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Emerging Rural Health Leader

This award is presented to a new professional who has demonstrated tremendous promise for and commitment to improving the health of rural North Dakota residents. Nominees must have five years or less experience serving in a rural community.

  • 2024 – Alyson Kornele, CEO of West River Health Services, Hettinger
  • 2023 – Josalynne Hoff Rue, Family Practice Physician at Heart of America Medical Center, Rugby
  • 2020 – Katie Beyer, Prevention Specialist/Partnership for Success Grant Coordinator with City-County Health District
  • 2019 – Desirae Friskop, LRD, CHI Friendship
  • 2018 – Joshua C. Ranum, MD, West River Health Services, Hettinger