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The Haight Ashbury & Free Clinic Archives (HAFCA) is curated by David E. Smith, MD, founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic. We share material about free and community clinics in the U.S., the field of addiction medicine, and the impact of the Haight Ashbury neighborhood on society and culture, in addition to resources for drug education and awareness.
The Archives is a project of the David E. Smith Family Foundation, which provides support in the areas of education, health, and recovery from addiction.


HAFCA Advisory Board

David E. Smith, MD

David E. Smith, MD is the founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic and a pioneer in the development of Addiction Medicine. He is an early and long-time proponent of the concept that addiction is a brain disease.

Millicent Buxton-Smith

Millicent Buxton-Smith developed early programs for treating impaired nurses and other clinicians, and served on the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance.

Richard A. Frank

Richard A. Frank was CEO of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics in the early 1970s and is VP/Treasurer of the Smith Family Foundation. He is the co-founder of Plaza House, and a realtor in Sonoma County, California.


Leigh Davidson

Leigh volunteered with the Free Clinics’ Rock Medicine and the Women’s Needs Center for many years, and has 25 years of book publishing experience.

Barbara Saunders

Barbara has lived and worked in the Haight Ashbury for many years and works as a freelance writer and web/marketing consultant.

Bob Student

Bob is an MIS/IT professional, and created the first websites for the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics , Rock Medicine and David E. Smith in the mid-1990s, as the Internet became navigable.