​About Toniann:

Toniann Richard, CEO of HCC Network, leads a Rural Health Network supported by diverse funders and partners. With a background in leadership at the American Cancer Society and YMCA, Toniann is an accomplished grant fundraiser and growth innovator. Since 2008, she and her team have secured millions in grant funding, driving programs that break down access barriers for the underserved.

Beginning in 2007 with a solo staff, HCC Network has grown to over 100 team members under Toniann’s leadership, expanding its economic footprint in rural Missouri. Raised on a Hereford cattle farm in Central Kansas, Toniann’s roots drive her commitment to rural health. A strong advocate for women in leadership, she mentors new leaders and channels her passion for serving those in need.

As the CEO of HCC Network, Toniann is a catalyst for change, leading one of the few rural health networks operating multiple Federally Qualified Health Centers. Her collaborative approach aims to develop effective service delivery models for vulnerable populations, believing in the power of diverse opinions for collective decision-making.

With over 25 years in nonprofit and extensive experience in enhancing rural communities’ quality of life, Toniann is fully dedicated to improving access to care and healthcare delivery for underserved populations. 

Affiliations and Accomplishments:

Burrell Behavioral Health Board of Directors Member
Comprehensive Mental Health Board of Directors
Lafayette County Housing Authority – Past Board Member and Officer
Missouri Health Plus Board Member
Missouri Primary Care Association Board Member and former Officer
Missouri Rural Health Association – Past Board Member and Officer
National Cooperative of Health Networks – Past Board Member and Officer
National Rural Health Association – Board Member, Officer and former FQHC Chair
National Rural Health Congress – Member and former FQHC Chair
NRHA/FORHP Primary Care Issues Group
NRHA/FORHP Rural Behavioral Health and Substance Use Policy Issues Group
NRHA/FORHP Rural Health Philanthropy Partnership
Ntrinsx Trainer
Oak Grove Chamber – Past Board Member and Officer
Propel Women Facilitator
RHIhub Rural Health Leadership and Management Advisory Board Member
2011 Center for Creative Leadership – Leadership Fundamentals
2014 KU Community Health Center Executive Fellowship – Graduate