Toniann Richard is executive director of the Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri, a Rural Health Network supported by the multiple funders, partners and investments.
Affiliations and Accomplishments:
Current President of Missouri Rural Health Association
Current Propel Women Facilitator
2014 KU Medical Health Center Executive Fellowship
2011 Center for Creative Leadership - Leadership Fundamentals Graduate
National Cooperative of Health Networks, Past Board Member and Officer
Multimillion Grant Fundraiser and Growth Innovator
Toniann has raised $12 million in grant funding since 2008 -- funds that continue to be directed toward programs that close access barriers for the underserved. From 2008 to 2016, she has grown her staff from 2 FTE to nearly 50 FTE.
A Passion to Serve
Toniann is no stranger to rural living. She was raised in Central Kansas on a Hereford farm, where her father and brother still raise cattle. A family of entrepreneurs, Toniann's mother has owned a beauty salon since the early1980s and her brother owns a meat packing company and a farm. An active member of her church and a strong proponent for women in leadership, Toniann's passion for rural health stems from her overall passion for serving those in need. "I have a strong passion for people who live in poverty and for those who are hurting," she said.
This passion has been a catalyst for her leadership as CEO of the Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri, the only health care network in the country that operates not one but four Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).