Toniann Richard is CEO of the Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri. With help from her staff, executive board and partners, HCC is one of the country’s foremost rural health networks. The nonprofit also owns and operates four federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in Buckner, Carrollton, Concordia and Waverly. HCC and its Live Well Community Health Centers are supported by multiple state and federal funds, regional foundations, various partners and investments. Toniann, who began her journey at HCC in 2007, has raised close to $20 million in grant funding that directly fuels programs that close access barriers to care for the underserved. In less than a decade, Toniann has managed to grow her staff from 2 FTEs to almost 100 FTEs. Toniann, her husband Pat and daughter Grace reside in Oak Grove, Mo.