February 09, 2012
On Wednesday, February 15, Gray Bowditch, founding board member and Director of The Community Free Clinic of Newport News, will speak at Hampden-Sydney College.
Bowditch's responsibilities at the Free Clinic include management, administration, and facility operations. He has been instrumental in developing partnerships with local, regional, and national business partners, donors, and community health centers. In addition, he has served as a consultant to numerous community medical centers in Virginia and across the country regarding issues facing start-up non-profit community health centers such as marketing, branding, and medical technology.
Bowditch earned his undergraduate degree in economics and commerce from Hampden-Sydney College in 2006 and his Juris Doctorate from the William and Mary Law School. He studied law and served as a law clerk at Moore & Van Allen P.L.L.C., a nationally recognized Vaultâ 100 firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC, during law school. Following graduation, he joined Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly P.C., a mid-size local firm with their principal office located in Newport News, Virginia. He was honored as a distinguished young successful businessman by "Inside Business, The Hampton Roads Business Journal" as a Top 40 Under 40 Honoree for 2011.
In addition to managing the Community Free Clinic, Bowditch performs numerous community leadership roles across Hampton Roads. He serves as one of the founding board members and Vice President of the Newport News Police Foundation. He sits on the Executive Committee of People to People, a local community organization founded in 1992, directed at enhancing race relations and improving the quality of life on the Peninsula. Additionally Bowditch serves on the Alumni Council at Hampton Roads Academy, an independent college preparatory school for boys and girls in grades pre-Kindergarten through 12. He has served as chairman on a variety of fundraising efforts including those for the Waterman Museum in Yorktown, VA, and the Colonial Council for the Boy Scouts.