The Free Clinics – Staff

Judith Long
Executive Director
Oversight of all programs, funding, personnel, and finances
Cassie Ashworth
Assistant Director
Oversight of all financial dimensions of the organization as well as human resources. Oversees community health programs and non-clinical staff.
Jacquie Rose, RN
Clinical Services Director
Oversight of all clinical programs, including various clinics, community case management program, and pharmacy
Cecily Timmons
Development and Communications Director
Oversight of fundraising and donor relations; coordinates all organization communications.
Kenesha Smith, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager
Oversees all pharmacy programs and services.
Linda Drake, RN
Community Case Manager
Leads medical clinic and community care management program. Provides clinical case management for patients of medical clinic as well as referrals from healthcare partners through the community case management program.
Sarah Friedell
Community Relations Assistant
Volunteer coordinator; maintains organization's website and social media; assists Development and Communications Director.
Phyllis Jackson
Eligibility Specialist
Leads patient eligibility process.
Mary Patrick
Administrative Assistant
Assists management team with administrative support especially with fundraising and publicity, and maintenance of donor database.
Ruth Ramirez-Tafolla
HealthWays Coordinator
Leads community health education program.
Julie Sabin, RN
Bridges to Health Case Manager
Leads innovative Bridges to Health Program for most vulnerable patients. Provides intensive, clinical case management.
Pat Sandahl
Medi-Find Coordinator
Leads Prescription Assistance Program enabling access to free medications through pharmaceutical companies.
Kerri Sanders
Phoenix Project Case Manager
Leads the innovative Phoenix Project using a trauma-informed and resiliency-focused approach. Provides intensive clinical case management and coordinates care to promote comprehensive, integrated health for vulnerable populations in the community.
Pat Sells, RN
Diabetes Case Manager
Leads diabetic program and eye and endocrine clinics. Provides clinical case management and patient education.
Jada Scruggs, CCMA
Polk Case Manager
Leads all services for Polk County residents. Provides clinical case management.
Emily Shock
Patient Health Advocate
Assists vulnerable patients in addressing barriers to health such as food, transportation, and housing. Engages patients as advocates in their own goals, health, and fullness of living.
Elizabeth Starling, RN
Bridges to Health Case Manager
Co-leads innovative Bridges to Health Program for most vulnerable patients. Provides intensive, clinical case management.
Suzan Stewart, RN
Psychiatric Case Manager
Leads psychiatric clinic and counseling program. Provides clinical case management for psychiatric patients. Provides mental health care navigation.
Reeda Ward
CPhT, Pharmacy Technician
Assists with pharmacy operations.