June 15 was my last day as executive director of The Free Clinic of the Twin Counties. I began my position in 2006, when it was still called Baptist Medical Clinic of Galax, Inc.
We were a clinic “without walls,” which meant we basically referred patients to doctors’ offices. We had no equipment or supplies, only 32 patients, and an annual income of $32,000.
My job was to build community awareness, lead the clinic to open a physical location and then manage the day to day activities.