Meet the Team


“I have been a volunteer medication coordinator at the clinic on Monroe Street for almost nine years. My primary role is to obtain free or heavily discounted medications for our low-income, uninsured patients who need expensive medications for chronic conditions such as diabetes or asthma. It is a great pleasure to work with our patients, who consistently express their gratitude. The best part of volunteering is my personal interactions with our patients, many of whom I have gotten to know quite well over the years.” — Connie Faltynek, pharmacy volunteer

“I have been volunteering since October 2017. As a nurse in Colombia, I dreamt of becoming a nurse in the United States. In 2001, I worked as an outreach health educator for four years at the Spanish Catholic Center in Maryland. I made a promise to myself that when I became a registered nurse in the U.S., I would return to serve at the Spanish Catholic Center, a place that I cherish so dearly. Now, as an RN volunteer, I feel that I am an instrument in delivering compassion, dignity and respect to our patients so that they know how important they are and how much we care about them. I enjoy doing what I love – helping those most in need.”— Vera Luz Navarro, nurse volunteer


“At the Catholic Charities Volunteer Medical Clinic, we provide an opportunity for clinicians to use their skills to give back to the community while providing excellent medical care to those most in need. We connect clinicians and patients in a caring environment, and everyone benefits from the experience.” — Brigid Prosser, director, Volunteer Medical Clinic