The Care Harbor team combines the talents and expertise of healthcare professionals, event organizers, and a network of volunteer consultants and companies –with specialized capabilities from medical technology to electronic patient records from communications to crowd management.
We have worked together as a team since 2009. After serving as the local organizers of what were then the two largest urban free clinics in the country, we formed our 501(c)(3) charity to continue our work of producing large scale free clinics, and to innovate advances and expanded capabilities in the delivery of care at these events. Our first event as a new charity was produced in collaboration with Maria Shriver, then First Lady of California.
Our clinics have introduced patient handling systems that provide a compassionate and welcoming environment , assuring that all patients are treated with dignity and respect. Overnight waits in the hope of entry and day long internal lines have been eliminated. We developed an electronic medical record system that assures accurate, HIPAA compliant records and makes detailed reporting and analysis of clinic results possible. We added a comprehensive prevention and health education component, innovating advances like preventive dentistry, to help patients lead healthier lives. And we introduced a system to place patients needing follow-up care into medical homes, with representatives on site to schedule appointments before patients leave the event. We have transformed our clinics from episodic to sustainable care, making a lasting change in the health of our patients and the communities we serve.
The Care Harbor team will continue to innovate changes adding to the breadth of services we offer, the quality of care we deliver, and access to continuing healthcare for those who need it.
President & Founder, Care Harbor
COO Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (retired) Healthcare consultant
Roger Fieldman, DDS
Director, Los Angeles County Dental Clinics Past president, Los Angeles Dental Society
Deborah Wright De Maderios
Director, Volunteer Optometrists Serving Humanity (VOSH)
Ryan Nowicki, Esq.
Attorney, Kopple & Klinger, LLP, Los Angeles
Karen Siemensma, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer, Care Harbor
VP Operations, Care Harbor