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Maureen Hartin
Chief Executive Officer

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Maureen Hartin has served as VIM San Diego’s Chief Executive Officer for eight years, dedicating the majority of her time—sometimes as much as 60 hours a week—fostering the organization’s Culture of Caring. For her, this means patients can come into the clinic and be welcomed by the volunteer staff—from the receptionist to the medical provider—and know that the team wants to help them get well and stay healthy.

“I have served on many boards and in many organizations—always seeking to give more than I get. I work this hard to ensure patients can access healthcare services and support. I think we are making a difference in the lives of so many who have no other avenue to get medical care.”

As CEO, Maureen literally keeps VIM running by managing all of the clinic’s organizational aspects, from financial oversight, quality assurance, and risk management to grant writing, development, and public relations. Along with these responsibilities, she also recruits new volunteers and provides leadership for the staff and a team of over 100 volunteers—and still growing. In January, 2009, the clinic saw 26 patients with three physicians, and in January of this year that number climbed to 207 patients with 12 medical providers—phenomenal growth for a small, free clinic like VIM San Diego.

Maureen earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco. She has also held many leadership roles including legislative aide for the City of Oceanside; Executive Director of EYE Counseling and Crisis Services, Inc. and Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego County, and consultant for JTM Consulting.

She comes from a long line of volunteers and has definitely learned by example. The May Dugan Center in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, is named for her grandmother who “fought City Hall” during The Great Depression and for many years after to establish medical care for those in need and ensure that they had access to food, clothing, and jobs. Her parents carried on that tradition, teaching her from an early age that helping others was important. And for as long as she can remember, she’s been volunteering her time.

Despite donating a demanding amount of hours to VIM San Diego each week, once a month she  serves breakfast to the homeless at Brother Benno’s. Maureen has also served as President of Oceanside Civitan, an organization that helps developmentally disabled children and adults and supports Special Olympics, where she earned a special recognition award in 2010. The Fallbrook Village Rotary also recognized Maureen’s efforts with a Leadership Award in 2004 for her work with its Diabetes Awareness Campaign.

Among all of the time and attention she gives to VIM San Diego, she spends as much time as she can with her pride and joy, her grandchildren Kira, Maddie, John and Kennedy. Maureen is also an avid theatergoer who finds a great deal of pleasure in the San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre,  and Moonlight Theatres.

  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior: University of San Francisco
  • LEAD San Diego Graduate
  • Xerox Sales School Graduate
  • IBM Business Partners Training Graduate
  • Indiana University Certificate of Achievement in Fundraising



John Liang
Volunteer Coordinator

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Callie Warren

Clinic Coordinator

“I am able to help our patients get healthy and stay that way. I like explaining medical concepts to patients in a way they can understand so that they can learn to take care of their health.”

Stephen M. Golbus
M.D., VIM San Diego

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Dr. Steven Golbus began dedicating his time and talent to VIM San Diego nearly six years ago, taking on several roles. As Medical Director, he oversees quality assurance for the clinic’s medical providers and trains new physician volunteers. In his other role as a primary care physician, he holds two clinics each week where he offers patients expert care in VIM San Diego’s Culture of Caring.

“Even though I’m retired, I still love to practice medicine. There are people out there who need medical care who otherwise wouldn’t get it without our clinic. We have become the medical home for many people who would have nowhere else to go except to the hospital emergency room.”

The now retired doctor spent his medical career caring for San Diegan’s in need. For nearly 30 years, Dr. Golbus practiced medicine in the Division of Nephrology with the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group where he also served as Chief of Nephrology and was named 2002’s Internist of the Year.

Dr. Golbus truly enjoys sharing his time to help others, as he has also volunteered for the St. Vincent de Paul Society and currently volunteers for Project Access—a network of healthcare providers who donate medically necessary healthcare. He and his therapy dog Hoover also travel to nursing homes and hospitals, interacting with patients to enhance their lives.

  • Bachelor of Science: Northwestern University
  • Doctor of Medicine: Northwestern University
  • Fellowships: Department of Immunopathology, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation
  • Fellow: National Kidney Foundation  1977-78
  • Member of American College of Physicians and National Kidney Foundation



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