In addition to being the president of the National Rural Health Association, Lisa Kilawee is also a physician recruiter for Ascension Wisconsin, working in rural Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Lisa has a 30-year history of working with rural communities and a 25-year history of working in rural health and rural healthcare facilities.
“You see that all throughout rural health; people standing up for what they believe in to make things better for the folks in rural communities.”
Lisa has a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of South Dakota and she's certified as a diplomat with the American Society of Physician Recruiters. She's also an ambassador for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Her career has included working for the South Dakota State Office of Rural Health within the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, and for the Community Healthcare Association working with community healthcare centers, and as director of Rural Health Services for Avera Health in South Dakota for 12 years. 18 months ago, Lisa moved to the rural village of Amherst, Wisconsin with a population of 1,200 people, and works as a physician recruiter for Ministry Health Ascension Wisconsin.