HOWARD E. VOSS, MD, MACP, Medical Director & CEO
A VIM volunteer since 1998, Dr. Voss retired from private practice in Internal Medicine and Allergy-Immunology in Stamford, Conn. He served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York University School of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College; Chairman of the Medical Staff of Stamford Hospital; President of the New England Society of Allergy; and President of the New York Allergy Society. He is Clinical Associate Professor Florida State University College of Medicine.
Victoria is one of our two Clinical Directors. She is an Adult Nurse Practitioner since graduating from Columbia University in 1994. Experiences include a private Internal Medicine Practice in Ohio. She also has a BS in Human Nutrition & Food Management from Ohio State University. Although Vickie has lived in Florida for a while, she is still a Buckeye!
Born in Stuart, Araceli obtained her Certified Medical Assistant training at the Lincoln College of Technology in West Palm Beach. She did her practicum at the VIM Clinic, then became a valued member of our team when she joined our staff in 2009. As she is bilingual, she frequently translates for providers, when patients only speak and understand Spanish.
CHERYL DONOFRIO, MA
Cheryl began her career at the VIM Clinic as a certified phlebotomist volunteer. She joined our staff in 2007 as a medical assistant and fulfills all the duties of an MA with the goal of attending Indian River State College for her nursing degree.
ALAN EDDISON, DNP ARNP
Alan began his career at VIM as nurse practitioner student and came back after graduation as a volunteer provider. After completing his DNP he returned as one of the VIM’s clinical directors. He sees patients and enjoys being a preceptor to nurse practitioner students. His first health care experience was as a Coast Guard EMT. Since then he has earned degrees from Palm Beach State College, Excelsior College, Ball State University and Frontier Nursing University.
JESSICA JOHNSON, CMA
Jessica is a graduate of Keiser University, where she made the Dean’s list for her 4.0 GPA. As an RMA at VIM Clinic, she performs all duties of a medical assistant and works closely with our volunteer providers. When she’s not at the Clinic, she raises her 3 boys.
NATALIE KEEGAN, ARNP
Natalie joined VIM Clinic in early 2013 as an adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, after four years at New Horizons. She’s been a mental health practitioner since 1991, first in emergency room settings, then in mental health settings. She was a Mind-Body Nurse Practitioner at the John Henry Center for Integrative Medicine at Boca Raton Hospital from 2003-05, before entering private practice. Natalie obtained her MSN from Florida International University.
KIM OUELLETTE, MSW
A graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Masters of Social Work, Kim has been in the healthcare field since 2010. She got her start working in substance abuse. This experience has given Kim a breadth of knowledge in working with vulnerable populations such as the homeless while helping clients obtain basic needs, including a safe living environment, food and healthcare.
MARY FIELDS, Executive Director & COO
Mary has been with VIM Clinic since 1996. She directs all administrative functions and manages the Clinic’s annual budget. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League of Martin County, where she served as President in 2002. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Maryland, College Park.
CARTY BURLEIGH, Office Assistant
A volunteer fundraiser since 2009, Carty joined VIM Clinic as a part-time staff member in late 2012. Her primary responsibility is to screen patients for eligibility, but Carty brings a lot of talents to the clinic, having worked in financial planning, marketing and hotel management. A long-time Florida resident, she’s been in Martin County since 1979.
ELLEN GADE, Patient Service Representative
Ellen is responsible for all front office operations. She schedules patient appointments, diagnostic and lab work. She also coordinates patient referrals with community physicians. She moved here from Connecticut where she worked at an orthodontist’s office for 17 years.
MELISSA WINSTEAD, Philanthropy Assistant
Melissa is a veteran of the United States Navy with 10 years of event planning and fundraising experience. As a nonprofit professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Management, Melissa brings just the right mix of professional skills and experience to our development department.
KENRICK THOMAS, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Kenrick got his Associate degree at Indian River State College and his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Mass Communications from Ashford University. He won four Associated Press awards as a news reporter for WQCS 88.9 FM, and he was also a freelance reporter for Treasure Coast Newspapers before joining VIM. He is originally from Long Island, NY and moved to Florida to be with his family in 2010.
PETRA EBERLE, Executive Assistant
Originally from Switzerland, Petra has moved to the United States in 2003, and has lived in Martin County since 2011. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communications, she held positions as advertising account executive, project manager and executive assistant. At VIM she helps with administrative tasks, bookkeeping and volunteer coordination.