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Family Health Partnership Clinic names three to its Board of Directors

A sign in both English and Spanish details information for clients with appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine at Family Health Partnership Clinic on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Crystal Lake.

The owner of the Woodstock Dairy Queen, a human resources manager for Avient Corporation and an attorney with Zukowski, Rogers, Flood and McArdle recently were named to Family Health Partnership Clinic’s Board of Directors.

The 13-member board oversees the nonprofit, which serves the uninsured of McHenry County, according to a news release.

Woodstock Dairy Queen owner Rafael Castaneda’s encountered the clinic for the first time as a high school volunteer many years ago, according to the release. After high school, he got a job with the clinic and continued working until his college studies took him to Chicago. He returned to McHenry County after working in a health nonprofit and bought the Woodstock Dairy Queen.

Greg Barry of Zukowski, Rogers, Flood and McArdle is a lawyer specializing in elder law, estate planning and guardianship, according to the release. He is passionate about serving his community and is familiar with the nonprofit clinic sector through his mother, who volunteers at a similar clinic in another state.

Elvis Andrade, a human resources manager for Avient Corporation, has been in human resources for several years, according to the release. He is involved in Avient’s United Way campaign and has supported the clinic in other ways over the past several years.

“It’s so important to have a broad set of skills and experience,” Board of Directors Chairman Linnea Kooistra said in a statement. “We’ve added a small business owner with public health experience, a lawyer, and a local manufacturer who understands the workforce in the county. I’m so pleased to bring these gentlemen on. They will add to our already terrific board.”

The Family Health Partnership Clinic ,serving the uninsured of McHenry County, recently named three new board members to its Board of Directors. They include, left to right, Rafael Castaneda, the owner of the Woodstock Dairy Queen; Elvis Andrade, the human resources manager for Avient Corp.; and Greg Barry, of Zukowski, Rogers, Flood and McArdle.