Who We Are
Arizona Rural Health Association is a not-for-profit corporation. While we continue to serve as the University of Arizona Center for Rural Health (CRH) advisory body, we've expanded to cover many other areas involving advocacy for rural healthcare programs.
The mission of the Arizona Rural Health Association is to be a leader in partnerships, education and policy for improving the health status of rural communities in Arizona.
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Board of Directors & Committees
Board of Directors: The first Board of Directors was elected at the 1995 Annual Rural Health Conference following membership on the Rural Health Office Advisory Committee. The Board has met regularly since AzRHA was established as an indepent non-profit corporation and currently meets on the third Thursday of each month at eleven am. Our meetings are open to the public and all of our members.
2020-2021 Board of Directors:
Jack Beveridge, President
Alison Hughes, President-Elect
Sean Clendaniel, Immediate Past-President
Mariajose Almazan, Treasurer/Secretary
Robert Guerrero, Chair, Program and Policy Committee
Vijette Saari, Co-Chair, Membership and Communications Committee
Holly Figueroa, Co-Chair, Membership and Communications Committee
Kevin Driesen, Member-at-Large, Past President
Amanda Aguirre, Member-at-Large, Past President
Kristine Erps-Stewart, Member-at-Large
Carol Lewis, Member at Large
Jeff Lee, Member-at-Large
Amy Snell, Member-at-Large
Elizabeth Hall-Lipsey, Member-at-Large
Will Humble, Member-at-Large
Daniel Derksen, Member-at-Large, UofA-Center for Rural Health Representative
All AzRHA members are welcome and encouraged to join us.
Membership & Communication Committee:
This group works to build our membership base, communicate with current and prospective members, and maintain our Wild Apricot member management, Website, Facebook and G-mail communication systems. We meet at ten am on the second Tuesday of each month.
Program & Policy Committee:
This committee meets at eleven am on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss current federal and state issues and formulate positions on policies that impact rural health in Arizona, as well as recommending new programs and initiatives with which AzRHA should become involved.