Volunteer Highlight: Beverly Schnick

Beverly (L) and Kim Stephenson (R), Director of Nursing

Beverly (L) and Kim Stephenson (R), Director of Nursing

This month, we are celebrating two incredible volunteer anniversaries!

Beverly Schnick, RN, was first drawn to Alliance’s mission and vision to see all residents of Wake County have access to healthcare 4 years ago when she heard about the clinic at an Apex United Methodist Church event. She has been volunteering on a weekly basis ever since. Coming from an extensive background in nursing, including time serving as an Air Force base nurse, Beverly says Alliance fulfills her desire to stay professionally involved in healthcare. “The AMM staff treats me as one of their own when I come in each week. It is unique to find the professional comradery Alliance offers to volunteers, especially in retirement.” Since beginning her time as a volunteer, Beverly has seen our clinic in many seasons. Working primarily in the telephone triage, Beverly notes how changes such as telephone translation have overcome barriers with our patients, allowing us to serve patients more efficiently. She remarks that it is rewarding to see patients continually educated on healthcare and connected to the resources they need.

When asked what word Beverly would use to describe Alliance she said caring. “Alliance serves a population that often gets overlooked. The staff and volunteers work hard to make sure that no one gets overlooked when they walk through the doors of our clinic.”

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Betsy Allen MSW, LCSW is also celebrating an anniversary with us, joining the Alliance family in March of 2013. She has been a regular volunteer on our Pastoral Care and Counseling team since that time, seeing patients each week for counseling. Read more of Betsy’s story here.

Beverly and Betsy have touched the lives of countless patients and the entire Alliance family. We are so thankful for their dedication to serving our clinic!