It Takes Two!


Many BVMI volunteers form solid professional partnerships – and friendships – with their fellow volunteers.  Working in such a caring environment – and for patients who so appreciate the care – ensures that BVMI’s volunteers look forward to their shifts! Dr. Inga Zilberstein and Carla Van Duzer, RN, work together with the ease of two professionals who have been volunteering one day a week at BVMI for more than five years.

This doctor-nurse combination provides an array of exams for our well-woman health initiative. They say the secret to their success is that they both believe in creating an environment where the patients feel welcome, valued and understood.


Dr. Jacques Gulekjian and Cathy McPolin, RN, MSN, have a “silent understanding” that makes them a great team at BVMI.  Cathy can anticipate what the doctor needs, which allows them to provide high quality primary care.

Both longtime volunteers say they look forward to the days they work together at the BVMI Healthcare Center.