Executive Director, 1993-2003
In 1988 I became the Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Nogales, AZ.
It is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing of our former Executive Director. The Reverand Ed Gustafson passed away on June 29, 2016. Father Ed was our first Executive Director and was responsible for establishing the Clinic as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, setting up our first Board of Directors and beginning our grant-writing process. We are grateful for his guidance in our early year
MS, CCC-SLP - Speech & Language Therapy Dept.
I dreamed that someday children would have well-equipped special education programs to attend.
AuD - Audiology Dept.
I walked around The Clinic waiting room and took children to the sacristy (the quietest room) to screen their hearing.
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Physical Therapy Dept.
The doctors and therapists from Tucson would meet in the morning for breakfast and go down to Nogales, Sonora
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My first son was born in 1966 with cerebral palsy. I looked for healthcare for him in Nogales, Sonora, where I was living.
I was a teenager when I started volunteering at The Clinic in June, 1974.
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Forty years ago, seven cerebral palsy children and their mothers gathered in a home in Nogales, Sonora. St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic was born. Click on the links below to learn more about the beginning of St. Andrew’s Children's Clinic from those who were there. Now, the volunteer professional health care staff numbers 45-50; the staff sees approximately 225-250 children the first Thursday of each month, except July, at St. Andrew's Children’s Clinic housed in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Nogales, Arizona.
I was invited to join
Amanda Ast, Gloria Bogulas, and Lois Acton to consult on three children.