Programs

NRHA Health Equity Council roster

NRHA's Health Equity Council highlights issues related to rural, underserved, and often under-represented populations, including LGBTQIA+, veteran, and homeless rural residents as well as multiracial and multicultural members of rural communities.

The current council roster consists of the following individuals:
 
David Line, Ph.D. (chair)
Eastern Washington University 
Associate professor
David L. Albright, Ph.D.
University of Alabama
Distinguished research professor
   
Agnes Attakai, M.P.A.
University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Director of health disparities outreach
Sarah Beehler
University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus
Assistant professor
   
Sarah Brinkman, M.B.A.
Stratis Health
Program manager
Carla Gibson
REACH Healthcare Foundation
Vice president of programs
   
Carrie Henning-Smith, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota School of
Public Health
Associate professor
Sarah Huling
Forks Community Hospital
Sonographer and doctoral student
 
   
Susan Kunz, M.P.H.
Consultant

 
Mary-Katherine McNatt, Dr.P.H.
A.T. Still University College of Graduate Health Studies
Chair & associate professor
   
Joni Nelson, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine Division of Population Oral Health Assistant professor
Bryan Price
University of Virginia Cancer Center
Research assistant for community outreach
 
   
Jan Probst, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina
Distinguished professor emerita
 
Julie St. John, Dr.P.H.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center    
Associate dean
   
Mina Tanaka, M.D.
Northern Navajo Medical Center
Internal medicine physician
Kay Miller Temple, M.D.
Rural Health Information Hub
Physician writer and journalist
   
Matthew Tobey, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital Rural Medicine Programs director
Harvard Medical School assistant professor
Maricela Vallejo
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Medical student
   
Heather Whetsell, M.B.A.
Southern Illinois University Medicine Population Science and Policy
Administrative director