Toniann Richard

Toniann Richard

Board Chair

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

Our community-based programs include case management, counseling and assessment, health education, transportation, translation services, enrollment assistance, health and social care advocacy initiatives, access to primary care, and health IT.

HCC and its Community Health Centers serve all patients regardless of ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. Schedule a visit: 660.259.2440.

After more than a decade and nearly 50 new employees later, it’s safe to say that the Lexington, MO-based HCC Network is a major player in Lafayette County and in rural health care in this region.

The focus of HCC is to develop and implement programs that are responsive to documented health needs of county residents, with specific health status indicators as benchmarks of progress.

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