Meet Our Team of Rural Experts

Meet Our Board

Cheryl L. Morgan

Board Treasurer

Taylor Sarman

Board Secretary

Chris Cummings

Board Member

Mike McLaughlin

Past Chair

Jerry Miller

Board Member

Michael Rogers

Board Member

Katie Sheffield

Board Member

Deb Smith

Board Member

Meet Our Staff

Heidi Khokhar

Executive Director

Dhenuka Hoffman

Director of Finance and Administration

Jennifer Groth

Director of Policy and Partnerships

Amy Hause

Director, Economic Vitality Services

Alexis Amavisca-Nieve

Program Coordinator

Alison Cassin

Outreach and Program Coordinator

Brenda Brown

Bilingual Program Manager

Cayla Catino

Program Manager

Christine Gilmore

Leadership Services Business Manager

Freya Hendrickson

Impact and Networks Manager

Jessica Black

Grants and Program Coordinator

Jessie Katon

Executive and Finance Coordinator

Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch​

Senior Program Manager