Savie Health, a free medical clinic for the uninsured in Lompoc, Ga., has added two new members to its board of directors.
Yasmin Dawson, community organizer, and Michael Dixon, licensed clinical social worker, will join Savvy Health’s seven-member board, which will provide direction and oversight of the clinic’s operations and finances as required by its nonprofit status.
Dawson is the founder and president of Common Cultures for Creative Change (C4), which works to unite and connect members of the Lompoc community by working with leaders and individuals committed to equity and peace.
In the year In 2019, she was an organizer of the March for Marlon when she was shot and killed while coming home in Lompoc.
Dawson is president of the Islamic Center of Lompoc and a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) of Santa Maria/Lompoc and a member of the local Democratic Club.
An advocate for health equity, Dawson participated as a community member in a course for graduate students offered by UCSB and the NAACP, aimed at addressing health disparities in Santa Barbara County.
She received the 2021 Santa Barbara County Action Network’s North County Passion Award and previously volunteered for the North County Rape Crisis Center.
Dixon is a licensed clinical social worker and behavioral health program manager at Lompoc Health – North H Center. He previously worked in Lompoc Valley Medical Center’s Case Management Department, assisting with discharge planning, care coordination, therapeutic interventions and staff mental health education.
Dixon has extensive experience helping patients in crisis, working on the Santa Barbara County Behavioral Safety Crisis Team from 2014-21.
With more than two decades of experience in the behavioral health field, Dixon has worked with a wide variety of populations: children, youth, adults with severe mental illness, people with substance abuse disorders, and oncology patients.
He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oswego State University in New York and his master’s degree in social work from the University at Albany.
Savie Health, located at 1111 E. Ocean Ave. Ste. 2, Lompoc provides free medical, behavioral health, dental and vision care to uninsured adults in Santa Barbara County.
Services include primary care, women’s health care, chronic diabetes and high blood pressure management, flu and strep tests, pediatric health screenings, x-rays, mental health and counseling services, and referrals to community resources.
To schedule an appointment, call 805-743-4776. To learn more about Savie Health services or to volunteer or donate, visit saviehealth.org.