Advisory groups

UNMC Rural Health Advisory Committee

This committee is comprised of individuals who possess expertise and a demonstrated commitment to improving health in rural Nebraska to advise UNMC’s rural health initiatives.  

Members of the committee share a sense of urgency for UNMC’s mission and vision and provide a pulse to rural health policy, research and practice to inform the organization’s statewide rural health efforts.  

Members of the UNMC Rural Health Advisory Committee include:

Co-Chairs:

Michael Sitorius, MD
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor on Rural Health
UNMC
email

Roger Wells, PA-C
Lexington Regional Medical Center
mailto:rogerwells@icloud.com 


Members:

Bob Bartee
Vice Chancellor for External Affairs
UNMC
email

Amy Behnke, JD
Chief Executive Officer
Health Center Association of Nebraska
email 

Matthew Blomstedt
Commissioner
Nebraska Department of Education
email 

Susan Bockrath
Executive Director
Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors
email

Michael Boehm, PhD
Vice Chancellor
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
email 

Tom Brandt
Senator, District 32
email 

Tom Brewer
Senator, District 43
email 

Margaret Brockman
Administrator
Nebraska DHHS, Office of Rural Health
email 

Lori Byrne
Executive VP of Advancement
University of Nebraska Foundation
email 

Myron Dorn
Senator, District 30
email 

Nicole Carritt, MPH
Director
Rural Health Initiatives
UNMC
email 

Marley Doyle, MD
Director
Behavioral Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN)
UNMC
email

Robert Dyer, DPT
Physical Therapist
Cozad Community Physical Therapy
email 

Paul Ebmeier
Executive Director, Network Development
Nebraska Medicine
email 

Marty Fattig
Chief Executive Officer
Nemaha County Hospital
email 

Mike Flood
Founder
Flood Communications
email 

Becky Gould, JD
Executive Director
Nebraska Appleseed
email 

Blake Hass
UNMC Medical Student
email 

Tom Henning
President & CEO
Cash-Wa Distributing
email 

Kent Lacey, MD
UNMC Rural Training Track Director
Regional West Medical Center
email 

Cathy Lang
Director
Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC)
email 

John Lowe
Senator, District 37
email 

Gerald Luckey, M.D.
Butler County Clinic, P.C.
email 

Leslie Marsh
Chief Executive Officer
Lexington Regional Health Center
email 

Owen Palm
21st Century Holdings
Co-Chair, Blueprint Nebraska
email 

Laura Redouty
President
Nebraska Hospital Association
email 

Amy Reynoldson
Executive Vice President
Nebraska Medical Association
email 

John Roberts
Executive Director
Nebraska Rural Health Association
email

Josie Rodriguez
Administrator
Nebraska DHHS, Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity
email 

Bryan Slone
President
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
email 

Angie Svoboda, PharmD
Good Life Pharmacy
email 

Paul Turman, PhD
Chancellor
Nebraska State College System
email 

Jeff Yost
President & CEO
Nebraska Community Foundation
email 

Rowen Zetterman, M.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning
UNMC
email