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National Organizations | Washington D.C.

Alabama

Alabama State Office of Rural Health

Charles Lail, Director
Alabama Office of Rural Health
Alabama Department of Public Health
Phone: 334-206-5396
Fax: 334-206-5434
Email: Chuck.Lail@adph.state.al.us

Website: Alabama State Office of Rural Health

Alaska

Alaska State Office of Rural Health

Pat Carr, Director
Alaska State Office of Rural Health /
Chief, Section of Health Planning and Systems Development
Division of Public Health
Phone: 907-465-8618
Fax: 907-467-6861
Email: patricia.carr@alaska.gov

Website: Alaska State Office of Rural Health

Arizona

Arizona Center for Rural Health (Arizona State Office of Rural Health)

Lynda Bergsma, PhD
Asst. Professor and Director
Arizona Center for Rural Health
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
Phone: 520-626-2401 or 520-626-2254
Fax: 520-626-8716
Email: lbergsma@email.arizona.edu

Website: Arizona Center for Rural Health

Arkansas

Arkansas State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Tracy Bradford, Director
Arkansas Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Arkansas Department of Health
Phone: 501-280-4563 or 501-280-4560
Fax: 501-280-4706
Email: Tracy.Bradford@arkansas.gov

Website: Arkansas Office of Rural Health

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

Wayne Miller
Ag. Economics & Community Development
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
Phone: 501-671-2085
Email: wmiller@uaex.edu

Website: University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Research & Extension

California

California Primary & Rural Health Division

Sandra “Sam” Willburn
SORH Project Director
California Primary & Rural Health Division
California Department of Health Care Services
Phone: 916 449-5770
Fax: 916 449-5777
Email: Sandra.willburn@dhcs.ca.gov

Corinne Chavez, SORH Project Coordinator
California Primary & Rural Health Division
California Department of Health Care Services
Phone: 916-449-5152
Fax: 916-449-5111
Email: corinne.chavez@dhcs.ca.gov

Website: California Primary & Rural Health Division

National Cooperative of Health Networks Association

Dr. Rebecca J. Davis, Ph.D.
Executive Director
National Cooperative of Health Networks Association
Phone: 270-925-5611
Fax: 970-417-4186
Email: rdavis@nchn.org

Website: National Cooperative of Health Networks Association

Colorado

Colorado Rural Health Center

Michelle Mills, Director
Colorado Rural Health Center
The State Office of Rural Health
Phone: 303-407-0410
Fax: 303-832-7496
Email: mm@coruralhealth.org

Website: Colorado Rural Health Center

D2, Inc.

Denise Denton
D2, Inc.
Phone: 303-941-0181
Email: ddenton@d2inc.biz

Connecticut

Connecticut Office of Rural Health

Heather Cappabianca, Director
Connecticut Office of Rural Health
Northwestern CT Community College
Phone: 860-738-6378
Fax: 860-738-6443
Email: hcappabianca@nwcc.commnet.edu

Website: Connecticut State Office of Rural Health

Delaware

Delaware Office of Primary Care & Public Health

Katherine Collison, Director
Delaware Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Delaware Division of Public Health
Phone: 302-744-4555
Fax: 302-739-3313
Email: katherine.collison@state.de.us

Website: Delaware Office of Primary Care & Public Health

Florida

Florida Office of Rural Health

Robert Pannell, Director
Florida Office of Rural Health
Florida Dept. of Health
Phone: 850-245-4444 x2705
Fax: 850-414-6470
Email: robert_pannell@doh.state.fl.us

Website: Florida Office of Rural Health

University of Florida IFAS Extension

Dave Mulkey, Professor and Associate Chair
University of Florida
Food and Resource Economics Department
Email: mulkey@ufl.edu

Website: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Georgia

Georgia State Office of Rural Health

Charles F. Owens, Executive Director
Georgia State Office of Rural Health
Georgia Department of Community Health
Phone: 229-401-3090
Fax: 229-401-3084
Email: cowens@dch.ga.gov

Website: Georgia Department of Community Health

Health Management Consultants, LLC

Rita Salain
Health Management Consultants, LLC
Phone: 404-373-8109
Fax: 404-373-7701
Email: ritasalain@bellsouth.net

Hawaii

Hawaii State Office of Rural Health

R. Scott Daniels, PhD, Flex Coordinator
Hawaii State Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Hawaii Department of Health, Family Health Services Division
Phone: 808-961-9460
Fax: 808-961-9461
Email: scott.daniels@doh.hawaii.gov

Website: Hawaii State Office of Rural Health

Hawaii Island Rural Health Association (HIRHA)

Judy Mikami
Na Puuwai (Many Hearts)
Phone: 808-560-3653
Email: jasmikami@yahoo.comov

Jessanie Marques
c/o Hawaii Island Rural Health Association (HIRHA)
Phone: 808-928-6140
Fax: 808-928-6140
Association Email: hirha2004@yahoo.com

Idaho

Idaho State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Mary Sheridan, Director
Idaho State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Phone: 208-332-7212
Fax: 208-332-7262
Email: sheridam@dhw.idaho.gov

Website: Idaho State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Mountain States Group, Inc.

Karen Tucker, Executive Director
Mountain States Group, Inc.
Phone: 208-336-5533 x226
Fax: 208-336-0880
Email: ktucker@mtnstatesgroup.org or info@mtnstatesgroup.org

Website: Mountain States Group, Inc.

Illinois

Illinois Center for Rural Health

Bill Dart, Acting Chief
Illinois Center for Rural Health
Illinois Department of Public Health
Phone: 217-782-1624
Fax: 217-782-2547
Email: bill.dart@illinois.org

Website: Illinois Center for Rural Health

University of Illinois Extension

Paul McNamara
Extension Specialist, Consumer Economics
Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois Extension
Phone: 217-333-3769
Email: mcnamar1@illinois.edu

Website: University of Illinois Extension

American Hospital Association

John T. Supplitt, Senior Director
American Hospital Association
Phone: 312-422-3306
Fax: 312-278-0624
Email: jsupplitt@aha.org

Michael Bilton, MA
Executive Director
Association for Community Health Improvement
American Hospital Association
Phone: 415-464-9211
Email: mbilton@aha.org

Website: American Hospital Association

Indiana

Indiana State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Ann Alley, Director of Primary Care
Indiana State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Indiana State Department of Health
Phone: 317-233-7546
Fax: 317-233-7761
Email: aalley@isdh.in.gov

Website: Indiana State Office of Rural Health

Indiana Rural Health Association

Don Kelso, IRHA Executive Director
Indiana Rural Health Association
Phone: 812-478-3919
Email: cdkelso@indianarha.org or info@indianarha.org

Cindy Large, Project Director
Indiana Rural Health Association
Phone: 812-478-3919 x229
Email: clarge@indianarha.org

Website: Indiana State Office of Rural Health

Community Hospital of Bremen

David Bailey, President and CEO
Community Hospital of Bremen
Phone: 574-546-8000
Fax: 574-546-4312

Website: Community Hospital of Bremen

Jasper County Hospital
Website: Jasper County Hospital

Tim Schreeg, President/CEO
Jasper County Hospital
Phone: 219-866-5141 or 888-511-5141
Email: tschreeg@jchh.com

Mike Bayci, Vice President
Support Services
Jasper County Hospital
Phone: 219-866-2054 or 888-511-5141 x2054
Email: mbayci@jchh.com

Iowa

Iowa State Office of Rural Health
Website: Iowa State Office of Rural Health

Gloria Vermie, Director
Iowa State Office of Rural Health
Iowa Oral and Health Delivery Systems
Iowa Department of Public Health
Phone: 515-281-7224
Fax: 515-242-6384
Email: Gloria.vermie@idph.iowa.gov

Katie Jerkins, Rural Resource Coordinator
Iowa State Office of Rural Health
Iowa Oral and Health Delivery Systems
Iowa Department of Public Health
Phone: 515-233-2831
Fax: 515-233-2545
Email: katie.jerkins@idph.iowa.gov

Iowa Hospital Association
Website: Iowa Hospital Association

Arthur J. Spies, Senior Vice President
Member Services
Iowa Hospital Association
Phone: 515-288-1955
Fax: 515-283-9366
Email: spiesa@ihaonline.org

Iowa State University
Website: ISU University Extension Community and Economic Development

Dan Otto, Associate Director
Extension Community and Economic Development
Department of Economics
Iowa State University
Phone: 515-294-6147
Fax: 515-294-3838
Email: dmotto@iastate.edu

Kansas

Kansas State Office of Rural Health
Website: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Sara Roberts, Director
Rural Health
Kansas State Office of Rural Health
Bureau of Community Health Systems
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Phone: 785-291-3796
Fax: 785-296-1231
Email: sroberts@kdheks.gov

Kansas Hospital Association
Website: Kansas Hospital Association

Chad Austin
Vice President/Government Relations
Phone: 785-233-7436
Fax: 785-233-6955
Email: caustin@kha-net.org

Kansas State University
Website: Kansas Rural Health Works

John Leatherman, Professor and Director
Office of Local Government
Department of Agricultural Economics
Kansas State University
Phone: 785-532-4492 pr 785-532-2643
Fax: 785-532-6925
Email: jleather@k-state.edu

Labette Health
Website: Labette Health

Jodi Schmidt, CEO
Labette Health
Phone: 620-820-5372
Email: jschmidt@labettehealth.com

Oswego Community Hospital
Website: Oswego Community Hospital

Dan Hiben, CEO
Oswego Community Hospital
Phone: 620-795-2921
Email: dhiben@oswegomedical.com

 

Kentucky

Kentucky State Office of Rural Health
Website: Kentucky Office of Rural Health

Larry Allen, Director
Kentucky Commonwealth Office of Rural Health
University of Kentucky
Phone: 606-439-3557 x83583
Fax: 606-439-0795
Email: lalle2@.uky.edu

Woody Dunn, Rural Project Manager
Kentucky Commonwealth Office of Rural Health
University of Kentucky
Phone: 606-864-1432
Fax: 606-864-1452
Email: wdunn2@uky.edu

Peggy Lewis, Assistant Director
Kentucky Commonwealth Office of Rural Health
University of Kentucky
Phone: 606-439-3557 x83581
Fax: 606-439-0795
Email: pslewi3@uky.edu

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service
Website: Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Alison Davis, Director
Community & Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service
Phone: 859-257-7260
Fax: 859-323-1913
Email: Alison.Davis@uky.edu

 

Louisiana

Louisiana State Office of Rural Health
Website: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Gerrelda Davis, Interim Director
Combined State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care Office
Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
Phone: 225-342-2657
Fax: 225-342-5839
Email: gerrelda.davis@la.gov

St. James Parish Hospital
Website: St. James Parish Hospital

Mary Ellen Pratt, CEO
St. James Parish Hospital
Phone: 225-746-2990
Email: mpratt@sjph.org

 

Maine

Maine State Office of Rural Health
Website: Rural Health and Primary Care

Vacant, Director
Rural Health and Primary Care
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 207-287-5503
Fax: 207-287-5431
Email: vacant

Edwina Ducker, Rural Health Manager
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 207-287-5427
Fax: 207-287-5431
Email: edwina.ducker@maine.gov

Maine Rural Health Research Center
Website: Maine Rural Health Research Center

David Hartley, Ph.D. MHA, Research Professor and Director
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Muskie School of Public Service
University of Southern Maine
Phone: 207-780-4513
Fax: 207-228-8138
Email: davidh@usm.maine.edu

John Gale, Research Associate II
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Muskie School of Public Service
University of Southern Maine
Phone: 207-228-8246
Fax: 207-228-8138
Email: jgale@usm.maine.edu

Rocky Coast Consulting

Jonathan Sprague, President
Rocky Coast Consulting
Phone: 207-990-0880
Fax: 207-945-0888
Email: JonathanSprague@RockyCoastConsulting.com

New England Rural Health RoundTable
Website: New England Rural Health RoundTable

Marion Pawlek, Executive Director
New England Rural Health RoundTable
Phone: 603-643-2800
Email: mjpawlek@joimail.com

 

Maryland

Maryland State Office of Rural Health
Website: Maryland Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

Elizabeth Vaidya, Director
Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Maryland Dept. of Health
Phone: 410-767-5695
Fax: 410-333-7501
Email: evaidya@dhmh.state.md.us

 

Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Office of Rural Health
Website: Massachusetts Office of Rural Health

Cathleen McElligott, Director
Massachusetts Office of Rural Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Phone: 508-792-7880, x2172
Fax: 508-792-7706
Email: Cathleen.Mcelligott@state.ma.us

 

Michigan

Michigan State Office of Rural Health
Website: Michigan Center for Rural Health

John Barnas, Executive Director
Michigan Center for Rural Health
Michigan State University
Phone: 517-432-1066
Fax: 517-432-0007
Email: barnas@msu.edu

National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
Website: NOSORH

Teryl Eisinger, Director
NOSORH
Phone: 586-739-9940
Fax: 586-739-9941
Cell: 586-850-5257
Email: teryl3@nosorh.org

 

Minnesota

Minnesota State Office of Rural Health
Website: Minnesota Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Mark Shoenbaum, Director
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Department of Health
Phone: 651-201-3859
Fax: 651-201-3830
Email: mark.shoenbaum@state.mn.us

National Rural Health Resource Center
Website: National Rural Health Resource Center

Terry Hill, M.P.A., Executive Director
National Rural Health Resource Center
Phone: 218-727-9390 x232
Email: thill@ruralcenter.org

Sally Buck, M.S., Associate Director
National Rural Health Resource Center
Phone: 218-727-9390 x 225
Email: sbuck@ruralcenter.org

Mississippi

Mississippi State Office of Rural Health
Website: Mississippi Office of Rural Health

Rozelia Harris, Director
Mississippi Office of Rural Health
Mississippi Department of Health
Phone: 601-576-7216
Fax: 601-576-7530
Email: rozelia.harris@msdh.state.ms.us

Mississippi State University Extension Service
Website: MSUCares.com

Dr. Alan Barefield, Associate Extension Professor
Community Resource Development
Mississippi State University Extension Service
Phone: 662-325-3207
Fax: 662-325-8777
Email: alanb@ext.msstate.edu

Garen K. Evans, Assistant Extension Professor
Community Resource Development
Mississippi State University Extension Service
Phone: 662-325-1796
Fax: 662-325-8777
Email: gevans@ext.msstate.edu

Southern Rural Development Center
Website: Southern Rural Development Center

Lionel J. (Bo) Beaulieu, Director
Southern Rural Development Center
Phone: 662-325-3207
Fax: 662-325-8915
Email: tjb@srdc.msstate.edu

Al Myles, Interim Associate Director
Southern Rural Development Center
Phone: 662-325-1770
Fax: 662-325-8915
Email: myles@agecon.msstate.edu

Mississippi Hospital Association
Website: Mississippi Hospital Association

Mendal Kemp, Director
Center for Rural Health
Mississippi Hospital Association
Phone: 601-368-3384
Email: mkemp@mhanet.org

Pioneer Health Services
Website: Pioneer Health Services

Joseph S. McNulty, II
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pioneer Health Services
Phone: 866-218-9285
Email: joemcnulty@phscorporate.com

 

Missouri

Missouri State Office of Rural Health
Website: Missouri Office of Rural Health

Lee Temmen, Health & Senior Services Manager
Missouri Office of Rural Health
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Phone: 573-751-6072
Fax: 573-751-8146
Email: lee.temmen@health.mo.gov

Barbara Brendel, Rural Hospital Coordinator
Missouri Office of Rural Health
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Phone: 573-526-9687
Fax: 573-751-8146
Email: barbara.brendel@health.mo.gov

Marie Ballew, Rural Health Coordinator
Missouri Office of Rural Health
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Phone: 573-526-2825
Fax: 573-751-8146
Email: marie.ballew@health.mo.gov

National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Website: National Rural Health Association

Alan Morgan, Chief Executive Officer
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Phone: 202-639-0550
Email: morgan@NRHArural.org

Brock Slabach, Vice-President
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Phone: 816-756-3140 x14
Email: bslabach@NRHArural.org

Amy Elizondo, Vice-President
Program Services
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Phone: 202-639-0550
Fax: 202-639-0559
Email: aelizondo@NRHArural.org

Gabriela Boscan, Program services manager
National Rural Health Association
Phone: 202-639-0550
Email: gboscan@NRHArural.org

HMC/CAH Consolidated, Inc.
Website: HMC/CAH Consolidated, Inc.

Larry Arthur, CEO
HMC/CAH Consolidated, Inc.
Phone: 816-474-7800
Email: LArthur@hmccah.com

Montana

Montana State Office of Rural Health
Website: Montana Office of Rural Health

Kristin Juliar, Director
Montana Office of Rural Health
Montana Area Health Education Center
Phone: 406-994-6003
Fax: 406-994-5653
Email: kjuliar@montana.edu

Natalie Claiborne, MPH, Assistant Director
Montana Office of Rural Health
Montana Area Health Education Center
Phone: 406-994-6001
Fax: 406-994-5653
Email: Natalie.claiborne@montana.edu

Montana Health Research & Education Foundation
Website: Montana Health Research and Education Foundation (MHREF)

Carol Bischoff, FLEX Coordinator
Montana Health Research & Education Foundation
Phone: 406-442-8016
Email: carol@mtha.org

National Organizations

3RNet – National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network
Website: National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet)

Tim Skinner, Executive Director
3RNet – National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network
Phone: 608-782-0660
Email: skinner@3rnet.org

American Hospital Association
Website: American Hospital Association

John T. Supplitt, Senior Director
American Hospital Association
Phone: 312-422-3306
Fax: 312-278-0624
Email: jsupplitt@aha.org

Michael Bilton, MA
Executive Director
Association for Community Health Improvement
American Hospital Association
Phone: 415-464-9211
Email: mbilton@aha.org

National Association of Counties (NACo)
Website: National Association of Counties

Maeghan A. Gilmore, MPH
Program Director
National Association of Counties
Phone: 202-942-4261
Fax: 202-661-8871
Email: mgilmore@naco.org

Anita Cardwell, Senior Associate
National Association of Counties
Phone: 202-942-4267
Fax: 202-661-8871
Email: acardwell@naco.org

National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data and Rural Health Policy, Education and Research
Website: National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data and Rural Health Policy, Education and Research

Ann Peton, Director National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data and Rural Health Policy, Education and Research
Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Phone: 540-231-1174
Fax: 540-231-5252
Email: director@ncahd.org

National Center for Rural Health Works
Website: National Center for Rural Health Works

Gerald A. Doeksen
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
OSU Department of Ag Econ
Phone: 405-744-6083
Fax: 405-744-9835
Email: gad@okstate.edu

Cheryl F. St. Clair, Associate Director
National Center for Rural Health Works
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
OSU Department of Ag Econ
Phone: 405-744-6083
Fax: 405-744-9835
Email: cheryl@okstate.edu

National Cooperative of Health Networks Association
Website: National Cooperative of Health Networks Association

Dr. Rebecca J. Davis, Ph.D.
Executive Director
National Cooperative of Health Networks Association (NCHN)
Phone: 970-712-0732
Fax: 970-417-4186
Email: rdavis@nchn.org

National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
Website: NOSORH

Teryl Eisinger, Director
NOSORH
Phone: 586-739-9940
Fax: 586-739-9941
Cell: 586-850-5257
Email: teryl3@nosorh.org

National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Website: National Rural Health Association

Alan Morgan, Chief Executive Officer
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Phone: 202-639-0550
Email: morgan@NRHArural.org

Brock Slabach, Vice-President
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Phone: 816-756-3140 x14
Email: bslabach@NRHArural.org

Amy Elizondo, Vice-President
Program Services
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Phone: 202-639-0550
Fax: 202-639-0559
Email: aelizondo@NRHArural.org

Gabriela Boscan, Program services manager
National Rural Health Association
Phone: 202-639-0550
Email: gboscan@NRHArural.org

National Rural Health Resource Center
Website: National Rural Health Resource Center

Terry Hill, M.P.A., Executive Director
National Rural Health Resource Center
Phone: 218-727-9390 x232
Email: thill@ruralcenter.org

Sally Buck, M.S., Associate Director
National Rural Health Resource Center
Phone: 218-727-9390 x 225
Email: sbuck@ruralcenter.org

Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA, USDHHS
Website: Office of Rural Health Policy

Tom Morris, Associate Administrator
Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 301-443-4269
Fax: 301-443-2803
Email: tmorris@hrsa.gov

Paul David Moore, D.Ph.
Senior Health Policy Advisor
Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 301-443-1271
Fax: 301-443-2803
Email: pmoore2@hrsa.gov

Bridget Ware, Project Officer
Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 301-443-3822
Fax: 301-443-2803
Email: BWare@hrsa.gov

Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Website: Rural Assistance Center

Kristine Sande, MBA, RAC
Program director
Rural Assistance Center
Center for Rural Health
University of North Dakota
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Phone: 1-800-270-1898
Fax: 1-800-270-1913
Email: ksande@raconline.org

Rural Information Center – USDA National Agricultural Library
Website: Rural Information Center

Rural Information Center
United States Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Library
Phone: 1-800-633-7701
Fax: 301-504-5181

Nebraska

Nebraska State Office of Rural Health
Website: Nebraska Rural Health Works

Dennis Berens, Director
Nebraska Office of Rural Health
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 402-471-2337
Fax: 402-471-0180
Email: dennis.berens@nebraska.gov

Thomas Rauner
Nebraska Office of Rural Health
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 402-471-2337
Fax: 402-471-0180
Email: thomas.rauner@nebraska.gov

Marlene Janssen
Nebraska Office of Rural Health
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 402-471-2337
Fax: 402-471-0180
Email: marlene.janssen@nebraska.gov

David Palm
Dept. of Health and Human Services
Office of Public Health
Phone: 402-471-0146
Fax: 402-471-0180
Email: david.palm@hhss.ne.gov

Nebraska Rural Health Association
Website: Nebraska Rural Health Association

John Roberts, Executive Director
Nebraska Rural Health Association
Phone: 402-421-2356
Fax: 402-421-2356
Email: jroberts@mwhc-inc.com

Nebraska Center for Rural Health Research
Website: Nebraska Center for Rural Health Research

Li-Wu Chen, PhD & Director
Nebraska Center for Rural Health Research
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Phone: 402-559-5260
Fax: 402-559-7259
Email: liwuchen@unmc.edu

Nevada

Nevada State Office of Rural Health
Website: Nevada State Office of Rural Health

Gerald Ackerman, Director
Nevada Office of Rural Health
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Phone: 775-738-3828
Fax: 775-738-0689
Email: gackerman@medicine.nevada.edu

John Packham
Nevada Office of Rural Health
School of Medicine, University of Nevada
Phone: 775-784-1235
Fax: 775-784-1137
Email: jpackham@medicine.nevada.edu

University Center for Economic Development, University of Nevada, Reno
Website: University of Nevada, Reno, Center for Economic Development

Tom Harris, Professor, State Extension Specialist, and Director
University Center for Economic Development
University of Nevada, Reno
Phone: 775-784-1681/1931
Fax: 775-784-4082
Email: harris@cabnr.unr.edu

 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire State Office of Rural Health
Website: New Hampshire State Office of Rural Health

Alisa Druzba, Administrator
Rural Health and Primary Care Section
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health Services
Phone: 603-271-5934
Fax: 603-271-5934
Email: adruzba@dhhs.state.nh.us

New Hampshire Hospital Association
Website: New Hampshire Hospital Association

New Hampshire Hospital Association
Phone: 603-225-0900
Fax: 603-225-4346
Email: info@nhha.org

New England Rural Health RoundTable
Website: New England Rural Health RoundTable

Marion Pawlek
NERHRT Executive Director
New England Rural Health RoundTable
Phone: 603-643-2800
Email: mjpawlek@joimail.com

Bi-State Primary Care Association
Website: Bi-State Primary Care Association

Bi-State Primary Care Association
Phone: 603-228-2830

 

New Jersey

New Jersey State Office of Rural Health
Website: New Jersey Office of Rural Health

Linda D. Anderson
Coordinator Primary Care/Rural Health
New Jersey Office of Rural Health
New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services
Phone: 609-292-1495
Fax: 609-292-9599
Email: linda.anderson@doh.state.nj.us

New Mexico

New Mexico State Office of Rural Health
Website: New Mexico Office of Rural Health

Mary Altenberg, Bureau Chief
New Mexico Office of Rural Health
New Mexico Department of Health
Phone: 505-222-8671
Fax: 505-222-8675
Email: mary.altenberg@state.nm.us

Britt Catron, Director
New Mexico Office of Rural Health
New Mexico Department of Health
Phone: 505-841-5869
Email: Britt.catron@state.nm.us

Kim Kinsey, Program Manager
Office of Rural Health
Primary Care Planning/Rural Health Programs
625 Silver, SW, Suite 201
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-841-5871
Fax: 505-841-5885
Email: Kenbaht.kinsey@state.nm.us

 

New York

New York State Office of Rural Health
Website: New York Department of Health

Karen A. Madden, Director
New York (Charles D. Cook) Office of Rural Health
New York Department of Health
Phone: 518-402-0102
Fax: 518-473-6195
Email: kam13@health.state.ny.us

 

North Carolina

 North Carolina State Office of Rural Health
Website: North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

John Price, Director
North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care
Phone: 919-733-2040
Fax: 919-733-8300
Email: john.price@dhhs.nc.gov

Tammy Norville, Primary Care Systems Specialist
North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care
Phone: 919-215-0220
Fax: 866-899-4830
Email: tammy.norville1@dhhs.nc.gov

Matt Womble, Rural Health & EMS Specialist
North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care
Phone: 919-715-1088
Fax: 919-715-1503
Email: matt.womble@dhhs.nc.gov

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Website: Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Tommy L. Barnhart, CPR/Partner Emeritus
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Phone: 336-714-8100
Fax: 336-714-8145
Email:
Email: Tommy.Barnhart@dhgllp.com

 

North Dakota

North Dakota State Office of Rural Health
Website: North Dakota State Office of Rural Health

Gary Hart, PhD, Director
North Dakota Center for Rural Health
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Phone: 701-777-3848
Fax: 701-777-6779
Email: gary.hart@med.und.edu

Brad Gibbens, Associate Director
Community Development and Policy
North Dakota Center for Rural Health
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Phone: 701-777-2569
Fax: 701-777-6779
Email: brad.gibbens@med.und.edu

Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Website: Rural Assistance Center

Kristine Sande, MBA, RAC Program director
Rural Assistance Center
Center for Rural Health
University of North Dakota
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Phone: 1-800-270-1898
Fax: 1-800-270-1913
Email: ksande@raconline.org

Ohio

Ohio State Office of Rural Health
Website: Rural Health, Ohio Department of Health

Tina L. Turner
Rural Health Administrator/SORH Director
Ohio State Office of Rural Health
Primary Care and Rural Health Program
Ohio Department of Health
Phone: 614-752-5133
Fax: 614-995-4235
Email: tina.turner@odh.ohio.gov

Pam Hunt
State Office of Rural Health Coordinator
Ohio State Office of Rural Health
Primary Care and Rural Health Program
Ohio Department of Health
Phone: 614-995-5556
Fax: 614-995-4235
Email: pam.hunt@odh.ohio.gov

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Office of Rural Health
Website: Oklahoma Office of Rural Health

Corie Kaiser, Director
Oklahoma Office of Rural Health
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Phone: 405-840-6500
Fax: 405-842-9302
Email: corie.kaiser@okstate.edu

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University
Website: Oklahoma Rural Health Works

Brian Whitacre, PhD, Associate Professor
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
OSU Department of Ag Econ
Phone: 405-744-6083
Fax: 405-744-9835
Email: brian.whitacre@okstate.edu

National Center for Rural Health Works
Website: National Center for Rural Health Works

Gerald A. Doeksen, Director
National Center for Rural Health Works
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
OSU Department of Ag Econ
Phone: 405-744-6083
Fax: 405-744-9835
Email: gad@okstate.edu

Cheryl F. St. Clair, Associate Director
National Center for Rural Health Works
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
OSU Department of Ag Econ
Phone: 405-744-6083
Fax: 405-744-9835
Email: cheryl@okstate.edu

Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust

Val Schott, Chief Executive Officer
Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust
Phone: 405-249-4204
Email: val.schott@okstate.edu

Oklahoma Hospital Association
Website: Oklahoma Hospital Association

Patti Davis, Vice President
Oklahoma Hospital Association
Phone: 405-427-9537
Email: davis@okoha.com

Rick Snyder, FHFMA
Vice President, Finance & Information Services
Oklahoma Hospital Association
Phone: 405-427-9537
Email: rsnyder@okoha.com

Center for Rural Health, OSU Center for Health Sciences
Website: Center for Rural Health

Dr. William Pettit, D.O., M.A.
Associate Dean for Rural Health and
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Center for Rural Health
OSU Center for Health Sciences
OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine
Phone: 918-584-4379
Email: William.j.pettit@okstate.edu

Oklahoma AHEC (Area Health Education Centers)
Website: Oklahoma AHEC

Richard Perry, M.A.
Director
Oklahoma AHEC
Phone: 918-582-1989
Email: richard.r.perry@okstate.edu

Oregon

Oregon State Office of Rural Health
Website: Oregon Office of Rural Health

Scott Ekblad, Director
Oregon Office of Rural Health
Oregon Health & Science University
Phone: 503-494-4450
Fax: 503-494-4798
Email: ekblads@ohsu.edu

Robert Duehmig, Communications Director
Oregon Office of Rural Health
Oregon Health & Science University
Phone: 503-494-4450
Fax: 503-494-4798
Email: duehmigr@ohsu.edu

Oregon Rural Health Association
Website: Oregon Rural Health Association

Oregon Rural Health Association
11918 SE Division St #292
Portland, OR 97266
Contact: Marilyn Grendele
Phone: 503-473-6728
E-mail: grendele@orha.org

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Website: Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Andy Davidson, President & CEO
Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Phone: 503-636-2204
Fax: 503-636-8310
Email: adavidson@oahhs.org

Oregon Area Health Education Centers
Website: Oregon Area Health Education Centers

Lisa Grill Dodson, MD
Director
Oregon Area Health Education Centers
Phone: 503-494-3986
Email: dodsonli@ohsu.edu

Oregon Primary Care Association
Website: Oregon Primary Care Association

Craig Hostetler, MHA
Executive Director
Oregon Primary Care Association
Phone: 503-228-8852 Ext 27
Fax: 503-228-9887
Email: chostetler@orpca.org

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Office of Rural Health
Website: Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health

Lisa A. Davis, Director
Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Phone: 814-863-8214
Fax: 814-865-4688
Email: lad3@psu.edu

Jennifer Hessert, Assistant Director
Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Phone: 814-863-8214
Fax: 814-865-4688
Email: jhessert@psu.edu

Larry Baronner, Critical Access Hospital Coordinator
Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Phone: 814-863-8214
Fax: 814-865-4688
Email: ldb10@psu.edu

Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Office of Rural Health
Website: Rhode Island Department of Health

Mia Patriarca-O’Flaherty
Acting Chief/Community Partnerships Program Manager
Rhode Island Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
Rhode Island Department of Health
Phone: 401-222-5984
Fax: 401-222-1442
Email: Mia.Patriarca@health.ri.gov

South Carolina

South Carolina State Office of Rural Health
Website: South Carolina Office of Rural Health

Graham Adams, Executive Director
South Carolina Office of Rural Health
Phone: 803-454-3850
Fax: 803-454-3860
Email: adams@scorh.net

Mark Griffith, Associate Director
South Carolina Office of Rural Health
Phone: 803-454-3850
Fax: 803-454-3860
Email: markg@scorh.net

 

South Dakota

South Dakota State Office of Rural Health
Website: South Dakota Office of Rural Health

Sandra Durick, Director
South Dakota Office of Rural Health
South Dakota Department of Health
Phone: 605-773-3366
Fax: 605-773-5683
Email:
Email: Sandra.Durick@state.sd.us

Kenny Doppenberg
Office of Rural Health
South Dakota Dept. of Health
600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
Phone: 605-773-5883
Fax: 605-773-5683
Email: Kenneth.Doppenberg@state.sd.us

 

Tennessee

Tennessee State Office of Rural Health
Website: Tennessee Office of Rural Health

Patrick Lipford, Director, Rural Health
Tennessee Office of Rural Health
Tennessee Department of Health
Phone: 615-741-0388
Fax: 615-253-2100
Email: patrick.lipford@state.tn.us

Tennessee Hospital Association
Website: Tennessee Hospital Association – Rural Health

Bill Jolley, Assistant Vice-President, Small & Rural Hospital Services
Center for Health Workforce Development
Tennessee Hospital Association
Phone: 615-256-8240 or 800-258-9541
Fax: 615-242-4803
Email: bjolley@tha.com

Patrick Turri, Director
Tennessee Hospital Association/Information Systems
Phone: 615-401-7449
Fax: 615-242-4803
Email: pturri@tha.com

 

Texas

Texas State Office of Rural Health
Website: Texas State Office of Rural Health

Linda Jones, MSPH, Director
Texas State Office of Rural Health
Texas Department of Agriculture
Phone: 512-936-6719
Email: linda.jones@TexasAgriculture.gov

Texas Agrilife Extension Service

Rebekka Dudensing, Assistant Professor and
Extension Economist
Texas Agrilife Extension Service
Phone: 325-201-5982
Fax: 979-845-2770
Email: rmdudensing@ag.tamu.edu

 

Utah

Utah State Office of Rural Health
Website: Utah Department of Health, Primary Care and Rural Health

Vance B. Eggers, Program Manager
Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Utah Department of Health
Phone: 801-273-6619
Email: vbeggars@utah.gov

 

Vermont

Vermont State Office of Rural Health
Website: Vermont Department of Rural Health and Primary Care

John Olson, Chief
Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
Vermont Department of Health
Phone: 802-951-1259
Fax: 802-951-1275
Email: john.olson@ahs.state.vt.us

 

Virginia

Virginia State Office of Rural Health
Website: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health & Health Equity

Kathy Wibberly, Director
Division of Primary Care and Rural Health
Virginia Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
Virginia Department of Health
Phone: 804-864-7426
Fax: 804-864-7440
Email: Kathy.Wibberly@vdh.virginia.gov

National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data and Rural Health Policy, Education and Research
Website: National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data and Rural Health Policy, Education and Research

Ann Peton, Director
National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data and Rural Health Policy, Education and Research
Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Phone: 540-231-1174
Fax: 540-231-5252
Email: director@ncahd.org

Virginia Rural Health Association/Virginia Rural Health Resource Center
Website: Virginia Rural Health Association
Website: Virginia Rural Health Resource Center

Beth O’Connor, M.Ed.
Executive Director
Virginia Rural Health Association/Virginia Rural Health Resource Center
Phone: 540-231-7923
Fax: 540-231-5338
Email: boconnor@vcom.vt.edu

Virginia Rural Center

Glen C. Sink, Executive Director
Phone: 804-371-7141
Email: glen.sink@centerforuralvirginia.org

Washington, D.C.

National Association of Counties (NACo)
Website: National Association of Counties

Maeghan A. Gilmore, MPH
Program Director
National Association of Counties
Phone: 202-942-4261
Fax: 202-661-8871
Email: mgilmore@naco.org

Anita Cardwell, Senior Associate
National Association of Counties
Phone: 202-942-4267
Fax: 202-661-8871
Email: acardwell@naco.org

National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Website: National Rural Health Association

Alan Morgan, Chief Executive Officer
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Phone: 202-639-0550
Email: morgan@NRHArural.org

Brock Slabach, Vice-President
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Phone: 816-756-3140 x14
Email: bslabach@NRHArural.org

Amy Elizondo, Vice-President
Program Services
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Phone: 202-639-0550
Fax: 202-639-0559
Email: aelizondo@NRHArural.org

Gabriela Boscan, Program services manager
National Rural Health Association
Phone: 202-639 -0550
Email: gboscan@NRHArural.org

Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), HRSA, USDHHS
Website: Office of Rural Health Policy

Tom Morris, Associate Administrator
Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 301-443-4269
Fax: 301-443-2803
Email: tmorris@hrsa.gov

Paul David Moore, D.Ph.
Senior Health Policy Advisor
Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 301-443-1271
Fax: 301-443-2803
Email: pmoore2@hrsa.gov

Bridget Ware, Project Officer
Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 301-443-3822
Fax: 301-443-2803
Email: BWare@hrsa.gov

Rural Information Center – USDA National Agricultural Library
Website: Rural Information Center

Rural Information Center
United States Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Library
Phone: 1-800-633-7701
Fax: 301-504-5181

Washington

Washington State Office of Rural Health
Website: Rural Health Programs, Washington State Department of Health

Kristina Sparks, Director
Washington Statewide Office of Rural Health
Washington State Department of Health
Phone: 360-236-2805
Fax: 360-664-9273
Email: Kris.Sparks@doh.wa.gov

 

West Virginia

West Virginia State Office of Rural Health
Website: Division of Rural Health, West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources

Melissa Wheeler, Director
Division of Rural Health and Recruitment
West Virginia Division of Rural Health & Recruitment
Office of Community Health Systems & Health Promotion
Phone: 304-558-4382
Fax: 304-558-1437
Email: Melissa.S.Wheeler@wv.gov

Shawn Balleydier, Associate Director
Division of Rural Health and Recruitment
West Virginia Division of Rural Health & Recruitment
Office of Community Health Systems & Health Promotion
Phone: 304-558-4382
Fax: 304-558-1437
Email: shawn.g.balleydier@wv.gov

West Virginia University Extension Service

David W. Hughes, PhD
Professor and Extension Economist
West Virginia University Extension Service
Center for Community, Economic, and Workforce Development
Phone: 304-293-6131 Ext. 4240
Fax: 304-293-6954
Email: dwhughes@mail.wvu.edu

 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Office of Rural Health
Website: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health

John Eich, Director
Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Medicine & Public Health
Phone: 800-385-0005 x25 or 608-261-1890
Fax: 608-265-4400
Email: eich@wisc.edu

3RNet – National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network
Website: National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet)

Tim Skinner, Executive Director
3RNet – National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network
Phone: 608-782-0660
Email: skinner@3rnet.org

Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Website: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Tim Size, Executive Director
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Phone: 608-643-2343
Email: timsize@rwhc.com

 

Wyoming

Wyoming State Office of Rural Health
Website: Wyoming Office of Rural Health

Sharla Allen, Manager
Wyoming Office of Rural Health
Rural and Frontier Health Division
Wyoming Department of Health
Phone: 307-777-7293
Fax: 307-777-8545
Email: sharla.allen@health.wyo.gov

Wyoming Health Resources Network
Website: Wyoming Health Resources Network

Pennie Hunt, Executive Director
Wyoming Health Resources Network
Phone: 307-635-2930
Fax: 307-635-2599
Email: phunt@whrn.org

University of Wyoming
Website: University of Wyoming, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

David T. “Tex” Taylor, Professor
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Wyoming
Phone: 307-766-5682
Email: ttaylor@uwyo.edu