Meet the CRHC Staff and Board of Directors
Supporting Rural Health in Colorado
Michelle Mills, Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO, Michelle brings substantial experience and working knowledge of rural health issues and has worked closely with rural communities and providers to make a positive impact on...View profile
Lori Arbuckle, Finance Manager
As the Director of Finance, Lori is responsible for all general accounting functions, ensuring the CRHC’s financial statements are timely and correctly stated, managing the external audit and the...View profile
Sara Leahy, Director of Member Services
Sara Leahy is the Director of Member Services at the Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC), Colorado’s State Office of Rural Health. She manages the Colorado Provider Recruitment program, Outreach...View profile
Danette Swanson, Hospital & HIT Program Manager
As Hospital and Health Information Technology Program Manager, Danette is responsible for helping meet the HIT needs of hospitals in rural and underserved areas of Colorado. Danette has past...View profile
James Stephenson, Systems Administrator
James works as a Systems Administrator implementing Business Intelligence solutions and providing IT support for rural hospitals and clinics. He helps them maintain regulatory compliance and report on quality....View profile
Jenny Olson, HIT Data Analyst - Business Intelligence
Jenny serves as a Data Analyst in Health Information Technology (HIT) implementing Business Intelligence solutions and providing IT support for rural hospitals and clinics. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree...View profile
Katie Schweber, Population Health Programs Manager
As Population Health Programs Manager, Katie works with Rural Health Clinics to help identify areas for improvement and provides support for team-based quality improvement practices to enhance clinic performance. In...View profile
Kelly Erb, Policy & Advocacy Manager
Kelly serves as the Policy & Advocacy Manager for CRHC. She is responsible for tracking and analyzing legislative policy, and engaging policymakers as an advocate for rural Coloradans. Kelly...View profile
Marcy Cameron, Associate Director of Programs
As Associate Director of Programs, Marcy is responsible for helping meet the needs of hospitals in rural and underserved areas of Colorado. Marcy is a healthcare management professional who...View profile
Matt Enquist, Associate Director for Outreach
Matt works with the Outreach Department assembling grant proposals and writing, editing, designing and otherwise assisting with many of the organization’s publications and videos. A native of Illinois, he...View profile
Rachel Williams, Rural Health Clinic Specialist
Rachel serves as the Rural Health Clinic Specialist at CRHC and supports RHCs across the state. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Exercise Science with...View profile
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 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.