Mr. Alan Morgan MPA

National Rural Health Association
Platinum Most Valuable Member

Contact Details

National Rural Health Association


Alan Morgan serves as Chief Executive Officer for the National Rural Health Association. He has more than 22 years experience in health policy development at the state and federal level. He served as staff for former US Congressman Dick Nichols and former Kansas Governor Mike Hayden. Additionally, his experience includes tenures with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and with the Heart Rhythm Society where he established a Washington, DC based government affairs office. Prior to joining NRHA, he served as a federal lobbyist for VHA Inc.

Mr. Morgan’s health policy articles have been published in: The Journal of Rural Health, The Journal of Cardiovascular Management, The Journal of Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology Review, and in Laboratory Medicine. He also served as a co-author for the 6th edition of “Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care.”

He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Kansas, and a master's degree in public administration from George Mason University. In 2011, he was selected by readers of Modern Healthcare Magazine as being among the top 100 most influential people in healthcare.


George Mason University
Virginia, United States
MPA, 1998
Public Administration
1992 To 1998

University of Kansas
BS, 1990
1986 To 1990

Job History

National Rural Health Association
Washington, DC, United States
January 2001 - present

VHA Inc.
Manager, Government Affairs
October 1998 - January 2001

The Heart Rhythm Society
Manager, Government Affairs
June 1995 - October 1998

American Society for Clinical Pathology
Manager, Congressional and Regulatory Affairs
July 1992 - June 1995

Congressman Dick Nichols
Legislative Assistant
January 1991 - July 1992

Kansas Governor Mike Hayden
Deputy Press Secretary
January 1990 - January 1991