, where she spent three years as the nurse practitioner in the onsite clinic for company employees. Most recently, she has embarked on a new endeavor to expand primary care access and improved health outcomes in rural, underserved areas of Alabama – a personal passion for her. Realizing that many of our Alabama workers in rural areas are also underserved, Pam hopes this new initiative will lead to improved occupational health outcomes as well.



Jennifer Lindley has spent the last 13 years in the occupational health field. She has worked in urgent cares, occupational health clinics, hospitals, and presently works at AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company as one of their on-site OHN’s treating minor work related injuries. She also manages case management cases for work related and non-work related employees. She is a Certified Professional Collector Trainer for urine drug screens through DATIA and is a member of the Case Management Society of America.


Jennan Phillips has more than 35 years experience as a nurse educator, researcher and program director. Her practice focuses on health promotion and injury prevention in underserved populations with particular emphasis on minority workers. Dr. Phillips directs learning experiences in live and distance accessible classrooms and clinical activities in the community primarily with worker populations. She regularly supervises interdisciplinary field experiences for students in the Deep South Occupational Health & Safety ERC.


Nominating Committee

Louise O’Keefe, PhD, CRNP is the Director of the UAH Faculty and Staff Clinic which is the on-site employee health clinic at The University if Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).  Dr. O’Keefe is on faculty at the College of Nursing at UAH and is current;y teaching in the DNP program.

Nominating Committee

Mary B. (Penny) Nicholls is a “seasoned” Occupational Health Nurse Case Manager who has worked in many industries in Alabama. She has worked to improve the relationship between Occupational Health Nurses and Safety representatives throuhout her career as she understands what each brings to the table to benefit employee safety and health in the workplace. Penny Nicholls   works as a Disability Managemetn Consultant at Alabama Power Company where she provides Case management for employees who are injured on the job and where the goal is to insure that injured workers are provided the best care at the appropriate level to insure good outcomes from their injuries. Her prior experiences in otherindustries provide her with many years of diverse   Occupational Nursing experience and has increased her knowledge of Occupational Nursing and Case Management which results her passion for Occupational Health Nursing as an integral part of any Safety & Health program to insure safety and well being of employees.

Penny Nicholls graduated from the Holy Name of Jesus Hospital School of Nursing and obrtained a BS Degree from the College of St. Francis.   She has over 30 years of Occupational Health Nursing experience.