Rural Health Leadership Radio™

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Mar 14, 2017

Toniann Richard is the CEO of Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri (HCC). HCC is a rural health network dedicated to developing and implementing programs to respond to the health needs of local residents. Toniann also serves as the President of the Missouri Rural Health Association. Among many accomplishments, Toniann has raised more than $12 million in grant funding since 2008, that money going toward providing healthcare access to underserved populations.

“You can drive so much momentum and spirit, and sustainable systems, leadership programs and leadership teams, just by getting out of your office.”

Toriann grew up on a cattle farm in Central Kansas, which is still run by her father and brother to this day. She is an active member of her church, and a strong proponent for women in leadership. Her passion for rural health stems from roots working in the non-profit world and a desire to serve those in need.