Eryn Shugart, Ph.D, presents Savie Health's Free Healthcare Clinic in Lompoc to Rotary, August 24

About Savie Health

Eryn currently serves as the Executive Director of Savie Health, the only free clinic in Lompoc and surrounding area that offers healthcare to the uninsured population of Santa Barbara County and beyond. 

Savie Health's mission is to provide free medical, dental and vision care to uninsured adults in Santa Barbara County and beyond regardless of race , gender ,ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation or gender. Founded in 2011 by Dr. Ahmad Nooristani, the first free clinic in San Luis Obispo County was created to serve underserved population and provide free high-quality non-emergent healthcare to those who could not otherwise afford to access care in the county. After working in Lompoc Valley Medical Center, he realized the need for another organization that serve this community and beyond. He created Savie Health to provide high-quality preventative and episodic primary healthcare to the uninsured.

About Eryn Shugart

Eryn is a Santa Barbara native who holds a doctoral degree in psychology from Claremont Graduate School and has worked in public service in Santa Barbara for the past twenty-five years with accomplishments including substantially increasing the income at Friendship Adult Day Care Center through contracts with the Veterans Administration, CenCal Health, and Tri-Counties Regional Center; and serving as an adjunct faculty in psychology and nursing, and helping to establish a healthy aging associates degree program at Santa Barbara City College.

While working as executive director at Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center, Eryn secured a multi-year, half-million-dollar government grant to establish Jodi House as one of seven state-funded sites serving adults with traumatic brain injury, paid off a $100,000 line of credit, and nearly doubled the organization’s budget within less than three years. As senior development director and interim executive director at Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Eryn established a Major and Planned Gifts Team, a Planned Giving Advisory Council, and raised over $1 million annually.

She is a 2017 Graduate of Leading from Within’s Courage to Lead program, the co-founder of NPRN’s Development Director Roundtable, served as an ambassador to the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce and the board of directors of Hospice of Santa Barbara.

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