Supporters of Rocking Horse Community Health Center

Working together for the benefit of the community’s health is what our supporters do best! We are expertly guided and generously supported by members of our community who serve on our board, provide program leadership, funding, donate annually, participate in fundraising events and happily share our success stories.

Back row (left to right) Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland, RHCHC Board Member Pastor Adam Banks, Health Commissioner Charlie Patterson, Urban Light Ministries President and CEO Rev. Eli Williams

Front row (left to right) United Way Executive Director Kerry Pedraza, Community Health Foundation Program Coordinator Joan Elder, Madison County Job and Family Services IM Administrator Melissa Crew, Springfield Foundation Director of Grants and Scholarships Suzie Carey

Board of Directors

The Rocking Horse Community Health Center Board of Directors volunteer their time and talents to guide the operation of the Center and work hand in hand with our CEO and Leadership Team. The Board meets monthly and special committees may meet more frequently. The Board governs under a code of regulations to act in the best interest of patients and in the wellness of the community. Over half of the board members are users of the Center.

  • J. Wes Babian
  • Candace Copeland
    Vice President
  • Victoria Richards
  • Jim Doyle
  • Tracy Gregory-Brown
  • Angel Davis-Jackson
  • Debbie Kidd
  • Adam Banks
  • Kathy Limes
  • Cynthia Richards
  • Lori Thomas


Rocking Horse Community Health Center is beyond grateful for the many local funding agencies and individuals who invest in the Center’s life changing services and programs. We are able to reach out not only with health solutions, but also with education, prevention, material assistance and advocacy because of the generosity of this community.  We are proud to have received the following grant funding, sponsorships and gifts over $1,000 from:

  • Chakeres Family
    Chakeres Dental Care
  • Della Selsor Trust
    Reach Out and Read
  • Friends of Rocking Horse Center
    Panoramic X-Ray
  • Harry W. and Margaret Moore Foundation
    Enhanced Dental Access
  • John F. Wing
    Enhanced Dental Access
  • Young Woman’s Mission
    Extended Care Women’s Services