Clinics Can Help, a local nonprofit that donates surplus durable medical equipment and supplies to financially needy children and adults in Palm Beach County, has elected Silvia Garcia of Wellington to its board of directors.
A Cuban entrepreneur with more than 29 years of insurance industry experience and community efforts, Garcia is the president of Silvia Garcia Insurance Advisors Inc., specializing in individual and group life and health, personal and commercial insurance lines. She has more than three decades of experience in the insurance industry and won the Palm West Chamber’s Business of the Year Award in 2008. She founded and was the president of Insurance for You for more than a decade, opening her current insurance advisors company in 2013.
Garcia serves on numerous boards and committees, including the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, past member of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Board of Governors, board member of the Florida Association of Health Underwriters, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce advisor and member of the Palms West Hospital Board of Trustees.
“We are thrilled to welcome Silvia to our board,” said Owen O’Neill, executive director of Clinics Can Help. “As we grow to serve more children and adults in our community, the expertise and support of local business people is key. We are looking forward to Silvia’s guidance.”
Silvia is the mother of Sandra and Suzette, and grandmother of Katarina.
Clinics Can Help, a grassroots organization founded by local hospice nurse Owen O’Neill, started by donating wheelchairs and hospital beds to needy patients in 2005. O’Neill, with the help of the entire community, has since assisted more than 1,400 clients by donating more than $600,000 worth of recycled medical equipment.
To arrange a loan of medical equipment, simply call Clinics Can Help at (561) 640-2995, or visit their West Palm Beach office at 1550 Latham Road, Unit 10, in West Palm Beach for more information or to complete a simple application.
ABOVE: Silvia Garcia