Orlando attorney Chirag Kabrawala, who hails from a family of more than fifteen physicians, has been elected the 2018 board chair for Shepherd's Hope. In addition, six new members have joined the board for a three year term. They include:
"These new board members continue the two decade tradition of cultivating outstanding community leaders that are committed to furthering our mission and being the voice of the uninsured" said Marni Stahlman, president and CEO of Shepherd's Hope. "The caliber of our board has never been stronger as we embark on a major gifts campaign to fund our new healthcare facility in Winter Garden. Our goal upon completion is to have increased our ability to meet the unrelenting need for access to high quality, compassionate medical care for the region's uninsured and underinsured."
Shepherd's Hope provides free primary and secondary medical services to the one in four Central Floridians who are uninsured or underinsured, 11% of whom are children, at five health center locations in Central Florida. An estimated 850,000 Floridians remain in a gray area ─ the coverage "gap" in regards to insurance availability. They earn too much to qualify for some programs, but not enough to afford products offered on the Healthcare.gov exchange - even with federal subsidies, because of out-of-reach deductibles and co-payments.