Meet the CRHC Staff and Board of Directors

Supporting Rural Health in Colorado

Leadership Team

CRHC Staff

CRHC Board of Directors

Alan-Michael Vargas, M.D. – CRHC Board Chair

Dr. Vargas is a Family Physician originally from New York, graduated from Mount Sinai Satellite Program at St Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in NJ, and started practicing medicine in rural Rifle Colorado following residency at Grand River Health.  He serves as a board member for CAFP and hopes to make changes in medicine throughout time that have positive effects on our State.  He enjoys the Colorado lifestyle, scenery, skiing, and the fact that he can practice rural medicine.


Tammy Dunker – CRHC PLC Chair

Tammy, the Director of Rangely Family Medicine, has over 23 years of medical field experience.  She started the quality improvement team and has implemented care coordination and behavioral health programs in the clinic.  She moved to Colorado in 1996 with her husband and two children and owns/operates a steakhouse and campground.  She is dedicated to the rural lifestyle and hopes to help ensure that it is preserved and sustainable.


Doug Miller, Board Chair Elect

Mr. Douglas D Miller, MSN,FNP, is a Nurse Practitioner specialist in Rocky Ford, Colorado. He graduated in 1997, having over 22 years of diverse experience as a Nurse Practitioner.

Jason McCormick

Jason McCormick is past Vice President of Finance, CFO for Family Health West. Jason has over 19 years of experience working in rural and small hospitals under 50 beds across the country, including as a consultant to over 26 hospitals and healthcare organizations in 10 states. His extensive experience includes the areas of finance, management, policy development, program evaluation, public relations, strategic planning, and business development. Jason has an MBA with emphasis in Healthcare Management and a Bachelors Degree in Finance. He is a Certified Healthcare Executive of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Jason has an interest in working as a CEO of a rural hospital.

Peter Edis, MS, FACHE, Secretary Treasurer

Peter attended the State University of New York, New Paltz where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree; he received a Master’s of Science Degree from Dominican College, Blauvelt, New York. Peter has been a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) since 2010. In his current role as Vice President of Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, Salida, Colorado, Peter is a member of the hospital’s executive leadership team and is responsible for developing new business lines including recruiting medical providers, developing their employment contracts, and monitoring their ongoing performance. He has been married to wife Dona for 17 years and between them they have three adult children. Peter and Dona enjoy fly fishing, hunting, motorcycling, traveling, and spending time with their yellow lab, Harley.

Jennifer Riley, MHA

Jennifer Riley, MHA, is the Interim CEO at Memorial Regional Health in Craig, Colorado. For the past decade she has worked in the organization guiding marketing and communications, new service line development, physician recruiting and most recently helping transition the organization’s medical practices into a new medical office building. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Health Administration degree from Ohio University. She is married and has one daughter.