Neighborhood Health Clinic began as the dream of two medical professionals over 30 years ago, and today we continue the mission of Dr. Bill and Nancy Lascheid to deliver quality medical care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults, using a professional volunteer staff and funded by private philanthropy.
In the late 1990’s, Neighborhood Health Clinic was still but a dream; a medical facility designed to provide healthcare for low-income workers… and a driving passion in the hearts of Dr. Bill and Nancy Lascheid about to come to life….
Barely a few days after retiring from a successful dermatology practice and ER nursing career, they sat down around their kitchen table, pen in hand, and inscribed their vision into a mission: to deliver quality medical care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults, using a professional volunteer staff, and funded by private philanthropy. Already well-known for their tireless work in the Naples community, numerous friends and peers among health professionals flocked to their inspiring cause. And on April 12, 1999, the Clinic opened its doors to the first of many patients to come.
Born of humble beginnings, the Clinic began operating in a cramped and weathered space donated by NCH Healthcare System in the now-demolished Grand Central Station commercial complex on Goodlette-Frank Road. Thanks to the generosity of contributors who donated to and advocated for the Clinic’s mission, Neighborhood Health Clinic was able to move into its current, state-of-the-art facility in 2003.
With continued support from donors and private foundations, the Clinic further expands and enhances its services on campus, including a comprehensive dental suite, a full radiology suite, as well as housing for other specialty medical services within the Armstrong Medical Building. This expansion in procedures drastically reduces the inconvenience and need for patient referrals for off-campus services. The Van Domelen Education and Wellness Building has been the most recent campus expansion project and ties together the whole concept of Healthy Lifestyles, incorporating quality medical care with education, counseling and nutrition awareness.
The continuing generosity of donors and this community has allowed the Clinic to flourish. With the ongoing support of our volunteer professionals, including physicians, dentists, nurses, translators, and other non-medical and administrative staff, Neighborhood Health Clinic continues to be the safety net of safety nets, caring for those in Collier County who have no alternative healthcare resources.
The Neighborhood Health Clinic‘s Board of Directors named Leslie Lascheid as the Chief Executive Officer in September 2012. Ms. Lascheid brings to the position an impressive combination of education and experience in business finance and employment law management. For over 14 years, she has been assisting her parents, Dr. William and Nancy Lascheid ‘behind the scenes’ supporting their vision. Ms. Lascheid is strategically positioning the organization to continue to meet the challenges of the ever changing healthcare landscape.
Paul Jones, MD
Dr. Paul O. Jones is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has been affiliated with NCH for 26 years. Dr. Jones is currently the President of the Medical Staff, serving as Chair of the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) and ex-officio member of all medical staff meetings. Dr. Jones has served as President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer and 2 terms as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine from 2014 – 2016. He has also chaired the Physician Advisory Committee, the committee charged with overseeing the conversion of full electronic health records at NCH.
Dr. Jones’ other leadership roles have been; chairman of the Hospital Disaster Committee following Hurricane Andrew, member of the Professional Capabilities Committee (PCC), Board Member of the Southwest Florida Physicians Association (SWFPA), founding Board Member of Community Health Partners, founding Member and Past President of Anchor Health Centers, past Board Member of the American Heart Association (Collier County), Co-Chair with his wife Susan for the Collier County Heart Ball, founding board Member and Chairman (2004-2006) of the Board at The Neighborhood Clinic as well as participating physician volunteer at the clinic, physician volunteer for disasters at NCH and the special needs shelter during Hurricane Andrew. His other community activities include: board member for The Winged Foot Scholarship foundation and the 2013 Chair for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s Business Hall of Fame Committee, annual physician volunteer for free high school sports physicals, physician volunteer for the Naples Gators football team, President of the Naples North Rotary 2008-2009, President of Naples Sunset Rotary club 1997-1998, board member of both Rotary clubs, Naples North Rotarian of the year 2008, Anchor Health Physician of the Year for 2003 and NCH Physician of the Year for 2014.
Dr. Jones is a native of Kingston, Jamaica. He became an American citizen in 1984. He attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, graduating Suma Cum Laude, earning a B.S. Degree with Honors. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine Residency at BayFront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he was awarded the Charles Aucreman Art of Medicine Award. Dr. Jones moved to Naples to open his practice in 1990. Dr. Jones is never too busy to help when and where needed. As the Rotarian in charge of International Service for the North Naples Rotary Club, he has helped to build an asthma clinic, a school, a water project for a village and a playground for a town in Jamaica.
Dr. Jones mother instilled in him a strong sense of compassion and responsibility. His father taught him to “always do the best you can with the opportunity that comes your way.” His family comes first and his time off is spent with his wife Susan and his children Stephanie, Andrew and Nathan. They also helped raise a fourth child, Juno starting at age 12. They play tennis, fish, go boating and travel.
Keith Maples joined Neighborhood Health Clinic in 2015 as the Chief Development Officer. He originates from Shelby Township, Michigan, spending over twenty-five years in nonprofit and community-minded awareness, focusing on nonprofit development, nonprofit management, donor cultivation and donor acquisition.
Mr. Maples has worked for three national nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the Clinic he worked for ALSAC, the fundraising arm for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital for 17 years where he strategically oversaw, implemented and grew programs at the national level, successfully directed and managed over 200 staff and 29 offices across the country raising upwards $200 million dollars annually.
Since joining Neighborhood Health Clinic, Mr. Maples has extended the reach of the Clinic and increased the awareness and size of the donor base. Recently he spearheaded the completion of a $12.8 million capital campaign expansion increasing and enhancing patient services at the Clinic for those in need. The Clinic’s campus has grown to over 32,000 sq. ft.
Mr. Maples has worked and lived in Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Cincinnati/Northern KY area, Columbus, OH, Memphis, TN, Shelby TWP, MI and Naples, FL.
Gail Dolan, RN, Ed.D
Gail Dolan has served the Naples community both professionally and personally in a healthcare leadership role for over 30 years.
Recently retired (late 2015), Dr. Dolan served as a Regional and National Dean of Nursing at Rasmussen College since 2011 and was responsible for the first programmatic accreditation for nursing, as well as successfully opening several college campuses nationally. Prior to joining the college, she was the Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Naples Community Healthcare System (North Campus) for over 20 years. She oversaw the successful construction and opening of two North Naples hospitals.
Dr. Dolan graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a doctorate in Organizational Leadership, as well as completed the Wharton School’s Executive Leadership Program. Her education in operational efficiency, combined with her on-the-job experience and expertise, has led to Dr. Dolan’s proven track record for quality, safety, and efficiency.
Formerly, Dr. Dolan taught part-time at St. John Neumann High School, focusing on health and science. In her spare time, she fishes, hunts for sea glass, and is an avid reader.
Min Kim, MD
As the Clinic’s Medical Director, Dr. Kim brings over two decades of professional experience in Emergency and Internal Medicine. Most recently, she has worked at Physician’s Regional Medical Center, Lee Memorial Hospital, and Collier Urgent Care. Dr. Kim has degrees from Loyola University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Lincoln Medical Health Center, and University of California.
She will be working synergistically with the Clinic’s leadership team, Dr. Paul Jones, Chief Medical Officer, and Gail Dolan, Chief Clinical Operations Officer. Dr. Kim will add her talents to the daily management of medical oversight, as well as effective resource utilization, interacting with all departments.
Along with her husband, Dr. Doug Lee, Dr. Kim has had a long relationship with the Clinic as a volunteer since 2008. They live in North Naples with their 3 children. When not formally working, exercise and reading mystery/crime novels are her favorite pastimes.
Van E. Beers
Damon Burkhart PharmD
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