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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

 

 

Jill Russell

Jill Russell
Contracts Development Manager

 

 


 

Data and Analytics (D&A)

D&A 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 D&A include geomapping and analysis, community health needs assessments and information dissemination. 

Dr. Bocanegra

Dr. Gipsy Bocanegra
Director Data and Analytics

 

 

Candice Clark

Candice Clark
Managing Editor

 

 

Miguel Carrasco

Miguel Carrasco
Chief Analyst

 

 

Rhonda Isome

Rhonda Isome
Senior Office Assistant

 

 

 

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).

 

Cathy Hudson

Cathy Hudson
Director of T-CORE

 

 

Celeste Hoffman

Celeste Hoffman
Health Career Promotions Coordinator

 

 

Jesse Jenkins

Jesse Jenkins
Database and Reporting Specialist

 

 

Olugbenga Olokede

Olugbenga Olokede
Health Career Promotion and Outreach Coordinator

 

  

Wendy Florence

Wendy Bryan
TCORE Project Manager

 

 

Michelle Crump

Michelle Crump
Senior Office Assistant

 

 

 

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.

 

Derrick Ramsey

Derrick Ramsey
Director InHT

 

 

Frances Quintero

Frances Quintero
Unit Manager Frontiers in Telemedicine Lab

 

  

Kelly Munoz

Kelly Muñoz
Section Manager, TexLa TRC

 

 

Laura Lappe

Laura Lappe
Program Manager Telemedicine

 

 

Laura Rauwald

Laura Rauwald
Section Coordinator, TexLa TRC

 

   

Max Richards

Max Richards
Technology Manager

 

   

Yogis Mayooran

Yogis Mayooran
Financial Analyst II

 

 

Lisa Wynn

Lisa Wynn
Senior Office Assistant