Gerald A. Doeksen, Director
Regents Professor and Extension Economist
Phone: (405) 744-9823, 9824, or 9814
Fax: (405) 744-9835
Dr. Doeksen is Regents Professor/Health Economist for the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University, from which he holds an MS and PhD in Agricultural Economics. Dr. Doeksen is also Director of the National Center for Rural Health Works. Dr. Doeksen was awarded the American Rural Health Association Research Award in 1984 for developing medical practice feasibility guidebooks and was honored in 1985 by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services for his guide for planning rural EMS systems. Dr. Doeksen has worked with Oklahoma communities and health providers for over 30 years. He co-founded Rural Health Works and contributes to this campus-community partnership by sharing his special expertise in measuring the economic benefits of the health sector and in development budget studies for health services.
Cheryl St. Clair, Associate Director
Associate State Extension Specialist
Phone: (405) 744-9824, 9814, or 9823
Ms. St. Clair has over 30 years of experience in rural community development and 5 years of experience in hospital administration. Ms. St. Clair is the Associate Director of the National Center for Rural Health Works. Ms. St. Clair is an Associate State Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University, with a joint appointment at Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. She has been involved in RHW from its inception and develops RHW partnerships and RHW tools. In addition to providing the RHW training, she develops RHW tools and provides ongoing technical assistance to other states.
Fred Eilrich, Program Analyst
Assistant State Extension Specialist
Phone: (405) 744-9814, 9824, or 9823
Mr. Eilrich has over 20 years working in community economic development at the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University with a joint appointment with Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Mr. Eilrich is Project Analyst for the National Center for Rural Health Works. He provides program analysis and research and development of tools and templates for the National Center.
National Center for Rural Health Works
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Department of Agricultural Economics
513 Ag Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078