Dr. Charlene Brown is co-founder and CEO of ReciproCare. Charlene served as a public health physician expert for USAID where she supported more than 17 developing countries and led a federal, interagency working group on HIV testing services. She also served as deputy commissioner for a local health department, protected our drug supply as a FDA regulatory physician, founded a health consulting company, and participated in multiple non-profit advisory boards. After graduating from Princeton, Charlene completed medical school, public health school and internal medicine training at Harvard. She further specialized and became Board-certified in preventive medicine at Emory, where she serves as an adjunct professor. Recognizing that unmet needs in home care affect the health and safety of elderly and disabled persons, Charlene pitched ReciproCare at Startup Weekend DC, won first place with her team, and is building the company as a natural extension of her preventive medicine career.
Venture: ReciproCare improves the reliability of homecare for elderly and disabled persons by finding homecare worker capacity hidden in plain sight. The ReciproCare mobile application matches the availability, skills, and location of homecare workers to meet the needs of homecare agencies with gaps in coverage.