As some of our treasured staff depart SFCCC for medical school and public health graduate school, we welcome three new staff: Carly Matsukuma, Sam Gilmore, and Brooke Wilson. We are excited to have such talented individuals working in our Health Care for the Homeless Program, Here is a little bit about them: Carly: " I majored in kinesiology at San Francisco State University, where I made a more concrete decision through volunteering and shadowing to study medicine. After I graduated from college I traveled to Peru with MEDLIFE to provide free medical care, education, and community development to individuals/families living in poverty.. I was previously working at a start-up as a medical scribe but was interested in obtaining more patient interaction, which is how I ended up at this fantastic place. "
Sam: I grew up in Ithaca, NY and went to school in Colorado, Florida and Sweden. Having worked in finance, law and business, I am pleased to be working in a field more aligned with my beliefs and values. I came to SFCCC after volunteering at Most Holy Redeemer and meeting the SOS staff. My role at SFCCC is to travel in a medical van to sites throughout San Francisco, where the dedicated SOS team of doctors, nurses, outreach workers, and volunteers creates “clinics without walls” at soup kitchens, on city streets, under freeway overpasses, and in parks.
Brooke: I am the Street Outreach Services Coordinator. My role consists of coordinating medical clinics for both humans and animals to ensure that quality and appropriate healthcare is being provided for those in need. I worked at the San Francisco SPCA for five years and became familiar with the Vet SOS program. When I heard about an opening at this organization that would involve working directly with both humans and their animal companions, I knew I had to jump at the opportunity.