Board of Directors

The Shenandoah Community Health Clinic (Shenandoah County Free Clinic and Shenandoah Dental Clinic) Board of Directors are local leaders who volunteer their time to provide the clinic with direction and support.

Kurt Beyreis, President

Kurt Beyreis of Maurertown, Virginia, is a retired executive of Mobil Oil Corporation. He worked mainly in the downstream side of the oil business both in the US and Overseas including Refining, Supply and Distribution, Planning, Operations and Mergers and Acquisitions. Kurt received his bachelors and master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin located in Madison, Wisconsin. Since his retirement in 1998 he has been a volunteer at local charities and other 501(c)3s. Kurt is currently on the board of the United Way Northern Shenandoah Valley, serving as Fund Distribution Chair for the last 6 years and on several committees including Finance, Planning and other Adhoc assignments.

George Brinkley, Vice President


Kathleen Kanter, Secretary

Kathleen Kanter has lived in the Shenandoah Valley for forty years, just outside Strasburg, Virginia.  A graduate from Old Dominion University with a BS in Dental Hygiene.  She and her husband are now retired after a 40 year career in private practice.  In retirement she manages the family owned, H L Borden Lumber and Hardware store in Strasburg.   Kathy serves on the Lutheran Family Services Board, Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, and is an active member of the Strasburg Rotary Club.  Through Rotary, Kathy and her husband continue to practice dentistry in Jamaica, working in Mission Dental Clinics.


Amos Black, Treasurer

Amos Black, CPA, is a Senior Financial Analyst at Shenandoah Telecommunications Company. Amos earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Berry College in 2009 and his master’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Amos has previously served as treasurer for other non-profit organizations, including Jubilee Kids, inc., and the Brunswick, GA chapter (camp) of The Gideons International. Amos lives in Strasburg, Shenandoah County, VA.


Katie Freakley

A 2003 graduate of Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business (Marketing Management), Katie currently works as the Human Resources Manager for Regulus Group, a system engineering firm. Katie served on the School Board for Shenandoah County Public Schools from January 2014 through December 2017 and currently serves on the Parents’ Alliance for Strong Schools (PASS) Board as well as the Shenandoah County Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) (appointed February 2018). Katie, her husband, and their three young children happily reside in Woodstock, Virginia.


Donald Hindman, M.D.

Don Hindman of Garrett Park, Maryland, is a 3rd generation Family Physician who has been volunteering at the Clinic since its inception in 2001. He earned a B.A. in Social Work at Kent State University in 1971, his medical degree from George Washington University in 1980, and his Board Certification in 1983 after a three-year Residency at the University of Arizona. He practiced in Petersburg, WV, for seven years and then moved to Woodstock, VA, in 1990. He “retired” in 2010 from the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. He has been on the Board of Directors since 2014. Other current interests/activities include membership in Woodstock Rotary, assistant Scoutmaster of a local BSA Troop, and chairing a local committee working to convert the unused rail corridor into a hiker-biker trail.


April McClain-Clower

April McClain, of Wardensville, West Virginia is the Director of Inpatient Nursing and the Emergency Department at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. April earned her nursing degree from Eastern Mennonite University and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Walden University. She has previously served on the board of Northwestern Community Services and also represents Shenandoah as a representative of the Virginia Northwest Regional Emergency Coalition. April is also a member of the American Nurses Association and the Virginia Nurses Association


Kim Uhl

Kim Uhl is retired after a career consisting of over 40 years of engineering and management experience in electronic systems integration, hardware engineering, software development and business operations.  Kim’s previous private industry experience includes serving as President and CEO of TMA Net, Inc. and in various senior management positions with Atlantic Research Corporation.  His prior board experience includes serving on both corporate and non-profit boards before joining the Clinic’s board.  Kim holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and currently resides in Woodstock, VA.