The award is bestowed to individuals who have significantly assisted her and the association through the year.
Moats is president and chief executive officer for Ocoee Regional Health Corporation in southeast Tennessee.
Ocoee Regional Health Corporation is a HRSA-funded organization of six community health centers serving the rural areas around Chattanooga.
Moats has served as CEO since 1991, expanding primary health care services from two federally qualified health centers to a total of six. A member of the Tennessee Primary Care Association, he served as President in 1999 and has been active on the Legislative Committee and Executive Committee.
He holds membership in the National Association of Community Health Centers, National Rural Health Association, and Tennessee Rural Partnership.
Moats is a past president and has been a member of the Rural Health Association of Tennessee since it began in 1995 serving on the Membership and Conference Committees.
He has been on the board of directors since 2009. Moats is married to Louetta Geren Moats and they have one daughter Chandler. They reside in Benton, in Polk County.
Moats stated, “I am pleased to work alongside so many dedicated people whose passion it is to expand healthcare coverage in all the rural areas of Tennessee.”
The Rural Health Association of Tennessee is a nonprofit organization of over 800 members whose mission is to improve the health of rural Tennesseans through advocacy, communication, education, and legislation.