Board of Directors

Free Clinics of Iowa's OFFICERS

  • James Blessman, MD

    FCI Founder & Board Member Emeritus

    Blessman International

  • Stephen Eckstat, DO

    FCI Board President & Medical Director

    Emergency Room Physician & Health Care Consultant

  • Tim Gutshall, MD

    FCI Vice-President

    FCI Vice President, Chief Medical Officer Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Kenneth Butters, JD

    FCI Secretary

    Attorney at Law Brick, Gentry, Bowers, Shwartz, Stoltze & Levis, PC

  • Karl Vilums

    FCI Treasurer

    Chief Financial Officer Broadlawns Medical Center

  • Wendy Gray, MS

    FCI Executive Director

  • Jeff Dumermuth

    FCI Member Services Coordinator

Free Clinics of Iowa's MEMBERS

  • Tess Young, JD

    Young Consulting Inc.

  • Larry Severidt, MD

    Director of Medical Education & Family Medicine Residency Program

    Broadlawns Medical Center

  • Bob Russell, DDS, MPH

    Chief, Oral & Health Delivery Systems

    Iowa Department of Public Health

  • James Hobson

    National Director

    Christ-Life Ministries

  • James Hayes

    Executive Director

    Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center

  • Jack Hatch


    Hatch Development

  • Jill Feilmeier

    Corporate Communications Director

    Delta Dental of Iowa

  • David Drake, DO

    Des Moines Psychiatrist

  • Richard L. Deming, MD

    Medical Director

    Mercy Cancer Center

Free Clinics of Iowa (FCI) is a volunteer healthcare network.  Through the efforts of more than 1,600 volunteers, FCI serves Iowa’s most vulnerable, un/under-insured with basic, primary care services. In rural and urban settings, FCI clinics provide basic health care services through volunteer physicians, nurses and other health professionals, at no cost to patients.


Free Clinics of Iowa is a registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 


Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law, tax identification number 42-1428706.

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