Rebecca Ramsay, MPH, BSN Chief Executive Officer
Rebecca brings a wealth of health care knowledge, leadership skills and passion to her role as chief executive officer of Housecall Providers. The former executive director of Population Health Partnerships for CareOregon, Rebecca earned a nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s in Public Health from Portland State University.
During her 12 years with CareOregon, she collaborated with a broad array of community stakeholders to create innovative population health programs and care transformation initiatives. Rebecca served for 6 years as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), making major contributions to the framework and curriculum of IHI’s “Better Health, Lower Cost” national learning collaborative. She was selected to work alongside national leaders in the “Complex Care Innovation Lab” hosted by the Center for Health Care Strategies to build more-effective models of caring for high-risk, high-need individuals. Rebecca currently serves as the co-chair for the Academy of Home Care Medicine’s Legislative and Policy Committee and serves on the Board of the Home Centered Care Institute.
Throughout her public health career, Rebecca has focused on improving care and addressing inequities faced by vulnerable and underserved populations. She relies on her years of experience integrating proactive data, behavioral health services and chronic disease resources to bring the best possible care and services to patients with complex needs.
In her free time, Rebecca loves to garden and cook, enjoys international travel and is passionate about watching her son play college baseball. As an avid cyclist, she’s always looking for the next big hill to climb.
Will Kennedy, D.O. Advanced Illness Senior Medical Director
Dr. Will Kennedy joined Housecall Providers after serving as 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 Mount Carmel Health System in Central Ohio. After his fellowship, he developed Mount Carmel’s first provider-based program for patients with advanced illness then moved to San Francisco to work at Laguna Honda Hospital, the country’s largest skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility for underserved populations.
In Oregon, Will was medical director for the hospice and palliative medicine programs at Adventist Health before joining CareOregon in 2013. He is a passionate advocate of palliative care, supporting vulnerable populations, and cultivating self-resilience. In 2020, his article, “Five Strategies to Expand Palliative Care in Safety Net Populations” was published in the New England Journal of Medicine’s journal, Catalyst: Innovations in Care Delivery.
Born and raised in the Midwest, outside of work Will enjoys spending time with his family. He can often be found downloading every bit in information in almost every format available and is Housecall Providers’ best shot at a Jeopardy champion.
Pamela Miner, M.D. Primary Care Medical Director
In 2014, Dr. Pamela Miner succeeded our founder, Dr. Benneth Husted, as medical director. Pamela earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
In 2007, she accepted a Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship at Harvard University; a year later, she came to Portland to join Providence Health and Services as a palliative and hospice care physician. Since 2012, she has dedicated her time and talent exclusively to palliative care.
She is passionate about helping patients and families navigate the complexities of the health care system, and ensuring they get care that meets their needs and improves their quality of life. When not improving lives by bringing health care home, she keeps busy with family life and enjoys hiking in Oregon parks.
Kristi Youngs, BSN, RN, CHPN Clinical Operations Director
Kristi brings nearly 20 years nursing experience and clinical leadership to her role as Clinical Operations Director. After earning her nursing degree from Walla Walla University, Kristi worked in a hospital inpatient setting and managed a primary care clinic before finding her niche in hospice and palliative care leadership.
At CareOregon, Kristi led a several-year effort to build advanced illness and palliative care programs. She is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse and provides serious illness trainings as a faculty member of Vital Talk and the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium.
She is passionate about bringing relationship-based health care to people who would otherwise not have access to it. Outside of work, Kristi loves photography and skiing with her family.
Kim Magness Sr. Business Manager
As our Senior Business Manager, Kim manages our Information Systems and leads the revenue cycle team for hospice, primary care and outpatient palliative care billing. She’s applying her expertise in primary care coding and billing as she helps us develop a sustainable reimbursement method for our behavioral health integration strategies.
Prior to joining Housecall Providers in 2014, Kim was Business Office Manager at Backus Physician Services, overseeing coding and revenue cycle management for specialty surgical, pulmonology and primary care services. She is passionate about bringing primary care to vulnerable populations.
Kim moved to Portland from the east coast in July 2013 and joined Housecall Providers in January 2014. She enjoys hiking and exploring Portland and the Pacific Northwest.
Barb Gorman Marketing, Communications & Development Manager
Barb joined Housecall Providers in 2012, continuing her passion for work and volunteerism with nonprofits that make our community stronger, healthier, connected and more compassionate. Barb manages our marketing, communications and development efforts.
She cut her fundraising and marketing teeth at New Avenues for Youth, a Portland-based organization supporting homeless youth.
A native Oregonian from pioneer stock, Barb is the fifth of five children to graduate from Washington’s Gonzaga University, and like her siblings, dreams of the day when the ZAGS go all the way in March. She serves on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Northwest Pilot Project.