Evans Rochaste is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and the founder and CEO of ReKlame Health. ReKlame delivers affordable, high-quality, and culturally-competent telepsychiatry and addiction services to BIPOC communities.
Evans witnessed the stark differences in the care available at New York’s hospitals when he was a psychiatric nurse at Northwell, Bronx Lebanon, and New York Presbyterian-Columbia. He also personally experienced the frustration of trying to get mental health services as a young Black man growing up in Brooklyn – stigma from loved ones to all services being out-of-network and costly and lack of Black male mental health providers for him to confide in. This experience inspired Evans to drive change in the behavioral health care system and to remove the stigma commonly associated with seeking mental health care while improving people’s lives through a holistic approach to medical treatment.
ReKlame Health creates customized plans that integrate multiple modalities to treat patients holistically. ReKlame currently serves 1,500 active patients in New York state, is in-network with all major plans (United Healthcare, Cigna, Oxford, Oscar, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Aetna), and provides out-of-pocket access at half the national average. ReKlame recently expanded to treat patients in New Jersey and Florida.
Evans is an active member of the New York City Medical Reserve Corps Program — a trained network of medical professionals who respond to medical emergencies. He also serves as a Mentor for the Greater NY Black Nurses Association and for his Alma mater Penn State University for undergraduate health science students who are in their senior year.