Tim Rine is the executive director of the North Coast Clinics Network (NCCN), a consortium of community health centers that support vulnerable and underserved residents in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Under Rine’s leadership, NCCN became a recognized leader in California for its regional coordination of quality rural health care.
Rine has secured more than $12 million in funding to help improve health care access and outcomes in the region. Rine facilitated a County Organized Health System model for managed care—a move that brought in millions of new health care dollars in the community. Rine says HSU fostered his commitment to serving the community’s vulnerable population through the healthcare system. “My experience at Humboldt State University was instrumental in laying the foundation for exploring an early career in rural health care and social justice.”