Terry Hill, M.P.A.
Terry has more than 28 years of professional experience working with rural health care providers and their communities. He is the former executive director of the National Rural Health Resource Center, based in Duluth, Minnesota. In that capacity, Terry managed contracts and grants with HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy, the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, Veterans Administration, the FCC's Rural Health Corporation, the National Rural Health Association and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, more than a dozen state departments of health and numerous private foundations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Northwest Area Foundation. Terry has led numerous HHS- funded rural health initiatives, including the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC) for the Medicare Flexibility Program, the National Rural HIT Coalition, and the Mississippi Delta Rural Hospital Performance Improvement Project. In the past five years he has facilitated six national summit meetings on various rural health topics, including HIT, rural hospitals, quality leadership, performance improvement and rural health networks. Currently Terry serves as part of the adjunct faculty at both the University of Minnesota Medical School and the College of St. Scholastica, where he teaches Health Policy and Performance Management respectively. Terry has spent the past sixteen years working with state offices of rural health, state rural health associations, community health centers, and rural hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. During that period he has made more than 150 presentations at state and national conferences, and has consulted in more than thirty states on topics including strategic planning, network and community development, health information technology, quality improvement, health care models and performance measurement. Terry has a Master of Public Administration from Shippensburg University and a Bachelor of Arts, History/Journalism from the University of Minnesota. He also has a Mini-MBA for Non-Profit Leaders from Harvard Business School.