Rhode Island Free Clinic AmeriCorps VISTA Team

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) is a national program that seeks to combat poverty by assisting local organizations to build capacity and make change, while providing VISTA Volunteers nonprofit and community service experience that prepares them for a life of service. The Rhode Island Free Clinic has partnered with AmeriCorps VISTA since 2003, mobilizing over 80 VISTA Volunteers to help build Clinic capacity and aid in patient care, including outreach initiatives and data analysis used to improve patient health outcomes. Serving on the front lines of public health, our VISTA Members have been instrumental in RIFC’s operations to provide critical health services for our patients, including COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts. 

2023-2024 AmeriCorps VISTAs

  • Elise Erickson

    Patient & Volunteer Services VISTA

  • Gwyneth Spincken

    Grants and Development VISTA

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