Meet Our Leaders

HelpCare is led by a 15-member Board of Directors. The board meets monthly to provide guidance to clinic staff and volunteers, to secure funding and to ensure sustainability of clinic practices.

Board of Directors

Julie Schmidt, RN


Nurse, Kearney County Health Services
Parish Nurse, Bethany Lutheran Church

Katie Mulligan

Vice President

Planning Section Supervisor, Two Rivers Public Health Department

Robert Huddleston


Vice-President Commercial Lending, Pinnacle Bank of Kearney

Roxanne Bascom


Accompanist, Kearney Public Schools

Kimber Bonner, RN

Vice-President, Patient Care Services, CHI Health Good Samaritan

Michael Bursaw

Director, Human Resources, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Kenton Shaffer, MD

Retired MD

John McCammond, MD

Retired Physician

Tish Meyer

Health Services Director, Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska

Julia Rodehorst

Retired, Social Worker

Jen Murray, APRN

APRN, Mindful Path, LLC

Michael Heeney, DDS

Retired Dentist

Aric Blender

Accountant, Countryman Associates

Tana Fye Henry

Attorney, Fye Law Offices

Rebecca Cooke

COO, Kearney County Health Services

Current board members can access our password-protected resource website here.

Be a Local Missionary

Get involved with HelpCare today!


We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for people with or without a medical background. Come help us out during clinic hours - checking patients in, keeping the clinic organized, and seeing patients. We also have volunteer opportunities in the office all week long.



Our free clinic runs on support from generous community members. Both financial and in-kind donations are incredibly helpful to help us keep serving our patients. We're a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so your donation is tax-deductible.


We provide free medical care to the uninsured, impoverished residents of Buffalo, Kearney and Phelps counties. We have a few qualifying questions for our patients. If you know someone who meets our qualifiers and needs medical care, send them our way!


“I was sick, and you cared for me.”

-Matthew 25:36

(308) 224-2392

3015 Avenue A, Kearney