The RTT Collaborative cannot accomplish its mission without the support of a variety of partners and affiliated organizations listed below.

Financial Sponsors


Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic MedicineAthens, OH



Affiliated Organizations

These other organizations are affiliated through Board representation, grant partnerships (e.g. Rural PREP and RRPD-TAC), collaborative projects, and other means!

3RNet, through Board representation by Mike Shimmens, Executive Director

The GME Initiative (Collaboration regarding GME reform)

Robert Graham Center, through Board representation by Dr. Andrew Bazemore, Executive Director

Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin Campus, through Board representation by Dr. Lisa Dodson, Campus Dean

National Rural Health Association (Rural Medical Educators)

Rural Health Information hub (Communications)

University of Colorado School of Medicine, through Board representation by Dr. Dan Burke

University of North Carolina and the Rural Residency Planning and Development Technical Assistance Center, with Dr. Longenecker serving as a senior advisor and through collaborative development of a toolbox of resources.

UW School of Medicine, through Board representation by Dr. Jay Erickson, Assistant Dean for Regional Affairs and Montana WWAMI Clinical Coordinator

WWAMI Rural Health Research Center through Rural PREP, and advisory board representation by Dr. Longenecker and Dr. Schmitz