Since 2010, VMSN has provided high-quality, comprehensive health care to members of our community who need our help. These individuals are typically low-income earners whose jobs don’t include access to health insurance.

As a nonprofit health organization, VMSN provides care and support at no cost to these individuals who are falling through the cracks of our health system. We are able to do so because of the many caring health care practitioners and other individuals who volunteer their time to help our neighbors in need, and because of the generous financial and in-kind service contributions given each year by businesses, foundations and individuals.

The Board

Dr. Florence Jameson, MD
Founder and Board Chair
Private Practice OB/GYN Physician

Frank “Gard” Jameson
Co-founder and Treasurer
Retired CPA/Certified Financial Planner,
Professor of Philosophy, UNLV

Philis Beilfuss
Registered Nurse

Juan Carlos Garcia
General Manager, Casino Royale

Matt Milone, Esq.
Senior Associate Dean for Legal Affairs,
University of Nevada School of Medicine

Terry Murphy
President, Strategic Solutions

Sandee Tiberti
Philanthropist and Community Activist

Mason Van Houweling
CEO, University Medical Center

Dr. Lydia C. Wyatt, DDS
Dentist, Private Practice
Dental Director and VMSN Volunteer

Shazad Contractor
Certified Public Accountant and licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Medical Team

Naomi Purdy, MD
Medical Director (Interim)

Desi Zapinsky, RN
Medical Practice Manager


Karla Alvarez
Front Desk Coordinator

Yonna Artega

Yonnabelyn Arteaga
Family Planning MA

Adriana Ortiz

Adriana Ortiz
Community Health Worker-CRC

Joan Klein

Joan Klein, RN
Clinic Nurse


Luisa Maldonado
Front Desk Coordinator

Dental Team

Lydia Wyatt

Dr. Lydia C. Wyatt, DDS
Volunteer Dental Director

Finance Team

Jeanette Duncan

Jeanette Duncan
Finance Director

Philanthropy Team

Kristin Forbes

Kristin Forbes
Philanthropy Director

Social Behavioral Heath Intervention Services Team

Claudia Mejia

Claudia Mejia, PsyD
SBHIS Director

Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall
Eligibility Coordinator

Lariza Soto

Lariza Soto
Social Work Program Manager

Operations Team

Tabitha Pederson

Tabitha Pederson, AM, LISW
Chief Operating Officer

Keosha Watson

Keosha Watson
Operations Manager

Pharmacy Team

Samson Yimamu

Samson Yimamu, Pharm D
Managing Pharmacist

Camila Martinez

Camila Martinez-Ramirez
Senior Pharmacy Technician

Volunteer/HR Department Team

Rashieda Shabazz

Rashieda Shabazz, MS-MFCT
HR/Volunteer Director

Tommy Thompson

Tommy Thompson
HR/Volunteer Specialist