Happening People: Clinics Can Help Welcomes Former Client as Interim Board Chair and Two New Board Members

 Andrea McMillan is more than a former client of Clinics Can Help (CCH); she is now the new interim Board Chair. McMillan, a resident of West Palm Beach, has relied upon the services and equipment provided by CCH to help her care for three different members of her family. She understands first-hand how important the mission of CCH is to people who are caring for family who need expensive, durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, lifts and hospital beds.

CCH will be voting on its new Board of Directors in January 2019, and McMillan is expected to retain her position in a permanent capacity then.

“It is extremely fortunate for us as an organization to have at our helm, a Board Chair with intimate knowledge of what we do and how we serve our community,” said Executive Director Owen O’Neill. “Andrea brings a wealth of understanding to her role and can champion our mission to any audience. We are excited to have her talents and passion on our Board.”

In addition to McMillan, CCH welcomed two new members to its Board – John Davis and Despina P. Hall.

Davis, a Commercial Relationship Manager with Regions Bank in West Palm Beach, has extensive board experience and plans to assist with management, technology and fundraising.

“From my experience in financial services and serving with various non-profits over the years, I believe serving as a board member of a small, growing organization with an imperative mission is the best means for me to help my community thrive,” he wrote.

Hall is a physical therapist with the School District of Palm Beach County, who joined the board to show her gratitude for CCH’s provision of equipment to hundreds of children in the school system. She plans to assist with advocacy and public relations/media since some of CCH’s most impactful programs assist children.

“With our KINDER Project and our CRIBS Project, we now help more than 500 children a year, so to have a board member who brings advocacy to our strategy is very important,” O’Neill said.