Our Team

staff members

Nancy Litton

Executive Director Phone: 980-498-3051

 

Hello!  I am Nancy Litton. I joined the Community Free Clinic on Monday, January 16, 2017 as Deput Executive Director and took over as Executive Director on January 1, 2019 to help continue our good work – to provide a second set of eyes, ears and hands to the work of strengthening the safety net for medical assess, patient care, pharmaceutical services and specialty care referral for our Cabarrus County neighbors. I am here to – add to, support, give assistance, lend a hand, etc. to all of the executive/management tasks Marie keeps spinning day to day.  I am also here to hear your interests for our clinic, to explore expansion, to look for improvement and search out dollars to grow our services for those we serve.  And I am here to support you who provide those services – whether in the clinic, as a partner or as a contributor. Thank you for this exceptional opportunity to serve! A little about me as an individual.  I have called Cabarrus County home since 1998 when I packed my U Haul and traveled over the mountains from TN/VA.  I am a graduate of East Tennessee University. I started my public health career with the State of TN in a single county health department.  I have one grown daughter, a ‘monster dog’, Kya and a petit kitty Savannah.  I live in Kannapolis where I love to work in the yard, swim, walk the dog and ‘stitch’ anything with any type of yarn or thread. I am a member of Afton Sunset Rotary, United Methodist Women and embarking on becoming a Deaconess through UMW. I would love to share a cup of coffee and learn from you about the essential needs of our patients, the strengths and challenges of meeting those needs and your vision for our Community Free Clinic.

dr. james cooke

Medical Director

Dr. Cooke

grace liem galloway, phd, fnp-bc

Nurse Practioner

Grace is the only Nurse Practitioner on staff at the Community Free Clinic. She graduated from John Tyler Community College in 1982 with an ADN, then the Medical College of Virginia (VCU) in 1985 with a BSN. She attended Nova SE University and obtained her MS in Health Services Administration (business) in 1999. She obtained her MSN, FNP in 2004 from UNC Charlotte working simultaneously on her PhD in public health at Sacramento University which she obtained in 2006. From 1967-1971 she was a volunteer with Catholic Relief in Saigon and Cholon, Republic of Viet Nam caring for child rape victims and children of victims of rape. Grace has spent over 40 years dedicated to the care and welfare of the underprivileged, Veterans, homeless and children with food insecurity.  She states “I intend to spend the rest of my life doing the same”. In her spare time she travels the country with her husband Joseph Galloway, a famous author and her service dog Jacques.

Julie emery, rph

Pharmacy Manager Phone: 980-498-3058

Julie was born in Buffalo, NY but grew up in Florence SC. She attended Clemson University for pre-pharmacy studies and then graduated from MUSC College of Pharmacy in 1987. She moved to Charlotte shortly after for a few years but then spent a year in New Zealand. When she returned to the States in 1993 she bought a farm house and some land in Midland where she currently still resides. She practiced pharmacy in a retail setting for 21 years before getting the opportunity to become the Pharmacy Manager at the Community Free Clinic in 2012. Her responsibilities include fulfilling all Pharmacy Manager legal and ethical responsibilities; providing license for pharmacy operations in which our volunteer pharmacists  operate under; coordinates and evaluates  pharmaceutical care; Fills prescriptions, dispenses and counsels patients; documents and updates pharmacy P&T, therapeutic substitutions and formulary; Trains and supervise volunteer pharmacy technicians as needed. When not at work Julie is a horse enthusiast and loves to spend time outside with hers. She also rescues dogs and provides a loving home to many until they can be adopted, (although she ends up keeping most of them).

romel garcia

Medserve Fellow Phone: 980-498-3066

erica lettice

Enrollment Specialist Phone: 980-498-3059

Maria fries

Medication Assistance Program/Enrollment Coordinator Phone: 980-498-3060

samone dowdy

Administrative Assistant Phone: 980-498-3052

Karen Chow, RN

RN Programs Coordinator Phone: 980-498-3054

Karen Chow, RN

Faye Mcknight

Pharmacy Assistant Phone: 980-498-3058

Faye was born and raised in the Concord, NC. She graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School and then Biscayne Business College in 1968 with an Associates in Business. She was a Social Service Worker for Cabarrus County for 27 years. She joined the Free Clinic in 2008 through a Title V program offered through the Senior Center. She was then offered employment at the Free Clinic after her internship was up. She is responsible for supporting the pharmacist with patient visits and phone calls; receiving and unpacking shipped medications; and organizing tasks for pharmacy volunteers. Faye is a proud mother of 3 sons and has 5 grandchildren. In her spare time she is very active in her church and loves to garden and especially enjoys cooking and baking.

rebecca fitzpatrick

Bi-lingual Patient Scheduler/Front Office Staff Phone: 980-498-3061

Rebecca was born and raised in New Jersey. She moved with her family to North Carolina and joined the Community Free Clinic staff in 2003. She was hired as a part time employee to help interpret for the Hispanic population. Rebecca states “I always knew I wanted to help the Spanish speaking community. It made me feel so helpful when I was able to assist a person to speak to their doctor and feel in control of their health. It feels as rewarding now as it did the first time I helped a patient at the Clinic”. Rebecca’s responsibilities include scheduling appointments for all patients, making patient reminder calls and utilizing a care messaging system that sends text messages to remind patients of appointments; coordinating volunteers to assist with front office duties, such as pulling patient charts to prepare them for clinic; checking in patients at the window; interpreting in the exam rooms and pharmacy for Hispanic speaking patients; updating patient demographics and eligibility in the EMR system; coordinating with CMC-Northeast to schedule follow-up appointments for patients seen as inpatient or in the Emergency Department;  translates documents for the clinic; and coordinates the food for volunteers which is provided by local restaurants during our night clinics. Rebecca is very active in her church and her greatest love is being a mother to her daughter Olivia.

judy morgan, cma

Certified Medical Assistant Phone: 980-498-3057

Jody started working at the Community Free Clinic in 2001. At the time, she had a small child and wanted to be able to spend more time with her.  Working at the Community Free Clinic gave her the opportunity to do that by working part time. Through her years here, she says she has seen many changes in our community and is proud that the Free Clinic can grow and continue to provide services through these changes. “Without the Community Free Clinic I know that many people in our county would have been without access to health care and medications”. Jody’s positon at the Clinic requires her to do many tasks from putting patients in exam rooms and recording their medical history, taking vital signs, and preparing them for their examination by the provider, to drawing lab work, entering patient demographic and medical information into the electronic medical records; doing referrals for specialists. She also follow up with patients regarding lab work and specialty appointments and assists the Executive Director and Medical Director with quality improvement data collection, analysis, and quality improvement process and projects. Now that her daughter is grown and off to college, Jody enjoys going to visit her in Wilmington as much as she can.
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