Roseanna Means, MD Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Roseanna-Means,-2012-BU-Photo-ProjectRoseanna H. Means, MD founded Health Care Without Wallss in 1999. From 1990-1998, Dr. Means, a practicing Internist in the Boston area, worked for a program that operates health clinics for the homeless. She observed that homeless women were underrepresented at the clinics and learned that using traditional health care access venues, even when staffed by doctors trained in caring for the homeless, is overwhelming for women impaired by exhaustion, mental illness and fear. Consequently Dr. Means founded Health Care Without Walls, sending volunteer physicians into shelters to provide care where the women feel safest.