Bilingual Expert Melissa Beadle Joins Local Nonprofit Clinics Can Help

Clinics Can Help, a nonprofit providing medical equipment to those in need, recently announced the appointment of Lake Worth resident Melissa Beadle to the position of program assistant.

Beadle will be using her extensive social service experience to provide those most in need with life-changing medical equipment and supplies, as well as assisting with fund development activities.

A former AmeriCorps Vista volunteer at El Sol in Jupiter, Beadle brings both her bilingual and social service skills to the organization.

Beadle has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and international studies from South Dakota State University. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Beadle moved to South Florida to serve as an AmeriCorps Vista vocational training coordinator at the El Sol Jupiter Neighborhood Resource Center. While there, she developed a curriculum for vocational training workshops, planned projects, prepared budgets, assisted with grant writing, planned and implemented vocational workshops, recruited participants and developed partnerships with instructors and volunteers.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Beadle to the Clinics Can Help family,” Executive Director Owen O’Neill said. “Her impressive background working with those in need, as well as her bilingual skills, will enable us to reach the growing Spanish-speaking population in need of durable medical equipment and supplies.”

Clinics Can Help, a grassroots organization founded by O’Neill, a local hospice nurse, started in 2005 by donating wheelchairs and hospital beds to patients in need. Today with a dedicated staff and cadre of volunteers, Clinics Can Help assists children and adults throughout Palm Beach County. In the last year, it assisted more than 1,750 clients by donating more than $700,000 worth of recycled medical equipment.

For more info., call Clinics Can Help at (561) 640-2995 or visit

ABOVE: Ann Lewis