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.




Tommy Barnhart
Ten Mile Enterprises

Timothy L. Putnam
Margaret Mary Community Hospital

Pat Schou

Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network


David Schmitz, MD
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Tim Wolters
Citizens Memorial Hospital


Clinical Services CG Chair:
Roger Wells
Howard County Medical Clinic

Rural Health Clinic CG Chair:
Michelle Mills
Colorado Rural Health Center

Federally Qualified Health Center CG Chair:
Tim Shryack
Missouri Ozarks Community Health

Rural Health Congress Chair:
John A. Gale
Portland, Maine

Frontier CG Chair:
R. Scott Daniels
Hawaii Department of Health Office of Primary Care and Rural Helth

State Association Council Chair:
John L. Roberts
Nebraska Rural Health Association

Health Equity Council Chair:
Susan Kunz
Mariposa Community Health Center

State Office Council Chair:
Lynette Dickson
University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health

Hospitals and Health Systems CG Chair:
Leslie Marsh
Lexington Regional Health Center

Statewide Health Resources CG Chair:
Sally T. Buck
National Rural Health Resource Center

Public Health CG Chair:
Alana Knudson, PhD
NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis

Student CG Chair:
Jesse Rockmore
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Research and Education CG Chair:
Kevin Bennett
University of South Carolina School of Medicine & Rural Health Research Center

Alan Morgan
National Rural Health Association

NRHA Bylaws (May 2015)