Volunteer at MayView

I wanted to make a difference in the lives of immigrant individuals and their access to health care.

MayView thanks the following volunteers for their dedication and service:

  • Luz Elena Mercado
  • Diana Olmos
  • Vincent Chang, scribe
  • Amy Lorber, scribe
  • Hanh Nguyen, scribe
  • Judith Chuang, scribe
  • Gloria Ye, scribe
  • Maimi Higuchi, scribe
  • Anita Satish, scribe
  • Stefanie Ida, scribe
  • Kaitlin Corbin, scribe
  • Monica Ospina, scribe
  • Caitlin Ozawa-Burns, scribe
  • Jason Noguchi, scribe
  • Binui Morales, Patient Satisfaction Surveys
  • Bright Chou, interpreter
  • Angela Shan Li, patient portal
  • Everett Peters, telehealth
  • Montserrat Sanchez Lopez
  • Kimia Ghasemian
  • Ashwin Kumar
  • Charlotte Van Schooten

We are seeking volunteer health care professionals! Health care providers who are interested in volunteering in our clinics are invited to send their CV and cover letter indicating their area of interest to: volunteers[at]mayview[dot]org with the subject line “Volunteer Provider”.

For our volunteer scribe program, please email Eleni Ramphos, Program Manager, Scribe and Pediatric Advocacy,  scribeprogram[at]mayview[dot]org

For other volunteer opportunities, including special projects, patient navigators, patient portal enrollment facilitators, and alternative spring breaks, please email volunteers[at]mayview[dot]org with the subject line “Volunteers – General”

Thank you for your interest in MayView Community Health Center.

MayView participates in Stanford University’s Patient Advocacy program, a unique program where undergraduate students enroll in a class on community health and make a one-year commitment to working with one of four clinic organizations. After completing a training program, students are able to assist our providers and get hands-on experience in a clinical setting. In addition, the students help with the implementation of new technologies and new programs, and with evaluation, and our annual patient satisfaction survey. MayView has had a rich and long history of working with both undergraduate students, graduate students, and medical school students. If you are a Stanford student interested in this program, please contact The Office of Community Health at Stanford.

Our Volunteers:

Anita Satish – Scribe – Anita graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014 with a Bachelors in Psychology. While at Cal, she was a research assistant in clinical and social psychology and conducted independent research on the effectiveness of text messaging to enhance memory for treatment information. After graduating, she worked at HealthTap, a virtual care startup in Palo Alto, helping doctors integrate telemedicine into their practices. Now, she is completing her pre-med coursework at the UC Berkeley Extension while working as a project manager for the Employee Health Program at Quest Diagnostics. As an aspiring physician, Anita is driven by a desire to help people live healthier lives and hopes to affect change at both an individual and population level. She’s passionate about the integration of mental and physical health, and excited by the role technology and innovation can play in improving care delivery, clinical outcomes, and access to care.

Jennifer Dinh – Scribe – Jennifer graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelors in Public Health. During her undergraduate studies, she was an avid participant in the UC Berkeley environmental health club, which conducted community projects that geared towards water sanitation for low-income families in the greater Bay Area. She is currently employed at Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) as a laboratory assistant, where she draws and processes bodily samples for diagnostic testing.

Stefanie Ida – Scribe – Stefanie graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelors in Supply Chain Management. After working in business for a year, Stefanie realized that her true calling was in healthcare and to work directly with others in a healing capacity. While Stefanie has explored other areas of healthcare, she has found her passion and true calling in family medicine and women’s health. Stefanie is currently completing the required courses for a Nurse Practitioner program and hopes to one day incorporate her desire to help others and interest in women’s health in her future career as a Nurse Practitioner.

Vincent Chang – Scribe – Vincent graduated from UCSD and since graduation has been working as a bioanalytical scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. He is interested in entering healthcare to work directly with patients and apply the latest medical science on a personal level. He found MayView in 2016, having previously volunteered at RotaCare Clinic.

Gloria Ye – Scribe – Gloria was a former West Point cadet before graduating from UC Berkeley. By day, she works in tech. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, exploring dog friendly places with her English Golden Retriever puppy, hanging out with friends, and swimming. And she loves boba more than she should. Prior to MayView, Gloria scribed at Rotacare Mountain View clinic before it closed its doors.

Amy Lorber – Scribe – Amy graduated from Harvard College in 2015, with a B.A. in Chemistry, and with a background in scientific research. She worked on projects in a range of fields – from studying ocean-dwelling microbes to catalysis in organic chemistry reactions – before realizing that she wanted to pursue medicine. After graduating, she moved to the Bay Area to work as a research assistant on a clinical microbiology project at Stanford University (Relman lab), and expand her experience in medicine. She has been scribing at MayView since 2016, and loves the opportunity to interact with patients and serve the community!

Judith Chuang- Scribe – Judith graduated from University of California, Irvine with a double major in psychology and public health. She then obtained her Masters in Public Health degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where much of her graduate work focused on promoting health behavior change, mental wellbeing, and working with underserved communities. During her free time, Judith enjoys running, reading, and finding new recipes to cook.

Monica Ospina-Romero, MD- Scribe/Spanish Medical Interpreter – Monica attended medical school at the University of Valle in Cali, Colombia. She was also a researcher at the Population-based Cali Cancer Registry, focusing on improving clinical outcomes in children with cancer. Prior to coming to the United States, she did an internship in clinical epidemiology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Monica’s interests are improving health care in vulnerable populations, primary health care, and patient-centered care.

Kaitlin Corbin- Scribe – Kaitlin graduated with a Bachelors in Biomedical Imaging from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. She is currently the managing director of the Biological Imaging Development Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where her work focuses primarily on the development of novel light microscopy techniques for application in live tumor biopsy imaging. She also volunteers as a labor and delivery doula at San Francisco General Hopsital, and is passionate about reproductive health education and access to care.

Volunteer Story

Just as our providers and staff, our volunteers have a special dedication and purpose in being a part of MayView and caring for our patients.  Luz E. Mercado, one of our volunteers, shares her story here.

“I grew up in a small, predominantly immigrant, low-income community in Southern California with limited access to educational, financial, and medical resources. I never realized my community and family was subject to very limited medical resources until my father got injured last year. He works long, strenuous hours in a plant nursery trimming trees, watering large amounts of plants, or lifting 15-gal buckets of soil.  My father was not wearing his lifting belt and got injured lifting a 15-gal plant. He complained for a few days of abdominal and back pain. He couldn’t sit down easily, had trouble standing up, and walked with his back hunched for a few days. He continued with pain, but never mentioned going to the doctor to check it out. Instead, he bought a heading pad for his back and fiber to alleviate his “stomach inflammation”. My father’s work insurance had become too expense which is why he decided two years prior this injury that he had to end it. As an immigrant without insurance he had nowhere to turn for medical assistance.  The only times I can recall my parents receiving any form of medical assistance was when they heard of free medical clinics that would be coming to our local church or community centers.

Wherever these free mobile clinics went, they would always be full of people. Long lines of immigrant workers like my parents, waiting to get their weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels taken. Under the stressful that these people lived, these free mobile clinics were their only insight into their health. As I waited with my parents in line, I remember hearing comments such as, “Con tanto estres de trabajar para pagar los biles, ni da tiempo de chequear tu salud” which translates in English to, “With so much stress to work and pay bills, no one even has time to check up on ones’ health.” This was upsetting to hear, but it was the reality for many immigrant people in my community. Access to medical assistance was neither accessible nor affordable. My father was fortunate enough to get his insurance back and finally met up with a doctor.

Having gone through this experience made me realize that I wanted to make a difference in the lives of immigrant individuals and their access to health care. I want to continue broadening my knowledge of the socioeconomic determinants of health among immigrant communities, how these factors place them in vulnerable positions, and how I can begin addressing health challenges in my community. My experiences have been a wake-up call to action that I am confident will be further nurtured through my participation in the Community Heath Advocacy Program.”