Our Team

Gerri Collins-Bride, MS, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, Clinical Director and Nurse Practitioner 
Ms. Collins-Bride is an Emerita Clinical Professor in the Department of Community Health Systems in the UCSF School of Nursing. For the past 40 years, she has practiced as a primary care provider in General Internal Medicine at UCSF with a special focus on providing primary care to patients with psychiatric and developmental disabilities. For many years she co-chaired the annual CME conference, Update on Developmental Disabilities for Healthcare providers and worked closely with the Office of Developmental Primary Care on educational trainings for interprofessional students and various grant projects. Together with faculty Linda Chafetz and Barbara Boland, she co-founded IPCOM and has served as its Clinical Director since its inception in 1995. She is the Nurse Practitioner for the Clay Street and Progress House programs. 


Dr. Lou Fannon, DDS, PhD, MS, RN, ANP-BC, Clinical Coordinator and Nurse Practitioner                                                                                          Lou is an Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSF School of Nursing and recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary as part of the IPCOM team.  In his academic role he works with other first-year faculty in the AGPCNP program. In addition, Lou holds a PhD degree in Physiology where his dissertation focused on the role of the immune system in various rodent models of hypertension. He is also trained as a dentist having completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.  Lou is currently the nurse practitioner for Avenues and Dore Residence and continues to be grateful for the opportunity to work with the IPCOM team and the population they serve.  


Fran Dreier, MHS, RN, FNP, Nurse Practitioner
Ms. Dreier is the IPCOM Nurse Practitioner at Seniors and Ashbury House, two of the Progress Foundation longer-term residential treatment programs. Ashbury House is the only Progress residential program that includes children. Ms. Dreier trained in family practice and has many years’ experience as an NP clinician and educator, both in primary care and specialty contexts. She has worked in the IPCOM practice since 1998, providing care to clients, collaborating with staff and program leadership, strengthening connections with the larger health care community, and precepting students. Ms. Dreier holds a volunteer Associate Clinical Professor faculty position at the UCSF School of Nursing. 


Deirdre Morrissey, MS, RN, ANP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
Ms. Morrissey is the IPCOM Nurse Practitioner for Cortland and Loso House. She is the lead nurse practitioner for the Emergency Department Case Management Program, UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at San Francisco General Hospital. She is a graduate of the UCSF School of Nursing with training as both an Adult and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and completed post master’s certification in palliative care. She has over 15 years of experience delivering healthcare to San Francisco's unhoused residents. Special interests include healthcare for people experiencing homelessness, comprehensive healthcare for people who use substances, integrated physical and mental health care and maximizing quality of life for people who have serious illnesses. 


Jim V. Gatewood, PhD, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, PHN, Nurse Practitioner
Jim Gatewood is the IPCOM nurse practitioner at La Posada and La Amistad. He is an assistant clinical professor in the adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner specialty program at UCSF. He is also a nurse practitioner with Stepping Stone Adult Day Health Care, the largest adult day health program in San Francisco. He completed his nursing degree at UCSF, his PhD and master's degrees at Brown University, and his master's and undergraduate degrees at UCLA. Areas of interest include working with unhoused patient populations, LGBTQIA patient populations, and patients with substance use disorders in integrated behavioral health programs. 


Steve Protzel, PharmD, Pharmacist
Dr. Protzel is a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSF School of Nursing, Department of Community Health Systems.  He provides expertise on medication safety, develops and leads medication rounds, and precepts/mentors pharmacy students. He has worked as a community pharmacist serving patients with severe mental illness, including Progress Foundation clients, for many years. He supports Progress staff and IPCOM NPs in obtaining medications, and consults and problem-solves on medication access and safety.



Henry Kahn, MD, Medical Consultant
Dr. Kahn is a Clinical Professor in the UCSF School of Medicine with over many years of practice experience.  He provides in-kind physician consultation to the nurse practitioners regarding concerns about medical complexity or medical stability in community-based care. He has been the IPCOM physician consultant for over 10 years.General internist with many years of experience and is currently a clinical professor in the SON. He previously served  as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCSF SOM, Currently providing coaching in mindful and stress reduction techniques to individuals, corporate, and governmental groups.


Linda Chafetz, PhD, RN
Dr. Chafetz is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Community Health Systems at the School of Nursing at UCSF. She managed research and evaluation for IPCOM. She and Ms. Collins-Bride co-founded the IPCOM practice in 1995. 



Sherri Borden, MS, RN, ANP
Ms. Borden worked with the IPCOM practice for over ten years, providing care to clients in six Progress programs.