BIFMC Welcomes New Board Members February 16, 2018

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic recently inducted five new members from the community to serve on the Board of Directors. New additions to the Board include David Dunlap, former CEO of Roper St. Francis Healthcare; Michael Blanton, Product Marketing Leader at Blackbaud; Margaret Macauley, former Educator and Volunteer; Sherry Mason, former Financial Officer at Mason & Associates; and ex officio appointment, Cynthia Cronk, former Human Resources Director at University of California, Santa Barbara.

David Dunlap has been a health care executive for over 45 years. He was appointed President and CEO of Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) in Charleston, SC in 2003, and served until his retirement in January 2017. Prior to assuming his duties in Charleston, SC, he served as President and CEO of Memorial Medical Center, which includes Baptist Hospital and Mercy Hospitals in New Orleans.

Michael Blanton has served as the Product Marketing Leader at Blackbaud, leading nonprofit cloud management software organization, since 2012. Blanton has over 17 years experience in healthcare corporate finance and strategy analysis; he served previously as a board member for United Way of Cobb County, GA.

Margaret Macauley has taught and counseled students across the the southeast for over 36 years and has held various leadership positions for local schools and churches.

Sherry Mason has served as an educator and more recently as a financial officer for executive search firm, Mason & Associates.

Cynthia Cronk served as the Human Resources Director at University of California, Santa Barbara, and also serves as the Human Resources Manager for the clinic as a volunteer. You can read more about Cronk’s work in a recent Volunteer Spotlight.

A complete list of Clinic Board of Directors can be found here.

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic currently serves over 350 low income, uninsured patients per month who live or work on Johns, James, or Wadmalaw Island. BIFMC currently plans to expand its patient base upon the opening of a large, 7-exam room facility behind the current clinic location in March 2018. The Clinic estimates that the new facility will better position the Clinic to accommodate more than 600 individuals per month.

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic provides medical care to eligible patients, just like any family practitioner or internist – but it is free. We serve uninsured adults living at or below 200 % of the Federal poverty level who live or work on Johns, Wadmalaw or James Islands. You can follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

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