ABOUT US

MISSION


The Mission of the Athens Neighborhood Health Center is to provide affordable, high quality primary healthcare to medically under-served individuals in Athens-Clarke County and surrounding areas. Athens Neighborhood Health Center will make healthcare affordable to all people by assigning uninsured and under-insured persons to a sliding fee scale. The target populations to be served include children living in poverty, the working poor, elderly individuals on fixed incomes, homeless individuals and persons with chronic illnesses.

HISTORY

The concept for Athens Neighborhood Health Center began around the kitchen table of a Clarke County cook who later became a county commissioner. The women at the table knew that many in Athens did not seek medical attention simply because they were not comfortable in doing so. Together, the three women, along with the support of elected officials and their community, made Athens Neighborhood Health Center a reality in 1971. Their desire to provide quality, affordable health care in a comfortable environment remains the focus of Athens Neighborhood Health Center. Today the Center's three facilities are the medical homes for thousands of Athens-Clarke County residents as well as those from surrounding counties.

In 2012, Athens Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC) became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) by attaining the stringent requirements of the Bureau of Primary Health Care within the Health Resources and Services Administration. As an FQHC, Athens Neighborhood Health Center is much better positioned to grow and expand its services to the people of the greater Athens area throughout the upcoming decades.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Members of the Senior Leadership Team at Athens Neighborhood Health Center include:

Mellinda Craig, MSW, Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Richardson, MBA, Director of Marketing and Outreach

BOARD MEMBERS

The Athens Neighborhood Health Center is a non-profit organization and is governed by an eleven-member Board of trustees.   The board includes community leaders, business leaders, representatives from non-profit organizations, and individuals who are clients of ANHC.

MAE WALTER-PRESIDENT
WILLIAM L. BLAND, JR.-VICE PRESIDENT
CHRISTOPHER BREAULT
KATHERYN B. DAVIS
ANDREA DENNIS
SHIRLEY EDWARDS
FORREST GRADY HAWKINS
DEMETRIUS MCQUEEN
TONI MILES, M.D.
CECILIA SANTIBANEZ
HENRY YOUNG, Ph.D