Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event
To honor our volunteers for their compassion and dedication to Clinic by the Bay, we are hosting our annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.
Pending the voter poll results, one of the volunteers below will be presented with the Donor Choice Award for their outstanding dedication to the Clinic.
Eric Wen Van
Eric is our volunteer Health Coach. On a weekly basis, he provides individual support to our patients with chronic conditions, ensuring they understand their diagnoses, medication schedules, and more. If a patient needs help with a difficult social service agency, or needs home support, Eric helps ensure they get it. Thanks to his work, the Clinic was recently awarded first time support to expand this empowering project.
Dr. Franz is board certified as an Internal Medicine specialist. He has a long history of service to the community as part of the St Luke’s Hospital medical community. He is recently retired from his private medical practice and is comfortable caring for a wide range of medical problems. Dr. Franz has expertise caring for patients with complex medical histories.
Greg has been volunteering for us for 4 years! He started as an eligibility screener and then became a Spanish interpreter. He has a professional demeanor, but also connects with our patients in a very compassionate way. When asked to do extra projects Greg does not hesitate to say YES! He is also very friendly with the other volunteers, which adds to the volunteer camaraderie.
Shelia is our volunteer mental health counselor. Mental health support is one of our biggest needs and one of the most difficult to secure pro bono work for. Since joining our volunteer team last year, Shelia has provided critical mental health support for Clinic patients. The importance of this support cannot be emphasized enough and you see the difference in our patients who receive it. Thanks to her work, the Clinic will receive support from Kaiser to expand our work in this area.
Thank you for voting for one of our outstanding volunteers! The winner will be announced at the event and results will be posted online soon.