VP, Mental Health Strategy, Providence St. Joseph Health
Roger serves as Vice President of Mental Health Strategy for the seven-state Providence St. Joseph Health system, based in Renton, WA. In this capacity he has responsibility for behavioral health, population health activities across the delivery system and for all lines of business. Roger has over 30 years of experience 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 well as in a public, safety-net emergency room. 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 director level, 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, he worked as the Director of the 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.