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Office of Rural & Community Health

The F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health serves remote rural communities with the help of a multidisciplinary group of professionals.

Dr. Billy Philips

Dr. Billy U. Philips
Executive Vice President & Director

Dr. Billy U. Philips, Jr. is the Executive Vice President for Rural and Community Health. Dr. Philips holds an M.P.H. and a Ph.D. in Human Ecology (Epidemiology) from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center . He is recognized nationally for his expertise in cancer control education.


 

Sarah Looten

Sarah Looten
Director of Staff Relations

 

  

Dolores Parrish

Dolores Parrish
Assistant Staff Relations

 

 

Denise Lopez

Denise Lopez
Director of Finance

 

 

Michelle Crump

Michelle Crump
Administrative Assistant

 


 

Research, Reporting, and Data Management (R2DM)

R2DM is the Institute clearinghouse for research administration and performs collection, analysis and management of data and information needed for grant proposal preparation and other special projects. Other academic and community-based activities performed by R2DM include geomapping and analysis, community health needs assessments and information dissemination. 

 

Cathy Hudson

Cathy Hudson
Director of R2DM

 

 

Candice Clark

Candice Clark
Senior Writer

 

 

Debra Curti

Debra Curti
Research Associate

 

 

Michael Penuliar

Michael Penuliar
Lead Analyst

 

 

Miguel Carrasco

Miguel Carrasco
Chief Analyst

 

 

Rhonda Isome

Rhonda Isome
Administrative Assistant

 

 

Scott Philips

Scott Phillips
Editor in Chief, Rural Health Quarterly

 


 

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES THROUGH OUTREACH, RECRUITMENT AND EDUCATION (T-CORE)

T-CORE was created two years ago to more accurately describe the programs that have evolved within the West Texas AHEC division of the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health. In addition to West Texas AHEC, programs under T-CORE include Community Health Worker Development-Bridge to Excellence, Scrubs Club, Double T Health Service Corp and the Youth Empowerment Training Initiative (YETI).

 

Celeste Hoffman

Celeste Hoffman
Health Career Promotions Coordinator

 

 

Estela Salazar

Estela Salazar
Senior Community Health Worker

 

  

Wendy Florence

Wendy Florence
TCORE Project Manager

 

 

INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY (InHT)

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Telemedicine Program continues to bridge access barriers in the 108‐county service area of West Texas. The TTUHSC Telemedicine Program provides patient services including rural health clinic‐based specialty care, school‐based clinic primary care, correctional telemedicine, and mental health services, including a school‐based triage and referral project and an HIV+ clinic for uninsured and underserved patients.

 

Cameron Onks

Cameron Onks
Director of InHT

 

 

Becky Jones

Becky Jones
Program Manager, TexLa (Telehealth Resource Center)

 

 

Frances Quintero

Frances Quintero
Program Manager Frontiers in Telemedicine

 

  

Kelly Munoz

Kelly Muñoz
InHIT Project Manager

 

 

Laura Lappe

Laura Lappe
Associate Director

 

 

Lisa Wynn

Lisa Wynn
Administrative Assistant

 

   

Sharon Rose

Sharon Rose 
EMS Telemedicine Program Manager

 

 

CAMPUS ALLIANCE FOR TELEHEALTH RESOURCES (CATR)

Campus Alliance for Telehealth Resources (“CATR”) is a model to provide mental health services to rural school districts with limited resources. CATR uses Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and telemedicine technology to screen students exhibiting at-risk behaviors and link those students in need of additional screening and/or treatment to a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who provides physician oversight.

 

Dr. Judy Jarrat

Dr. Judy Jarratt
Director of CATR

 

 

Amy McWhorter

Amy McWhorter
CATR Mental Health Specialist

 

 

Anthony Brister

Anthony Brister
CATR Mental Health Specialist

 

 

Bonnie Cantu

Bonnie Cantu
CATR Mental Health Specialist

 

 

Jeff Carr

Jeff Carr
CATR Project Manager

 

 

Maxine Westmoreland

Kevin Lonn Baker
CATR Mental Health Specialist

 

 

Maxine Westmoreland

Maxine Westmoreland
CATR Mental Health Specialist