Please click on the link to access  issues of HSRHA’s newsletter, inaugurated in December 2012.

HSRHA newsletter SUMMER 2014

HSRHA newsletter WINTER 2013

HSRHA newsletter – March 2013

HSRHA newsletter – December 2012

2017 Board Of Directors 

Executive Board

Anne Chipchase – Honolulu, O’ahu–Association President

Donna Kekoa – Ka’u, Hawaii, (KRHCAI)–Association Vice-President

Elizabeth Tam–Honolulu, O’ahu–Association Treasurer

Napualani Spock–Makawao, Maui–Association Secretary


Billy Akatagawa – Kaunakakai, Moloka’i

Fran Becker – Kauai (KRHA)

Carol Galper–Hilo, Hawai’i

Charmaine Higa-McMillan–Hilo, Hawai’i

Sheryl Keliipio – Lihu’e, Kauai

Jessie Marques–Ka’u, Hawai’i (HIRHA)

Jared Medeiros–Lana’i City, Lana’i

Hokulani Porter–Waipahu, O’ahu

Christopher Russell – Kailua Kona, Hawai’i

Annabelle Stone–Honolulu, O’ahu


Gregg Kishaba – (SORH/OPCRH)
Dileep G. Bal – (DOH)
Danette Wong Tomiyasu – (OPCRH)


Bianca Calio — Honolulu, O’ahu

2017 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

Third Wednesday Of Every Month At Noon Via Teleconference

Hawaii State Rural Health Association
The Hawaii State Rural Health Association is an organization whose purpose is to provide communications, education, and research opportunities related to rural health issues in Hawaii and to provide leadership in developing healthy rural communities. The Association was incorporated in 1998 and is an active member of the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and the NRHA State Association Council. Hawaii State Rural Health Association membership includes rural health practitioners, rural community residents and advocates, and members of local rural health associations statewide. The Hawaii Rural Health Association participates in national and local health initiatives, promotes health networks, provides grass-roots input into statewide health planning, and promotes development of new services for rural areas.

The Hawaii State Rural Health Association is dedicated to addressing rural health needs in Hawaii.  HSRHA actively pursues solutions to the unique issues that are associated with providing robust health services to Hawaii’s rural populations.

To advocate for rural health issues and promote communication, education and research of issues related to rural health.

To be the collaborative health leader for rural communities in Hawaii

HSRHA is organized for advocacy, communication, education, and research of issues related to rural health and will:

  1. Facilitate a continually improving health network responsive to the needs of people living in rural areas of Hawaii.
  2. Increase communication locally and nationally related to the health needs of rural communities in Hawaii.
  3. Facilitate collaboration between the rural health associations in the State of Hawaii.
  4. Educate the community on rural health issues.
  5. Ensure community participation in health and health care planning.
  6. Educate federal, state, county, and other community agencies, and institutions regarding health policy and allocation of resources.
  7. Provide a forum for exchange of information and ideas.
  8. Promote community based research to improve rural health outcomes.

Be an active participant in helping to shape the future of rural health in Hawaii !
You’re invited to join The Hawaii State Rural Health Association:

Membership Benefits:
Some of the benefits of being a member of HSRHA include a limited membership in the National Rural Health Association, free or reduced registration for HSRHA Events, being kept informed about rural health issues, attend HSRHA- sponsored workshops and training sessions, gaining the information necessary and opportunity to advocate for rural health programs with elected public officials, networking with others interested in rural health issues, linkages with other healthcare advocacy organizations, and being eligible to serve on the board of directors.

To join us, please email us at hsrhacoordinator@gmail.com for a membership application.