Rebecca brings a wealth of health care knowledge and managerial leadership skills as the chief executive officer of Housecall Providers. Formerly the executive director of CareOregon’s Population Health Partnerships, Rebecca received her nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Public Health from Portland State University. During her 11-year career with the nonprofit health insurance company, she has led the development of innovative population health programs, working collaboratively and broadly with administrators, providers, advocates and community members.
Rebecca has spent her entire public health career focused on improving care for and addressing the inequities of the state’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised populations. She was instrumental in facilitating CareOregon’s first major safety-net primary care transformation initiative, “Primary Care Renewal”, a team-based approach to providing care that integrates proactive data, behavioral health services and chronic disease resources.
Since 2009, Rebecca has been a faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and has been a major contributor to the intellectual framework and curriculum development of IHI’s Better Health, Lower Cost national learning collaborative. Over the past several years, she has taught program development methods for IHI to national and international audiences, specifically focusing on vulnerable populations. She is also a member of a select group of national leaders invited to participate in the “Complex Care Innovation Lab” which is hosted by the Center for Health Care Strategies and is focused on developing new, more effective models of care for high-risk Medicaid members.
Will Kennedy, D.O. Advanced Illness Senior Medical Director
Dr. Will Kennedy joins Housecall Providers after serving as the medical director for Population Health Partnerships at CareOregon. Will received his medical degree from Ohio University and completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the Mount Carmel Health System. Following his fellowship, he developed Mount Carmel’s first provider-based program for patients with advanced illness. Starting in 2008, he worked at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, the country’s largest nursing facility for indigent populations. In Oregon, Will served as medical director for hospice and palliative medicine programs at Adventist Health before joining CareOregon in 2013.
Pamela Miner, M.D. Primary Care Medical Director
Dr. Pamela Miner became our second medical director on November 1, 2014, following the retirement of Housecall Providers’ founder, Dr. Benneth Husted. Pamela received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. In 2007, she accepted a Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship at Harvard University and a year later joined Providence Health and Services in Portland as a palliative and hospice care physician. Since 2012, she has dedicated her time and talent exclusively to palliative care. As an expert in the field, Pamela has guided the expansion of our palliative care services to provide holistic support to patients as they manage the impact of their chronic conditions while further integrating our primary care and hospice programs.
Kristi Youngs, BSN, RN, CHPN Clinical Operations Director
Kristi has 20 years of health care experience and has been a nurse for almost fifteen years. Her experience includes caring for patients in an inpatient setting, working in and managing a family practice primary care clinic, hospice and palliative care case management and clinical leadership. She is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse and has received additional training to become a Vital Talk and End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium trainer. Most recently, Kristi has spent the last four years building CareOregon’s advanced illness and palliative care programs.
Kim Magness Sr. Business Manager
Kim has over 20 years’ experience in medical practice and revenue cycle management. Prior to arriving at Housecall Providers in 2014, she was the Business Office Manager at Backus Physician Services, overseeing coding and revenue cycle management for specialty surgical, pulmonology and primary care services. As the Senior Business Manager, Kim leads the revenue cycle team for hospice, primary care and out-patient palliative care billing, and since 2017, she has managed our Information Systems. Her expertise lies in primary care coding and billing and she will be instrumental in helping Housecall Providers develop a sustainable reimbursement method for our behavioral health integration strategies.
Barb Gorman Marketing, Communications & Development Manager
Barb has worked in the nonprofit sector most of her life and cut her fundraising and marketing teeth at New Avenues for Youth, a Portland-based organization supporting homeless youth. She is passionate about working and volunteering for nonprofits that make our community stronger, healthier, connected and more compassionate. She joined the Housecall Providers team in 2012, and over the last eight years has served in many different capacities. Currently, she manages our marketing, communications and development operations for the organization.
A native Oregonian from pioneer stock, Barb is the fifth of five children to graduate from Gonzaga University and like her siblings, dreams of the day when the ZAGS go all the way in March.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Northwest Pilot Project, a nonprofit that offers hope to very low-income seniors in Multnomah County by solving housing and transportation needs.