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.
JOIN THE ASSOCIATION
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 independent 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.
2021-2022 Board of Directors:
Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy, President
Jack Beveridge, Immediate Past-President
Holly Figueroa, President Elect, Co-Chair, Membership & Communication Committee
Alison Hughes, Member-at-Large
Mariajose Almazan, Treasurer
Robert Guerrero, Chair, Program and Policy Committee
Vijette Saari, Co-Chair, Membership & Communication 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
Amy Snell, Member-at-Large, Secretary
Will Humble, Member-at-Large
Daniel Derksen, Member-at-Large, UofA-Center for Rural Health Representative
Alden Joe, Member-at-Large
Vicki Helland, Member-at-Large
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 one pm 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.