Improving the health of rural Kentuckians.

Executive Director

Tina McCormick

Thomasina (Tina) McCormick has more than 20 years of rural health experience and became the Executive Director of the Kentucky Rural Health Association on May 6, 2013.

As the Executive Director, Tina provides leadership and creativity in developing program, organization, and financial plans on behalf of the association, and carrying out plans and policies authorized by the board of directors. Additionally the Executive Director advocates for rural interests on various state and federal health care issues, assists in growing and developing KRHA's membership, and serves as the association's official spokesperson.

Executive Officers


KaSandra Hanshaw

Assistant Center Director
Northeast Kentucky AHEC

Term ends 2022

Immediate Past President

Elizabeth Snodgrass

Term ends 2022


Trena Stocker, MSN,  MHA, RN

Mercy Health Marcum and Wallace Hospital

Committees: Governance (Chair) and Communication/Membership (Chair)

Term ends 2022


Todd A. Schiavone 

Blue & Co., LLC

Committees: Finance (Chair) and Governance

Term ends 2022


Amanda Dennison, CPC, MBA, CRHCP, RH-CBS

Senior Consultant, Revenue Cycle
Blue & Co., LLC 

Committees: Education (Co-Chair)

Term ends 2022

Board of Directors

Cooper, Teresa

Ahsen Ali, MD, FACP

Medical Provider
The Clinic of Dr. Ahsen Ali

Term ends 2023


Tamara Hull, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
The Little Clinic

Term ends 2023

Teresa Cooper, RN, CPC

Director of Government Affairs
Kentucky Primary Care Association

Joe Kingery DO, MBA, FACOFP

Dean, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Professor of Family Medicine, University of Pikeville

Term ends 2023

Patrick Kitzman, PhD PT

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy University of Kentucky

Director, Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network

Committees: Education and Student Chapter

Term ends 2022

LeAndre  Knox, CPC

Kentucky Opioid Community Healing Project Director

Kentucky RHIO

Committees: Legislative (Chair)

Term ends 2023

Billy Pitts, MHA,MHR  Public Health Director 

Marshall County Health Department 

Robert Sprang


Kentucky TeleCare, University of Kentucky

Committees: Education, Communications/Membership, and Student Chapter

Term ends 2022

Nicole Winkleman, MBA

Telehealth Director

Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Committees: Legislative

Term ends in 2023

Adam Caskey, Student Member

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Rural Physician Leadership Program

Committees: Education and Student Chapter

Term ends 2022

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