Sally T. Buck, MS, FACHE
Sally has been with The Center for over 25 years developing rural health technical assistance (TA) and directing federal programs and strategy. As CEO, she provides leadership and program development for rural health issues at the federal, state, and local level by analyzing rural hospital, clinic, network, and state needs to develop and enhance programs.
Sally is the program director for three Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) cooperative agreements to provide services to the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program that covers the Technical Assistance and Services Center, the Small Rural Hospital Performance Improvement Program, the Delta Regional Community Health Systems Development Program, and the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project. These programs provide TA to State Offices of Rural Health, hospitals, clinics, and communities. She directs the development of The Center’s strategic plan with staff and the Board of Directors. Sally has performed evaluations for grant programs, foundation projects, and hospital initiatives. Sally serves as a liaison to FORHP and other national rural health organizations and represents the organization on appropriate rural health committees and boards.
Previously she directed outreach and education for the Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT in Minnesota and North Dakota. Sally serves on the Board of Directors for the National Rural Health Association and the Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is a Fellow of ACHE. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education and Kinesiology from the University of Michigan.