The Mississippi First team is a group of dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to promote the mission of Mississippi First.
Rachel CanterExecutive Directorrachel@mississippifirst.org601-398-9008
Rachel leads the work of Mississippi First, including strategy, financial management, and decision-making.
MacKenzie HinesChief of Staffmackenzie@mississippifirst.org662-743-4055
As Chief of Staff, MacKenzie supports the effective operations of the organization. She also directs Mississippi First’s communications.
Toren BallardDirector of K-12 Policytoren@mississippifirst.org601-398-9008
Toren assists Mississippi First in developing and enacting our K-12 policy agenda.
Toni JohnsonPolicy Coodinatortoni@mississippifirst.org601-398-9008
Toni supports each of our program areas, along with stakeholder engagement and advocacy.