Nick Galvez
Rural Hospital Manager
North Carolina Office of Rural Health

Favorite thing about working at a SORH: Networking with all of the Region B folks

The SORH work that I am most proud of: Reaching over 30,000 NC residents with the state telepsychiatry program

What I’m working on right now: COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition (to coordinate NC’s response and collaboration)

3 great things about rural health in North Carolina: 1) Tammy Norville (lives in NC!) 2) Great funding for NC ORH 3) Mountains, beaches & lots in between

Last place I traveled to: Cancun, Mexico

My top 3 goals for 2020: 1) Win a national pickleball tournament 2)Take time to re-energize myself 3) Make time for my family

What I’m currently reading: The New Yorker

If I weren’t doing this, I would be…teaching or coaching (high school kids)

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Speak French

What advice do you have for new NOSORH members? Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know, what can you teach me?” Also, don’t get overloaded!

What does the Power of Rural mean to you? It means forgetting about differences and getting things done by working together.