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About Us

The Rural Health Association of Oklaoma’s mission is: “Serving as a united voice for Oklahomans in the promotion of rural health issues, through advocacy, education and leadership.”

Board of Directors:


Jeff Hackler, RHAO President

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences


Shelly Dunham

Okeene Municipal Hospital


LaWanna Halstead

Oklahoma Hospital Association


Charlotte Jiles, RHAO Treasurer

Physician Manpower Training Commission


Corie Kaiser, RHAO Vice-President

OSU Center for Rural Health, Oklahoma Office of Rural Health


Valorie Owens

Oklahoma State Department of Health


Becky Pasternik-Ikard

Oklahoma Health Care Authority


Val Schott

Rural Hospital Group, LLC


Tim Starkey

Great Salt Plains Health  Clinic


Brian Woodliff

Northeastern Health System



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