Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2021-2022

The Free Clinics’s Board of Directors represents healthcare professionals and community leaders from Henderson and Polk Counties. The Board provides leadership, critical visioning, and oversight for the organization. 

Jim Hall, PhD
Tanya Blackford, LCSW, MPA
Vice President
Crossnore School and Children's Home, Area Director; former Executive Director of Safelight
Anne Duffy
retired chief technologist/sonographer, UCSF Medical Center
Fred Baisden
Mayor of Saluda, NC
Bob Davidson
Past President
Retired executive, community volunteer
Matt Aldrich
Board Member
financial advisor, Edward Jones
Daniel Benavides
Board Member
outreach specialist, Blue Ridge Community Health Services
Josh Kennedy
Board Member
Polk County Consolidated Human Services Agency, Director
Rev. Alfredo M. Oviedo
Board Member
Pastor at Grace Lutheran Church
Ryan Owens, PharmD, BCPS
Board Member
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Wingate University
Roxanna Pepper
Board Member
Volunteer & Family Services Coordinator at Children and Family Resource Center
Ruth Ramirez
Board Member
Former TFC staff member, arent Outreach Coordinator at Henderson County Health Department
Becky Elston, RN
Board Member
Retired nurse
Amber Henson, MD
Board Member
Family physician, Pardee- Hendersonville Family Health Center
Steven Crane, MD
Volunteer Medical Director
WNC Family Medical Center, Physician