Board of Directors

The Center's Board of Directors represent national rural health leaders who are proven experts in the field.
board members

The Center’s 11 board members — all national experts in the field of rural health who have had careers in academia, research, industry, government, private foundations, and consulting — bring a wide range of experience and knowledge to their work, as well as a deep commitment to the health and well-being of the country’s rural residents. Board members are tasked with setting the strategic direction of The Center’s work and helping to cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture.

CEO, Nebraska Times, LLC
Associate Dean for Rural Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus
Former Director, Montana Office of Rural Health
Former Vice President for Business Planning and Management, American Red Cross
Program Area Director and Co-Director, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
CEO, St. James Parish Hospital
Director, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, Minnesota Department of Health
Executive Director, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network
Vice President for Research, Innovation and Evaluation, Episcopal Health Foundation
President/CEO, Health Forward Foundation
Senior Vice President & President, Regional Markets, Aspirus, Inc.