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Staff Spotlight: Associate Director Builds Rural Health Career Through Appalachian Roots

As a child, Heather Robinson didn’t consider her family poor while living in a trailer in rural Ohio. Robinson passed the summers in McArthur, Ohio, a tight-knit community of no more than 2,000 in Vinton County, reading on her grandparents’ front porch, walking to her grandfather’s store downtown, and taking piano lessons from grandmother who was a music teacher.


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