Who We Are
Dr. Rhonda Medows
President, Providence Population Health Management
CEO, Ayin Health Solutions
Rhonda 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.
Senior Executive Assistant
Population Health Management
Tammy 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.
Chief of Staff
Population Health Management
Angela 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.
Providence Health Plan (PHP)
Don joins PHP from Blue Shield of California, where he served as Senior Vice President of Growth and was responsible for strategic initiatives across all consumer and commercial lines of business. He has over 25 years of health care-related experience, including vast knowledge in the health insurance industry.
Throughout his career, Don has applied deep insights in research, market analytics, strategy and sales, growing memberships and driving strong financial results for health insurers. In his most recent role with Blue Shield of California, he managed relationships with key state agencies and oversaw the commercial underwriting team, where he led efforts to create a compelling value proposition across employer business lines.
“I am thrilled to be joining Providence Health Plan and to continue the organization’s Mission of being a champion for our communities,” said Don Antonucci. “I share Providence’s belief that health care is a fundamental human right and we have a responsibility to address the health inequalities that continue to impact our country. As the leader of PHP, I look forward to working with the team promote health equity and deliver on Providence’s vision of Health for a Better World.”
Prior to Blue Shield of California, Don served as the Chief Business Officer of 10xHealth, an advanced technology solutions company. He has also held various roles within other organizations in the health insurance industry, making him well-versed in the Western U.S. payer landscape.
Don earned a master's degree in public policy analysis and administration from the State University of New York at Binghamton University, and a bachelor's degree in political science from the State University of New York at Cortland.
Providence Health Plan (PHP)
Michael inspires his team through collaboration and his ability to understand our populations and their social determinants of health. He also puts forth the right systems to improve care and access for those who are poor and vulnerable.
Michael joined Providence in 1992. Over his nearly 30-year career, he has held numerous roles within the medical group and hospitals. For the last ten years, he has served as both the chief financial officer and chief operating officer for PHP.
Michael’s diverse experience gives him unique insights into how health plans collaborate and integrate with health systems to improve the health and well-being of members. In addition to finance, Michael oversees service operations, information services and actuarial services, as well as clinical and financial analytics.
Prior to joining Providence, Michael worked for 10 years at an internationally recognized public accounting firm where he led the provision of services for several high-profile health care companies in the Pacific Northwest. Michael has an MBA from the University of Oregon.
Interim Chief Contracting Officer
Rob Sheveland serves as interim chief contracting officer for Population Health with Providence. He has been with Providence contracting since October of 2017, serving as the lead for contracting in Oregon and then taking on the Alaska region in 2018.
Prior to joining Providence, Rob was responsible for payer contracting for the Northwest region of Adventist Health, which included Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii. His more than 25-year career in health plan & provider negotiations has also included substantial experience on the health plan side of the negotiating table, the bulk of which was spent with Regence BCBSO/Cambia where he managed the provider contracting team in Oregon. Rob and his team are committed to using their experience and expertise to further Providence’s mission and in support of Providence and our caregivers.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Portland. He currently serves as a board member for Janus Youth Programs, a non-profit program in the Portland metro area which serves homeless youths as well as providing residential and re-entry services. Rob also holds a publicly elected position as a member of the Canby School District Board of Directors, which he has served since 2015.
Rob has been married to his wife Mary Jeanne for 26 years and resides in Canby, Oregon. They have 3 grown children, with their youngest finishing his sophomore year at Seattle Pacific.
Senior Vice President
Care Management & Coordination
Karen 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
Value Based Care & Population Health Informatics
Deepak 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 and 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.
Mental Health Strategy
Roger 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.
Executive Vice President, Chief Executive
Home and Community Care
Robert serves as EVP, Chief Executive for Home and Community Care (HCC). He joined Providence in November 2002.
Home and Community Care is a diverse portfolio of ministries including low-income supportive housing for seniors, skilled nursing, assisted living, home health, hospice, palliative care, pharmacy services, home infusion and PACE (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly). The ministries of HCC support more than 30,000 people each day in AK, WA, OR, CA and TX.
Robert has 29 years of health care administration experience, including 23 years as a member of senior management of Catholic sponsored healthcare systems. Prior to joining Providence, Robert served in the mission of the Sisters of Providence of Holyoke, MA and the Sisters of Charity of Convent Station at the St. Raphael Healthcare System in New Haven, CT.
Robert earned his degree in Economics and Health Systems Management from the University of Connecticut. Robert currently resides in Renton, WA with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Robert is active in numerous fund raising activities for non-profits, coaches youth football and rugby and enjoys spending time outdoors, especially skiing in the winter at Crystal Mountain.
Chief Mission Officer
Population Health Management
Daneen Calvin serves as Chief Mission Officer for Population Health Management within Providence, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States. Daneen is responsible for ensuring that the Providence Mission remains central in Population Health business strategies. She’s accountable for mission integration, ethics, spiritual care, social justice as well as formation and reflection activities. A seasoned ministry leader for 20 years, Daneen offers a unique combination of skills and experiences that bring innovative perspectives and creative energy to animating the Providence Mission. Prior to joining Population Health, Daneen served three years as Executive Director for Mission Engagement, aligning six Community Partnerships teams with mission leadership priorities. She also served four years as our system governance team director supporting the performance and mission integration of community boards across seven states.
Daneen joined Providence in 2001 and has held a variety of leadership roles across key areas including strategy, clinical quality and revenue cycle within Providence corporate as well as the Home and Community Care Division. She is experienced in change management, Six Sigma and Lean methodologies and has co-led multiple service teams in Guatemala. Daneen holds a Master of Pastoral Skills from Seattle University and an MBA from Seattle Pacific University. Her undergraduate degree in Communications is from Gonzaga University where she played NCAA Division I volleyball. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow.
Before entering health care, Daneen spent several years in the fields of journalism, public relations and public policy consulting. She is a proud mother to two school-age sons.
Chief Experience Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Dr. Michelle L. Edwards currently serves as the first ever Chief Experience Officer at Providence St. Joseph Health which operates 51 hospitals and nearly 1100 clinics in seven states. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring a seamless, modernized, and differentiated consumer experience with augmented digitally-enabled access and navigation. This includes designing an enhanced end-to-end experience for patients and consumers while simultaneously simplifying care for the system’s 120,000 caregivers and 25,000 physicians.
Dr. Edwards previously served as the System Senior Vice President, Advanced Practice at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), now CommonSpirit Health, which is the largest nonprofit health system in the United States by revenue. In her position at CommonSpirit, she developed the health system strategy for Advanced Practice Care across all clinical sites in all geographic areas for the 21-state enterprise. She was responsible for implementing innovative care models, improving care team performance, and integrating advanced practice providers throughout the organization.
Dr. Edwards, a family and acute care nurse practitioner by background, was appointed the first Advanced Practice executive leader in 2013. This was an inaugural role for CommonSpirit Health and a first for the U.S. health care sector. It has since led to the elevation of the Advanced Practice profession through the creation of similar roles at several large U.S. health care systems. Prior to assuming her role with CommonSpirit, she was the Founder and Managing Director of PICC Health Institute LLC, a novel, NP-led primary care center for which she received numerous awards.
As a former clinical operations leader with Walgreens, she directed a new market launch for one of the leading convenient care clinic operators in the country, resulting in the opening and growth of 12 retail health centers in the metropolitan area of Houston, TX. Dr. Edwards leverages a unique background as an experienced clinician and business leader to enhance service delivery in ways consumers want to receive it, allow better precision with predicting patient outcomes and ensure efficient use of limited human capital and financial resources.
Her extensive health care experience and progressive track record spans more than two decades in clinical practice, business and program development, public speaking, professional writing, and consulting. Her commitment to clinical excellence, enthusiasm for innovation, inclination to challenge the status quo, and unique ability to build strong, collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships has earned her a reputation as a leader in the industry. In October 2018, she was featured as the Leader to Watch by the American Organization of Nursing Leadership (AONL), becoming the first Advanced Practice leader to grace the cover of the organization’s journal.
Dr. Edwards is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). She earned her Bachelors and Masters degree from The University of Alabama family of organizations, and her Doctorate from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
Ayin Health Solutions
Ruth Krystopolski serves as the President of Ayin Health Solutions. She joined Providence November 29, 2021.
She comes to us from Atrium Health where she served as the Senior Vice President of Population Health. At Atrium, she was responsible for the development and implementation of value-based care models across the organization. Ruth also led the system level Care Management, Employer Solutions and other Value-Based Programs and provided oversight of the Poison Control Center in Charlotte, NC in partnership with the State of North Carolina. Ruth led the coordination of the Population Health work across the broader organization which includes key stakeholder such as Information and Analytic Services, Community Health, Post-Acute Care, and others to align strategic goals with the overall mission and vision of the organization.
Previous roles also included SVP for Population Health at CHRISTUS Health, EVP of Care Innovation for Sanford Health, and President of Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD.
Ruth is married to Gary Docken and is proud mother to twins Alexis and Alyssa and to son Adam. Alexis and Alyssa currently reside in South Dakota and Adam is a Freshman at NYU. In her spare time Ruth loves travel with Gary, walk on the beach, read, teach, watercolor paint and spend time with her dogs Bentley and Gunter.