According to Jim Barfield, his greatest joy comes from providing services to the men and women who defend our freedom. As President/CEO of Luke & Associates, Inc., a medical and professional firm in Merritt Island, he has been able to work with his team to find qualified medical professionals to serve our armed forces across the nation since 2004. Jim has lived the majority of his life on the Space Coast of Florida. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Environmental Health at East Tennessee State University. In addition, he earned a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of South Florida concentrating in Health Policy and Management. Jim was named as Space Coast Business’ 2010 Business Leader of the Year states Jim Barfield, “Nobody really knows what the future holds for health care in the U.S. What I do know is that there are solutions for providing basic health care and it begins with our local community. The Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine is about community; neighbors using their skills to work together to improve the health of the community because they care, not because they have to. Isn’t that the way it is supposed to be?”