2018-2019 IRHA Board

Executive Board 

Kim Sanders, President
SIU Center for Rural Health & Social Services

Terri Agin, President-Elect

Eunice Chaney, Secretary
Horizon Health 

Clark Gyure, Treasurer
Southern IL Health Care

Robin Rose, Past President
Gibson Area Hospital

Ken Ryan
IL State Medical Society 

Margaret Vaughn, Executive Director

Board of Directors 


Susan Bence
Gibson Area Hospital 

Vicki Brown, Student Member
Healthcare Management, SIU-Carbondale 

Cecilia Canizela Student Member
Pre-Med, Illinois State University

Randall Dauby
Pinckneyville Community Hospital

Julie Casper
IDPH Center for Rural Health

Charles James 
National Association of Rural Health Clinics

Curt Jibben
Mason County Health Department

Melissa Henriksen - 
Northern Illinois University - Center for Governmental Studies

Sandra Larson, PhD
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

Michael McNear, MD
Jersey Community Hospital

Amanda Minor
Douglas County Health Department

Diane Potts
National Center for Rural Heath Professions

Abby Radcliffe
Illinois Health & Hospital Association

Kim Wilkerson
Rend Lake College


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

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