Melissa Maguire, LSW, is Executive Director of The Illinois Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
Melissa Maguire comes to IAFCC from The Night Ministry (TNM), a Chicago-based organization that offers housing, health care, and human connection to members of our local community struggling with poverty and homelessness. The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus offers medical exams, treatment, and HIV testing, as well as conversation and community; Mrs. Maguire served as Vice President of Mission Fulfillment. She brings keen insight and deep experience in the development and implementation of Performance Measurement systems.
In this current climate of uncertainty regarding healthcare reform, Ms. Maguire’s combination of high-level strategic thinking paired with tangible, tactical implementation promises to propel the Association to even greater levels of engagement, capacity building and advocacy.
Ms. Maguire builds on the achievements of previous executive director Leslie Ramyk who, over the course of three years, developed successful new partnerships and programs, including an Annual Clinics Week designed to raise the sector’s visibility.
IAFCC is grateful for long-term support from the VNA Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, and BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois. New grants from Crown Family Philanthropies and the Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation, targeted toward the development of a sector-wide data collection and aggregation program, will be utilized with maximum effectiveness under Mrs. Maguire’s leadership.