Board Orientation

Since 1971, Lake County Free Clinic (LCFC) has operated under one mission: to address the unmet health care needs of the residents of our community through the provision of quality medical and dental care. LCFC is the only free clinic in a 3.5-county radius for those who are uninsured, underinsured or otherwise unable to access needed care. LCFC volunteer and staff providers offer treatment visits, laboratories, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, education and support to individuals and families looking to improve their immediate and long-term medical and dental needs. As a result of this care, patients have seen their lives improved and saved; those receiving care have the ability to be productive members of their families and their communities.


  • Welcome to LCFC!

  • Introducing LCFC

    Our Mission
    Lake County Free Clinic exists to address the unmet healthcare needs of the residents of our community through the provision of quality medical and dental care.

    Our Vision
    An engaged community in which health care needs are met with high quality care while maximizing community resources.

    Our History
    In 1971, LCFC’s behavioral health specialists worked with young adults battling substance use and addiction. They noticed a disturbing trend – many of patients’ family members were struggling with their own health. They began to recruit medical professionals who would volunteer their expertise to help the parents and siblings of their behavioral health patients. Soon, the medical arm grew, and in the 1980s, the two services split, with the behavioral health arm becoming a separate nonprofit.

    Our Patients
    LCFC provides care to adults and children (2 years and up) who are:
    -Uninsured for the needed service.
    -Unable to afford the costs associated with their private or public insurance (deductibles, co-payments, medication, etc.)

    Our Services
    LCFC offers:

    -Medical care for preventive, chronic and acute conditions
    -Dental care for teens and adults.
    -Case management and referrals.
    -Vision and hearing screenings.
    -Lab services for patients.
    -Medication assistance for prescriptions from an LCFC provider.
    -Medical supplies and referrals as needed.

    Our Operations

    Volunteers
    Volunteers are the key to a non-profit’s success. On average, LCFC’s medical and dental volunteers donate more than 3,000 hours of their time and expertise each year. All medical and dental volunteers and staff are covered under LCFC’s FTCA malpractice/liability insurance.

    Donors
    LCFC receives financial support and in-kind donations from individuals, corporations, civic groups and private foundations. While many of these are for general operation, others are program-specific, and LCFC regularly reports progress on goals and objectives to the funding organizations.

    Board of Trustees
    As with other non-profit organizations, LCFC operates under a 13-member board of trustees, made up of community members who want to further the mission of LCFC in northeast Ohio through the development of short- and long-term strategic goals and plans.

    Learn more: A look at LCFC

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  • Meet the staff

    Executive Director
    W. Martin Hiller
    T: 216-408-2022 | martyhiller@mac.com

    Day-to-day oversight of all clinic operations and implementation of board initiatives.

     

     

    Development Director
    Stephanie Devers | sdevers@lakefreeclinic.org

          • Fundraising outreach and reporting
          • Donor relations
          • Event management

     

    Medical Director
    Courtney Gravens | cgravens@lakefreeclinic.org

          • Direct patient care
          • Clinical policies and procedures
          • Medical program implementation

     

    Community Engagement Director
    Dana Locher |  dlocher@lakefreeclinic.org

          • Volunteer recruitment and training
          • Development of partnerships
          • Community outreach/awareness

     

    Clinical Coordinator
    Melanie Anderson

          • Direct patient care
          • Pharmacy/inventory management
          • Phlebotomy

     

    Case Manager
    Carla Bell

          • Direct patient care
          • Social service partnerships
          • Basic needs support

     

    Medical Assistant/Dental Coordinator
    Felicia Hayward

          • Medical/dental direct patient care
          • Dental preparation, inventory
          • Phlebotomy/pharmacy as needed
          • Prevent Blindness screening

     

    Receptionist
    Melissa Lee

          • Schedule visits
          • Patient phone calls
          • Patient check-in

     

     

    Bookkeeper
    Kim Spates

          • Maintain financial records
          • Payroll

    Learn more: About Us

  • Board members and contact information

    Chair: Brent Buckley
    Buckley King
    T: 216-685-4801 | buckley@buckleyking.com

    Vice Chair: Sue Deming, RN
    Retired, LakeHealth
    T: 440-488-0036 | susand@demingent.com

    Secretary: Mary Vavpetic
    Retired administrator, Cleveland Clinic
    T: 216-298-3109 | maryvav49@gmail.com

    Treasurer: Liz Lynch
    Senior vice president, Premier bank
    T: 216-401-5642 | elynch@yourpremierbank.com

     

    Chris Bartholomew
    Orbis Corporation
    T: 440-974-6444 | chris.bartholomew@orbiscorporation.com

    Colin Ecker, PharmD
    Signature Health
    T: 440-413-8013 | colin.ecker@gmail.com

    William R. Fike, MD
    Cleveland Clinic
    T: 440-946-7476 | bill.fike6@gmail.com

    Drez Jennings
    Cleveland Clinic
    T: 440-479-4406 | dorothy.jennings@oh.rr.com

    Leslie Johns
    The Martinez Firm
    T: 216-238-5893 | leslie@martinezlawfirm.com

    Maggie Keenan
    T: 2
    16-346-1232 | maggiemkeenan@gmail.com

    Jodi Lohrey, NP
    Cleveland Clinic
    T: 440-479-5701 | jlohrey4@gmail.com

    Cindy Lord, PA-C
    Case Western Reserve University
    T: 203-671-2652 | cynthia.lord@case.edu

     

     

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  • Board forms and handouts

  • LCFC online