Debra A. (Deb) Canales

Deb Canales

Deb Canales serves as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Providence and oversees human resources; communication and public relations; foundation boards; system and community board governance; education; and community partnerships.

Prior to joining Providence, Deb served at Trinity Health for nearly 10 years as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Throughout her 25-year career, Deb has held leadership positions with a range of Fortune 500 organizations, including Hewlett Packard/Compaq Computer Corporation, Yum Brands/PepsiCo, R.H. Macy’s Inc. and Centura Health. In addition, she serves on a number of business and community boards, most recently for Providence Health Plan, Amica Mutual Insurance Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

Deb is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, and the International Coaching Federation.