Board of Directors

tRESSIE gILMORE (President)

Tressie currently works in healthcare administration. She previously served as a board member for ONH as well as the Executive Director. 

Karla Myers (board member)

Karla recently retired from healthcare quality and administration. She previously served as the President and a board member for ONH as well as the Executive Director. Karla is an active community advocate.

Amanda Gittlein (Board member)  

Amanda Gittlein has been in the healthcare marketing industry for 7 years and currently works in healthcare administration.  Amanda is an active community advocate and serves on multiple boards that support her community.​

Jacqueline Powell (board member) 

Jacqueline is a nurse with over 15 years experience in healthcare. She currently works in healthcare administration and is active in the communities that her healthcare facilities service in Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri.

Casey Stanley  (board member)

Casey has been in healthcare for 20 years and currently works as an Assistant Clinic Administrator for 10 Rural Health Clinics in Missouri. She is active in the community and is proud to serve on the ONH board.

kATHRYN rYAN (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ozarks new hope)

Our Mission & Vision


Interested in partnering with Ozarks New Hope? We welcome written requests at any time. Submit your request to for:

  • Grant partnership
  • Grant writing assistance
  • Employee assistance program coordination
  • Contract services
  • Workforce development training
  • A new community health program   

About Ozarks New Hope

Ozarks New Hope, est. 2015, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving healthcare facilities, their work forces and patients in and around the Ozark region. Our mission is to provide integrated, patient-centered health services designed to meet the needs of all patients, principally those who experience barriers to accessing care, regardless of their ability to pay. Ozarks New Hope’s service area includes a number of counties throughout southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.

In furtherance of the foregoing mission, Ozarks New Hope has adopted the following purposes:

  • To promote and conserve the health of the public; to support and aid caregivers and providers of healthcare services; to employ and contract with physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers; to establish and maintain healthcare services including but not limited to hospitals, clinics, medical equipment suppliers; and for related health, scientific, educational and charitable purposes. Some examples include: 

Grant Writing and Funding Application Assistance
Helping with coordination of Workforce Assistance Programs
Providing Direct Funding for needs that support our Mission
Helping with Supply, Equipment, or Software Acquisition
Providing resources for Workforce Development Training
Partnering to Increase Access to Resources provided by other community organizations

Creating Health-Related Programs in your community​

  • To do any and all things permitted nonprofit corporations by applicable law and regulation; provided, however, that the Corporation shall not adopt any purpose nor carry on any activity not permitted to organizations exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3).
  • To receive and administer funds for health scientific, educational and charitable purposes, and to that end to take and hold, by bequest, devise, gifts, purchase, or lease, either absolutely or in trust for said objects and purposes or any of them, any property, real, personal and mixed, without limitation as to the amount or value, except such limitations, if any, as may be imposed by law; to sell, convey, and dispose of any such property and to invest and reinvest the principal thereof, and to deal with and expend the income therefrom for any of the before mentioned purposes, without limitation, except such limitations, if any as may be contained in the instrument under which such property is received; to receive any property, real, personal or mixed, in trust, under the terms of a will, deed of trust, or other trust instrument for the foregoing purposes or any of them (but for no other purposes), and in administering the same to carry out the directions and exercise the powers contained in the trust instrument under which the property is received, including the expenditure of the principal, if authorized or directed in the trust instrument, to receive, take title to, hold and use the proceeds and income of stocks, bonds, obligations or other securities of any corporation or corporations, domestic or foreign, but only for the foregoing purposes, or some of them.

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Support Your Community's Health 

At Ozarks New Hope Inc. we are working to create hope and the opportunity for a better world.

But we can only do it with your help. Join with us in our mission and donate now.