The Neighborhood Health Clinic Board Members support the Clinic’s mission to deliver quality medical and dental care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults, using a volunteer professional staff in a caring and supportive environment. The Board also helps determine, review and approve major policies. Board members attend and participate in fundraising events, programs and activities.
John P. Cardillo, Esq., Board Chair, Member of Medical, Governance
Mr. John P. Cardillo has been practicing law in Naples since 1972. He is a partner in the law firm Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A., where he concentrates on representing clients in personal injury, criminal and general civil litigation cases. He graduated from Furman University with a B.A. degree in 1964 and the University of South Carolina Law School with a J.D. degree in 1968. From 1992 to 2002 Cardillo served as the Governor for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida to the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, and served six years on the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. He is a past President of the Collier County Bar Association. He has also served the Naples community as President of various civic and charitable organizations. He was awarded the Naples Daily News’ Outstanding Citizen for 2005 and the Collier County Judges’ Donald Van Koughnet “Lion of the Law” Professionalism Award in 2003, as well as the Florida Bar’s G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award in 2001. He and his wife Linda have raised four children: John, Joseph, Margaret and Mark, educated in the local public schools.
Paul Jones, M.D., Board Chair Elect, Chair of the Medical Committee, Member of Governance
Dr. Paul O. Jones is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has been affiliated with NCH for 26 years. Dr. Jones is currently the President of the Medical Staff, serving as Chair of the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) and ex-officio member of all medical staff meetings. Dr. Jones has served as President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer and 2 terms as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine from 2014 – 2016. He has also chaired the Physician Advisory Committee, the committee charged with overseeing the conversion of full electronic health records at NCH. Dr. Jones’ other leadership roles have been; chairman of the Hospital Disaster Committee following Hurricane Andrew, member of the Professional Capabilities Committee (PCC), Board Member of the Southwest Florida Physicians Association (SWFPA), founding Board Member of Community Health Partners, founding Member and Past President of Anchor Health Centers, past Board Member of the American Heart Association (Collier County), Co-Chair with his wife Susan for the Collier County Heart Ball, founding board Member and Chairman (2004-2006) of the Board at The Neighborhood Clinic as well as participating physician volunteer at the clinic, physician volunteer for disasters at NCH and the special needs shelter during Hurricane Andrew. His other community activities include: board member for The Winged Foot Scholarship foundation and the 2013 Chair for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s Business Hall of Fame Committee, annual physician volunteer for free high school sports physicals, physician volunteer for the Naples Gators football team, President of the Naples North Rotary 2008-2009, President of Naples Sunset Rotary club 1997-1998, board member of both Rotary clubs, Naples North Rotarian of the year 2008, Anchor Health Physician of the Year for 2003 and NCH Physician of the Year for 2014.
Dr. Jones is a native of Kingston, Jamaica. He became an American citizen in 1984. He attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, graduating Suma Cum Laude, earning a B.S. Degree with Honors. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine Residency at BayFront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he was awarded the Charles Aucreman Art of Medicine Award. Dr. Jones moved to Naples to open his practice in 1990. Dr. Jones is never too busy to help when and where needed. As the Rotarian in charge of International Service for the North Naples Rotary Club, he has helped to build an asthma clinic, a school, a water project for a village and a playground for a town in Jamaica.
Dr. Jones mother instilled in him a strong sense of compassion and responsibility. His father taught him to “always do the best you can with the opportunity that comes your way.” His family comes first and his time off is spent with his wife Susan and his children Stephanie, Andrew and Nathan. They also helped raise a fourth child, Juno starting at age 12. They play tennis, fish, go boating and travel. And here in Naples, the Junior Achievement honoured him for his leadership in the community by inducting him into the Business Hall of Fame in 2004. He was recognized as a Man of Distinction by N Magazine.
C. Michael Armstrong, Board Treasurer, Chair of Finance, Member of Strategic
Mr. Armstrong is retired Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Johns Hopkins Medicine, retired Chairman and Director Emeritus of Comcast Corporation and the former Chairman CEO of AT&T and Hughes Electronics. Prior to these positions, he spent more than three decades with IBM. Mr. Armstrong earned a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio, and has received six honorary doctorate degrees He is a retired visiting professor at MIT Sloan School. He serves on the board of directors of IDS, the Telluride Foundation, the US Marine Corps Foundation and in Naples, FL, the Neighborhood Health Clinic and Artis-Naples. He is philanthropically active in higher education, medical research, community needs, disadvantaged kids and infrastructure projects in Guatemala.
Craig Eichler, M.D., Board Secretary, Member of Finance and Medical
Dr. Eichler specializes in general dermatology and dermatologic surgery with the Woodruff Institute. He received his B.A. from Emory University and his M.D. from the University of Florida. Dr. Eichler served his residency at the University of Texas and is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, past president of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and a member of the Collier County Medical Society.
Kitty Sachs, Member-at-Large, Member of Strategic
Mrs. Sachs has been instrumental as a volunteer at the Neighborhood Health Clinic. In addition to being a valuable Board Member, Mrs. Sachs is the head of the intake counseling department for the Clinic. As head of intake, Mrs. Sachs works with potential patients as well as current patients on all of their continual requirements needed to be a qualified patient of the Clinic. Mrs. Sachs has been involved with the Clinic for over 10 years.
Nancy Lascheid, RN, BSN, Co-Founder, Chair of Governance
Mrs. Lascheid holds degrees from Allegheny College, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and University of Pittsburgh. Her professional career focused primarily on emergency medicine and nursing education. After moving to Florida from Pittsburgh in 1982, she joined her husband in his private practice.
Mrs. Lascheid and her husband, Dr. Bill Lascheid created and developed an innovative option of health care for the working poor in the Naples community when they opened the Neighborhood Health Clinic on April 12, 1999.
Mr. Autera and his wife have been residents of Naples for 20 years. He is retired from Bristol-Myers Squibb where he was a director and executive vice president. His 30+ years at Bristol-Myers Squibb included 17 years as Chief Financial Officer and several years overseeing operations in both the United States and Europe. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers. He is a certified public accountant.
Linda Bilodeau, Chair of the Marketing Committee, Member of Development and Strategic
Linda Bilodeau has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Trinity College, an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Spalding University. She has held various positions in Hospital Administration and worked as a project management consultant. She taught marketing and Business Administration courses at Indiana University and Marian College in Indianapolis. Linda is a novelist and volunteers as Spalding University’s Alumni Association Communications Director. She wholeheartedly supports the clinic’s mission and is the head of the Clinic’s marketing committee. Linda and her husband, Dr. Richard Bilodeau, live in Bonita Springs.
Thomas Brick, DMD
Dr. Thomas Brick is rejoining the Neighborhood Health Clinic Board of Directors having previously served six (6) years. During his term, he served on the Executive Board and Chair of the Strategic Committee. Dr. Brick was instrumental in establishing the Clinic’s dental program. He has been a resident of Naples for 34 years and has been practicing dentistry in the city since 1982. He was President of the Collier County Dental Association, as well as numerous professional organizations. He is also one of the founders of the dental program at the Neighborhood Health Clinic.
“Volunteering at NHC has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I feel honored to be a part of this wonderful effort” says Dr. Brick.
Barbara Britten, M.D. Member of the Medical Committee
Dr. Britten is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician, who has been practicing medicine for 15 years, the last eight here in Naples, where her reputation for compassion, medical expertise and patient care is well known. She graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey after having raised her family and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Dr. Britten has worked in many areas of medicine; teaching, research, and private practice, was director of a hospitalist program and now has a concierge practice. She has been involved in many hospital medical committees and sat on the board of the Alumni Association of New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Britten was instrumental in revamping the core curriculum of New Jersey Medical School, where she has won many awards for her excellence in patient care as well as her dedication to teaching.
She loves fitness and music, whether singing or playing.
Adriana Buitrago, Member of PR & Marketing
George Ferguson, M.D. Chair of Strategic, member of Medical
Robert Meli, M.D. Member of the Medical Committee
Dr. Robert Meli is an MD with a residency in Diagnostic Radiology. He is President of Naples Radiologists and a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. He has practiced Radiology in Naples since 1974. In addition to the Neighborhood Health Clinic, he is on the Boards of SunTrust Banks and Naples Diagnostic Imaging Centers.
Robert Payne, DDS Member of Strategic and Medical
Dr. Robert Payne, a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, has maintained a private dental practice in Naples for over thirty years. He is a graduate of Ohio State University and served his residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He is past president of the Collier County Dental Association and served as Chief of Staff of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NCH healthcare System.
He is married with two children. His hobbies include running, boating, scuba diving and underwater photography.
Janet Vasey, Member of Finance
Mrs. Vasey has been a resident of Collier County for 25 years. She has an extensive background in financial management and held the position of Director of Program Analysis and Review for the Assistant Secretary of the Army where she was a civilian employee for 20 years. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rice University and her Master’s degree in Public Financial Management from American University. Since moving to Naples with her husband, Dennis, she has been active in a variety of homeowner and Collier County advisory committees, as well as civic, political and social organizations. Mrs. Vasey joined the Neighborhood Health Clinic in 2013, serving on the finance committee. She was elected to the board in 2014.
Mr. Wolff holds a degree in Pharmacy from The University of Toledo and an MBA from The University of Findlay with an emphasis in Health Care Management and Finance. He started his career with the Medical College of Ohio Hospitals as a pharmacy intern and was promoted several times until he reached the position of Associate Executive Director of Hospital Operations. Mr. Wolff later joined ProMedica Health System in Toledo, Ohio where he served in several leadership roles including Corporate Director of Clinical Performance Improvement. In this role he was responsible for the implementation of clinical pathways across the continuum of care in the health system as well as the operational redesign of physician practices. In his spare time Mr. Wolff enjoys golf and tennis. As well as being a member of the Board of Directors he volunteers as a Patient Eligibility Counselor and in the Medication Program. His professional and volunteer experiences add greatly to the Clinic’s quality of care.