North Cascade Cares is a non-profit organization that aims to meet the needs of people in the Skagit Valley. Our events first began in January 2022, supported by church and community volunteers with a heart to serve. Through our free dental and vision clinics, we hope to extend the healing ministry of Jesus.
Vicki Jacobs has had a heart to serve others throughout her life. Volunteering at several other free clinics on the West coast inspired her to run one in her own community. Working as a nurse keeps her busy, but she is passionate about the ministry of North Cascade Cares.
Jen Gruzensky grew up in western Washington. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Loma Linda University and has worked as a dental hygienist for nearly a decade. While in dental hygiene school she volunteered many evenings at free clinics. She is grateful for the opportunity to provide care to those in her local community.
Our Department Directors: Scott VonBergen - Dental; DJ Crawford & Rene Nix - Hospitality; Sheryle Haberly - Hospitality; Mark Ammons - Parking & Safety; Mileen Loeffler - Sterilization; Jordan Stephan & Marcia Stone - Chaplaincy; Mike Gruzensky - Volunteers; Rene Gruzensky - Medical Clearance; Dave Farnsworth - Facilities; Janice Aldred - Volunteer Hospitality