Melissent Zumwalt is the Administrative Director for the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) at Oregon Health & Science University. ORPRN seeks to improve health outcomes for all Oregonians through community engagement, facilitation, and collaborative research. Melissent has served as a professional administrator, managing finances, staffing and operations, and leading teams and strategic planning, since 2008. Having grown up in a rural community, Melissent appreciates the opportunity to utilize her skills in support of rural communities. She is an avid traveler, and enjoys dancing, writing, and practicing yoga.