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Diana Campanella Schow, PhD, MA, MHE

Idaho AHEC Program Office Director

Office: Nursing Building Room 334

(208) 282-3722


For more than 30 years, Dr. Schow has engaged in a combination of direct services, administration, teaching/training, and qualitative, community-based research for social service and public health programs. Her focus areas include domestic violence prevention, child abuse prevention, women’s health, migrant health, and physical activity promotion. Her work has regularly involved building and maintaining partnerships between social services, public health, and clinical practitioners. This approach has resulted in the implementation of clinic-based, multi-disciplinary learning experiences for Spanish-speaking health promoters and domestic violence/sexual assault advocates. These connections resulted in improving access to healthcare for community members. She was born and raised in the Rocky Mountain west and has worked in Idaho, Montana, Peru, and several European countries.

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Rylee O'Neill, MPA

Idaho AHEC Associate Director

Office: Nursing Building Room 311



Rylee O'Neill, a sixth-generation Idahoan, embodies a deep-rooted passion for her state and its pioneering spirit. With a health profession career spanning over two decades, she has dedicated herself to serving Idaho's healthcare landscape. In 2020, she assumed the role of Associate Director at the Idaho AHEC Program Office after previously serving as the Southeast Idaho Director. Ms. O'Neill is a proud Bengal, having earned both her Bachelor of Social Work and Master's in Public Administration from Idaho State University. Her journey into healthcare began as a Medical Social Worker, where she gained invaluable experience in hospice, long-term care, oncology, and hospital settings before transitioning to her pivotal role within AHEC. Throughout her career, she has championed interprofessional practice and rural healthcare, driven by a profound commitment to improving access to quality healthcare services across Idaho's diverse communities.

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Gina Clarkson

Idaho AHEC Program Evaluator, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Office: Nursing Building Room 313

(208) 282-3829


Dr. Gina Clarkson is the newly appointed AHEC Program Evaluator. In addition, Dr. Clarkson is also the Interim Associate Dean and Direct of the School of Nursing at Idaho State University. Dr. Clarkson is an Associate Professor with tenure in the School of Nursing, teaching in the PhD program. Her main research area of interest is parenting of infants (and challenges of parenting, such as parental substance abuse and infant health issues). She is particularly interested in helping parents of infants who were sick as newborns, such as those who were in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. In addition to being faculty in the School of Nursing, Dr. Clarkson is a practicing Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and a veteran of the U.S Air Force, having separated as a Captain in the Nurse Corps.

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Joseph Chacon

Career Path Intern

(208) 282-2116


Joseph is an accomplished person. He is a Career Path Intern at the Idaho AHEC Program Office and a Master of Public Health student at Idaho State University. He is passionate about community-based health efforts and is currently conducting his program project on building up health related relationships between healthcare professionals and underserved populations. Joseph intends to pursue a Doctor of Public Health degree in the future. He enjoys practicing martial arts, creating music, learning about his ancestral roots, and furthering his knowledge on interconnected topics. It's inspiring to see someone so dedicated to improving the world.

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Juanita Triana

AHEC Volunteer

(208) 282-2116

Juanita one of our Idaho AHEC volunteers. She has a Master of Public Health and a Certificate of Rural Health from ISU. As a physician in Colombia, with experience in working with rural population, she has develop an interest in researching about health determinants in immigrant population. 

Advisory Board

To learn more about our board, please contact Rylee O'Neill at 208-282-2116 or email: idahoahec@isu.edu