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

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

Roxanne Bascom


Community Volunteer

Robert Huddleston


Vice President | Commercial Lending, Pinnacle Bank of Kearney

Kimber Bonner

Patient Care Services, CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital

Michael Bursaw

Director of Human Resources, Global Operations, West Pharmaceutical Services

Beth Ernst, MD

MD Family Physician, CHI Health Kearney Clinic

John McCammond, MD

Retired Physician

Tish Meyer

Health Services Director, Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska

Sharon Rees

Reverend, Westminster United Presbyterian Church

Julia Rodehorst

Events Coordinator, Kearney Catholic High School Foundation

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