Sinclair Health Clinic Appoints New Executive Director
Winchester, VA: Following a nationwide search, the Board of Directors of the Sinclair Health Clinic (SHC) recently voted to appoint Dr. Brandon T. Jennings as the new Executive Director of the clinic. Dr. Jennings will assume the position on October 30, 2017 and will succeed the former Executive Director, Stefan Lawson, who resigned in July to accept a health care position in Uganda. Past Board Chair Kathy Tagnesi is serving as Interim Executive Director.
“I am so excited to work with the amazing team at the Sinclair Health Clinic. I want to thank the Board of Directors and staff for their confidence in selecting me for this position” stated Dr. Jennings. “I am looking forward to supporting each member of the team so that we all can continue to grow the patient care services and outreach in our community.”
Dr. Jennings completed his undergraduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia Campus. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy and, through the university, serves as a Clinical Pharmacist at SHC. From 2007-2015, Dr. Jennings was employed as an Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy and Clinical Coordinator-Clinical Pharmacist for University of Utah Health Care. He has previously served as a volunteer Relief or Clinical Pharmacist for three clinic programs in Salt Lake City as well as for the Free Medical Clinic in Winchester. Dr. Jennings resides in Winchester with his wife and two children.
“The Board is extremely pleased that Dr. Jennings will be serving as Executive Director of the Sinclair Health Clinic”, reported Board Chairman, Libba Pendleton. “In addition to our Board members, he has the support of our staff who have had the opportunity to work and interact with him for the past two years. Dr. Jennings is an accomplished and dedicated professional who has demonstrated a commitment to our clinic’s mission. We are convinced that he will move us forward in our efforts to meet the challenge that is facing communities all across the nation: providing quality health care for individuals and families in need.”
For over three decades, the clinic, formerly known as the Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley, has delivered low cost, community-based health services to local individuals in need. In September of this year, the clinic announced that the Board of Directors had voted to change the organization’s name to the Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic, doing business as Sinclair Health Clinic. The change was made to honor one of the clinic’s founders and its long time Medical Director, Dr. Terry Sinclair. In recent years, the clinic has added drug testing services, intensive community-based case management services and an outreach program to identify potential patients before they become chronically ill. The clinic has also expanded its pharmacy services for its patients and has opened the pharmacy to the public. Through Dr. Jennings’ stewardship, it is expected that the SHC will continue to expand its services in an effort to meet the needs of the community.