Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Award Honorees
Organizations are underlined.
Pamela TimmonsExecutive Director Good Shepherd Clinic
Award ceremony introduction as made by Bill Bryant of United Nations Association of OKC:
Our next award winner is the executive director of Good Shepherd Clinic in midtown Oklahoma City. The clinic began in 1977 as an outreach to homeless people under the ministry of First Baptist Church.
Pam Timmons joined Good Shepherd Clinic in the spring of 2015. She has worked hard the past couple of years to take the nonprofit to sustainability, by engaging the community and building a large base of volunteer doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and hundreds of medical students to provide much-needed healthcare to those who are in great need care.
For 42 years, Good Shepherd has provided free medical, dental and prescription medications to people who are uninsured and have low family incomes.
Last year, a total of 596 volunteers provided over 10,000 volunteer hours to the clinic.
When Pam started work with Good Shepherd, they were struggling financially and in danger of locking their doors. Through her guidance they were able to keep the clinic open. They continue to deliver lifesaving medical care to the most vulnerable people in our community.
Pam Timmons has been an Edmonite since birth. She is proud to be an Oklahoman, and loves how the people of this great state pull together in times of need.
Pam attended college at the University of Central Oklahoma before beginning her professional career in which she obtained a great deal of experience with nonprofit organizations in administration, finance, marketing and fundraising. She has led record-setting fundraising campaigns, been a part of two major capital campaigns, and successfully managed relationships with major individual and corporate donors over the years.
Pam joined Good Shepherd Clinic in midtown Oklahoma City in the spring of 2015 where she currently serves as the Executive Director. She has worked hard the past couple of years to take the nonprofit to sustainability, by engaging the community and building a large base of volunteer doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and hundreds of medical students to provide the much needed healthcare to those in the community who are in great need care. Timmons used her more than 31 years of experience in fundraising and developed a profitable fundraising strategy focusing on the resources, skills and tactics of the community to build a sustainable model of revenue for the clinic and its mission.
Pam is community minded, serving in a variety of capacities on committees and as a board member for such organizations as the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality and the Community Collaborative Effort on Care Transitions through Integris Hospital South and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Charitable Clinics Association. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Edmond Historical Society and Museum and is a former president of the Association for Fundraising Professionals.
Pam is currently serving as the Executive Director for Good Shepherd Clinic. The clinic began in 1977 as an outreach to the homeless under the ministry of First Baptist Church. The first clinic was held at Chuck and Chris’ Bar in downtown Oklahoma City. It was the start of something very special and the humble beginning of a great legacy of care.
For 42 years, Good Shepherd has provided free medical, dental and prescription medications to the uninsured and have incomes below the 200% federal poverty level. The clinic recently opened a new eye exam clinic to provide diabetic eye exams and glaucoma testing. Good Shepherd doesn’t receive any federal, state or insurance reimbursements to provide care. We rely on donations from foundations, businesses and individuals from the community.
The mission at Good Shepherd Clinic provides consistent, quality medical and dental services for the vulnerable members in our community.
Last year, GS provided access to healthcare to 2,165 neighbors in our community by providing 8,184 patient visits. We had 17 physicians, 14 PA’s, 28 dentists, 12 hygienists, 8 pharmacists and a total of 596 volunteer provided over 10,000 volunteer hours to the clinic.
GS’s medical clinic is currently a medical home to over 2,200 patients and offers specialty care by providing clinic sessions for dermatology, gynecology, orthopedic, and a volunteer nephrologist that monitors our 365 diabetic patients with a goal of keeping them off of dialyses.
When Pam started work with Good Shepherd Clinic they were struggling financially and in danger of locking their doors. Through her guidance they were able to the clinic around and continues to deliver lifesaving medical care to people without access and in critical need of care to the most vulnerable in the community.