Our Staff

Elissa Hamilton,

Elissa Hamilton, Palomar Pomerado Home Care

Elissa is a registered nurse and has more than 30 years of Home Health management experience. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Masters in Business Administration, she is also Board Certified in Nursing Administration by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is active with the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH). Elissa is a former Board member, currently sits on the Medicare Committee and was selected to fill an elected seat on the CAHSAH Nominating Committee. She is a fervent advocate for home care and feels that any one who wants to remain in their home should have the option to do so.

Alan Conrad, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Alan Conrad attended medical school at New York Medical College and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UC San Diego. He has been practicing primary care Internal Medicine in Poway since 1987 and has been actively involved in Medical Staff affairs at Pomerado Hospital in Poway since 1988. In that time, he has served as Chief of Staff at Pomerado Hospital for two separate terms.

Dr. Conrad currently serves as Director of the Primary Care Division at Pomerado Hospital and serves on its Medical Executive Committee. For the Palomar Health system he serves as chairperson of the Physicians Capital Advisory Committee.

Kathy Perkins, R.N.

Quality Manager
Kathy Perkins

Kathy is a registered nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from Bloomfield College. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in the home health industry. Patient safety and overseeing highly skilled quality staff are part of her responsibilities in her role as Quality Manager. Kathy works collaboratively on special projects with the quality organization for the State of California, Lumetra, to improve home health outcomes for the agency. She manages the therapy services provided by the home health agency in the community and she has clinical oversight of the licensed private-duty services provided. She is a member of several committees at Palomar Health including Patient Safety, Manager Development, and Infection Control. Kathy is listed in the Manchester Who’s Who 2005-2006 Registry..