Who We Are

Gerri Collins-Bride, Clinical Director
Ms. Collins-Bride is a Full Clinical Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Practice in the Community Health Systems Department in the UCSF School of Nursing, as well as a seasoned nurse practitioner, providing primary care to patients with psychiatric and developmental disabilities for nearly 30 years.  Ms. Collins-Bride co-founded IPCOM and has served as its Clinical Director since its inception in 1995.
Dr. Linda Chafetz, Associate Director

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


Dr. Barbara Burgel, Continuous Quality Improvement Lead and Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Burgel is a Professor of Clinical Nursing in the Department of Community Health Systems at the School of Nursing at University of California, San Francisco. She has extensive experience in interprofessional education and is a master clinician with more than 30 years as an adult nurse practitioner with specialization in occupational and environmental health.


Lou Fannon, Clinical Coordinator and Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Fannon is a recent graduate of the Adult Nurse Practitioner program at UCSF. He holds a PhD degree in Physiology and is also trained as a dentist having completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.  Dr. Fannon is the nurse practitioner for Shrader House.


Sherri Borden, Student Placement Co-Lead and Lead Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Borden has been the lead nurse practitioner in the IPCOM practice for the past ten years, working at six of the ten Progress programs. She has collaborated extensively with staff and psychiatrists in the programs and created linkages with pharmacy and community organizations. Ms. Borden also serves as volunteer faculty in the UCSF School of Nursing, Department of Community Health Systems.


Fran Dreier, Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Dreier is the IPCOM Nurse Practitioner at Rypins and Progress House, two of the Progress Foundation transitional residential treatment programs. She is a master clinician and educator with over 37 years experience as an RN. Ms. Dreier has worked as an NP in the IPCOM practice since 1998, providing care to clients, collaborating with staff and program leadership, and precepting students. Ms. Dreier holds a volunteer Associate Clinical Professor faculty position at the UCSF School of Nursing.


Aaron Miller, Student Placement Co-Lead

Mr. Miller is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing graduate program, where he develops curricula, mentors students, and develops clinical sites for student residencies. As IPCOM's Student Placement Co-Lead, he assists nurse practitioner students in planning and leading evidenced-based projects focused on fostering interprofessional health behavior change.


Steve Protzel, PharmD, Pharmacist

Dr. Protzel is a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSF School of Nursing, Department of Community Health Systems.  Dr. Protzel 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.


Dr. Henry Kahn, Medical Consultant

Dr. Kahn is a Clinical Professor in the UCSF School of Medicine with over 35 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.


What We Do

IPCOM services focus on primary care problems in the context of serious mental illness including:

  • Health screenings and physical examinations
  • Urgent care for acute medical problems
  • Chronic disease management
  • Health promotion and education, adapted to the risk profile of the mentally ill
  • Staff education and consultation to promote health in aggregate living

Health Promotion Areas include:

  • Health issues groups in short-stay houses
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Psychiatric symptom management
  • Preventing substance abuse relapse
  • Focus on self-care activities & basics of good health