NOSORH Staff

National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
44648 Mound Road, #114
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: (888) 391-7258
Fax: (586) 739-9941

Teryl Eisinger, Executive Director

Phone: (888) 391-7258 Ext. 107
Fax: 586-739-9941
E-mail: teryle@nosorh.org

Teryl has more than 20 years experience in health care and has worked extensively in the areas of rural health and health promotion for underserved populations. Teryl served as assistant director of the Nevada Office of Rural Health and the Northeastern Nevada Area Health Education Center before being named NOSORH director.

Throughout her career, Teryl has had programmatic responsibility for various Interdisciplinary Training, State Loan Repayment, Rural Health Outreach, Abstinence Education and other federally funded programs. She has provided volunteer leadership to various rural and urban non-profit organizations whose missions focused on economic development and rural health, including serving as chair of a large community health center. Teryl received her undergraduate degree in allied health management from Northern Arizona University and holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Nevada-Reno. She has also taught communication, marketing and business skills courses at Great Basin College.

Donna Pfaendtner, Administrator

Phone: (888) 391-7258 Ext. 103
Fax: 586-336-4629
E-mail: donnap@nosorh.org

Donna has more than 12 years of experience in the travel industry and in meeting/event coordination; she also has several years of experience in client communications, marketing and sales. She has organized programs for organizations of all shapes and sizes, ranging from small nonprofit organizations to large corporations. She also brings extensive computer software experience to the table, having worked with several different database and word processing programs. Donna is also very active in her community; she has served on the board at St. Anne Catholic School (Warren, Michigan) and also volunteered at her children’s private school before becoming NOSORH’s administrative coordinator.

Matthew Strycker, Program Manager

Phone: (888) 391-7258 Ext. 102
Email: stryckerm@nosorh.org

Matthew Strycker, formerly a Technology Assistant for School City of Mishawaka School District in Mishawaka, Indiana, joined NOSORH as the Special Projects Coordinator in 2013. Matthew brings 6 years of Technology and Public School Education experience with him to this position. He is a graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington with a degree in Secondary Education-Social Studies. He grew up in a small town in Northern Indiana and has been a lifelong Indiana resident.

Kassie Clarke, Technical Assistance Director

Phone: (888) 391-7258 Ext. 105
Email: kassiec@nosorh.org

Kassie Clarke joined NOSORH after working independently for four years helping rural health care organizations with their grant writing needs. Kassie previously worked for the Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) primarily responsible for the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and the Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) grants. Prior to joining ORH, Kassie managed government relations for a dental management company. In that capacity, she drafted and monitored legislation and rules in three states, directed government contracting primarily with a focus on Medicaid dental reimbursement, and implemented school-based programs. Kassie is a certified paralegal and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Chris Salyers, Education & Services Director

Phone: (888) 391-7258 Ext. 106
Email: chris.salyers@nosorh.org

Chris Salyers joined the NOSORH team as the Education and Services Director in February 2016. Previously, Chris served as a Rural Project Manager with the Kentucky Office of Rural Health where he handled workforce activities, office communications and publications, network activities and special projects. Prior to that, Chris held positions with the Northeast Kentucky AHEC, local community coalitions and with a regional Community Mental Health Center. Chris holds a Bachelors and Masters in Counseling from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) from A.T. Still University.

Ashley Muninger, Communications & Development Coordinator

Phone: (888) 391-7258  Ext. 104
Email: ashleym@nosorh.org

Ashley Muninger joined the NOSORH team in February 2016 as the Communications and Development Coordinator. Ashley comes to NOSORH from the Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, where she coordinated the SORH grant program, Kansas Community-based Primary Care Clinic Program and communication activities. She previously worked in chronic disease programs at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and was a worksite wellness coordinator/health coach for Healthways, Inc. Ashley has a Bachelors in Health Promotion and a Masters in Health and Physical Education from Emporia State University and is a graduate of the Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute.