Borland Free Clinic head announces retirement

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Borland Free Clinic Executive Director Sandy Kosik.
Borland Free Clinic Executive Director Sandy Kosik, left, has announced she will retire from her position effective Dec. 31. During her year in that role she oversaw significant growth in the Tualatin nonprofit group’s resources and clientele. Josh Kulla/Tualaitn Life

Borland Free Clinic Executive Director Sandy Kosik has announced she will retire from her position effective December 31, after three years of leadership. 

Sandy Kosik
Sandy Kosik

Kosik is BFC’s first ever Executive Director, and under her leadership the clinic blossomed both internally as an organization and externally in service to the community. During her time with the clinic, Kosik helped grow its patient numbers to over 475 and its volunteer base to over 100; she won the City of Tualatin Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Award; and secured numerous grants and partnerships.

An immediate search has been launched to find her replacement, but Kosik and her work in helping to establish the clinic will not soon be forgotten. 

“I am profoundly grateful that Sandy was our inaugural Executive Director, and credit her with the great progress we have made in the last three years,” said Don Carter, the Clinic’s Board President. “I have worked with Sandy since her start date and am greatly appreciative of the skills she brought to the job and how she used them to advance the clinic.”

Kosik has been with the clinic since it was founded in 2018. She started as a volunteer patient navigator and was hired as executive director in January of this year. Under her leadership, Borland Free Clinic blossomed over the past year both internally as a nonprofit organization as well as externally in its service offerings to the community.

“Her prior experience as a Physician Assistant enabled her to obtain the required licensure for our staff and to establish the policies and procedures to help BFC provide high quality care to our patients,” Carter said. “Her prior experience as a school administrator gave her the skills needed to find, hire, and manage an excellent staff. Sandy has also been a wonderful leader, encouraging us to stay open during the COVID-19 epidemic, and to find additional ways to serve our patient population.”

For her part, Kosik said she now plans to spend more time with her grandchildren, travel with her husband, play more tennis, garden, and volunteer in her community.

“I will always have a special place in my heart for the Borland Free Clinic,” she said. “To see it grow from its infancy to a small, successful nonprofit providing quality, compassionate health care to the most vulnerable in our community has been such a blessing.”