Rural Health Clinic Network

July 1, 2022, Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHA) received a HRSA Planning Grant (P10RH45771‐01‐01) to build capacity to support the state's more than 200 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). With an Advisory Committee of independent and provider-based RHCs and others the group conducted site visits, surveys, and focus groups to explore how RHA can support integrating RHCs into the larger healthcare system. 

As a result of initial planning grant activities, the group developed a preliminary mission, vision, purpose, governance structure, and Memorandum of Agreement for RHCs wishing to participate in the network. 

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 Members of the planning committee include:

  • Kathy Wood-Dobbins (consultant)
  • Sean McGee (consultant)
  • Freda Russell - Ascension St. Thomas/Three Rivers Clinic
  • Deborah Chumley - Servolution, Inc.
  • Mischelle Ferrell - Cumberland Family Clinic
  • Tammy Crawford - Hometown Health Clinic
  • Candace Garrett - Ascension St. Thomas
  • Kelly Shearin - Amerigroup
  • Tyler Melton - UT College of Pharmacy
  • Laura Hunt-Trull - ETSU Rural Research Center
  • Marcus Flatt - Tennessee Department of Health - Office of Rural Health

Staff Contacts

Jacy Warrell
CEO/Project Director

Dorshonda Evans, BSHA, LPN
Maternal Health Specialist

Allie Haynes, BA
Membership Director


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