Empowering Women for Rural Healthcare Leadership Mentoring Program

Women leaders are underrepresented in health care leadership, including in rural health care. This mentoring program will serve as a catalyst in developing collaborative women leaders and increasing the capacity of current professionals serving rural communities. The focus of this initiative is to develop women healthcare leaders in rural communities.

Starting spring 2024, this mentoring program will support the development of women leaders in rural health care. We are looking for six individuals to receive up to five hours of individualized mentoring by our lecturers. This is an ideal program for someone who has a drive to improve rural health care, has an idea of a project in mind, yet needs support in getting it established. Mentees will present the state of their project at a spring 2025 (online) meeting. Mentor/mentee pairings will be created by the program committee based on individual goals and project alignment.

Reach out to Dr. Noralyn Pickens with questions.

View application here:


Alva Ferdinand, DrPH, JD

Ashley Anthony, RN, RHCEOC

Tara Haskins, DNP, AHN-BC

Cynthia Chennault, RDH, BSDH, MPH

Stacey L. Schepens Niemiec, PhD, OTR/L, DipACLM

Jordyn Jarzabski Rodas, RDN, LD

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