PediPlace President and CEO, Larry Robins was elected national board chairman of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC).
“This year is an important one for each of our clinics, our volunteers, our patients and for the NAFC,” Robins said. “I am continually made aware of the many challenges and opportunities facing our clinics, our patients and our organization while working towards our collective goal of always striving to do so much to help so many. I look forward to celebrating our successes as well as continuing our important work to help build a healthy America, one person at a time.”
In 2001, a group of free clinic leaders recognized that the uninsured and the clinics who serve those patients needed a national voice and organization to tell the story of those with limited to no access to health care throughout the country. The NAFC continues to work every day to ensure that member clinics, staff and volunteers have the tools needed to provide the medically underserved with access to affordable quality healthcare.
“Larry is the driving force behind the expansion and growth of PediPlace in our local community,” said Melissa DeWitt, PediPlace board chairwoman. “I am very excited that Larry continues to impact North Texas children through PediPlace and for the impact that he will now have on a national level and the opportunity to further make a difference in the lives of people in need.”