About Us

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Northeast Missouri Area Health Education Center, Inc.!

Our Vision
To be the regional leader in developing a highly competent and diverse healthcare workforce for underserved populations in Northeast Missouri.

Our Mission
To enhance access to quality healthcare, particularly primary and preventative care, by growing and supporting Missouri’s healthcare workforce. 


Specific goals include:

  • Promoting healthcare careers to youth;
  • Identifying and supporting existing and potential health professionals;
  • Promoting high-quality clinical education for health professions students; and
  • Partnering with state agencies and other organizations to promote overall improvement in community health status.

The mission and goals of NEMO AHEC are a blending of federal, state, and local needs. As a member of the National AHEC Organization, NEMO AHEC networks with regional centers and statewide program offices from 45 other states. Further, the NEMO AHEC Executive Director serves on the Missouri AHEC Operating Board — an oversight and advisory committee impacting all ten of the partner entities. 


Our Origins
NEMO AHEC was established in Macon, Missouri in 1989 in order to help reverse the decline in health care services, access, and opportunities for rural Missourians. The effort was led by the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine as a result of funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resource Service Administration. Soon thereafter, a community board of governors was formed and the agency became incorporated as a public, non-profit entity.


Our Leadership
As a public corporation, NEMO AHEC is governed by a community board of directors. We attempt to recruit board members who are passionate about rural health issues and who are connected to school districts, health care providers, economic development, local government, or industry. Our by-laws require board representations from throughout our 21-county service area as well as a blending of professional experiences. Positions are three-year appointments with the approval of the existing membership, and require a conflict of interest waiver. If you are interested in applying for a Board position, please contact Robin Dawson, Executive Director for more details. 

Northeast Missouri AHEC, Inc. Board of Directors

President – Tanya Taylor, BS (Ralls County)

Secretary – Jennifer Chinn, MBA, BSN, RN (Macon County)

Treasurer – Scott Jarvis (Adair County)

Lori Moots-Clair, BSN, RN (Knox County)

Vince Winn, MA, LPC, CRAADC, LNHA (Adair County)

Jeremy Randall (Adair County)

Ex-officio members:

Hong Chartrand, ATSU KCOM AHEC Program Director