Shepherd’s Hand, a local nonprofit clinic that helps those who struggle with accessing health care, has a new executive director.
The organization’s board of directors announced Shan Kingston will take over as executive director. Klingston and her husband, David, moved to Whitefish earlier this summer.
Shepherd’s Hand, founded in 1995 as an outreach ministry of Christ Lutheran Church, became formally incorporated as a stand-alone 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2010 and elected its first board of directors. In 2011, the Shepherd’s Hand Fund was established as a permanent endowment, held by the Whitefish Community Foundation. In 2016, Kathy Neff took over as the free clinic medical director. The clinic has over 200 professional medical, dental and community volunteers involved in the organization.
The Ericksons plan to retire from their leadership roles in 2017.
The stated mission of Shepherd’s Hand Free Clinic is to provide care to those in the valley who are underserved and are falling between the cracks.