Role/Title: Executive Director

Rhonda Strebel is our Executive Director and has been with the organization since the very beginning. She has a diverse educational background including degrees in exercise science, culinary arts, as well as an MBA in healthcare. Her “born to serve” self-proclaimed motto fuels her ambition and dedication to play an active role within local communities and organizations. Outside of work, her interests include gardening, hosting events for friends and family, as well as enjoying nature year round.


How long have you been with Rural Health Initiative?
From the very beginning, 2004

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Beautician or truck driver

What one food item do you absolutely refuse to eat?

What hidden talent/ability do you have that would surprise people?
I can imitate the Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz.

What is your favorite American city you have visited?

If someone gave you a goldfish as a pet, what would you name it?