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Care Partners Staff & Board Members

Care Partners Staff and Board

Our staff and board of community volunteers
is committed to our mission:

Exceptional Care without Exception

The staff and board at Care Partners is comprised of individuals dedicated to exceptional patient care. In addition, their backgrounds include medicine, nursing, social work other professional credentials. With deep roots in the community, we promise to put patient care first.

Are you interested in joining our board
and applying your expertise to help those in need?

Care Partners Staff
Leadership Team

Tracy Villareal

Tracy Villarreal


Rachel Hu

Rachel Hu

Human Resource Specialist

Jessica Vizcarra

Jessica Vizcarra

Compliance and Quality Improvement Manager

Julia Luck-005

Julia Luck

Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care

Care Partners Staff
Clinical Team

Gerald Gibbs

Gerald Gibbs, MD

Medical Director

Care Partners staff

William Dronkowski, MD

Director Palliative Medicine

Ann McWhorter

Ann McWhorter, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing Services

Julia Salve

Julia Salve, MN, FNP-C, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner

Katherine "Kat" Bucciantini, RN, AGPCNP, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner


Namrata Ragade, MD

Hospice Physician

Care Partners Staff
Community Partnership

Hannah Bruckbauer

Hannah Bruckbauer

Volunteer Coordinator

Nathan Gregg

Nathan Gregg

Development Manager

Micah Taylor

Micah Taylor, MPH

Community Outreach Coordinator

Nancy Zimbelmann, BSN, RN

Specialty Care Clinician & Hospice Nurse

Board Officers

Elizabeth Fischer, MS

President, Senior Care Advocate

Laurabeth Ragozzino

Vice President
Director, In Lumino Sanctus

Christopher Hudson, MBA, CSFS, REBC

Senior Manager Regence BlueCross/BlueShield OR

Kathy Barclay, CPA

Financial Professional, Retired

Board Members

Jhoan Perras-Lemense, MS, PMP

Senior Project Manager

Julie H. Smith, LCSW, M.Div., AP-BCC

Healthcare Chaplaincy and Episcopal Clergy, Retired

Paul Kirk, MD

Retired Physician

Jenny Sherman, SPHR, CCP, MBA

Retired Human Resources Professional

Stephanie Brandt

Business Consultant

Elizabeth Jessop, JD

Owner, Law Office of Elizabeth M Jessop

Teresa Goodell, RN, PhD

Clinical Nurse Specialist & Educator, Retired

Vance Navarrette, MS

IT Professional, Retired

Dean Stearman

Business Consultant

Dru Rosenthal

Consultancy Services – Development, Fundraising, Communications


Director of Optimization, Providence Health & Services

Care Partners Staff:
We Are Available Day or Night

Care Partners is on call around the clock to meet your needs. Call now to speak with an experienced and caring nurse.  We’ve been helping people like you since 1982.