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Sande Named to NRHA Board of Trustees

Jan 11, 2022

Kristine Sande

Kristine Sande, associate director at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) and program director for Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), has been named to the National Rural Health Association's (NRHA) Board of Trustees, as of January 1.


NRHA is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 21,000 members. The association's mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. The Board of Trustees has responsibility for the supervision, control, and direction of the affairs of the association.


Sande has been with CRH since February 2002. She has directed RHIhub since 2004 and CRH's TruServe initiative since 2012.

As the director of RHIhub, Sande manages the development of the programs' products and services. She also acts as a liaison to the project partners, advisory board, and stakeholder organizations, as well as the funding agency. She provides strategic leadership, speaks to national audiences, and ensures the integration, coordination, timing, and consistency of project activities, processes, and products.


RHIhub serves as a national rural health information center that assists rural communities and other rural stakeholders in accessing available programs, funding, strategies, and research that can enable them to provide quality health services to rural residents.

She has previously served on NRHA's Communications Committee and Rural Health Congress.