Reading-based FaithCare Inc. announced Krystl D. Gauld has been appointed as its new executive director.
Gauld’s initial efforts will focus on expanding FaithCare’s Reading clinic, the organization said in a press release.
FaithCare opened the clinic in Reading five years ago and relocated its corporate offices to the city last year.
The faith-based community health nonprofit has been serving medically and economically disadvantaged populations for more than 20 years in the northeastern U.S. and Nigeria, according to FaithCare.
“FaithCare consistently serves thousands of patients on international medical missions,” Gaud said, adding, “We look forward to making a similar and significant impact in Berks County.”
Gauld joins FaithCare with eight years of nonprofit management experience. She served as executive director at Delaware County Pregnancy Center, where Gauld oversaw the relaunch of its free medical center, which provides care to underserved populations, including uninsured and underinsured families, Faithcare said.
FaithCare’s Reading clinic serves about 120 households per year, offering affordable and holistic health care services, including education for the prevention of disease. The clinic is accepting new patients and, by January, plans to host clinic hours at least three days a week, according to FaithCare.
“Krystl comes at a critically important time, as we are finishing our Nigeria hospital building project and are ready to expand FaithCare’s Reading clinic to serve more of the neediest patients from our inner cities,” said Dr. Peter Schnatz, FaithCare founder and president.