About Good Health Clinic
Good Health Clinic opened in 2004. Originally open only a couple days a week and helping a few dozen patients, the clinic now operates 5 days a week, in two locations, and serves the entire Keys. Thousands of Keys residents have been helped through our services.
Good Health Clinic is a collaborative entity that works with over 100 medical provider volunteers throughout South Florida. Patients receive top-notch primary care within our clinic and benefit from care coordination and access to countless medically necessary services donated by our generous partners. Between our in-clinic services and the support of our Volunteer Network, we are able to provide those in need with a true health care solution.
COMPASSION INTEGRITY COLLABORATION
“He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.”
Good Health Clinic leadership and staff continually strive to assess and meet the ever-changing medical needs of our underserved community from Key Largo to Key West.
Steven Lawyer, DO
Good Health Clinic exists to serve as a healthcare home for the low-income and uninsured residents of the Florida Keys. We are proud to highlight that over 95% of resources are allocated to Program Services.
Board Of Directors
Roberto Alonso was introduced to the Keys in the 1970s, when he would visit to fish the Bahia Honda Bridge and spend weekends in Tavernier while growing up in Hialeah. Alonso and his family had fled from Cuba to South Florida in 1960 as political exiles of the Castro regime. Alonso would go on to study at Florida Atlantic and Florida International University, eventually graduating with a bachelor’s in political science.
Mary Woods, MD
Mary Woods works as a physician at Mariners and Fishermen’s Hospitals, and also serves on the Medical Executive Committee at both hospitals. For her undergraduate education. She went to New College of Florida. She worked in the Keys as a social worker and later at Moffitt Cancer Center as a breast cancer researcher before pursuing her postgraduate education at Florida State University to earn her MD. She did her residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida in Family Medicine before returning to the Keys where her family resides.
Angie Kemmer LCSW, BCBA
Angie Kemmer has lived in the Florida Keys community for 20 years. She is a busy mom and wife who works as the Director of Case Management at Mariners Hospital. She has many interests personal and professional including acrylic painting, fitness, behavior analysis and completing her MBA. She is thrilled to be part of the Good Health Clinic to assist in carrying out our mission and is a valuable assist to the team.
Terry Abel moved from Virginia Beach to the Keys in the fall of 1993 after working 7 years as a civilian for the Navy. He first worked as a mate on the charter boats out of Bud n Mary’s and obtained his captain’s license soon thereafter, mating, running boats and also working for SeaTow. In 1994 he started volunteering with Islamorada Fire Rescue. The Village of Islamorada incorporated in 1997 and took over all fire and EMS in 1999 and he was one of the original hires to protect our community.
Beth Kaminstein graduated with a BA from Bennington College in Vermont, 1976 (Ceramics, Drawing, and Dance). Since then she has enjoyed a rather diverse life living in Florence, Italy and then in NYC where she owned and managed her family’s hardware store, Kaminstein Bros.
In 1989, she moved to Islamorada to have a family and continue windsurfing, among other things. While living in Islamorada, she worked to create a playground in the park behind the library in Islamorada, worked with her late husband, Ron Levy, on creating the municipality known as Islamorada, Village of Islands, built and ran a private pre and elementary school which then became the Upper Keys first charter school known as Montessori Island Charter School.
Kate DeLoach is an eighth-generation Floridian and Keys native. She served for six years as District/Legislative Aide for State Representative Holly Raschein before joining The Southern Group in 2019 to open their sixth regional office in the Florida Keys. Kate earned her B.A. from Flagler College in St. Augustine and her M.A. in International Affairs from the City College of New York. She also earned a graduate certificate in Natural Resource Policy and Administration from the University of Florida.
Rosie Sanchez, MSN, RN, CNRN
Rosie Sanchez is the Director of ICU and Oncology Services at Mariner’s Hospital and Fishermen’s Community Hospital. She was born in Miami and moved to the Florida Keys in 1997. She has her BS from Florida International University, a BSN from Chamberlain, and an MSN from Western Governors University. She is active in the community through volunteering and participating in local events. In her free time, Rosie enjoys spending time with her family along with boating, diving, paddle oaring, camping, hiking, and motorcycling. She brings her medical experience and love for the community to our board.
Chris Clark, RN
Chris Clark was on the Good Health Clinic’s founding board. After 10 years, she has returned as one of our valued Board Members.
After 24 years, Chris retired from Florida Department of Health in Monroe County. In total, she worked as a registered nurse 44 years in various specialties. After moving to the Florida Keys in the mid 1980’s, she found public health a rewarding field dedicated to improving the Upper Keys’ diverse community.
Chris and her husband were drawn to the Keys because of their love of boating and SCUBA diving. Both now retired, they enjoy traveling in their RV.