About Us

Sherri T Fisher, Executive Director

Good Samaritan Clinic is an interdenominational faith-based ministry providing  medical care, dental care, mental health counseling, farmworker outreach, confidential HIV testing and counseling, ancillary services, and prescription medications to Burke County residents who are without government assistance, private insurance, or the financial resources to afford such care.  No one is ever refused services based on race, gender, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. Good Samaritan Clinic was founded on the belief that healthcare is an essential right for all, regardless of the ability to pay.

The dream of a Good Samaritan Clinic in Burke County was sparked in the mid 1990s when three nurses, Ruby Seitz, Ann Azbell, and Mary Lloyd, had a conversation about the need for health care for those in our community who were working at low wage jobs without the benefit of health insurance. They began to explore the possibility of having a free clinic with an all volunteer staff, and in June 1996, Good Samaritan Clinic opened its doors.

Since opening its doors in 1996, Good Samaritan Clinic has provided low-cost healthcare to more than 10,000 local residents valued at more than $25 million. Through volunteer commitment and strong community partnerships, the clinic provides more than $4 million in free medical care and prescriptions annually.

Our patients represent the most vulnerable segment of our community. In order to qualify, patients must be residents of Burke County, have no private or government health insurance, and have household incomes less than 200% of federal poverty levels.

Our Staff

Sherri T. Fisher
Executive Director

Sheila G. Young
Finance Director
(828) 212-4178

Rob Lane
Patient Reception Coordinator
(828) 212-4181

Alex Sullivan
Dental Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator/Referral Specialist

Lucia Mejia-Ailon
In-Reach/Interpreter and Medical Assistant
(828) 212-4181

Stephanie Lanphere
Administrative Operations Director/Phlebotomist
(828) 212-4181

Farmworker Health Program

Christian Ramazzini
Farmworker Health Program Outreach Coordinator
(828) 212-4176

Willie Lugo
Farmworker Health Program Outreach Worker

Analia Alvarez Sarver
Farmworker Health Program Outreach Worker
(828) 212-4174


Jennifer Hopson, PharmD
Pharmacist/Pharmacy Manager
(828) 439-9832

Courtney Crawley, CPT
Pharmacy Technician
(828) 439-9832

Owonia Hudson
Medication Assistance Program (MAP) Coordinator
(828) 212-4173

Our Board of Directors

Todd Carswell, CPA
toddcarswell@edgediagnostics.com (828) 430-3511 

Ryan Morgan
RyanMorgan@allstate.com (828) 433-7998

David Parker, RN, BSN, MBA
MountainEP@msn.com (828) 443-5395

Scott Whisnant, JD

Drew Thomas
andrew.thomasii@blueridgehealth.org (828) 433-6035

Scott Gallagher
Scott.Gallagher@burkeprimarycare.com (828) 443-9408

Sherrie Hazen
sherrie@comcast.net (828) 584-9302

Robert Fritts
Robert.Fritts@blueridgehealth.org (828) 580-5000

John Ed McFadden

Terry Childers
(828) 879-8166

Vicki Shuping, AAS, CMA, CMPM
vshuping@wpcc.edu (828)448-3172

To learn more about becoming a patient at Good Samaritan Clinic, click here.