About Us

Not-For-Profit, Faith-Based Health Care Facility

Our Mission:

Amistad Community Health Center is a not for profit health center founded in 2005.  Our mission is to show and share the love of Jesus Christ to the Corpus Christi Community by providing holistic, affordable and quality health care services.  We recognize that Jesus Christ is the true healer of individuals and their communities and the source of our ability to serve

Our Vision:

Amistad Community Health Center strives to provide the underserved healthcare population in the Corpus Christi community with the highest quality medical care available in the spirit and strength of Jesus Christ.

 We foresee a future that includes being the place of choice for comprehensive health care, meeting the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the community, and impacting the lives of those around us through the love and actions of Christ.

Our History:

Amistad Community Health Center was founded in 2005 as a not-for-profit, faith-based organization aimed to address the growing number of community members lacking health insurance, a primary care provider, and a place to receive affordable, quality medical attention. Our center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) which is a Federal designation assigned to non-profit or public health care organizations that serve predominantly uninsured or underserved populations and are located in or serving a designated Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P). We are an FTCA deemed facility. As an FQHC, Amistad is expected to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services for the patients we serve. We also provide services to all persons regardless of their ability to pay by charging for services on a sliding fee scale based on a patient’s family size and income. Amistad provides services to people in every stage of the life cycle.


Amistad Board of Directors

  • Belinda Flores – BOD President
  • William Larsen – BOD Vice President
  • Mark Meyer- Treasurer
  • Steve Woerner – Secretary
  • Juanita Lopez
  • Melissa Ramsden
  • Diana Rivers
  • Suzelle Tinnell
  • Dr. Nick Adame
  • Dr. Stephen Gates
  • Dr. Esther Jones
  • Aracely Saldana

Amistad Leadership:

  • Eric Baggerman, M.D.
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Jaqueline Phillips, D.O.
    Chief Medical Officer
  • Diane Herrero, PhD, LPC
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Maria Medina
    Practice Manager
  • Amber Hernandez
    Director of HR
  • Encarnacion Gamboa
    Staff Manager

Amistad Strategic Plan for 2017 -2019