Sally joined The Center over twenty years ago and serves as CEO since 2013. She provides leadership and program development for rural health issues at the federal, state and local level by analyzing rural community, hospital and network needs to improve rural health care. Sally directs the following federal funded programs: Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC) for the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program, the Small Rural Hospital Transition Project (SRHT) and the Network Technical Assistance Program.
Sally provides technical assistance in performance improvement, health information technology (HIT), network development, population health and workforce for rural providers. She led the impactful education and outreach for the regional extension center for HIT in MN and ND. Sally has conducted program evaluations for workforce, population health and network grantees and participated in federally funded projects on native health integration and rural Veteran’s Health. She oversees strategy, development and innovation at The Center with staff and the Board of Directors. Sally serves as a liaison to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and other national rural health organizations and represents the organization on appropriate rural health committees and boards.
Sally received a Bachelor of Education and Master of Kinesiology from the University of Michigan. Her current professional association involvement includes: National Rural Health Association Rural Health Congress, Minnesota Rural Health Association and American College of Healthcare Executives.