Toniann Richard is Chief Executive Officer of the Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri, a Rural Health Network supported by multiple funders, partners, and investments.
Multimillion Grant Fundraiser and Growth Innovator
Richard has raised millions in grant funding since 2008 — funds that continue to be directed toward programs that bridge access gaps for the underserved. Since 2007, she has grown her staff from 2 FTE to nearly 100 FTE.
A Passion to Serve
Richard is no stranger to rural living. She was raised in central Kansas on a Hereford farm where her father and brother still raise cattle. A family of entrepreneurs, Richard’s mother has owned a beauty salon since the early 1980s and her brother owns a meat packing company and farm. An active member of her church and a strong proponent for women in leadership, Richard’s dedication to rural health stems from her overall passion for serving those in need. This passion has been a catalyst for her leadership as CEO of HCC, one of the few health care networks in the country that operates multiple Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
A Collaborative Approach
Richard’s career goals for the organization are to successfully develop a sustainable Rural Health Network for providers. She is working with HCC’s Network to develop highly effective service delivery models for vulnerable populations. Richard firmly believes organizations are more successful when they partner with others.
Fully Vested in Rural Health Care
Richard has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit, and as many years of experience working with community networks. Over the years, her expertise has been instrumental in successfully implementing and launching programs that improve access to care and health care delivery to underserved populations.
Community Service: A Family Affair
Richard’s husband, Pat, is head football coach and weights program leader at Oak Grove High School. Their high school daughter, Grace, is very active in cheerleading. They reside in rural Missouri and take a lead role in their local community when possible.
Affiliations and Accomplishments
2011 Center for Creative Leadership – Leadership Fundamentals Graduate
2014 KU Community Health Center Executive Fellowship
National Rural Health Congress – FQHC Chair
National Rural Health Association – FQHC Chair
Comprehensive Mental Health Services – Board Member
Missouri Health Plus – Board Member
Missouri Hospital Association – Rural Health Learning and Action Network Member
University of Central Missouri Health Studies Program – Advisory Board Member
Missouri Primary Care Association – Board Chair
RHIHub – Advisory Board Member
Lafayette County Housing Authority – President
Show Me School Based Health Alliance – Past Board Member
Missouri Rural Health Association – Past President
National Cooperative of Health Networks – Past Board Member and Officer