Meet the Team

Hana Hinkle, PhD, MPH

Executive Director
Assistant Dean, Rural Health Professions and Director
National Center for Rural Health Professions
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford.
1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, IL 61107


Darin Bell, MD

Associate Director
Associate Director for Rural Education
Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana
401 West Railroad, Missoula, MT 59802


Jessica McGuire

Membership Engagement Coordinator
Rural Medical Education Program Coordinator
National Center for Rural Health Professions
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, IL 61107


Jessica Tripp

Annual Meeting and Events Coordinator 




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Randall Longenecker, MD

Senior Advisor and Consultant
Assistant Dean Emeritus, Rural and Underserved Programs
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701


David Schmitz, MD

Senior Research Advisor
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: Board & Student Representatives

Established November 20, 2012.  Current Board Membership approved July 2023.

Members of the Board (Greater than 50% required to be directors of a rural program in health professions education and/or training or a site director)

John Andazola, MD, FAAFPProgram Director at Hidalgo Medical Services, General Champion Regional Medical Center, & Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program 

Andrew Bazemore, MDSenior Vice President for Research and Policy at the American Board of Family Medicine & Co-Director of Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care in Washington DC 

Keri Bergeson, MDDirector of Rural Programs at the University of Minnesota

Lisa Dodson, MDCampus Dean at the Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin Campus in Wassau, WI 

Rob Epstein, MDProgram Director at the Port Angeles Rural Program Swedish Cherry Hill FMR & Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of WA 

Jay Erickson, MDAssistant Dean for Regional Affairs & Assistant Clinical Dean at the UW School of Medicine 

Robert Gobbo, MDProgram Director at the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Rural Residency Program 

Stu Hannah, MDProgram Director at the RTT in Baraboo, WI 

Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, MDProgram Director at the Cascades East FMRP in Klamath Falls, OR 

David Kermode, DOSurgeon for Mercy Health Systems 

Tiffani Maycock, DOProgram Director at the Selma FMRP in Selma, AL 

Lori Rodefeld, MSDirector of GME Development at Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Mike ShimmensExecutive Director at the 3RNet (Rural Recruitment and Retention Network) in Jefferson City, MO 

David Smith, MDAssociate Program Director at North Colorado Family Medicine in Greeley, Sterling, & Wray 

Student Representatives

Abigail Ahyong, MD, Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency RTT, Port Angeles, WA

Olivia M. Dhaliwal, MD expected 2024, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Robin Raquel Rodriguez, MD, MBA, PGY-1, Indiana Regional Medical Center Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, Indiana, PA