Primary Contacts

Randall Longenecker, M.D.

Executive Director, The RTT Collaborative
Assistant Dean
Rural and Underserved Programs
Ohio University
Irvine Hall 126
Athens, Ohio 45701


Dawn Mollica

Administrative Director, The RTT Collaborative
Administrative Director
Rural and Underserved Programs
Ohio University
Irvine Hall 126
Athens, Ohio 45701


David Schmitz, M.D.

Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
1301 North Columbia Road
Stop 9037
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201


The RTT Collaborative: Leadership

A rural health professions education network and a cooperative extension service.

Established November 20, 2012; Board membership renewed through December 31, 2017

Members of the Board (Greater than 50% required to be directors of a rural medical education program or a site director)

  • Michael Woods, Program Director, University of Oklahoma-Rural Residency Program (IRTT), Bartlesville, OK (President)
  • Stuart Hannah, Program Director, Rural Program (IRTT), Baraboo, WI (Vice President)
  • Kara Traxler, Director of Rural GME Development and Support, Wisconsin Collaborative for Rural GME, Sauk City, WI (Secretary-Treasurer)
  • Andrew Bazemore, Executive Director, Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC
  • Mark Deutchman, Associate Dean for Rural Health and Director, Rural Track, University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO
  • Lisa Dodson, Regional Campus Dean, Medical College of WI, Central WI Campus, Wausau, WI
  • Ted Epperly, CEO, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise, ID
  • Jay Erickson, Director of TRUST for UW & Regional Campus Dean for MT, Whitefish, MT
  • Ed Evans, Program Director, Seneca Lakes Family Medicine Residency Program (IRTT), Seneca, SC
  • Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez MD, Program Director, Cascades East Family Medicine Residency Program, Klamath Falls, OR
  • Dave Kermode, General Surgeon and director of a surgical skills enhanced family medicine fellowship in DesMoines, IA
  • Robert Maudlin, Associate Director of Medical Education for Providence Health Care, Spokane, WA, and DIO, Medical Education & Residency Programs
  • Darrick Nelson, Program Director, Hidalgo Medical Services Family Medicine Residency Program (IRTT), Silver City, NM
  • Mike Shimmens, Executive Director, 3RNet (Rural Recruitment and Retention Network), Jefferson City, MO
  • Ned Vasquez, Program Director of Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana, Missoula, MT