The Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center (formerly the North Greenwood Health Resource Center) was founded by Willa Livingston Carson, RN to meet the needs of uninsured residents in her community. Her vision was to bring a free, easily accessible clinic to the heart of the North Greenwood community in Clearwater, Florida.
Through her compelling personality, Willa Carson was able to secure volunteers from the community’s churches, various agencies and local government offices. The original Center opened May 4, 1997 in two rooms at 1001 North Greenwood Apartments. Immediately after opening, Mrs. Carson worked tirelessly to secure the additional funding of $300,000 to build a permanent facility for the North Greenwood Community Health Resource Center on city-owned Brownfield property. The Center moved into the new facilities in December 2000.
Still going strong, the Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center has provided over 50,000 patient visits and educational services. The clinic currently provides the following:
- Non-emergency medical services
- Short-term mental health counseling
- Diabetes education
- Referrals to community resources
- Monthly health educational workshops (Lunch & Learn).
To provide culturally sensitive, quality healthcare in a friendly environment.
A healthy community where quality healthcare is accessible to all.
BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS|
|Pastor Carlson S. Childs Sr.||Board President|
|Joe Heastie||Board Treasurer|
|Felicia Moore||Board Secretary|
|Joan Rosalyn Atkinson||Member|
|Ernestine Heastie||Honorary Member (Daughter of Willa Carson)|
|Gregory K. Showers||Member|
|Mohammad Yamani, MD||Medical Director|
|Kimberley Nunn-Crawford||Executive Director|
|Debra Campbell||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