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NRHA announces 2022 leadership elections results

Leadership for the National Rural Health Association is secure for 2022 and beyond, thanks to recent elections for Board of Trustees and open Rural Health Congress positions.
NRHA members chose Leslie Marsh as president-elect. Marsh, a longtime NRHA member and rural health advocate who serves as CEO at Lexington Regional Health Center, will assume the duties of NRHA president in 2023.

Marsh, a registered nurse, holds a master's degree in nursing from New Haven, Conn.-based Yale University's Nursing Management, Policy and Leadership program.

Learn more about Leslie and what drew her to a career in rural health care in this profile with Becker's Hospital Review and read a Daily Yonder piece on how she and her community reacted when COVID first hit their facility.

With 43 years of dedicated service, Lexington Regional Health Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering inpatient, outpatient, surgical, emergency and obstetric services and was recently named as a Rural Provider Excellence in Quality Award winner.
Elected in 2021, Beth O’Connor of the Virginia Rural Health Association serves as president in 2022.
NRHA is pleased to announce the following individuals elected by their peers to serve in leadership roles.
Board of Trustees officers
  • President-elect: Leslie Marsh, Lexington, Neb.
Constituency Group chairs
  • Hospitals and Health Systems: Steve Barnett, Sandusky, Mich.
  • Public Health: Cody Mullen, West Lafayette, Ind.
  • State Association Council: Ryan Kelly, Madison, Miss.
  • Statewide Health Resources: Kristine Sande, Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Student: Ada Pariser, Michigan State University
NRHA thanks all member candidates who have served, will serve, ran for election, and those who nominated them.

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