About the Society

The Mississippi Sleep Society was formed in 2007 by a core group of Mississippi sleep professionals. The MSS incorporates all aspects of sleep medicine: technologists, physicians, durable medical companies, and medical suppliers.
It is our goal to provide and promote professional education opportunities in sleep medicine across our great state.
This society has been needed for many years as a means of communication among sleep professionals for scientific and education purposes. The MSS promotes the highest standards of training and qualifications as the field continues to grow. We want to assure that patients in Mississippi have reliable, efficacious, and cost effective sleep medicine.
This is your society and your input is necessary for it to be successful.


The Mississippi Sleep Society Officers

 

Lindsay Kirkland ThomasLaShune Pradia HargroveKristina DavisGeoff Eadenameplate 2015

 

LINDSEY KIRKLAND THOMAS is the current PRESIDENT of the Mississippi Sleep society and works as the lead tech at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center. She has worked in the field of sleep for five years and has experience with patients of all ages with a full range of health problems She has also been active in teaching and training new technicians and helping technicians prepare for their boards. Before going into the field of sleep, Lindsey worked in the emergency room for several years.  She went to Millsaps College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Marketing.  While working towards this degree, Lindsey also completed all of her pre-nursing and pre-med prerequisites.  She currently lives in Madison, Mississippi with her husband and wonderful step-son.  Sleep medicine personally means a lot to Lindsey.  It has completely changed the lives of both of her parents and her in-laws.  This positive aspect of sleep medicine drives Lindsey to be more involved in the improvement and advancement of and has experience this field.
Lindsey looks forward to serving as the Treasurer for the Mississippi Sleep Society.

LA SHUNE' PRADIA - HARGROVE is the current VICE PRESIDENT of the Mississippi Sleep Society and is a Respiratory Care Practitioner. La Shune’ was born and raised in Southern California. A true Cali girl for sure. She loves everything about the south except the weather of course. She is currently employed with Sleep Solutions of MS as a Sleep Technologist. La Shune studied biology and music as a secondary major at Cal State University of Fullerton. She received her Respiratory credentials from Delgado Community College in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa and holds several additional memberships which include the AARC, NBRC and the AAST just to name a few. Soon after moving to Mississippi 7 years ago, La Shune’ attended a Respiratory conference and heard a brilliant Pulmonologist (Dr. Donna K. Cassell) speak about Sleep Medicine. Well, let's just say she inspired La Shune’. Soon after that conference 6 years ago, she decided that she wanted to learn more about Sleep Medicine. La Shune’ pursued, conquered and loves it!
La Shune’ absolutely loves traveling. Europe and Mexico are her favorite destinations. She enjoys the mountains and the beach both equally. Growing up on the west coast provided her with the best of both worlds and yes people, she does ski..... (LOL) One of her favorite past times is straight chilling with a glass in hand of something preferably red. She would like to leave you all with one of her favorite quotes.
"Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully."---Zig Ziglar

KRISTINA DAVIS is the current SECRETARY of the Mississippi Sleep Society and serves as Program Director for the only Polysomnography Technology Program in the state of Mississippi at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, MS. She has worked in a variety of positions in sleep medicine for the last 10 years in north Mississippi. Kristina is credentialed as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) and a Clinical Sleep Educator (CSE). She completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science and her Masters of Health Science at the University of Mississippi. Kristina is dedicated to the profession of sleep medicine and education. She looks forward to continuing her involvement with the Mississippi Sleep Society.

GEOFF EADE is the current TREASURER of the Mississippi Sleep Society and is the Director of Sleep at Precise Sleep Diagnosis & Treatment Center. He has worked in the medical field for over 17 years, the past 7 in the field of sleep. He is a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and has held positions in scheduling, night tech, lead day tech, scoring, DME, marketing, and management, covering the entire state of Mississippi. He lost his dad to sleep apnea and that has made him very passionate about sleep awareness. Geoff has been a MSS board member for the south since 2012. He lives in Brandon and has two teenage girls and a son.