Providing quality, compassionate healthcare since 1995

Our History

Good Samaritan Health Centers, Inc. (GSHC), the 501(c) 3 parent organization of Wildflower Healthcare, has actively responded to the changing healthcare needs of St. Johns County for over 24 years.

Wildflower Healthcare in 2018

Patients Served

+ Volunteer Hours

+ donated medical, dental, pharmaceutical & diagnostic services

Patient Visits

What Drives Us

Wildflower Healthcare provides free, high quality dental and medical care to low-income, uninsured adult residents in St. Johns County. Volunteer health professionals provide high quality, compassionate care and health education through clinics and community outreach programs. Wildflower Healthcare plays a critical role in the county as a dental and medical home for our neighbors in need.

OUR MISSION is to ensure access to quality, compassionate healthcare that improves the lives of people we serve in our community.

2018-2019

Board of Directors

The Wildflower Healthcare Board of Directors endeavors to represent the public’s best interest by focusing on providing no cost medical and dental services for low-income community members. The board ensures that the organization’s mission is met. Board members’ active participation steers the organization toward a sustainable future through sound and ethical governance, fundraising and financial management policies.  
Dr. Elisabeth (Lisa) Chismark, PhD , RN

Dr. Elisabeth (Lisa) Chismark, PhD , RN

President

Julie Watson, Ph.D,OTR/L

Julie Watson, Ph.D,OTR/L

Vice President

Bernice (Bea) Schrobo, MBA

Bernice (Bea) Schrobo, MBA

Secretary

Catalina Usina-Morse, CPA

Catalina Usina-Morse, CPA

Treasurer

Dr. Shakira Husain

Dr. Shakira Husain

Medical Director

Dr. Michael Versaggi, DDS

Dr. Michael Versaggi, DDS

Dental Director

2018-2019

Board Members

Bernard (Bob) Grobman

Bernard (Bob) Grobman

Garrett Mandel, PT

Garrett Mandel, PT

Colette Platts

Colette Platts

John Eaton

John Eaton

Lorna MacDonald

Lorna MacDonald

Marie Nemec, RN

Marie Nemec, RN

Marian Patrick, RN

Marian Patrick, RN

Mark Parsons

Mark Parsons

Brad Cooper

Brad Cooper

Chris Mastoridis

Chris Mastoridis

Executive Director

mailto:goodsamaritandirector@gmail.com

Chris Mastoridis started his new position as Executive Director for our rapidly growing organization in May 2019.

Having grown up in St. Augustine and earning his bachelor’s degree from Flagler College, Chris went on to earn his master’s degree in Sports Medicine from Springfield College in Massachusetts. For the past 20+ years Chris has worked in the New York Metro area in roles such as the National Director of Franchise Operations for HealthForce, Inc, as well as serving as Regional Director of Business Development for the largest Non-Profit Home Health Agency in the country, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Most recently, Chris served as a Regional Director of Business Development for a home health agency in South Florida.

“Given my wife and I’s roots in St. Johns County, when I reviewed the mission and reputation of the Wildflower organization, I knew this was an opportunity that was too good to pass up. Having been in the healthcare industry for a long time, I am well aware of the large gaps in care that many people face due to economic constraints. Wildflower Healthcare provides a tremendous and invaluable service to those that need it most in St. Johns County. I look forward to being a part of that growing solution, and helping people get access to services they desperately need. After all, it’s the main reason I got into healthcare in the first place… to help others.”

Our History

GSHC was established to serve the need for healthcare in the Lincolnville community. In 1995, GSHC began providing free dental and medical services to low-income, uninsured men and women through medical clinics held at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and dental clinics held at the St. Johns County Health Department.

GSHC expanded services in 1998 to offer monthly women’s medical clinics. In conjunction with New Mt. Moriah Christian Ministry in West Augustine and the St. Johns County Health Department, GSHC created the Wildflower Project in 2007 to provide pre-conceptual care for young women.

 

In response to community need for adult dental care, GSHC partnered with Anastasia Baptist Church and the Emergency Services Homeless Coalition to hold a five-day, mobile dental clinic for low-income, uninsured residents in 2007. The clinic successfully treated many patients, but demand exceeded resources and 100 people were turned away.

The GSHC Board of Directors responded to this demand by initiating a capital campaign to raise funds to build a permanent facility for dental and medical services. The underserved population had shifted from Lincolnville to West Augustine and New Mt. Moriah Christian Ministry donated land on Herbert Street for the Wildflower Clinic. Community response was tremendous. Thanks to generous grants, financial contributions, and in-kind donations of supplies, labor and services, the clinic opened debt-free and began patient care in January 2010.

As demand increased, GSHC expanded healthcare services beyond the Wildflower Clinic through community outreach programs. In 2018, the GSHC board rebranded the Wildflower Clinic as Wildflower Healthcare to reflect the scope of services offered beyond a single clinic location and to highlight our greater community impact. Although the name has changed, our mission remains the same: to ensure access to quality, compassionate healthcare that improves the lives of people we serve in our community.

Wildflower Healthcare will continue to respond to the changing healthcare needs of St. Johns County and contribute to a more effective healthcare system for our community for years to come.