Starting with its Nov. 13 meeting, the Community Connections Free Clinic (CCFC) Board has a new Chair and two new members.
The new Board chair is Dodgeville businesswoman Cathy Bramlett. She has been a Board member for four years, has served as Board Vice Chair, and has been a regular Clinic volunteer.
Bramlett succeeds Mineral Point resident Dr. Cathryn Kaiser, who is stepping down after four years leading the Board. Before becoming chair, she served several years as a Board member and has also been a Clinic volunteer.
Ms. Bramlett comments that “Cathy Kaiser has left big shoes to fill, but I’ll work hard with my Board colleagues to add to what has been accomplished under her leadership.” Dr. Aaron Dunn continues as medical director of the Clinic.
When asked to comment on her long association with the Free Clinic, Dr. Kaiser noted that “Being able to help give health care to people who would otherwise go without it has been a privilege.” She added that the Clinic is able to function because of the work of many dedicated volunteers and a very small staff.
Two new members were recently appointed to the CCFC Board. Dr. James Geisen is a retired physician and Mark Williamson is pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Dodgeville. They succeed Boyd Gibbons and Robin Masters who have given their time and energy to the Board for a number of years.
The CCFC is a not-for-profit organization based in Dodgeville that provides health care, including mental health services, for people without health insurance in Iowa County and surrounding areas.