Meet Don Rush – Volunteer Health Insurance Counselor

Don Rush is a sharp, soft-spoken gentleman who has volunteered with The Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) of Sourcewise for 30 years.

Don is a retired engineering manager with experience as a field service engineer with the military, including the Army, Air Force and 5 1/2 years with the submarine service. He has provided training and education as part of his duties, whether in the job description or not.

Aside from his volunteer work at the Palo Alto Clinic, Don is well known for his speaking engagements at Stanford, The Forum, Channing House, and others. Connie Corrales, Director of HICAP, commends Don, “His generosity with his time has been overwhelming. Don’s initiative is often demonstrated in his actions, research, and presentations for HICAP. He is very knowledgeable and exhibits a high level of compassion and an exemplary work ethic.”

With experience and a helpful nature, Don is a trusted advisor for members of various communities throughout the Bay Area. Don explains that what he likes most; he has “seen people for so long…Maybe their kids come in now and [he] can help them. It’s fun.”

Don encourages future volunteers to join HICAP, stating, “This is a lot of fun! This is challenging and it changes every year.”

If you would like more information about the Sourcewise Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program, please contact our Community Resource Specialists at (408) 350-3200, option 1.

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