Charlene Brown, MD, MPH

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Charlene's Skills
Business Development
User Experience
Product Management

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group


About Charlene

In short, I'm a Board-certified public health physician with years of experience developing interventions to improve access to good health and healthcare for global and domestic populations. By improving opportunities for the home care workforce through ReciproCare, I know that we are improving access to care for seniors. I quit my job in February 2016 to fully focus on ReciproCare.

I care about increasing the capacity of the home care industry to deliver care to seniors and plan to accomplish this by taking the unused hours of underutilized workers and applying them to the industry. In other words, by prequalifying and matching underemployed home care workers to home care agencies for fast-track hiring, we are helping agencies to grow their customer base and workers to earn more income. We have identified a clear market problem, scoped solutions and are iterating on the user experience needed to successfully implement our solution.

ReicproCare is part of the 4th cohort of the DC-based Halcyon Incubator, an incubator focused on social entrepreneurship. We won 1st Place at Startup Weekend DC: Flip the Ratio last year and have won First Place in multiple local, national and international pitch competitions, including Aging 2.0's DC and Baltimore Global Startup Search competitions. We are also a virtual member of 1776.

First, I am looking for a capable recruiter/talent acquisitions expert who has training and/or experience setting up and managing healthcare worker recruitment and vetting efforts. This person would be part of the senior team and help to shape our processes, automations and analytics. He/she will need to work in a hands-on manner and be comfortable trouble-shooting solutions. In short, I am looking for someone can lead/implement our efforts to recruit and prequalify home care workers. This person must be based in DC, Maryland or Virginia.

Second, I am looking for a software engineer with web and mobile application development skills to join the team. My former cofounder who was a software engineer has returned to the corporate sector and I am looking for a cofounder with engineering and product skills who is excited by the intersections between business needs, user experience, product management and impact.

Work Experience

CEO & Founder


February 2016 - Today

This is my startup!

Medical Officer

US Agency for International Development

September 2009 - February 2016

Deputy Commissioner

Baltimore City Health Department

November 2007 - August 2009


Harvard Medical School & Harvard School of Public Health

Combined MD & MPH

1993 - 1998


Halcyon Incubator


1776 (virtual)


Co-working Space

I/O Spaces

2016 - Today