Montgomery County Free Clinic, Inc., was established in 2009 when Christian Nursing Service (CNS), a free clinic in Montgomery County since 1968, invited collaborators from Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health-Crawfordsville and other community stakeholders to meet to determine how to provide medical and dental care for uninsured people in our community. The outcome of those meetings was a new organization, independent of the Christian Nursing Service, with only a board and no members. In the fall of 2009, the Montgomery County Free Clinic Board incorporated and received 501(c)(3) status. We also became an affiliate clinic of the national Volunteers in Medicine organization.

We raised funds to match a grant from North Central Health Services to purchase, remodel and equip the former MainSource Bank Building at 816 Mill St., The Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic.  We provide medical and dental services to uninsured residents of Montgomery County (6 months) who meet 300 percent of federal poverty guidelines.  

We are a 501(c)(3) corporation organized to fund and operate The Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic and Meals on Wheels (MOW). We are working with Volunteers in Medicine to assure a “Culture of Caring” in the clinic.


Montgomery County Free Clinic, Inc.
2017-2018 Officers, Staff & Board
Officers Names
Judge Harry Siamas
Vice-President Nancy Sennett, RN
Secretary Christine Amidon, BSN, RN
Treasurer Paul Pfledderer
Chief Dental Officer Janet Rucker, DDS
Chief Medical Officer John Roberts, MD
Volunteer Executive Director William Doemel, PhD
Nurse Practitioner Kay Nannet, MSN, RN, NP-C
Nurse Manager Michele Thompson, RN
Dental Assistant Vanessa Stumph, DA
Volunteer Coordinator Carolyn Snyder, MS, RN
Spanish Interpreter Linda Johnson
Board Members
Julie Bergfors Patrick Burnette
Lyle Fogel Lora Hess
Dawn Hutson Cheryl Leech, MSN, BSN, RN, ANP-BC
Rev. Darla Goodrich
Donna Hendrickson
Candy Royer, RN, Past President
Debbie Schavietello
John Tidd


Beginnings… at 816 Mill Street