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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

Dustin Piercy, MBA

Interim Executive Director

Jessica Vizcarra

Jessica Vizcarra

Compliance and Quality Improvement Manager

Julia Luck-005

Julia Luck

Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care

Rachel Hu

Rachel Hu

Human Resource Specialist

Care Partners Staff
Clinical Team

Gerald Gibbs

Gerald Gibbs, MD

Medical Director

Care Partners staff

William Dronkowski, MD

Director Palliative Medicine


Namrata Ragade, MD

Hospice Physician

Luiza Brown, MSN, RN,

Director of Nursing

Julia Salve

Julia Salve, MN, FNP-C, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner

Katherine "Kat" Bucciantini, RN, AGPCNP, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner

Care Partners Staff
Community Partnership

Hannah Bruckbauer

Hannah Bruckbauer

Volunteer Coordinator

Nathan Gregg

Nathan Gregg

Development Manager

Board Officers

Laurabeth Ragozzino

Director, In Lumino Sanctus

Paul Kirk, MD

Vice President
Retired Physician

Christopher Hudson, MBA, CSFS, REBC

Senior Manager Regence BlueCross/BlueShield OR

Terri Schmiesing

Financial Controller, Intel Corp

Board Members

Elizabeth Jessop, JD

Owner, Law Office of Elizabeth M Jessop

Vance Navarrette, MS

IT Professional, Retired

Dru Rosenthal

Consultancy Services – Development, Fundraising, Communications


Director of Optimization, Providence Health & Services

Jenny Sherman, SPHR, CCP, MBA

Retired Human Resources Professional

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

Healthcare Chaplaincy and Episcopal Clergy, Retired

Dean Stearman

Business Consultant

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.