Who We Are
We are a community wide organization seeking the welfare of our city by caring for those who are in need of medical assistance. Arubah clinic operates as an expression of Christ and seeks to connect the hurting to health. We recognize that every life has infinite value and worth and aim to make true health obtainable physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for those we serve.
Arubah Community Clinic was founded in 2010 by a small group of people in Collinsville and Owasso, OK who had a heart to provide quality medical care to those who otherwise have no access, due to the rising costs of health care. We are partnering with local businesses, individuals, churches and groups to bring compassionate care to our community.
Our Medical Director is Renae Bernard, MD. Dr. Bernard is a board certified and fellowship trained emergency department physician since 2009. She currently works in the emergency department at St Francis Health System. She teaches Residents, Physician Assistants and Paramedics when they rotate through the emergency department and also ultrasonography use in emergency medicine. She has volunteered at a variety of community resources since the age of 7, including Habitat for Humanity for a solid 1 year. Dr. Bernard and her 5 year old daughter enjoy photography, sewing, baking, gardening, 4-wheeling and bowling. Dr. Bernard serves because she believes Arubah is an amazing faith based organization trying to help a community in need.
Our Founder and current Executive Director is Hilary Nicholson. Hilary is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at a private practice in Tulsa. Hilary has been in health care for 16 years in a variety of roles ranging from education, flight nurse on a helicopter, to primary care in a private practice. She is a member at Discovery Bible Fellowship and God’s visionary for Arubah. She believes that everyone is entitled to quality health care and that all healing is found through Jesus Christ as our Savior.
McKenzie Dildy, Director of Development, brings experience in business development, marketing, and sales to the Arubah team. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Oklahoma State University. McKenzie and his wife Kelsey are native to Owasso and enjoy being adventurous and outdoors. He is a member at Owasso First Assembly and excited about serving God through the ministry and mission of Arubah.
Other part-time staff employed by Arubah include:
Abel Lau – Physician
Bret Gunther – PA
Laurel Molini – ANP
Amanda Faucett – Nurse
Jessica Sprouse – Nurse Case Manager
Susan Scott – Clinic Coordinator
Carol Patterson- Receptionist
2020 Board of Directors
- Hilary Nicholson – Founder
- Kyle Terry – Chair
- Stephanie Hutchison – Secretary
- Jennifer Curtis – Director
- Dr. Wendy Dick – Director
- Jason Dennis – Director
- Ray Adcock – Director
Arubah Community Clinic is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt organization. All of our Board Members work pro bono.
Arubah has been deemed under the Federal Tort Claims Act as a free clinic whose staff, volunteers, and board are protected under the guidelines of that act due to our thorough credentialing, quality assurance, and risk management practices.
Our story is just beginning and we hope you join this movement!