Your Community Health Center in Rolla announced the organization's next Chief Executive Officer today.

Stuart H. Gipson, of Springfield, will take the helm at Your Community Health Center at the end of February, and said he is ready to continue the organization’s mission. 

“What I most look forward to is digging into the community and understanding how we can best take care of people who are uninsured, underinsured or who don’t have access to the health services they need,” Gipson said. 

A graduate of Southwest Baptist University, Gipson went on to earn his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Missouri State University. For the past eight years, he has worked at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, a Federally Qualified Health Center, where he says he did everything from grant and provider management to work on the organization’s financial side. 

Gipson will be joined in Rolla by his wife of six years and their two-year-old daughter. A life-long resident of Springfield, he says he looks forward to living and working in a new community. 

“I’m passionate about helping people, and I’m excited to be part of the Rolla area community - to get plugged in,” he said.

Angie Nappier, Chairman of Your Community Health Center’s Board of Directors, said they hope Gipson will take the organization to the next level – enabling them to serve more people. 

“Stuart's experience working with a large Federally Qualified Health Center, and the fact that he's held several different administrative positions will offer Your Community Health Center a fresh perspective. He has a passion for helping people and has grown up in an environment of public health.” 

Your Community Health Center has been a healthcare provider in mid-Missouri since 2014, with a stated mission “to provide access to high quality, compassionate, patient-centered healthcare to everyone regardless of financial, cultural or social barriers.” 

The organization serves Phelps County and the surrounding area, providing medical, dental and behavioral health services.