The Free Clinics – Staff

Judith Long
Executive Director
Oversight of all programs, funding, personnel, and finances
Jacquie Rose, RN
Clinical Services Director
Oversight of clinical staff and operations
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.
Kenesha Smith, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager
Oversees all pharmacy programs and services.
Cecily Timmons
Development and Communications
Oversight of development and communications strategies.
Helen Dowling
Development Officer
Fundraising and donor relations
Sarah Friedell
Community Relations Coordinator
Volunteer coordinator; event coordinator; marketing, website, and social media design & maintenance.
Ginny Groover, 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.
Phyllis Jackson
Eligibility Specialist
Leads patient eligibility process.
Hannah Parks, RN
Diabetes Case Manager
Leads diabetic program and eye and endocrine clinics. Provides clinical case management and patient education.
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, RN
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.
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.
Sonia Vera
Medical Receptionist
Oversees reception area, maintains/orders office supplies, works with the electronic medical record system, and supervises reception volunteers.
Reeda Ward, CPhT
Pharmacy Technician
Assists with pharmacy operations.