Linda Frank – Executive Director 

Linda is from Richmond, VA and has been in the NRV since 2014. She holds degrees in Psychology and Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Following a career as a secondary school foreign language teacher, Linda worked with United Way of Greater Richmond as Director of the Older Adults Partnership, a coalition of healthcare and service providers working to make services accessible to at-risk elderly. From there, she was recruited to serve as Executive Director of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond, a nonprofit volunteer service and life-long learning organization for seniors. For the past two years, Linda has worked directly with low-income clients with mental health challenges, teaching life skills such as navigating the healthcare system. In addition to her passion for human services, Linda brings experience and skill in program development, volunteer management, technology, and grant-writing to the clinic.

Dr. Carl Hanks, Jr., MD 

Dr. Hanks joined the clinic in July 2015.  He attended the University of Virginia, for both his undergraduate and medical degrees.  He was in private practice for eight years and has spent the last 21 years as an emergency physician.  He continues to work in the ED setting as well as work at the clinic.

Dr. Kate Brennan, DNP.

Kate brings over 30 years of nursing experience to the clinic. She also works as a professor in the Radford University School of Nursing.  Dr. Brennan holds a Masters of Science in Nursing – Mental Health.  Dr. Brennan joined the clinic in July 2015.

Teresa Marando – Emergency Medical Technician

Teresa has been with the clinic since February 2015 and is responsible for the daily triaging of patients and making specialty referrals when needed.  Teresa has over 20 years experience serving with the local EMS, which she still continues to do.

Michelle Odum – Registered Medical Assistant

Michelle has been with the clinic since 2011. Previously, Michelle worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Cardiac Monitor Technician before coming to the Free Clinic.  Michelle brings excellent clinical skills and good knowledge of best medical practices.