Respite Care Providers’ Network

RCPN is the preeminent national voice for those who are simply too ill to languish in the streets. We support the development of new and existing medical respite programs through education, client advocacy, networking and research. In addition to hosting an annual conference and other training events, we provide comprehensive respite resources and information.

The mission of the Respite Care Providers’ Network is to improve the health status of individuals who are homeless by supporting programs that provide medical respite and related services.

Join the Respite Care Providers’ Network

The Respite Care Providers’ Network operates as a Standing Committee of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. We invite your participation at the following levels:

  1. Join the Respite Care Providers’ Network by becoming an Individual Member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.  On the Individual Membership Application form, simply choose the RCPN membership option, and elect to receive Respite News.
  2. List your program in the Medical Respite Program Directory. Contact Sabrina Edgington at for more information.
  3. Become an Organizational Member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.


2014-2015 RCPN Steering Committee (effective July 1, 2014)

Chauna Brocht, LCSW-C
Coordinator of Special Initiatives
Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Brandon Clark, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Circle the City
Phoenix, AZ

Edward Dwyer-O’Connor BS, RN
Manager of Downtown Programs
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Henry Fader, JD
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Philadelphia, PA

Jessie M. Gaeta, MD
Medical Director
Barbara McInnis House, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Boston, MA

Paul Gregerson, MD
Chief Medical Officer
John Wesley Community Health Institute, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Joanne Guarino
Consumer representative
Boston, MA

Rhonda Hauff, MA
Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Chief Executive Director
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Yakima, WA

Willie Mackey
Consumer Representative
San Jose, CA

Alice Moughamian, RN, CNS
Nurse Manager
San Francisco Medical Respite Program
San Francisco, CA

Jennifer Nelson-Seals, MSHRM
Executive Director
Interfaith House
Chicago, IL

Dawn Petroskas, RN, PhD
Health Services Manager
Catholic Charities
Saint Paul, MN

Preston Witt, BA
Chief Services Officer
Harmony House
Houston, TX