About NRHA

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees has responsibility for the supervision, control and direction of the affairs of the association. It is comprised of the elected chair of each designated constituency group, the chair of the State Association Council, the chair of the State Office Council, the chair of the Health Equity Council, the chair of the Rural Health Policy Congress, the elected officers of the association, and the chief executive officer.



Beth O'Connor

Virginia Rural Health Association



Leslie Marsh
Lexington Regional Health Center 



Michelle Mills

Colorado Rural Health Center


John A. Gale
Maine Rural Health Research Center

Tim P. Wolters
Citizens Memorial Hospital


Clinical Services CG Chair:
Kate Hill, R.N.
Compliance Team, Inc.

Federally Qualified Health Center CG Chair:
Toniann Richard
Health Care Coalition of Lafayette County
Health Equity Council Chair:
David Line, Ph.D.
Eastern Washington University
Hospitals and Health Systems CG Chair:
Steve Barnett, D.H.A.
McKenzie Health System
Public Health CG Chair:
Cody Mullen, Ph.D.
Purdue University
Research and Education CG Chair:
Elizabeth Crouch, Ph.D.
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Rural Health Clinic CG Chair:
Joanie M. Perkins
North Sunflower Medical Center
Rural Health Congress Chair:
Kevin Bennett, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
State Association Council Chair:
Ryan Kelly
Mississippi Rural Health Association
State Office Council Chair:
Kathryn Miller
Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
Statewide Health Resources CG Chair:
Kristine Sande, M.B.A.
University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Student CG Chair:
Ada Pariser
Michigan State University

Alan Morgan
National Rural Health Association
NRHA Bylaws (May 2015)