Medical Advisory Board



Allow us to introduce you to a group of professionals who have been donating their time, talent, and health services knowledge to better meet the medical and health care needs of Rose Brooks Center’s clients. They are the CARE in our aptly named on-site Safe CARE Health Clinic.

The Medical Advisory Board, led by Rose Brooks’ Health Services Coordinator, includes medical and academic professionals who provide structure, guidance, and oversight to the health services program, primarily through Rose Brooks’ Safe CARE Health Clinic. The program is further supported by an outstanding network of volunteer doctors who allow the Safe CARE Health Clinic to be open each and every week, meeting the medical needs of those who have had little or no access to health care.

The advisory board understands the work it takes to provide a patient-focused environment that treats every person with dignity and respect. They work to procure donations of supplies and equipment, evaluate forms and processes, and make recommendations that further the mission of the program. As their charter states, they “are committed and engaged in the success of the health services program and in improving the lives of the adults and children served by Rose Brooks Center,” and for this we thank them for their extraordinary work.

Pictured from left to right: Obie Austin (UMKC Student Health), LeAnn Belew (GEHA), Lou Loescher-Junge (University of Kansas School of Health Professions, retired), Eva Vlach (Rose Brooks Center), Mark Van Blaricum (Pita for Good, LLC), Dr. Carrie Francis (Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Kansas University Medical Center), Karen Lea (Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, retired), and John Frick (Innovative Pharmaceutical Services).

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