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Executive Director

Jonathan Dayton, MS, NREMT, CNE

Jonathan Dayton is a Western Maryland native and Resident living with his wife, Addison. Jonathan comes to the Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA) with an extensive background in healthcare delivery systems, value-based care models, rural community healthcare development, program development, and administration, rural under-served community enhancement, and non-profit marketing. He has previous experience with the MRHA serving on the Conference Committee for several years.

Before joining MRHA, Jonathan served as the Community Relations and Population Health Manager for Mountain Laurel Medical Center, a federally qualified health center located in Oakland, MD. Previously, Jonathan served on the Mountain Laurel Medical Center Board of Directors and worked at UPMC-Western Maryland in physical therapy.

Jonathan serves his community in various roles, including as a volunteer firefighter/EMT with the Potomac Volunteer Fire Company and Baltimore Pike Volunteer Fire Company. Jonathan brings legislative experience and formerly served two terms on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council.

In addition to his extensive volunteer work, Jonathan proudly serves on the Maryland Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council, State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness (Chapter 40, Acts of 2017), Health Equity Resource Community (HERC) Advisory Committee, and a Board Member At-Large for the Maryland Public Health Association.

Jonathan earned his Associate in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University, BS in Psychology Pre-Medicine from Frostburg State University, and M.S. in Management and Leadership from Western Governor’s University and currently attending Capella University pursuing his Doctorate in Public Health. He is a Maryland Licensed Emergency Medical Technician.

For more information about MRHA and how to become involved, please contact:

Jonathan Dayton, Executive Director
Maryland Rural Health Association
P.O. Box 3128 LaVale, MD 21504

Operations Manager & Conference Lead

Yvette Shockney


Maryland Rural Health Association

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