Meet Our Leaders
HelpCare is led by a 13-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
Deputy County Attorney, Buffalo County
Julie Schmidt, RN
Nurse, Kearney County Health Services
Parish Nurse, Bethany Lutheran Church
Vice President | Commercial Lending, Pinnacle Bank of Kearney
Vice President | Patient Care Services, CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital
Director of Human Resources, Global Operations, West Pharmaceutical Services
Beth Ernst, MD
MD Family Physician, CHI Health Kearney Clinic
Operations Manager, Children’s Physicians Kearney
John McCammond, MD
Health Services Director, Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska
Planning Section Supervisor, Two Rivers Public Health Department
Adrienne Olson DNP, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, Kearney Regional Medical Center
Reverend, Westminster United Presbyterian Church
Events Coordinator, Kearney Catholic High School Foundation
Be a Local Missionary
Get involved with HelpCare today!
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for people with or without a medical background.
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 and Kearney 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!