25 years ago Mrs. Willa Carson, a retired nurse from St. Petersburg, Florida, founded the North Greenwood Health Resource Center to meet the needs of the uninsured and under-served children and families in Clearwater, Florida. Her vision was a free, culturally sensitive, not-for-profit health care clinic located in the heart of the North Greenwood Community. The Center was named after Willa Carson by the Board of Directors about  2005.

Through her compelling personality, Willa was able to secure volunteers from the community’s churches, various agencies and local government offices. The original Center opened May 4, 1997 at 1001 North Greenwood, building 22, apartments 1 and 2 encompassing 2,000 square feet. Mrs. Carson served as both the Administrator and Center Nurse.

On July 1st, 2011, the center’s name changed to the Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center© to make it easier for current and new patients to identify what the center offers and is about.

Still going strong in 2022 the Willa Carson Center has provided over 50,000 patient visits and educational services. The clinic provides medical services to all of Pinellas County.

The Center’s primary source of funding is through grants, in-kind donations and fund-raising events.  Major funding over the past three years has been provided by the Morton Plant Mease Foundation, Pinellas Community Foundation, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, The Clearwater Rotary Club, and Duke Energy Foundation. We have also formed great partnerships with the Black Nurses Association and Turley Family Health Center.

For more information on how you can be a part of the Willa Carson Center please see our volunteer and donation.


To provide culturally sensitive, quality healthcare in a friendly environment.


A healthy community where quality healthcare is accessible to all.


Pastor Carlton S. Child Sr. – Chair
Brittany Frazier – Vice Chair
Joe Heastie – Treasurere
Felicia Moore – Secretary
Ernestine Heastie
Thomas Hinson
Jeffrey P. Moss
Thomas Sherman, DPT
Greg Showers, PA
Patricia Taliafero
Mohammad Yamani, MD (Medical Director)

Kimberly Nunn-Crawford – Interim Executive Director
Felizonya Collins – Office Manager


After volunteering at the Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center I feel like im making a difference in my community. To be able to help give someone the gift of health is an amazing feeling. To know the struggles some of these individuals go through im truly blessed knowing that im apart of something bigger then myself. Jeff M Clearwater

• Volunteer •

non-emergency primary health care

treating health conditions

educational classes


The Center’s primary source of funding is through grants, in-kind donations and fund-raising events. You can help!