Member Spotlight

January 2018

January 2018

Bonnie Burlingham Washington State Office of Rural Health SORH Grant Manager What I'm working on right now: Improving quality in Rural Health Clinics through mock survey, TA site visits, and developing short educational videos to help demystify the federal RHC...

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December 2017

December 2017

Melinda Merrell South Carolina Office of Rural Health Senior Program Director NOSORH Member Since: 2010 What I'm working on right now: My dissertation! If all goes as planned, I will graduate with my PhD in Public Health from the University of South Carolina in the...

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September 2017

September 2017

Kirby Lecy Massachusetts Office of Rural Health Outreach & Communications Coordinator NOSORH Member Since: 2014 NOSORH Leadership Institute Graduate in 2013 What I'm working on right now: Supporting a new rural health network, National Rural Health Day plans and...

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August 2017

August 2017

Ernie Scott Kentucky Office of Rural Health Director NOSORH Member Since: 2012 What I'm working on right now: I am currently quite involved with the Flex Supplemental funding. We have 9 hospitals participating, which is almost like having a second Flex program! What...

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June 2017

June 2017

Sharla Allen Wyoming State Office of Rural Health SORH Manager, NOSORH President NOSORH Member Since: 1997 What I'm working on right now: What am I not working on? An RFP to get USAC subsidies to our public health nursing offices, develop MCH genetics clinics via...

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Margaret Brockman – February 2017

Margaret Brockman – February 2017

Margaret Brockman Director Nebraska Office of Rural Health   How did you get to where you are now with the Nebraska SORH? Most of my career has been in nursing. I started out doing hospital work and taught nursing courses at the University of Nebraska at Kearney...

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Temi Oshiyoye – January 2017

Temi Oshiyoye – January 2017

Temi Oshiyoye Director Maryland State Office of Rural Health   How did you get to where you are now? I went to school in Indiana where I got my bachelor’s in psychology and master’s in public health with a concentration in behavioral and community health. I...

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Jody Ward – September 2016

Jody Ward Senior Project Coordinator North Dakota Center for Rural Health How did you get to where you are now? I have a master's degree in Advanced Public Health Nursing from the University of North Dakota and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Minot State...

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Pat Justis – August 2016

Patricia Justis Director, Washington State Office of Rural Health How did you get to where you are now? I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology and got into healthcare on an inpatient psychiatric unit where I worked for 14 years. The hospital was doing Total...

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Mary Winar – July 2016

Mary Winar Manager of the Connecticut State Office of Rural Health How did you get to where you are now? I'm a nurse and worked in various health care settings, and I was looking for a different employment opportunity. I responded to an ad in the newspaper for a rural...

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