Free Medical Clinic Recruits New Board Members

Winchester, Virginia – September 28, 2016 – The Board of the Free Medical Clinic of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (FMCNSV) has rotated a number of board members due to expired term limits providing an opportunity for members of the community to input into the Free Medical Clinic over the next three years.

The first rotation took place in March 2016 and the second rotation took place in August 2016. The FMCNSV has a 15-person Board of Directors that can serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms of three years.

The Board of Directors represent a diverse range of individuals from the Winchester community that bring expertise and skills to enhance the mission of the FMCNSV.

“Choosing Board Members was challenging” said Libba Pendleton, Vice-Chair and Chair of the Board Development Committee. “We had a large amount of interest from community members and a limited number of spaces available.”

“We appreciate the hard work of the outgoing board members” said Kathy Tagnesi, Chair of the Board of Directors, “They have sacrificed a lot to ensure that the Free Medical Clinic has remained a key player in the healthcare landscape of this town.”

Stefan Lawson, FMCNSV Executive Director said, “I believe this board will help further strengthen the mission of the Free Clinic. I am really excited to work closely with them over the coming months and years.”

The Free Medical Clinic has been providing medical care to the uninsured and low-income families in the City of Winchester, Frederick County, and Clarke County for 30 years. In 2015, the number of patients seen at the FMC increased by 10%, and 2016 is on track to double the number of patients seen as services expand to reach more vulnerable community members. People interested in accessing services at the Free Medical Clinic can call 540.536.1680.