Mike Shimmens, Executive Director
Tel: 1-800-787-2512 

Mike Shimmens has over 20 years of experience in the recruitment of health care professionals through various organizations and roles.  He has served as the Executive Director of 3RNet (National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network) since 2012. In this role he works with a nine-member Board of Directors and a staff of three to assist 54 non-profit and governmental member organizations in the recruitment and retention of quality health care professionals in rural and underserved areas of our country.

Prior to coming to this position, Mike worked for six years at the Missouri Primary Care Association as Director of Recruitment and Workforce Development.  There he assisted 21 Community Health Centers and other Missouri hospitals and clinics in their health professional recruitment efforts through the Missouri Health Professional Placement Service.

Mike's first recruitment position in health care was as Director of Medical Staff Development at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. He served in this role for nine years and recruited for all physician specialties and advanced practice nurses at this 167 bed hospital and affiliated clinics.

Mark Barclay, Director of Member Services
Tel: 1-800-787-2512

Mark Barclay is the Director of Member Services for 3RNet, the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network. In this role, Mark serves as the primary support contact for 54 3RNet members, and the over 5,000 rural and underserved facilities across the country that utilize 3RNet. Prior to working for 3RNet, Barclay recruited for 36 Critical Access Hospitals and 4 FQHCs as the Workforce Specialist at the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Barclay also helped establish TruServe, a web-based tracking system used by State Offices of Rural Health and Primary Care Offices nationwide. In 2013, Barclay gained certification as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters, their highest recognition. Mark has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of North Dakota.

Kristine Morin, Director of Communications and Marketing
Tel: 1-800-787-2512

Kristine Morin is the Director of Communication and Marketing for 3RNet, the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network. Kristine leads the development and production of all organizational communications, coordinates and implements all marketing efforts in collaboration with her 3RNet colleagues and members, and oversees the activities of the 3RNet Marketing Committee.
Prior to joining 3RNet, Kristine worked for a public relations firm in Las Vegas, Nevada where she coordinated marketing efforts for clients varying from local firefighters to international artists. She also worked as the Communication Coordinator for the North Dakota Center for Rural Health, where she led the communication efforts for many grant programs.
Kristine has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in communication, both from the University of North Dakota. She works from her home in Henderson, Nevada, and was born and raised in rural North Dakota.
Michelle Varcho, Director of Education Outreach and Operations
Tel: 1-800-787-2512

​Michelle Varcho is the Director of Education Outreach for 3RNet. In this role, Michelle coordinates education-related activities for 3RNet members and rural facilities across the country including trainings using 3RNet’s educational tools such as the Recruiting for Retention manual, a rural-focused plan and guidebook focused on finding and keeping providers in rural areas.
Prior to joining 3RNet, Michelle was a Human Resources Director for a Federally Qualified Health Center in Jefferson City, Missouri, where she help them grow from five employees in one location to one hundred and ten employees in four locations, serving over 13 counties. The services provided included Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Pain Management, Behavioral Health, Dental and Nutrition counseling.  In this role she created and implemented strategies and best practices to overcome the unique barriers to recruiting and retaining providers in the rural health care arena.

Michelle has over twenty years of experience in health-care related human resources both at the local and national level. She has an MBA from Williams Woods University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia College. She holds a Sr. Professional Human Resources certification since 2003.
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