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Appalachian Health Policy Advisory Council Members


Alabama
John R. Wheat, M.D., MPH
Professor
Department of Community Medicine and Rural Medicine
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Georgia
Charles F. Owens
Executive Director
Office of Rural Health Services
Georgia Department of Community Health
Cordele, Georgia

Kentucky
Louise Howell, Ph.D.
President
Community Care Development and Management, Inc.
Jackson, Kentucky

Maryland
Fred Tola
Public Health Preparedness Coordinator
Allegany County Health Department
Cumberland, Maryland

Mississippi
Rozelia Harris, MBA
Director
Mississippi Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Jackson, Mississippi

New York
John J. May, M.D.
Director
New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
Cooperstown, New York

North Carolina
Anne B. Braswell
Office of Rural Health and Community Care
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Raleigh, North Carolina

Ohio
Stephen C. Ulrich, M.D.
Perry County Family Practice
New Lexington, Ohio

Pennsylvania
Lisa Davis
Director
Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
University Park, Pennsylvania

South Carolina
Amy Brock Martin
South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
Columbia, South Carolina

Tennessee
Bruce Behringer
Deputy Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Health
Nashville, Tennessee

Virginia
Tony Lawson
Director
Mountain Empire Older Citizens PACE
Big Stone Gap, Virginia

West Virginia
Kim Barber Tieman
Health Program Officer
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Charleston, West Virginia

ARC Federal Office Representative
Earl Gohl
Federal Co-Chair
Appalachian Regional Commission
Washington, D.C.

At-Large Members
Olivia Collier
ARC State Program Manager
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Raleigh, North Carolina

Kristen Martinsen
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Rockville, Maryland

Alan Morgan
Chief Executive Officer
National Rural Health Association
Washington, D.C.

Susan Reid
Executive Director
First Tennessee Area Development District
Johnson City, Tennessee

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ARC Appalachian Health Policy
Advisory Council Coordinator

Eric Stockton
Health Program Manager
Appalachian Regional Commission
Washington, D.C.
estockton@arc.gov