Quality HEALTHCARE
BEYOND THE BARRIER.

At The Blessing Foundation we actively search out members of our community who have experienced barriers to quality healthcare, meet them where they are, and provide the care they deserve.

OUR MISSION

We assist and empower communities with persistent health disparities through family centered care and provide a compass towards self-sufficiency and stability.

We positively impact the overall health and wellness of those who have experienced barriers to quality health care and provide an advantage in overcoming substandard environmental circumstances.

Guiding our Way.

BOARD MEMBERS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Amber Tracewell, a West Virginia native, has a Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Administration and Nonprofit Management. Her passion for the nonprofit healthcare sector began while working with the West Virginia University School of Medicine Center on Aging.

 

Amber’s 16+ years of nonprofit leadership experience includes organizations such as Carolina Breast Friends, American Lung Association of N.C., The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Gaston County, and Matthews Free Medical Clinic.

 

Amber also sits on the advisory council of Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte, which has raised more than $6 million for local breast cancer charities.

MEET OUR LEADERS

The Blessing Foundation’s diverse leadership team and board members possess a tremendous amount of experience in health care and community service

DR. RICHARD E. BROWNE

Richard Browne, MD. is an experienced and compassionate cardiologist who has practiced in Charlotte, NC for more than 20 years. He graduated with honors from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and medical residency at Harvard Medical School. He then did a cardiology fellowship at the University of Virginia, where he served as the chief cardiology fellow.

REP. BEVERLY MILLER EARLE

Rep. Beverly Miller Earle is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's 101st House district, including constituents in Mecklenburg County. She is the former First Vice Chair for the North Carolina Democratic Party and was the Democratic Whip in the House.

REV. LORENZO SMALL, SR.

Rev. Lorenzo R. Small, Sr. attended North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC where he studied finance and graduated in May 1998 with highest honors. Following a short stint with 3M, he worked for several years as a pharmaceutical sales representative with Eli Lilly & Company and ended his professional career with Carolinas Healthcare System in 2014, where he spent 5 years in various positions.

RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ

Rafael Rodriguez led the Interactive Media Department for Norsan Multimedia, the largest Hispanic Media conglomerate in the Southeast, offering coverage in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Named to the position in 2010, he is responsible for strategies that deliver and integrate all aspects of Online & Social Media experience for this communication platform that combine Radio, Print, and Online products.

SANDRA LEE

For 20 years, Sandra Lee has been using her professionalism, personal experience and training as an Advanced Practitioner Divorce Mediator and Divorce Coach with the esteemed International Alternative Conflict of Resolutions organization, Certified Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Coach through the distinguished International Collaborative Professionals organization.

SEN. ROB BRYAN

Sen. Robert P. Bryan III is an American politician and attorney serving as a former member of the North Carolina Senate for the 39th district. A Republican, he served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from Mecklenburg County from 2013 until 2016. After leaving the House, Bryan accepted an appointment to the UNC Board of Governors and also served in the North Carolina Senate.

JULIUS SPEARS

During his 30 year career, Julius served as CEO and COO for a series of healthcare systems and hospitals around the nation. He also serves as a trusted curator to leading clergy of the African American faith community. Within his role, Julius provides strategic consulting to the leadership team related to growth opportunities and health disparity awareness.

IRVING B. SAWYERS, JR.

Irving B. Sawyers, Jr. brings over 30 years of healthcare experience to the including 4 years in LTAC hospitals, over 10 years in general acute care hospitals, over 10 years in acute psychiatric and chemical dependency hospitals, 5 years in a residential treatment facility for the treatment of male juvenile sex offenders and 
4 years in leadership of hospital operating companies, including Director of Operations for a multi-hospital system in Saudi Arabia.

JAMES MITCHELL

James Mitchell, a graduate of West Charlotte High School and North Carolina A&T University, brings a wealth of experience to the board. He served 6 terms of dedicated service on the City Council to District 2, was the Chair of the Economic Development Committee, Council Manager of the Relations Committee, Council Representative to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership and Charlotte Regional Partnership Board and ran for Mayor of Charlotte in 2013.

BUSINESS STRUCTURE

  • Our parent company, Starmount Healthcare Management, provides non-clinical services to medical offices and chiropractic clinics
  • Today Starmount Healthcare Management provides these services for StarMed Healthcare, Keith Clinic Estramonte Chiropractic, and North Rapid Response
  • Starmount Healthcare Managements newest initiative, The Blessing Foundation, is the non-profit division of StarMed Healthcare and will help fund StarMed Primary Care Centers across North Carolina, starting in Charlotte.

The primary goal of The Blessing Foundation is to provide funding for Primary Care services for medicaid, uninsured and underinsured patients and reduce disparities to quality health care access.

  • Assist and empower individuals who have experienced greater obstacles in managing their health through family centered care
  • Eliminate barriers to health care access due to substandard environmental circumstances and costs
  • Ensure equitable access to communities with persistent health disparities

SERVICES OFFERED

  • World class primary care
  • Specialty care provided by experienced care coordinators who will assist patients with navigating their health care journey by leveraging our referral network
  • Basic urgent care
  • Prenatal care
  • Immunizations and physicals
  • Laboratory diagnostics leveraging our in-house certified high complexity lab
  • X-ray services leveraging our in-house x-ray technologists
  • In-house imaging for diagnosis and monitoring of disease
  • In-house Pharmacy and medicine provisioning
  • Health maintenance
    Counseling, mental health and coping
  • Patient education from
  • Pre-K through adulthood on topics from chronic disease prevention to nutrition

GET IN TOUCH.

4024 Triangle Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
704.319.9200
704.398.0602
info@starmounthealthcare.com