Posted by Wes Brooks on Oct 16, 2017

Jeff Cook & Amber Chancelor

Jeff Cook is Vice President and General Counsel for Forrest Health. He advises on a range of legal issues, including corporate, health, real estate, employment, and insurance.  He also provides oversight of the drafting and review of contracts and related documents for the procurement of goods and services; purchasing and leases of space and equipment; software licenses; and analysis of a broad range of laws and regulations affecting the operations of Forrest Health. Jeff is currently serving a three-year term on the Health Law Section Committee of the Mississippi Bar Association is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Jeff also received his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in 2011. He also is a 2003 and 2008 graduate of the Univ. of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering Technology and a Master of Business Administration, respectively. Prior to attending law school, Jeff was drafted in the Major League Baseball draft in 2003 by the Arizona Diamondbacks after a notable baseball career at USM. He is married to Amanda Cook and they have three children.
Amber Chancelor is Director of Palliative and Supportive Care for Forrest General Hospital.  The Palliative and Supportive Care Team is often asked to join the patient’s healthcare team to ensure that the patient’s medical treatments align with their goals, values, and wishes.  The team also assists with the management of symptoms associated with serious illness such as pain or nausea.  Dr. Chancelor is a certified hospice and palliative nurse and a Respecting Choices ® advance care planning facilitator and instructor.  Her interest in advance care planning has grown over the years because of the benefits advance care planning affords patients and families. 
Dr. Chancelor is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi (BSN) and William Carey University (MSN and Ph.D.). She serves on the board for District 7 of the Mississippi Nurses Association and Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center.  She is married to Jon Chancelor and they have three children.  She and her family attend Venture Church of Hattiesburg.