Our Board

Dr. Raymond A. James, DO, President
EmCare Emergency Physicians, Inc.

Joseph S. Chirillo, Jr., MD, Vice President/Medical Director
Millennium Physician Group

Beth Harrison, Secretary
Executive Director

Joni Hyde

Bob Melvin
Gulf Coast International Properties

Liz Rigney, MSN, RN
Hospital Corporation of America

Paula Greenland                             Community Volunteer          

Sue McNamara, RN                             Bayfront Home Health              

Nita Cole                                                   Market Wise Advertising 

Alisha Weaver Laughlin                            Keller Williams Realty

Dr. Robert Gutierrez, DO                 Millennium Physician Group

Cathy Carr, DNP, RN-BC                         Englewood Community Hospital

Denise Lanes                                        Lane's Travel

Who we are

The Englewood Community Care Clinic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit medical clinic providing no-cost medical services to the under-served residents of Englewood and surrounding communities. Patients are seen on a walk-in basis so appointments are not necessary.

The mission of the Englewood Community Care Clinic is to provide no-cost episodic medical services to the uninsured and working poor in the Englewood area. We want to improve the quality of life for low-income residents in the Englewood area by providing access to quality health care in a caring environment.

As we read daily of the growing healthcare crisis, the Englewood Community Care Clinic wants to close the gap between those who enjoy quality medical care and those who do not. Currently, we estimate that almost one in four in the greater Englewood area lacks health insurance. The visionary leaders of the Englewood Community Care Clinic sought to fill a void in our local healthcare system and developed a solution to remove the burden from the current healthcare community, including hospitals, ER’s and urgent clinics.


Our Staff

The Englewood Community Care Clinic is able to operate because of our numerous volunteers serving in both clinical and non-clinical roles. For continuity, Beth Harrison is our part-time Executive Director and Liz Rigney, MSN, RN is our Clinical Director.    

Beth Harrison has lived in Englewood for 30 years. Prior to joining the Englewood Community Care Clinic, she enjoyed a 10 year career with Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, Florida’s largest community foundation, most recently in development as Vice President for Donor Services. Prior to that, Beth held leadership and management positions with several banks in the Englewood and Venice area. She also works full-time as Business Administrator for Englewood United Methodist Church. Beth has a long history of volunteer service in our community. She and her husband, Jim, are the proud parents of two children.

Liz Rigney has lived in Englewood for 30 years and is a 1996 graduate of Lemon Bay High School.  Liz has enjoyed a 22 year career in healthcare, most recently serving as the Director of Quality for Englewood Community Hospital.  Liz is a Registered Nurse and has her Masters of Science degree in Nursing.  As the Clinical Director, Liz serves as the clinical resource and clinical manager for the Englewood Community Care Clinic.

Beth or Liz can be contacted at 941.681.3765 or by e-mail at englewoodcareclinic@verizon.net.


Our Volunteer Providers

We are grateful to the following volunteer providers who are generously giving of their time and expertise to regularly serve patients at the Englewood Community Care Clinic:

Karen Bassetti DO, Peggy Benzing DO,  Joseph Chirillo MD, Robert Gutierrez DO, Raymond James DO, David Klein MD, Christiana Casanova, ARNP, Timothy Corey, MD, Sandi Gladstone, ARNP, Kenneth Pfahler, MD, Heather Cappello, MD, Ferial Ladak, MD, Aaron Nordgren, MD, Linda Evans, ARNP, Dawn Carry, ARNP Michael Schandorf-Lartey, MD and Thomas Ervin, MD