As a licensed Vocational Nurse for almost a decade and a soon-to-be recipient of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University, Priscilla Catingub has been appointed as the Administrator for Joshua’s House.
“Throughout my life, I have pushed my abilities to be able to grow as an individual and as a nurse,” Catingub said. “Although the bulk of my healthcare experience has stemmed from working for UC Davis Health at varying capacities, my passion for the community has never escaped me and I have worked part time for various residential care facilities for the elderly during my full-time employment with the health system.”
While preparing for her degree’s community health rotation, Catingub met Joshua’s House’s founder and Executive Director, Dr. Marlene M. von Friederichs-Fitzwater. Catingub immediately read up on every aspect of Joshua’s House from its story of origin to its blueprints and researched data and information about homelessness in Sacramento.
“I was blind to this disparity and wanted to know more,” Catingub said. “My involvement with Joshua’s House was organic in that I was constantly thinking of ways to help and be more involved.”
Her research and motivation led her to help promote Joshua’s House events and serve on its Policy & Procedures Committee before accepting a much larger role as Joshua’s House’s Administrator. In this role, Catingub will maintain operations, ensure that laws and regulations are followed, and promote an environment of harmony and serenity in the home.
“Our residents will have been homeless for more than six months and then enter our home knowing this will be the last home they will know,” Catingub said. “That is a very powerful thought and I am extremely humbled and blessed to be someone that can show these individuals the kind of compassion, respect, and love that anyone at the end of their life should be afforded.”
Catingub has completed all the necessary training required to be an Administrator of a residential care facility and passed the California State Administrator Exam.
“I am truly honored to be a part of this mission,” Catingub said. “I will continue to expand my knowledge to ensure that our residents are cared for and respected to the upmost integrity.”