The Free Medical Clinic has announced Jackie Clay as its executive director.
The Free Medical Clinic, or FMC, provides no-charge primary care and wellness services to low-income, uninsured residents of Anderson, Morgan, and Roane counties.
Before she joined the FMC, Clay worked for the City of Knoxville as project manager, then as program manager, with a focus on crime reduction programs. She has experience as a community organizer and as an instructor at the University of Tennessee, a press release said.
Clay has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee in social work with concentrations in nonprofit management, leadership, and community practice. She also has a community engagement professional certification from Neighbor Works America Training Institute.
In 2009, Clay co-authored a paper, “The intersection between physical health and mental health: A global perspective,” which was published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work.
Clay has received numerous awards, including the Health Care Hero Award from the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, a Research Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Social Workers, a Change Agent Award from the NAACP, and a Citation for Extraordinary Achievement in Field Practice from the University of Tennessee College Of Social Work, the press release said.
Clay currently serves as vice chair of the board of directors for Home Source East Tennessee, an agency that provides housing opportunities for low to moderately low income individuals and families. She serves as a board member for Girl Talk Inc., a mentoring organization for girls age 9-18; is secretary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission; and is chair of the Five Points Up Health Equity Coalition.
Clay is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy class of 2016, a 2015 inductee into the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, a class of 2014 Neighbor Works America Excellence in Board Governance graduate, and a graduate of CAC Community Leadership class of 2013. In her free time, she likes to read and spend time with her son, Jalen.
The Free Medical Clinic is located at 116 East Division Road and is open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Clinic’s phone number is (865) 483-3904.
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