Meet the Board
Vet-I-Care is funded entirely by the generosity of our community and through our fundraising events.
Maria Lutz - President
Mark Passen - Vice President
Mark Passen teaches comparitive religious studies and formally owned a national direct marketing company. His desire to work on the board of Vet-I-care stems from his love of animals and his own experience with his dog's serious illness this past fall. Having been admitted to Northstar for nine weeks, Mark and his wife were fortunate to be able to give their companion Cali, a 2 1/2 year old Labradoodle, the necessary care that she needed. During their frequent visits, it was quite evident that many people were not as fortunate to be able to afford to give their pets all of the procedures that they may have required. Vet-I-Care became an option for many of those who faced the very real prospect of losing their loving friends. It was because of the help that this Foundation offered to many of these desperate people that Mark wanted to become a part of this worthwhile organization.
Eileen Schuck - Director
My name is Eileen Schuck and I am the Director of Vet-I-Care. Working at NorthStar VETS Emergency Specialty Veterinary Practice has truely inspired me to forward this foundation towards its mission. It is nearly unbearable at times watching healthy animals get put to sleep because their owners can't afford the veterinary help that is needed to save them. I am happy to know that now I can directly make a difference by actively raising funds and awareness about Vet-I-Care. My inspiration comes from the pets and families that did not have this benefit and the future one's that will. I am honored to be a part of the Vet-I-Care team!