Team Bios

A compassionate touch or a dignified encounter can be more healing than the provision of a medicine. Our staff have designed their delivery system to best meet the needs of their patients and clients. They work in teams that include primary care providers, behavioral health specialists, and social workers. It also requires working in a location that is most accessible to the patients in need, whether it be a free clinic or an encampment that requires hiking down with a backpack full of medications.

Backpack medicine allows the program to treat the most marginalized patients who have the greatest needs. In addition, backpack medicine enables providers to diagnose and treat medical and psychiatric conditions at an earlier stage. This helps to prevent more severe medical complications like AIDS, diabetes, hypertension and also avoids unnecessary health care costs in medical and psychiatric emergency room visits in the future.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Jae Edgar Bennett

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER - Allen Greiner, MD, MPH

MEDICAL DIRECTOR - Alison M. Scholes MD, MCHM, FACEP

STREET OUTREACH COORDINATOR - Bobbie Meyer, CHW

MEDICAL TEAM LEAD - Tara Jackson, APRN

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Matt Loehr, PhD, MSW, LCSW