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Our Team

Burt Box

Executive Director


Burt is the newest member of the Hope Clinic team, taking the leadership helm in January of 2022. A native of Dallas, Burt moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas to attend the University of Arkansas. He recently returned to the DFW area to get closer to family. Burt is a management and business development professional with 15 years experience in the venture capital and real estate development industries. Burt has been married to Erin for over 17 years and together, they have been blessed with 3 boys, ages 12, 10 and 8.  Their family attends The Parks Church in McKinney, which is one of the clinic’s most faithful supporters.  “The thing that excites me the most about this transition is the ability to use everything that I have been blessed to learn in the industries I was previously in and use that to really help the clinic and the community it serves.”

Anna Rusk, MD

Hope Clinic Medical Director


Anna graduated from Texas A&M Medical School in 2016 and completed her residency in family medicine at the JPS Family Medicine Residency Program. She started as a volunteer at Hope Clinic in 2019 while working at Baylor Scott and White prior to joining Hope Clinic as Medical Director in 2020. She loves that working at Hope Clinic allows her to serve those in need, not only by providing medical care, but also by sharing Jesus’ love with them. Anna and her husband live in McKinney with their pet bunny.

Julie Garrison, MSN, RN

Nurse Manager


Julie graduated from National University as a Registered Nurse and later obtained her masters degree from California State University Sacramento. She has worked in various areas of nursing for the last six years focusing on serving those in need throughout her career. Julie joined Hope Clinic as a nurse volunteer in 2020. She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus through her nursing care and believes God is working through Hope Clinic to bring healing in mind, body, and spirt. Julie lives in Frisco with her husband, two children, and two French bulldogs.

Andrea Naff

Operations Manager


Andrea graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in speech-language pathology then with her masters from Radford University in Virginia. After just a handful of years practicing as a medical speech pathologist, the Lord called her to raise her rapidly growing family while homeschooling them for over a decade. Toward the end of that season, the Lord gave both Andrea, and her husband, Jason, an overwhelming burden to surrender to the call to vocational ministry (Jason) and the vision behind Hope Clinic (Andrea). It is her desire to walk alongside the Family of Hope Clinic as well as the City of McKinney to serve, strengthen and honor all people for the Common Good of the Kingdom of God. Andrea and her husband live in McKinney and have the honor of raising their six daughters.

Jenny Konvicka

Director of Patient Services


Jenny began as a volunteer with Hope Clinic on day one and was invited to join the staff as Patient Care Coordinator in February 2019. She studied Spanish and Music at Ouachita Baptist University and has served as the Student Ministry Coordinator for the Parks Church. There is no better place to combine her passion for serving others, sharing the love of Jesus, and employing her Spanish language skills than serving the patients of Hope Clinic. Her greatest joy has been experiencing Jesus in each patient that walks through the door.

Vicki Northcutt

Director of Development


Over the course of her career, Vicki has considered herself blessed to work in both the nonprofit and corporate worlds, honing her skills in marketing, events, writing and fundraising. She is pleased to join the Hope Clinic team as she follows her desire to use her skills to help an organization truly minister to the physical and spiritual needs of our neighbors. Vicki graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s in Public Relations and minor in English. She is the author of Plano: An Illustrated Chronicle, a member of Cottonwood Creek Church, and volunteer with Family Promise of Collin County. But the role and title she loves most is wife of 35 years to Brad and mother (mother-in-law) to daughter Kelsey (and husband Carlos) and son Garrett (and fiancé Christa).

Julee Simonsen

Volunteer Coordinator


Julee is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Human Services & Counseling. She has always had a passion for helping those in need, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. As an active volunteer at Hope Clinic for 3 years as a Patient Advocate, her life has been changed for the better through her interactions with the patients with whom she has been able to pray with and share Jesus. She spent 20 years as a nomadic military spouse while her husband served in the Air Force and she honed her skills at volunteering in many avenues. She is now excited to be the newest member of the Hope Clinic staff as the Volunteer Coordinator. She lives in McKinney with her husband Erik and their (almost) fully grown children.

Denise McMillan

Credentialing Coordinator


Being raised by a single mom instilled a passion in Denise to help those fighting to rise out of poverty, and advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves. After completing her internship at Letot Center in Dallas, Denise pursued a career in Management and HR, earning partnership at her firm. Operating alongside a diverse employee culture, she witnessed firsthand the struggle low income individuals without health insurance undergo. After 30 years in the corporate world, Denise returned to her original passion as a CASA guardian ad litem, then to the Hope Clinic Planning Team, volunteering as VC before coming on staff part time. Her desire at Hope is for families to receive holistic healthcare with loving compassion, while never being forced to choose between food, shelter or their health. Denise is married to Bill McMillan. They share four children and seven huggable grandchildren.

Alondra Lopez

Office Manager


April Music

Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor


April completed her undergraduate work in psychology at Austin College in Sherman and her graduate work in counseling at Texas A & M University in Commerce – over 25 years apart! In between, she and her husband Jeff raised three children, now ages 24, 23 and 13. When her older children went off to college, so did she. She completed her masters degree and then became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). During her time as a student, she learned about Hope Clinic. Desiring to gain experience as a therapist on a multi-disciplinary treatment team, April joined Hope in January of 2019. She affectionately refers to Hope as “The Little Clinic that Could.” She has provided counseling services in the past at The Samaritan Inn, Austin College and the 741741 Crisis TextLine, and she currently has a private counseling practice in McKinney. She enjoys spending time with her growing family, reading, traveling and coming home to her little red cavapoo, River.

Caitlin Twyman

Founder


Caitlin graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Pastoral Care. After a year serving with missionaries in the red light districts of Belgium, she was inspired to attend the University of Tulsa School of Law, with plans to use her degree to serve those without a voice. In law school, she fell in love with immigration law and the immigrant community and began practicing as an immigration attorney. It was in this world that she began to discover the difficulties faced by the uninsured. It is her desire that every Hope Clinic patient not only receives the highest level of care, but feels welcomed, respected, and loved—for we love because He first loved us. Caitlin and her husband, Steve, live in McKinney and have a daughter, Audie, here on earth and a son, Benson that lives in heaven.

Our Board

Kyle Redel

The Parks Church


“At Hope Clinic all people are treated with dignity, care, and respect as image bearers of our God. Hope Clinic tangibly demonstrates the love of Jesus to the uninsured in McKinney. I believe in the mission of Hope because at the heart of it is the mission of Christ.”

Stephen Twyman, MD, MPH

John Peter Smith Hospital


“We have a lot of need in our community, and Hope Clinic is an opportunity to meet that need. It’s been rewarding and fun to get to engage with our community, to try to partner and work together to meet the health and spiritual needs of our neighbors. For medical professionals who are looking to remember their original goal of helping people and making a difference, Hope Clinic is a perfect opportunity. It is an outlet for one-on-one patient relationships that we providers sometimes don’t get as much as we want.

Hope Clinic is unique. Our patients feel at home. We’ve had multiple patients come up to the clinic just to hang out with us and I have never heard of that in another clinical context. That is the best thing that we have going for us– God has graciously empowered us to really connect well with our patients and to establish a place where they feel comfortable, welcomed and loved. If you are someone who knows that you would like to use your medical skills in some way to advance the kingdom of God, then you will absolutely have opportunities to do that here. If you are not a believer, but you know that there is more to what you do and the skills that you have than just making money, Hope Clinic is definitely a place for you.”

Nick Benavidez

Retired, Kroger Company VP


“At the Hope Clinic, I have the privilege of serving as a prayer advocate and translator and was recently added to the board. Serving at the clinic has been a true blessing for me. Working with the underserved and uninsured remind me of the mission Jesus has given us. Our objective at the clinic is to not only help our patients with their medical needs, but more importantly to bring them hope in the name of Jesus Christ.”

Billy Booker

Retired Psychological Consultant


“I agreed to start volunteering in a Pastoral Care role at Hope Clinic because I saw the great works they were doing in Collin County and I wanted to be a part of that effort. Additionally, serving on the Board has given me an opportunity to further impact the services Hope Clinic provides to the community.”

Teresa Craighead

New Generation Media


“From the moment I became aware of Hope Clinic’s mission to reach uninsured patients in McKinney and provide them with a sound medical home, I became a fervent supporter. The staff at Hope is caring, dedicated, and talented. The Clinic’s mission to treat the whole patient, including their soul and spirit, embodies Jesus’ message to care for the needy. Serving on the board is a privilege, and gives me the opportunity to further support Hope’s mission and future.”

Rachel Darling

Digital Marketing, Branding, Public Relations


Jenny Williams, RN

Baylor, Scott, and White Health


“Hope Clinic of McKinney is an exemplary model for providing quality, compassionate healthcare for the underprivileged friends and neighbors of McKinney. The love of Christ shines brightly to all those who seek assistance and support.”

Joy Steed

Community Volunteer


“I have had the privilege of volunteering as a patient advocate at Hope for the last 3.5 years and time and time again have been blessed by the opportunity to sit, pray with and get to know the patients that walk through the doors of the clinic. It is a privilege to serve and to share the love and hope found in Jesus with the patients that are served by the clinic.”
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