Alliance Medical Ministry, which provides affordable, quality healthcare for working uninsured adults in Wake County, is pleased to announce that Megg Rader has been hired as the new Executive Director. She replaced Sean Harrison who is one of the organization’s founders and has lead Alliance as the Executive Director for the past four years. Harrison will stay involved as a volunteer with Alliance, but is leaving Alliance to start a new business venture.
Rader brings non-profit leadership, development, and volunteer experience to the role at Alliance. She served on the Alliance Advisory Board since its creation in 2003 and was actively involved in Alliance’s Hope & Healing Capital Campaign supporting the purchase and renovation of the organization’s current campus on Donald Ross Drive.
Rader’s non-profit experience includes serving as the Development Director for Uplift, Inc., an organization serving at-risk families and children; Executive Director of Artspace, Inc., Interim Vice President for Development and Alumnae Affairs at Peace College, and Development Coordinator for Motheread, Inc. She has served as the President of the Junior League of Raleigh and co-chaired the launch of the League’s first major capital campaign. She also holds small business experience included co-owning and managing two commercial art galleries, The Mahler Fine Art and The Collectors Gallery.
“Megg has already hit the ground running,” said David Wilson, Chairman for the Board. “She brings a great mix of non-profit leadership to her new role at Alliance, but most importantly she knows the Alliance family and will provide leadership for our next evolution.”
The timing of the transition comes right before Alliance will celebrate it’s 10th year serving the working uninsured of Wake County. “I’m thrilled to assume the Executive Director role at such an exciting time. I remember the first day the doors opened 10 years ago. I look forward to celebrating our history through our Anniversary Campaign as well as sharing the vision for the next 10 years,” shared Rader.
Alliance Medical Ministry is a faith-based nonprofit providing a medical home to the working uninsured of Wake County. More than 123,000 adult residents of Wake County, lack access to affordable acute and primary medical care. According to the NC Census, 82% of the uninsured in North Carolina reside in a working household. Without insurance these hard-working citizens are less likely to receive preventive care, and are more likely to be hospitalized for conditions that could have been prevented which can quickly lead to medical debt.
Alliance currently provides a primary care medical home to more than 8,000 low-income adults, with 98% having an annual household income of less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Comprehensive medical care provided at Alliance includes acute and chronic medical care, pharmacy services, health education, disease management, and counseling. Patients are referred to Alliance from local area hospital emergency departments, from the Health Department and other local social service organizations. Many are patients who would otherwise go to local emergency rooms for treatment of non-emergency health care needs, costing approximately $1,596 per visit. The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and select Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM. For more information call, 919-250-9254 or go to http://www.alliancemedicalministry.org.