North Dakota Area Heath Education Center (AHEC) Program Office

The AHEC Program Office, located within the Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences exists to provide support and overall direction and coordination of the statewide AHEC program.

North Dakota AHEC Program Office Staff

Lynette DicksonLynette Dickson, MS, LRD
Principal Investigator, North Dakota AHEC
Tel: (701) 777-6049

Lynette Dickson is an associate director of Community Outreach and Engagement, at the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota (UND), School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, North Dakota. She has been with the Center since February 2003.

Dickson directs the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) grant program, Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility program, Small Hospital Improvement Program which are sponsored by the Health Resource Services and Administration (HRSA) Office of Rural Health Policy. In her position she also directs the outreach to North Dakota healthcare providers for the partnership with the Regional Extension and Assistance Center for HIT, serving North Dakota and Minnesota, funded by the federal DHHS, Office of the National Coordinator for HIT. She is currently appointed, by the Governor, to the North Dakota Health Information Technology Advisory Committee and serves as vice-chair; as well as the North Dakota EMS Advisory Committee.

Tracy EvansonTracy Evanson, PhD, PHCNS-BC
Associate Director, North Dakota AHEC
Tel: (701) 777-4559

Dr. Evanson in an associate professor in the Family & Community Nursing department at the University of North Dakota (UND) College of Nursing. She has been with UND since 2003.

Michelle GrabaMichelle Graba
Administrative Assistant, North Dakota AHEC
Tel: (701) 777-3294

Michelle Graba is the Administrative Assistant to the Director for the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Michelle joined the Center for Rural Health in 1991.