Officers & Committees

All administration positions in the Alabama Rural Health Association are voluntary with the exception being the Executive Director which is funded by a temporary grant from the National Rural Health Association.  ARHA would like to thank these volunteers for their exceptional showing of concern for the health of Alabama's rural citizens.  ARHA would also like to extend an invitation to others (individuals, students, and organizations) to join ARHA and become active in shaping the future of rural healthcare in Alabama.

Officers

President:  

 

William H. Coleman, M.D.

 Director - Office of Family Health, Education, and Research,

   University of Alabama at Birmingham, Huntsville Campus and past

   president of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Immediate Past President:  

 

R. Allen Perkins, M.D.

 Director - Department of Family Medicine, University of South Alabama College of Medicine

President Elect:

 

Farrell Turner, CPA, CPC,

  FHFMA

RuralHealth Care Consultant

Secretary/Treasurer:  

 

Ellen Stone

 Executive Director, Alabama Family Practice Rural Health Board

Board of Directors

Organizational Membership Directors:

Jeffrey E. Arrington

 Executive Director - Alabama Academy of Family Physicians

William A. Curry, M.D., FACP

 Associate Dean of Rural and Primary Care, University of Alabama

   School of Medicine

John Wheat, M.D.

 Director - University of Alabama Rural Medical Scholars Program 

   

Individaul Membership Directors:

Angela Anderson

 Executive Director – East Central Alabama Area Health Education

   Center

Carolyn Bern

 Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Alabama Department of

   Public Health

Russell R. Davis, PhD

Department of Behavioral Science, University of West Alabama

   

Consumer Advocacy Directors:

Warner Floyd

 Past Executive Director - Alabama Retired State Employees

   Association and Member - Alabama Silver Haired Legislature

Amelia de Los Reyas

 Telemedicine Project Coordinator - The University of Alabama

Jerry M. (Mickey) Trimm

 Director - UAB Center for Health Services Continuing Education

   

At-Large Directors:

Jane Knight

 Alabama Hospital Association

Linda P. Lee

 Executive Director - Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of

   Pediatrics

Elizabeth Palmarozzi,  D.O., 

  FACOFP

 Dean, Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

   

Student Directors:

Andrea M. Pittman

 UAB Medical Student from Eufaula

Jamie E. Bice

UAB undergraduate student from New Market

   

Ex-Officio Director:

Jamey Durham

 Representing Alabama's State Health Officer

Executive Director:

 

Dale E. Quinney, MPH

 

 

Executive Committee Members:

William H. Coleman, M.D.

 President

R. Allen Perkins, M.D.

Immediate Past President

Farrell Turner, CPA, CPC, FHFMA

President Elect

Ellen Stone  

Secretary/Treasurer

Carolyn Bern

Director

Dale E. Quinney, MPH

Executive Director - Non-Voting

Legislative Committee Members:

William H. Coleman, M.D.

 President

R. Allen Perkins, M.D.

Immediate Past President

Farrell Turner, CPA, CPC, FHFMA

President Elect

Ellen Stone  

Secretary/Treasurer

Carolyn Bern

Director

William A. Curry, M.D., FACP

Director

Warner Floyd

Director

Dale E. Quinney, MPH

Executive Director - Non-Voting

Student Chapter Committee Members:

William H. Coleman, M.D.

 President

Angela Anderson

Director

Andrea M. Pittman

Director

Jamie E. Bice

Director

Rodney C. Land

Faculty Sponsor – Northeast Alabama Community

  College student chapter

Dana Parcher Warner, MS

Faculty Sponsor – University of Alabama At

  Huntsville student chapter

Dale E. Quinney, MPH

Executive Director - Non-Voting