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:  
Farrell Turner, CPA, CPC, FHFMA Turner & Company, LLC, Heflin, AL
Immediate Past President:  
William H. Coleman, M.D. Retired Director – Office of Family Health, Education, and Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Huntsville Campus and past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians
President Elect:
Linda P. Lee Executive Director – Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Secretary/Treasurer:  
Ellen Stone Executive Director, Alabama Family Practice Rural Health Board
Angela Anderson Executive Director – East Central Alabama Area Health Education Center
Jeffrey E. Arrington Executive Director – Alabama Academy of Family Physicians
Jamie E. Bice UAB School of Medicine, 2nd year student
Susan Campbell, MRHF Director of Clinical Operations, Rush Health System, Rush Medical Clinic, Livingston, AL
William A. Curry, M.D., FACP Senior VP for Population Health, UAB Health System

Associate Dean of Rural and Primary Care, University of Alabama School of Medicine

Russell R. Davis, PhD Department of Behavioral Science, University of West Alabama
Amelia E. de los Reyas, MSN, RN, CTCP The University of Alabama Student Health Center
Warner Floyd Past Executive Director – Alabama Retired State Employees Association

Member – Alabama Silver Haired Legislature

Jane Knight Vice President of Member Relations, Alabama Hospital Association
Elizabeth Palmarozzi,  D.O., FACOFP Dean, Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Auburn
Peter Strogov, M.D. Fort Payne Pediatrics, Fort Payne, AL
Jerry M. (Mickey) Trimm, PhD Director – UAB Center for Health Services Continuing Education
John R. Wheat, M.D. Professor, Department of Community and Rural Medicine

Director, Rural Medical Scholars Program, College of Community Health Sciences, The University of Alabama

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