Richmond Area High Blood Pressure Center
1200 W. Cary Street
P.O. Box 5039
Richmond VA 23220
Contact Information
Address 1200 W. Cary Street
P.O. Box 5039
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone 804 359-9375
Fax 804 359-2635
Mission Statement To prevent premature death and disability resulting from strokes, heart attacks and kidney failure due to hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia among the uninsured and under insured.
CEO/Executive Director David Baldwin MSHA
Board Chair Evan Sisson PharmD
Board Chair Company Affiliation VCU Health System
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1983
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $285,000.00
Projected Expenses $285,000.00
Mission To prevent premature death and disability resulting from strokes, heart attacks and kidney failure due to hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia among the uninsured and under insured.
In 1983, the Richmond City Health Department (RCHD) began to recognize the research regarding the prevelence of high blood pressure in the young African American male.  The RCHD then approached a group of physicians from the MCV Hospital in Richmond.  They decided to create a separate organization that would have the sole purpose of reaching-out to the community generating awareness about blood pressure control and to treat those without insurance.  The original offices of the Richmond Area High Blood Pressure Center were located on the corner of Broad Street and Lombardy Street.  After 5 years of operations in that location, it was decided to relocate to a larger space at 1200 West Cary Street near Morris Street.  When they first moved the operation, the board decided to lease the upstairs to students.  After one year of having the new building, there were too many patients.  The board ended the leases and began a capital campaign to buy the building and open administration offices upstairs, creating vital patient rooms.  The Center has now been operating for over 26 years quietly serving the uninsured.  In the late 1990s the rising trend in obesity rates and diabetes offered an opportunity for the Center to expand services.  Today, the Center offers care for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and provides a host of free education programs to the community.
In the past year, we have added two new volunteer cardiologists to our team.  We now have cardiology clinic twice a month.  We have expanded our education efforts to three other sites and attended 50% more outreach events.  Our clinic services to the community again expanded, this time an additional 6%.  Thanks to our volunteer pharmacists, we have increased pharmacy visits by more than 100%. Finally, we renovated the patient rooms with the help  of local Anthem employees.  We could not have done it without them.
Despite federal health care reform being passed, the health care needs of today's uninsured still weigh heavy.  To continue to offer care and be sure donors know our clinic is still vital to the community, we need operating funds.  We need to continue to pay the few staff who drive our model of care and recruit volunteers.  Also, we always need more volunteer physicians and mid-level practitioners.  To help our practitioners better coordinate care and improve care, we are trying to get electronic medical records.  It will require funds and the right partner to make the transition to electronic records possible.  It is also time for us to upgrade our medical equipment.  We need new blood pressure testing equipment, glucose monitoring equipment and an ECG machine.  For anyone in a position to help our organization with any of these important needs, please contact the director - Dave Baldwin.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Sussex County
Charles City County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
New Kent County
Southside Virginia
More than 80% of the patients we serve live in a zip code that is part of Richmond City.  The remaining 20% come from all over the Greater Richmond Area; however, if patients are willing to drive, we will serve those who qualify no matter where they live.
Board Chair
Board Chair Evan Sisson PharmD
Company Affiliation VCU Health System
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Melvyn Anderson VDH Richmond City District
Daniel Carl M.D.VCU Medical School/ VCU Health System
Donna DeWitt-McGee Health Management Corporation
Todd Gehr M.D.VCU Medical School/VCU Health System
Timothy Johnson Philip Morris USA
Carol McClendon PharmDHCA Hospital System
Lauren Ramos McGuireWooods, LLC
Brent Rawlings McGuire Woods, LLC
Evan Sisson PharmDVCU School of Pharmacy
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Campus Planning and Development
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
Frank Brown M.D.Anthem
W Wayne Key Jr., M.D.GE Financial Assurance
Gwen Walker-McCorvey WalkerMcCorvery Realty
Dean C. Williams M.D.
One of the challenges our board faces is recruiting and retaining productive board members.  A small board requires the volunteer members to do several jobs on various committees.  We are always looking for talented professionals who share our passion for touching hearts and saving lives.
Executive Director
Executive Director David Baldwin MSHA
Prior to joining the Center for High Blood Pressure Mr. Baldwin was an Executive Director of a YMCA in Virginia and Texas for many years.  Mr. Baldwin has been working in the industries of health and wellness for over 20 years.  His extensive background in exercise science led him to write a book about personal training in 2001. 
Former CEOs
Linda Camplong Oct 1987 - Feb 1994
Ms. Sue Speese R.N., MHAMar 1994 - Feb 2006
Senior Staff
Pamela Moore-Barr Clinic Coordinator
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 65
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
External Assessments and Accreditations
Virginia Association of Free Clinics2010
Description We provide specialty medical care, medication management and assistance, case management and healthy lifestyle education to more than 18 patients daily through more than 6,500 medical visits annually.
Long Term Success More than 80% of our patients have consistent control of their hypertension.
CEO/ED/Board Comments
Operating a free clinic in these economic times has numerous challenges.  In short, we need operating funds, more volunteers, additional community partners, a larger building and more staff.  One way to address these issues is through greater awareness for what we do.  If potential donors and volunteers knew of our work in the community, perhaps we could solve many of our operating shortages.  The Center takes a non-invasive aggessive approach to controlling the diseases we treat.  This is a reproducible model that could be developed in any large city area.  Diseases related to the circulatory system are the most numerous diseases among Americans.  We need to replicate successful models like the Center if we are every going to stem the rising tide of metabolic diseases in the United States.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $285,000.00
Projected Expenses $285,000.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage (if selected) 0
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$20,000$47,088$62,000
Individual Contributions$4,945$8,336$252,393
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$20,000----
Revenue In-Kind$1,358,666--$1,076,240
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$1,598,411$220,237$246,244
Administration Expense$39,052$29,596$43,323
Fundraising Expense$32,987$28,232$26,734
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.730.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%79%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%15%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$288,197$133,791$181,669
Current Assets$37,273$15,194$54,788
Long-Term Liabilities$214,807$54,301$36,793
Current Liabilities$32,757$29,899$19,732
Total Net Assets$40,633$49,591$125,144
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.140.512.78
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets75%41%20%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose We have a plan to improve access and expand capacity to our existing facility. In the Spring of 2013, we plan to build a new lobby, new practitioner work space, handicap-accessible entrance and restroom, add one exam room, add a dedicated pharmacy and make needed repairs.
Goal $224,000.00
Dates Feb 2011 to June 2014
Amount Raised To Date $190,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Organization Comments
Over the next few years, our organization will have to continue to diversify the donor base and reach more individual partners for funding.  Despite federal health care reform, clinical service demands will increase until 2014.  In order for the organization to maintain a strong fiscal position, we will need new donors.
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 prepared by Henshaw & Swineford, P.C.
  • Audit prepared by Fiduciary Financial, Ltd.
  • Financial information provided by audit