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2023-2025 IRHA Board

Executive Board

Charles James, Past-President

North American Healthcare Management

Diane Potts, President
Illinois Lyme Association

Meghan Hyam - President-Elect

Administrator of Litchfield Family Practice

Eunice Chaney – Treasurer

Horizon Health

Aubree Schmitt- Secretary


Board of Directors

Kyle Abraham
Yale University Student

Hallie Barke
SIU School of Medicine PA Program

Cassie Beesley
Springfield Clinic

Laurie Cumpton
Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Departments

Abigail Eilerman
SIU School of Dental Medicine

Jeff Franklin
SIUC Center for Rural Health & Social Service Development

Claire Hughes
SIUC Community Health Doctoral Student

Amber Lipe
Deaconess Illinois

Giselle Navarro
Northeast AHEC

Kristen Nolen
IDPH Center for Rural Health 

Kristen Parks
Ferrell Hospital

Gloria Przygoda
South Central AHEC

Abby Radcliffe
Illinois Health & Hospital Association

Ken Ryan
IL State Medical Society

Kim Wilkerson
Rend Lake College

Past Leadership

Through the years, many individuals representing agencies and organizations interested in improving the status of rural health and the availability of health care throughout Illinois have given tirelessly of their time and talents to assure the success of IRHA.  We recognize these contributions from the Charter Members and Past Presidents, without whom there would be no IRHA.

 Charter Members

Nola Gramm

Al Grant

Cliff Hickam

George O'Neill
Jack Taylor  


Past Presidents

1990-1992 Jack Taylor

1992-1993 Nola Gramm

1993-1994 George O’Neill

1994-1995 Pat Schou

1995-1996 Joanne Chezem

1996-1997 Barbara Dallas

1997-1998 Mary Catherine Ring

1998-1999 Paul Galligos

1999-2000 Richard Wansley

2000-2001 John Lopes

2001-2002 John Record

2002-2004 Greg Chance

2004-2006 Sheldon Keyser

2006-2007 Pat Bickoff

2007-2009 Roger Holloway

2009-2011 Mary Jane Clark

2011-2013 Mark Stevens 

2013-2014 Janet Collopy 

2014-2015 Ken Ryan 

2015-2016 Randy Mullin  

2016-2017 Hana Hinkle 

2017-2018 Robin Rose

2018-2019 Kim Sanders 
2019-2021 Teri Agin 

2021-2023 Charles James      




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