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Arizona Rural Health Association


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.

Our Mission

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. 


Board of Directors & Committees

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.  The board serves as elected leadership for the AzRHA and provides all stewardship and oversight of the association.

2022-2023 Board of Directors


Holly Figueroa
President, Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona | Health Choice

Elizabeth Hall-Lipsey
Past President, College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona

MariaJose Almazon
Treasurer, Regional Center for Border Health, Inc.

Will Humble
Arizona Public Health Association

Dan Derksen
Center for Rural Health, The University of Arizona

Kris Erps Stewart
Arizona Telemedicine Prorgam, The University of Arizona

Jack Beveridge
Empowerment Systems, Inc.

Carol Lewis
Yavapai County Community Health Services

Amanda Aguirre
Regional Center for Border Health, Inc.

Kevin Driesen
AzRHA Executive Consultant

Vicki Helland
Member-at-Large


Standing Committees: 

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.

About the Association

Established in 1994, the Arizona Rural Health Association, Inc. (AzRHA) serves as an
independent organization after serving as the Advisory Committee of the Arizona Center for Rural Health for many years. 

Learn more about the association here

Contact Us

Arizona Rural Health Association

601 Riverside Drive #7 
Parker, AZ 86344
928-256-4720 (Voice mail only)


Email: azrhassociation@gmail.com



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