High quality health care for uninsured children


The Carin' Clinic was created in 1993 by Karen Pramenko (pictured above left) and Karen Connor (right),

two Jefferson County School Nurses who found that many of the students had no health insurance, and no where to go for health care.



The Mission of the Carin' Clinic is to provide affordable, high-quality health care services to children between the ages of birth and 18 years of low-income families who have no access or limited access to health care, thus promoting healthy children, healthy families, and a healthy community.


Current Demographics

In our last fiscal year, there were over 2,000 visits to the clinic by over 720 patients.

Carin’ Clinic directly fulfills a need in the community for a clinic that provides high quality health care to
low-income, uninsured children, and children with Medicaid.  Carin’ Clinic is located in one of the most
economically disadvantaged areas in the City of Arvada.  Over 86% of the children attending nearby Arvada K-8 School receive free or reduced lunches due to their family’s poverty.  The two other local elementary schools (Lawrence and Foster) have over 73% of their students living at or near.  Families of students attending the Head Start Program located next to the clinic, live at or below poverty as well

(less than $24,300 a year for a family of four).


Carin’ Clinic Board of Directors and Officers


Karen Pramenko, RN, MSN

President of the Board of Directors  

Retired School Nurse

Jefferson County Schools

Arvada, CO 


Marny Eulberg, MD

Vice President of the Board of Directors

Retired Attending Physician and
  Faculty for Family Practice Residency at St. Anthony’s Hospital

Wheat Ridge, CO 


Tina Costain

Board Member

Community Volunteer and

Parent of a previous Carin’ Clinic patient

Arvada, CO


Ann Saunders, CPA

Treasurer and Board Member

Self-Employed Accountant

Arvada, CO

 Cheryl Garcia

 Board Member

 Retired Director of Training

 Maximus Inc.

 Littleton, CO

Richard Curley, MBA

 Board Member

Former Director of Patient Experience - Kaiser Permanente of Colorado

Denver, CO


 Margaret Sobocinski, NP
Executive Director

 Rachel Capra, BS
Business and Office Manager

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