The Friends of Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, Inc., was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to support, assist and enable the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic to provide health care to medically indigent residents of Martin County, Florida.
FVIM is the nonprofit corporation responsible for ensuring the financial sustainability of VIM Clinic. The Board of Directors consists of not less than nine and no more than 20 members who are elected from the community for one-year terms. At least 20 percent of board members must be active volunteers at VIM Clinic.
2017 FVIM Board
President Managing Attorney, Crary, Buchanan,Bowdish, Bovie, Beres, Elder & Williamson; University of Miami College of Law, J.D., 1998; University of Florida, B.S. Business Administration, 1979.
Financial Advisor at Rehmann after serving 35 years as Senior Vice Pesident & CFO, Martin Health System; B.S. Business Administration, Northeastern University;M.S. Business, University of South Carolina; Fellow, College of Health Care Executives; American Institute of CPAs; Former Manager, Accounting, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston; Former Senior Accountant, Deloitte Touche.
Ohio Wesleyan University, B.S. Education; Norwalk Community College, Nursing; Board Member, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Mass; Volunteer nurse, VIM Clinic since 2007.
Martin Health System CFO/Assistant VP Finance; Audit and Consulting Manager, Ernst & Young; B.S. Accounting, Computer Science, Ball State University; MBA Florida Institute of Technology; Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Association; American College of Health Care Executives; American Institute of CPAs; Florida Institute of CPAs.
Retired Vice President, Pratt and Whitney; MS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, NYU; BA, Economics, NYU; Senior Executive Leadership, Darden Business School; 1968 Grumman Aerospace; 1979 Pratt & Whitney Engineering Manager, Weapon System Integration; 1996 Program Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program; 1998 Laurel’s Award; 2001 Collier Trophy for F119 variants for Navy, Air Force & Marine Corps.
MPH, George Washington University School of Medicine 1989; BHS, Physician Assistant, Duke University School of Medicine, 1981; RN, Lasell Junior College, Mass, 1972; Distinguished Fellow, American Academy Physician Assistants; Duke University Alumni of the Year 2002; President, American Academy Physician Assistants, 2006-07; President, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, 1998-99.
CFO of Wallace Automotive Group for 22 years, owned a car business in Michigan before moving to Stuart, Florida in 1993. She ran USTA tennis teams in Michigan, has been a member of the Evergreen Golf Club for 9 years and is treasurer of Jensen Beach Boys Basketball Booster Club. She has been supporting the VIM Clinic since 2005.
Board certified otolaryngologist and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons with training in adult and pediatric ENT, head and neck surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine with honors and completed his postgraduate training in San Antonio, Texas. He has been volunteering for VIM for 20 years.
Retired Administrator, Rehabilitative & Ambulatory Systems, Martin Health System. Responsible for development and implementation of inpatient and ambulatory programs. Developed and implemented ancillary operations including medical supplies, walk-in treatment and diagnostic centers, and home health services.
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Quality Assurance, and Utilization Review. Served as Chief Medical Officer of MHS and VP of Medical Affairs from 1996-2012. Graduate of Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his residency in Tampa, FL and ran a private Pulmonary Medicine practice for 17 years upon arriving in Stuart in 1979. Today he is partner at Treasure Coast Concierge and volunteers weekly at VIM.
As spouse of one of our volunteer providers, Dr. Osmar Steinwald, plastic surgeon, she wanted to get involved and support the VIM Clinic. They are in the process of moving to Florida year-round from Lake Forest, Illinois.
U.S. Army, 106th General Hospital, Japan; Clinical Associate Professor, FSU College of Medicine; Former Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, NYU School of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College; Chairman Medical Staff, Stamford Hospital; President, New England Society of Allergy; New York Allergy Society; Florida Physician Humanitarian of the Year 2004; U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2010, Gold Humanism Honor Society, FSU, 2012.
Frank M. Byers Jr. is the Executive Vice President of Geo. Byers Sons, Inc. /Byers Auto Group located in Columbus, Ohio. He attended Duke University for two years and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business at Ohio State University. He was the 1st President of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Development Board. Byers was the 1st Recipient of General Motors Highest Service Award for Trucks in the United States. He served on local boards such as the Lyric Theatre and the Florida Oceanographic Society.
Retired 1997, Vice Chairman, Bank of New York; Executive Committee, MasterCard International 1992-97; Co-founder Lending Tree, Inc; Board Member, Providian Financial 2002-05; Trinity College, 1963.
U.S. Navy 1943-45; Retired President, British Insurance Brokerage Company; Retired Lloyd’s of London.