About Us

About ShareCare


ShareCare Network is a safe place for families to exchange free ad-hoc respite care with each other and volunteers. Caregivers suffer from depression at a rate nearly 3 times higher than the general population, and over 40% of caregivers have symptoms of depression. Our goal is to unite families that work tirelessly to provide care for loved ones with special needs, chronic illness, cancer, the elderly and other healthcare complications.

Volunteer Policy

All volunteers go through an application process and background check. Volunteers will be asked to leave the program if they fail to arrive at an appointment time (not withstanding extenuating circumstances), fail to participate in the program, or fail to follow our honor code in any way.


Our Advisory Board

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Andrew Ottesen

Founder & CEO of CareShare Network

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Karrie Grear, MD

Neurologist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center

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Melissa Odom

Chief Operating Officer, Physicians Healthcare Collaborative (Wilmington Health)

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Christy Spivey

Administrator Regional Services, New Hanover Regional Medical Center

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Alycia James

Healthcare Strategy Consultant

Barb Barry

Barbara Barry

Nursing Faculty, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

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Kelly Riley, DPT

Physical Therapist, Therapy Kare