This is Us: Humans of Health Care

Throughout the United States, people give their time and talents to serve those in need in their communities.  In Free and Charitable Clinics, Charitable Pharmacies, state associations and NAFC partner organizations across the country, medical and non-medical staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide accessible, affordable health care to medically underserved people.

Over the next month, the NAFC will be highlighting our “Humans of Health Care” through blogs, social media posts, award announcements, news stories and more.  “This is Us: Humans of Health Care” is the theme of the upcoming NAFC 2018 Charitable Health Care Symposium being held this month, where 350+ people will join together to learn, share best practices and network with others throughout the charitable health care network.

The NAFC staff would like to kick off this month of celebrating our “Humans of Health Care” by saying a huge THANK YOU to all who volunteer their time to help shape our organization.  Thank you to the following members of the NAFC Board of Directors and our various working groups and committees.

2018 Board of Directors

  • Chair: Dr. Bobby Kapur – Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
  • Vice Chair: Stephanie Garris - Grace Medical Home, Orlando, FL
  • Treasurer: Shannon Watson – Naperville, IL
  • Secretary: Angie McLaughlin - Community Health Care Clinic, Normal, IL
  • Isi Ikharebha Green – Physicians Care Connection – Columbus, OH 
  • Johanna Henz – Lake County Free Clinic – Painesville, OH
  • Nancy Hudson - Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Inc., Charlotte, NC
  • Randy Jordan – North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics – Raleigh, NC
  • Larry Robins – PediPlace, Dallas, TX (Immediate Past Chair)
  • Maureen Tomoschuk – Community Volunteers in Medicine – West Chester, PA
  • Linda Wilkinson – Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics – Richmond, VA
  • Sheri Wood – Kansas City C.A.R.E. Clinic – Kansas City, MO

2018 Medication Access Working Group

  • Marisa Barnes, MMB Advantages, Washington, D.C.
  • Sid Bernstein, MedAssist, Charlotte, NC
  • Hillary Blackburn, Dispensary of Hope, Nashville, TN
  • Erin Briggs, Americares, Stamford, CT
  • Mike Espel, St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy, Cincinnati, OH
  • Suzie Foley, Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Greenville, SC
  • Lori Giang, MedAssist, Charlotte NC
  • Judy Haasis, CommunityHealth, Chicago, IL
  • Donney John, NOVA Scripts Central, Falls Church, VA
  • Lee Ann Kroon, TOMAGWA HeathCare Ministries, Houston, TX
  • Angie McLaughlin, Community Health Care Clinic, Normal, IL
  • Christopher F. Palombo, Dispensary of Hope, Nashville, TN
  • Mike Romagnoli, Community Health Care Clinic, Normal, IL
  • Sharon Sherlock, Reach Out Montgomery County, Dayton, OH
  • Ruth Smarinsky, Direct Relief, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Mylla Wickwire, Open Arms Clinic, Oklahoma City, OK

2018 Membership Working Group

  • Barbara Baptista, Barnabas Health Services, Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Fred Bauermeister, Free Clinic of Simi Valley, Simi Valley, CA
  • Ana Karina Burton, Wisconsin Free and Charitable Clinic Association, Madison, WI
  • Maureen Hartin, Volunteers in Medicine - San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Avonte Jackson, Grace Clinic, Kennewick, WA
  • Jameye Martin, Manna Ministry, Picayune, MS
  • Tammy Stafford, St. Martin's Healthcare, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Shannon Watson, Naperville, IL
  • Cheryl White, Centre Volunteers in Medicine, State College, PA
  • Patsy Whitney, St. Lukes Medical Clinic, Spartanburg, SC

2018 Public Policy Committee

  • Ellen Beck, UCSD, San Diego, CA
  • Adam Bradley, Luke’s House, New Orleans, LA
  • Caitlin R. Denney, Prince William Area Free Clinic, Woodbridge, VA
  • Rosalie Danchanko, Johnstown Free Medical Clinic, Johnstown, PA
  • Suzie Foley, Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Greenville, SC
  • Stephanie Garris, Grace Medical Home, Orlando, FL
  • Karen Gottleib, Americares, Stamford, CT
  • Isi Ikharebha Green, Physicians CareConnection, Columbus, OH
  • Judy Haasis, CommunityHealth, Chicago, IL
  • Jody Hopkins, Texas Association of Charitable Clinics, Austin, TX
  • Randy Jordan, North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, Raleigh, NC
  • Linda Judah, Social Welfare Board, St. Joseph, MO
  • Terry Ladwig, Wisconsin Free and Charitable Clinic Association, Madison, WI
  • Angie McLaughlin, Community Health Care Clinic, Normal, IL
  • Deborah Miller, Ohio Association of Free Clinics, Columbus, OH
  • Larry Robins, PediPlace, Dallas, TX
  • Maureen Tomoschuk, Community Volunteers in Medicine, West Chester, PA
  • Kathryn Zapach, Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, Richmond, VA

2018 Symposium Working Group

  • Adam Bradley, Luke’s House, New Orleans, LA
  • Elizabeth Crowley, Volunteers in Medicine of South Jersey, Cape May Court House, NJ
  • Rebecca Edgeworth, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nancy Green, Clinic with A Heart, Lincoln, NE
  • Maureen Hartin, Volunteers in Medicine - San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Lauren Rahe, Ubi Caritas Health Ministries, Beaumont, Texas
  • Larry Robins, PediPlace, Dallas, TX
  • Patsy Whitney, St. Lukes Medical Clinic, Spartanburg, SC

2018 State Representatives Council

  • Josh Campbell, Idaho Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
  • Nick Duran, Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
  • Monika Fischer-Massie, Arkansas Association of Charitable Clinics
  • Wendy Grey, Free Clinics of Iowa
  • Jeff Graham, West Virginia Association of Free Clinics
  • Ann Heler, Free Clinics of Michigan
  • Jody Hopkins, Texas Association of Charitable Clinics
  • Randy Jordan, North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
  • Linda Judah, Social Welfare Board, St. Joseph, MO
  • Mary Kiger, Tennessee Charitable Care Network
  • Christine Lindquist, Washington Healthcare Access Alliance
  • Donna Looper, Georgia Charitable Care Network
  • Melissa Maguire, Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
  • Steve Maier, Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured
  • Jameye Martin, Manna Ministry, Picayune, MS
  • Deborah Miller, Ohio Association of Free Clinics
  • Virginia Ann Mullikin, South Carolina Free Clinic Association
  • Teresa Myers, Oklahoma Charitable Clinic Association
  • Mae O’Brien, Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania
  • M. Jean Serafy, California Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
  • Dennis Skrajewski, Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
  • Tammy Stafford, St. Martin's Healthcare, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Linda Wilkinson, Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics