Martha Spiers named leader of Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine
Martha Spiers started July 2 as the new executive director for Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, also known as the Founders Clinic in Oregon City.
A licensed clinical social worker, Spiers has had a 30-year career working to provide crisis services to individuals dealing with mental health issues. While working in her previous job as a Clackamas County social worker, she was elected to a seat on the Oregon City School Board in May 2017.
"[Spiers] has demonstrated success in developing programs serving high-risk and disadvantaged individuals and is passionate about working with an equity lens to reduce the negative social determinants of health and barriers to medical care," said Kristi Ridgeway, board chair for Clackamas Volunteer in Medicine. "She is committed to the idea that quality health care should be a basic human right... We are grateful for her commitment to our community and our mission of caring for those in need."
The Founders Clinic provides free healthcare for low-income adults in Clackamas County. Appointments are available for medical assessment, chronic disease management, lab work, prescription assistance, optometry care, wellness education, specialist referrals and Spanish-language interpretation. Services are provided by volunteer medical providers, allied health professionals and an administrative staff.
Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine leaders said that the organization's previous executive director, Clayton Mann, resigned to pursue other opportunities. To learn more about the nonprofit organization, visit clackamasvim.org.