Doug J. Morin
With more than 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, most of it in the healthcare industry, Doug joined CVVIM in July of 2015. A Medical Social Worker, his professional experiences include direct patient care, business development and fund development, many from senior management and leadership positions.
Catrina has a very interesting position at Volunteers in Medicine, providing direct patient care and assisting our dental providers as Dental Assistant, as well as keeping our Front Office running smoothly. As Front Office Coordinator she is responsible for training and supervising all of our front office volunteers who determine patient eligibility, schedule patient visits and greet all patients and the public who visit the Clinic.
A Certified Medical Assistant, Marie has worked in both human and animal health practices. With more than 20 years of clinical and administrative experiences, most recently with animal health organizations, Marie chose to return to the human health industry after experiencing her own personal health issues, believing her experiences could benefit others in their health and wellness. She has been employed at CVVIM since January of 2017 where she is responsible for provider credentialing, relations and scheduling, patient advocacy, operations oversight and supervision of front office, back office and volunteer services.
Alejandro knows the Coachella Valley well, having attended Palm Desert High School and the College of the Desert, where he earned his Associates Degree in Biology, before graduating from UC Riverside with his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He is interested in becoming a medical doctor and initially joined Volunteers in Medicine to gain experience working in a healthcare setting. As a volunteer for more than a year, Alejandro helped with front office reception, patient scheduling, clerical support and medical translating. We are excited to welcome him now as our Coordinator of Volunteers.
After volunteering for several months to gain experience following receipt of her Medical Assistant certificate, Monica began employment with CVVIM in 2013 as a Medical Assistant. Her positive attitude, interpersonal and organization skills quickly led her to receive a promotion to Back Office Supervisor, and later, Medical Manager. Monica works closely with the Clinic providers, clinical volunteers and medical residents, and has responsibility for back office organization, medical supply ordering and supporting quality medical care. Monica is also a Certified Diabetes Trainer and facilitates our diabetes education classes, as well as other wellness training, in partnership with numerous community partners.
Gloria worked in public health with the County of Riverside for more than 20 years before becoming a volunteer at CVVIM. After retiring, Gloria knew she didn’t want to stay home when there were so many organizations and people who needed help, so with her medical background as a Medical Assistant, she became a back office volunteer in 2018. When an opportunity arose with CVVIM to work with high-risk diabetic patients to improve their health, Gloria was excited to be chosen. Now she provides care management to an average of 30 to 50 patients at any time, coordinating their health management with other staff and medical providers. Her personality is perfectly suited to offer support, encouragement and motivation to her patients, even when she has to be the firm, but caring, hand.
Mary has a diverse background in event planning, public relations, administration and management, having most recently served as the Tournament Director for the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament (Palm Springs Charities and Landmark Golf). As our Event Manager, Mary has responsibilities for our signature fundraising event, the WineLover’s Auction, as well as other events planned and in development.
With more than 30 years experience, David has led the planning, creative development and implementation of marketing campaigns for products and services across many categories and communication platforms. David has
developed and executed sales-generating campaigns in categories such as retail, packaged goods, financial, quick service restaurants, fitness, hardware retail, computer corporate and education sales, Information Technology, video gaming, theme parks, toys, data management software solutions, and the TV station industry. These days, David provides marketing and communication services to Coachella Valley nonprofits.
David is a leader in results-driven marketing. He has led campaigns that increased revenues for McDonald’s, Discover Card, Sea World and Busch Gardens, US West, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Ace, Van Kampen, Sun-Times, Kraft,
Turtle Wax, Illinois Lottery, Ohio Art, and Ultra Diamonds. With wide-ranging experience covering consumer-based communication, business-to-business, event marketing, promotion, retail, direct response, retail point-of-sale merchandising, web communication and Social Media, David has worked at Chicago Advertising Agencies; J. Walter Thompson, Foote, Cone & Belding, DDB Needham and the Coachella Valley’s CBS affiliate.