018: In Recognition of National Rural Health Day, A Conversation with Teryl Eisinger, Executive Director of NOSORH

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Teryl Esinger

Teryl Eisinger is the Executive Director of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, a national nonprofit membership organization that represents the 50 State Offices of Rural Health around the nation.

Created in 1995, NOSORH serves as an influential voice for rural health concerns and promotes a healthy rural America through state and community leadership.

“We were standing on a street corner in DC and Karen Madden, who was still the Director of the State Office of Rural Health for New York said, “Hey, we should have a National Rural Health Day.”

A long-time health care professional, Eisinger has worked in rural health and health promotion for underserved populations for the past 20 years. Prior to taking the helm of NOSORH, Eisinger was assistant director of the Nevada Office of Rural Health and the Northeastern Nevada Area Health Education Center.

Throughout her career, Eisinger has overseen a wide array of programming initiatives, including interdisciplinary training, state loan repayment, rural health outreach, abstinence education and other federally funded programs. She has also provided volunteer leadership to various rural and urban non-profit organizations focused on economic development and rural health such as the St. John Community Health Advisory Group, Technical Assistance Services Center, Rural Health Information Hub, and Rural Health Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Eisinger served as past chair of Nevada Rural Health Centers, a large community health center with many locations throughout the state.

Teryl is a member of the National Rural Health Association, the Michigan Society of Association Executives, and the American Society of Association Executives. She received her undergraduate degree in allied health management from Northern Arizona University and holds a Master’s of Arts degree from the University of Nevada-Reno. She has taught communication, marketing and business skills courses at Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada.

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