Meet Our Nurse Practitioners

Lynn Vincent, RN MSN, ACNP-BC
Angela Sterling, NP-C
Beth Ward, ACNP
Leslie Barry, CNP
Mindy Jo Byrd, MSN, BSN, RN, FNP-C
Dean Elizabeth “Libby” Whitley, RN, ANP-BC
Amanda Barry, ACNP-BC
Amy Grove, AGACNP
Summer Mitchell
Lynn Vincent, RN MSN, ACNP-BC

Originally from Rockford, Illinois, Lynn moved to Mississippi in 1981 and graduated from St. Joseph High School.  She completed a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 1988 and worked in the Coronary Care Unit at the University Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) for six years following graduation.  In 1994 she took the nursing position with Dr. Mulholland and Dr. Lott, working in the Division of Cardiology at UMMC in electrophysiology.  When both, Dr. Mulholland and Dr. Lott, made the move to join Jackson Heart Clinic in 1995 she followed and remained Dr. Mulholland’s nurse until 2009, after finishing the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at UMMC with a Master’s degree.  Lynn is board certified through the ANCC and is a member of the Mississippi Nurses Association and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has served on the Advanced Practice Council at St. Dominic and previously at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center over the last few years.  Her interests include fitness and more specifically running and cycling classes. She also loves baseball and is an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys watching her nephews play sports.

Angela Sterling, NP-C

Angela is a native of Jackson. She earned an Associate’s degree in nursing from Southwest Community College in 1995. She went on to graduate from the University of MS Medical Center with a Bachelor’s in nursing in 1999 and in 2001 with a Master’s Degree in nursing. Angela is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

In her spare time, she enjoys teaching Sunday School at Colonial Heights Baptist Church, as well as numerous volunteer activities in her community and with the Ridgeland schools.

Beth Ward, ACNP

Beth is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Nursing. She grew-up in the Reservoir area of Brandon, Mississippi and graduated from Northwest Rankin High School. Her educational background includes a bachelor of science in nursing in 1997. She then received a master of science in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2009 and graduated magna cum laude. Her clinical experience includes 18 years of working with cardiac patients. She started her career as a nurse at St. Dominic hospital on the telemetry floor. Beth then worked in the St. Dominic heart catheterization lab for two years and later as an electrophysiology specialist for eight years. She has worked at Jackson Heart Clinic, P.A. since 2009. Beth currently resides in Brandon with her husband and two children and attends St. Paul Catholic Church.

Leslie Barry, CNP

Leslie is a Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Academy Nurse practitioner and licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Nursing. She grew-up in Magee, Mississippi. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in nursing that she received in 2005 from William Carey College. She then received a Master of Science in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women in 2010 and graduated summa cum laude. Her nursing career began in the emergency room at St. Dominic Hospital. Having a strong desire to work more closely with cardiac patients she then transferred to the cardiac care unit within St. Dominic Hospital.

She began her nurse practitioner career working in a family practice in Magee. Leslie has worked at Jackson Heart Clinic, P.A. since 2011 as a hospital nurse practitioner.

She and her husband have three children. She is active in her church and involved in both local and international missions.

Mindy Jo Byrd, MSN, BSN, RN, FNP-C

A native Mississippian, Mindy Jo earned a BA in Biology at the University of Mississippi. After graduating, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. She earned her Bachelor’s of Nursing Science from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2007. Her first job was at St Dominic Hospital, where she worked on the cardiac step-down unit. It was at this point where she began to work along side the Jackson Heart Clinic physicians and realized her love and passion for cardiology. In 2010, she returned to school and graduated with a Master’s of Nursing Science from Mississippi University for Women.

Most of Mindy Jo’s jobs have centered around cardiovascular care. She has been employed with the Jackson Heart Clinic since 2012 where she is employed as a Nurse Practitioner.

Mindy Jo is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, and Mississippi Nurses Association. She is active with the local MNA chapter where she serves as secretary. She has served on the Advanced Practice Council at St. Dominic Hospital. She is a member of Pinelake church and has served on their nursery ministries. She has utilized her professional knowledge and skills to serve on local and foreign medical missions.

In her spare time, Mindy Jo enjoys spending time with family, participating in outdoor activities and playing with her chihuahua, Cody. She resides in Brandon.

Dean Elizabeth “Libby” Whitley, RN, ANP-BC

Libby received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1981 from the University of South Alabama, Master of Science in Nursing with a cardiovascular specialty in 1986 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an Adult Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s Certificate in 1995 from the University of Mississippi. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Nursing and Alabama State Board of Nursing. She was born and lived in south Mississippi most of her life. Libby has worked as a registered nurse in cardiovascular recovery and CVICU. She also worked as a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist for twelve years. She has worked as a cardiology nurse practitioner with Dr. Gene Hutcheson since 1998.

Libby is a member of the Mississippi Nurses Association, the National Lipid Association and the Southeastern Lipid Association. When not working, she spends time with her husband, two daughters, and friends.

Amanda Barry, ACNP-BC

Amanda is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center and licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Nursing. She graduated from William Carey College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1999. After working as a critical care nurse for eight years, Amanda graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2007. She was privileged to work as an ACNP for Jackson Pulmonary Associates prior to joining Jackson Heart Clinic. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association and Mississippi Nurses Association. Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.

Amy Grove, AGACNP

Amy is a native of Forest, Mississippi and graduated from East Rankin Academy. Currently, she is board certified by the ANCC and is an AGACNP (adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner). Amy received her Associate’s degree in nursing from Hinds Community College in 2011 and her Bachelor’s in nursing from the Mississippi University of Women in 2013. Later, Amy received her Master’s in nursing from the University of South Alabama, graduating with honors. Her clinical experience includes one year in the intensive care unit and five years in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at St. Dominic’s. Amy currently resides in Flowood.

Summer Mitchell

Summer is a family nurse practitioner, board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a native of Brandon, Mississippi and attended Jackson Preparatory School. She received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2010 and later received a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2014, where she graduated on the President’s List with honors.  Summer worked as a registered nurse at St. Dominic’s on the orthopedic floor for five years before she accepted a job as a nurse practitioner for St. Dominic’s in internal medicine, where she has spent the last three years helping manage acute and chronic medical conditions in the hospital with an emphasis on preventative care. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and was awarded the Provider Champion Award for diabetes management from St. Dominic’s in 2016. Summer resides in Brandon with her husband and daughter. She is a member of Pinelake Church and enjoys traveling and hiking in her spare time.

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