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Two join board of free clinic
two join good shepherd clinic
Barbara Watson and David Jordan. - photo by For the Dawson County News

 The Good Shepherd Clinic board of directors recently added two new members: David Jordan and Barbara Watson.

Jordan is a pastor and native Texan who began participating in professional ministry while a student at Texas Tech University and serving at various times as a youth minister, music minister and student missionary. He did his theological training at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth.

Jordan began serving in his first pastoral position at Grace Presbyterian Church. He serves as an ambassador for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and volunteers as a mentor with Dawson County High School students. David is a member of the Lanier Chamber Singers, a choral ensemble based in Gainesville.

He is an avid reader, hiker and recreational tennis enthusiast and will manage the clinic’s social media programs.

Watson graduated from the National College of Business in Rapid City, S.D. with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an associate’s degree in accounting.  She began her career in 1977 as office manager for Boise Cascade and subsequently held administrative, accounting and financial positions with several companies as she progressed in her career. 

Watson retired in 2003 as CFO of the Teton Industrial Group.  She is an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

“I am proud to be one of the many volunteers for Good Shepherd Clinic,” Watson said. “Being a volunteer gives me the opportunity to use my knowledge and experience to give back to my community.” 

Watson serves as treasurer for the board.

Also on the board are Katia Adams, Jo Brewer, Brian Burke, Robin Correnti, Randy Davis, Joe Fortune Jr., Joey Homans, Warren King, Lauren Leibel, Dick McNeill, Steve Melching, Ann Moore, Marjorie O’Byrne, Doug Powell and Wayne Watkins. Jane Stuckey is chair of the board, David Moore is medical director, Dwight Weathers is dental director and Kay Parrish is the clinic manager. 

The Good Shepherd Clinic provides free medical services and care to those in Dawson County.

Services provided include general non-emergency care, women’s wellness screenings, prescription assistance programs, basic dental care, audiology, vision, cardiology and referrals.

All of the doctors, nurses and other staff at the clinic are volunteers and the clinic relies entirely on donations and grants.

To be eligible for assistance from the clinic, patients have to be between the ages of 18 and 64, live, work or attend school in Dawson County and be without insurance and income 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level or less.

Patients must bring a photo ID or driver’s license, household income with their current address and all medications to the clinic between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursdays for eligibility.

The clinic is located at 45 Medical Center Drive in Dawsonville, behind the Burger King.