Board of Directors

All administration positions in the Alabama Rural Health Association are voluntary with the exception being the Executive Director which is funded by a temporary grant from the National Rural Health Association.  ARHA would like to thank these volunteers for their exceptional showing of concern for the health of Alabama’s rural citizens.  ARHA would also like to extend an invitation to others (individuals, students, and organizations) to join ARHA and become active in shaping the future of rural healthcare in Alabama.

President
Linda Lee
Executive Director – Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Immediate Past President
Farrell Turner, CPA, CPC, FHFMA
Turner & Company, LLC

President Elect
Peter Strogov, M.D.
Fort Payne Pediatrics

Secretary / Treasurer
Russell R. Davis, PhD
Department of Behavioral Science, University of West Alabama

At Large 

David Albright, PhD
Office for Military Families and Veterans and Associate Professor, University of Alabama

Jamie E. Bice
UAB School of Medicine, 2nd year student

Kala Blakely, DNP, CRNP, NP-C
UAB School of Nursing

Susan Campbell, MRHF
Director of Clinical Operations, Rush Health Systems / Rush Medical Clinic

Vanessa Hall
Executive Director – Southern Alabama Area Health Education Center

Amanda Hannon
Ivy Creek Healthcare

Amelia E. de los Reyas, MSN, RN, CTCP
The University of Alabama Student Health Center

Elizabeth Palmarozzi,  D.O., FACOFP
Dean, Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Auburn

Jerry M. (Mickey) Trimm, PhD
Director – UAB Center for Health Services Continuing Education

Ex-Officio Director
Carolyn Bern, MPA
Representing Alabama’s State Health Officer