Respite Care Providers’ Network

The 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 sedgington@nhchc.org for more information.
  3. Become an Organizational Member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.
  4. Nominate yourself to serve on the RCPN Steering Committee. Open positions are generally announced in February of each year in Respite News and on this webpage.

 

 2015-2016 RCPN Steering Committee (effective July 1, 2015)

The mission of the Respite Care Providers’ Network (RCPN) is to improve the health status of individuals who are homeless by supporting programs that provide medical respite and related services. The RCPN Steering Committee works to achieve this mission.

Donna Biederman, DrPH, MN, RN
Assistant Professor
Duke University Medical Ctr.
Durham, NC

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

Brandon Clark, MBA, CHAIR-ELECT
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
Attorney
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Philadelphia, PA

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

Joanne Guarino
Consumer representative
Boston, MA

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

Eric Johnsen, MBA
Director, Community Homeless Solutions
Marina, CA

Willie Mackey
Consumer Representative
San Jose, CA

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

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

Randy Pinnelli, PA
Program Coordinator
Gospel Center Rescue Mission Stockton
Stockton, CA

Scotti Warren, CSWA, MSW, MPH
Recuperative Care Team Lead, Case Manager
Central City Concern
Portland, OR

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