President, Providence Population Health Management
CEO, Ayin Health Solutions

Dr. Rhonda Medows, President, Providence Population Health ManagementRhonda M. Medows, M.D., is President of Population Health Management at Providence, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States, and CEO of Ayin Health Solutions, a population health management company launched by Providence.

She leads Providence’s Medicaid, Medicare, Commercial, and employer population health strategies, as well as the organization’s value-based care, health plans, population health informatics, government programs, care management, contracting, and community health partnerships. In 2020, Providence Population Health is leading the Mental Health Improvement strategy across our seven state footprint.

Dr. Medows has extensive healthcare industry background in both the private sector and government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid. Formally served on the US HHS Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Council (PTAC) focused on developing new alternative payment models.

Prior to joining Providence, she served as an executive vice president and chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group. While there, she led quality management and improvement initiatives and provided leadership and oversight of efforts to improve clinical quality and operational excellence. Until March 2010, Dr. Medows served as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and as the State Health Officer for Georgia, where she oversaw Georgia’s Medicaid and SCHIP programs and ran the state employee benefit plan, public health department, public health emergency preparedness, rural health, and information technology.

Dr. Medows also served as Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administrative (AHCA), the state agency responsible for the Medicaid and SCHIP programs, health facility regulation, managed care quality, health information exchange, and public policy development. She also served as the chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Southeast Region.

Dr. Medows holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University and earned her Medical Degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She practiced medicine at Mayo Clinic and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Chief of Staff
Population Health Management

Angela Marith, Chief of StaffAngela Marith serves as Chief of Staff to Dr. Rhonda Medows, President, Population Health Management at Providence, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States, and CEO of Ayin Health Solutions, a population health management company launched by Providence.

She is a general liaison with internal and external stakeholders and facilitates strategy design and improvement for the Population Health division. Angela leads and consults on project strategy and approach for the Population Health division to support efficiency, communication, and ultimately, better patient outcomes.

Angela has 20+ years of experience in health care serving in leadership roles in the areas of provider staffing, technology, change management, organizational effectiveness, human resources, workforce health, product management, and population health. Her work passions focus on organizational effectiveness to ensure real change for patient health. She is proud to be a caregiver at Providence and to contribute to the mission of serving the poor and vulnerable.

Prior to joining Providence, Angela served as the Director of Population Health at Group Health Cooperative. While there, she oversaw strategy planning, program development, project management, and product marketing. She built and led customer experience improvement solutions with many successful results including 38% improved speed of referral communications to patients. She led 9 full vendor implementations from partner selection, contracting, budgeting, onboarding, to operations. She also created a pro forma for monitoring long-term expenses and projecting revenue for Wellness Solution products.

Angela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Psychology and a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership. She also is a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional.

Angela enjoys traveling with her family, reading, music, hiking, playing with her kids, and going on dates with her husband. She loves to laugh, to sing, and to walk/take adventures with her friends.
Senior Executive Assistant
Population Health Management

Tammy Wintrode, Senior Executive AssistantTammy Wintrode serves as Senior Executive Assistant to Dr. Rhonda Medows, President, Population Health Management at Providence, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States, and CEO of Ayin Health Solutions, a population health management company launched by Providence.

She has over 30 years of administrative experience of which 23 of those years is at Providence. Prior to her current role, Tammy served as Executive Assistant to the Vice President of System Finance. She also served as Recruitment & Advertising Coordinator in Human Resources at Providence Alaska.
Tammy served as the vice-chair of the Administrative Excellence Council at Providence. The Administrative Excellence Council is a network of Providence professionals and their affiliates who provide support in multiple professional capacities. These professionals come together and strive for excellence in their work, the support they offer, and their influence on others.
She is a dedicated, proactive senior administrative professional with a history of supporting C-level and Executive leaders. Tammy is recognized and valued as an experienced and knowledgeable professional, with the ability to juggle and prioritize needs with speedy responses to logistics and business concerns. She is entrusted to have total discretion with high-level confidential information and has proven ability to get results navigating effectively within fast-paced, diverse corporate cultures.
Senior Vice President
Care Management & Coordination

Dr. Karen Boudreau, Senior Vice President, Care Management & CoordinationKaren Boudreau, M.D. serves as Senior Vice President of Care Management & Coordination at Providence. She helps Providence achieve goals of providing value-based, connected care that improves the health and well-being of our populations by catalyzing improvement and breaking down barriers to health equity.

Dr. Boudreau is known for leading highly integrated teams focused on data-informed collaboration with leaders and caregivers to optimize equitable care delivery, build strategic and community partnerships, and deliver whole person care to our most vulnerable populations.
Key initiatives include the development of an innovative population-oriented data platform and advisory process that helps leaders and caregivers discover opportunities for the people we serve, collaborative optimization of ambulatory and acute care management processes including the adaptation of the Camden Coalition’s COACH/RELATE model, regional Medicaid improvement strategies, as well as a system-wide investment in eliminating health inequities.
Previously, she led medical management, care management, pharmacy, behavioral health, quality, credentialing and provider relations as chief medical officer at Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan. The Plan is a regional not-for-profit government programs health plan owned by Boston Medical Center, the largest safety-net delivery system in the Northeast.

She also oversaw national and international work to improve the health outcomes, patient experience and total cost of care for populations when she served as senior vice president and medical director for the Care Continuum Portfolio at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Boudreau practiced in a rural group practice and in an academic setting prior to joining Providence.
Senior Vice President
Contracting

Susan Klarner, Senior Vice President, ContractingSusan Klarner serves as Senior Vice President of contracting for Population Health Management within Providence, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States.

Susan is responsible for the contracting strategy for the ministries that we serve. This includes developing the strategic approach for working with market and system leaders on contract mix for managed services including Commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid. She works directly with payers and has oversight of the negotiation of high-value contracts.

Susan has a deep proficiency of provider network contracting strategy in commercial and government programs, including risk and value based care. She leads a team of experienced contract negotiators and contract management with both delivery side and health plan contracting experience. She has an extensive background in contracting and has worked for national carriers with overall contracting experience in over thirty states.

Prior to joining Providence, Susan had national contacting leadership roles including senior director of contracting for Aetna, vice president and national director of contracting for Centene, president of Community Dental Services, Inc. in California and vice president of Western Region Operations for Cigna Dental, Inc. Susan also had her own consulting firm and managed network expansion projects for Centene, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Gateway Health and Anthem Blue Cross.

Susan holds an MBA from University of Dallas in Irving, Texas and BSM from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.

She is the mother of three adult sons and enjoys walking, yoga, and cooking for her family.
Senior Vice President
Value Based Care & Population Health Informatics

Deepak Sadagopan, Senior Vice President, Value Based Care & Population Health InformaticsDeepak serves as Senior Vice President of Value Based Care & Population Health Informatics at Providence. He is leading system-wide transformation from fee for service to value based payment models. In addition, he also serves as the CEO of Health Connect Partners LLC, the Providence ACO serving over 120K assigned members as part of CMS' MSSP program.

Deepak has 22+ years of experience in health care serving in leadership roles at Siemens, Quest Diagnostics, McKesson, Edifecs, and Nextgen. Over the past 8 years, he has focused on working closely with payers and providers in the use of technology to drive business decisions making the transition from volume to value-based delivery models.

At Providence, Deepak has overseen the successful implementation of MACRA, MSSP and other Medicare and commercial Value Based Care initiatives. Under his leadership the MSSP program has been ranked within the top 15 of such programs in the country. His team is leading the development of an advanced data and analytics platform to support Value Based Care programs across the system. The capabilities and processes developed by the team has been responsible for use of data driven methods to make operational decisions. Deepak serves as a strong advocate for Value Based Care and Health IT policy initiatives that can enable equitable access to healthcare across the communities served by Providence. He serves on the Department of Health and Human services’ ONC FAST Task Force to accelerate adoption of interoperability data standards.

Deepak has earned his Masters in engineering & data science from the University of Connecticut, and has completed an Executive Management program with the MIT Sloan School of management. He is completing his Masters in Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth College. He frequently contributes as an author to peer reviewed publications, business media and as a speaker and thought leader in healthcare forums.
Vice President
Mental Health Strategy

Roger Dowdy, Vice President, Mental Health StrategyRoger Dowdy serves as Vice President of Mental Health Strategy within Population Health Management at Providence, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States.

Roger has over 30 years of experience as a clinician and administrator in the health care and non-profit sector. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, he worked extensively with individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

As an administrator, Roger has led efforts to integrate mental health into primary care in multiple organizations as well as the overall coordination of large scale, clinical operations and health plan functions.

He has previously served in leadership roles at Virginia Mason Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System and Neighborcare Health (the largest provider of primary care in King County for low-income and uninsured families and individuals).

Prior to joining Providence, Roger served as Director of Mental Health and Wellness at Kaiser Permanente of Washington.

Roger holds a Master of Health Administration from the University of Washington, a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work.