Lestonnac Free Clinic is fortunate to have an amazing group of volunteers that use their energy and talents to help the underserved. While every volunteer contributes to the clinic's success the following individuals have consistently gone above and beyond and truly embody the clinic's mission. Because of this they are Volunteers of the Month.
October: Noelle Ahn
September: Mike Warn
"Volunteering with Lestonnac allows for the unique opportunity to directly care for under-served and uninsured patients." - Mike
Mike graduated from California State University, San Bernardino. He is in the process of applying for medical school with the hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon, otolaryngologist, or intensivist. Currently, he is working in a lab at UCI developing a model of traumatic brain injury with stem cell-derived human brain organoids.
Outside of volunteering, Mike likes to wakeboard, snowboard, hike, and travel.
Mike is extremely consistent, he is always willing to help out and give whatever it takes. Mike has taken the initiative to develop a new application process for incoming volunteers.
July: Jeanene Salgado
"Being able to witness the work that the physicians do at the clinic is awesome. I'm glad I can help them by translating. I also really like the fact that it's an actual FREE clinic!" -Jeanene
Jeanene graduated from UC Berkeley in May with a degree in molecular and cellular biology. Outside of volunteering, Jeanene likes to cook and spend quality time with family and friends.
In the short amount of time that Jeanene has been volunteering she has been very ambitious and eager to learn new things. Thank you Jeanene; your dedication to the people we serve is greatly appreciated!
June: Federico Galar
"There are very few volunteer programs that are hands-on. Lestonnac gave me the best opportunity to develop a comprehensive medical Spanish vocabulary. I became comfortable working with patients in a clinical setting and learned more about the medically underserved and uninsured population of California." -Federico
Federico graduated from Chapman University in the fall of 2018 with a Bachelors of Art in Economics. Midway through his college career Federico decided to pursue medicine and wanted to gain exposure in a healthcare setting which led him to Lestonnac. Since 2018, Federico has volunteered 240 hours at Lestonnac.
Outside of volunteering, Federico likes to spend time with family and friends, exercise, train dogs, and travel. Thank you Federico; your compassion and dedication to the people we serve is greatly appreciated!