About NRHA

NRHA Staff Profiles

Alan Morgan

Chief Executive Officer

Recognized as among the top 100 most influential people in health care by Modern Healthcare Magazine, Alan Morgan serves as Chief Executive Officer for the National Rural Health Association.


Alex Olson

Communications and Marketing Director

He oversees and contributes to NRHA’s online media outlets including the association website, NRHA Connect and NRHA Today e-newsletter, as well as email promotions and social media.


Alexa McKinley

Regulatory affairs manager

Alexa provides support for rural health policy and programmatic interests for the U.S. Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and other relevant state and non-governmental organizations.


Amy Elizondo

Chief strategy officer

Executive oversight of both public and private partnerships, accounting for more than three fourths of the association’s revenue to sustain the growth strategy of NRHA’s program services division.

Angela Lutz

Communications and marketing manager

She assists with the association's marketing and communications efforts, including as head writer for Rural Horizons Magazine, the NRHA Today e-newsletter, and NRHA social media.


Brandon Brook

Rural Health Leadership and Education Foundation fundraising manager

Brandon takes on the responsibility of developing and executing a robust fundraising plan to support initiatives approved by the foundation’s board of directors.


Briana Pistone

Program Services Coordinator

She assists with writing grants and contracts, as well as coordinating activities relating to the All of Us Research Program, NRHA's Age-Friendly Care Initiative, and other project activities.


Brock Slabach

Chief Operations Officer

He has administrative responsibility for all areas of member services, including membership, communications, and meetings/exhibitions.


Carrie Cochran-McClain DrPH

Chief policy officer

Carrie joined NRHA staff in 2020 where she is the head lobbyist for the association and is responsible driving the organization's rural health policy agenda.


Chryspus Muema

Operations Director and Executive Assistant

He provides senior management team support, manages all aspects of NRHA’s annual election process, contracts and performance with IT vendors.


Courtney Glover

Program Services Coordinator

Courtney contributes to grant writing, event planning, and project coordination across various programs at NRHA, including the Health Equity Council, Rural Medical Education, and Rural Health Fellows.


Daria Thompson

Member Services Associate

As a membership services associate, she assists management with all membership related duties.


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