Sister Adele O'Sullivan

Career Story: 

Since residency I have worked in a variety of interesting sites around Arizona. I spent one year in Tucson at St. Elizabeth's Clinic, then 2 years in Benson before I moved to Phoenix in 1991. After a few fascinating years on staff at the Arizona State Hospital, and a few at a little rural clinic in El Mirage, I came to Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) in 1996. I have now spent almost 15 years providing medical care to an exclusively homeless population.I resigned as the Medical Director of the (HCH) Program last year and work for a non-profit called Circle the City. We are preparing to open the first Medical Respite Center for the homeless in Arizona I'm mostly doing development for that right now, but will go back to providing medical care when the Center opens, hopefully late in 2011.

Notable Personal Accomplishments: 

Starting Circle the City, planning for a new service for the homeless that Arizona has never done before

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

AAFP National Family Physician of the Year 2006

Favorite Recreational Activity: 

I grow vegetables and love to cook what I grow

Favorite Memory from Residency: 

Good friends, lots of enthusiasm about the future

Personal Story: 

I'm still a Sister of St. Joseph, now 42 years in the community.