Who We Are

Driving disruption from the Inside

The Providence Digital Innovation Group is a team of strategists, software engineers, marketers and investors focused on digital innovation that further Providence’s vision of “Health for a Better World.” The organization works hand-in-hand with clinical and operational teams at Providence to identify opportunities and deliver innovative solutions through the use of technology that will have an impact on patients, clinicians, communities, and the strength of our organization.

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United in a mission to make a difference.

Strategy Team

This team is charged with understanding the opportunities available in digital health, marrying them with health system requirements and then translating them into scalable technology experiments within Providence. This requires partnerships with technology innovators and other health systems—as well as the ability to commercialize solutions incubated within the organization.

Product Development

Over 100 strong, this global team consists of gifted product developers, researchers, data scientists, UX experts, and engineers from the world’s top organizations. They bring with them best-in-class technology, healthcare and consumer expertise from the world’s top technology organizations to develop solutions that matter – to Providence and beyond.

Digital Experience

This digital marketing and experience organization is charged with developing and implementing innovative digital customer experiences that drive sustained business impact and value. They are obsessed with bringing the customer centricity and measurability of great eCommerce digital experiences to healthcare.


This group is responsible for building a powerful, global brand across our 51 hospitals and 1,085 clinics in all seven states that Providence serves. From marketing communications to marketing operations they are charged with helping Providence lead conversations with patients, caregivers, experts and influencers.

Providence Ventures

Providence Ventures manages $300M of venture capital across two funds on behalf of Providence. The funds are designed to achieve venture class returns through direct investments in innovative companies that improve quality and convenience, lower cost and improve health outcomes. For more information visit: www.providenceventures.org.

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We draw our leadership and talent from organizations outside of traditional healthcare—bringing the expertise and mindset of disruptors, inside.

Aaron Martin

Aaron Martin

Executive Vice President
Chief Digital Officer

Sara Vaezy

Sara Vaezy

Senior Vice President
Chief of Digital and Growth Strategy

Andy Chu

Andy Chu

Senior Vice President
Product and Technology Incubation

Shweta Ponnappa

Shweta Ponnappa

Senior Vice President
Chief Digital Experience Officer

Jigar Shah

Jigar Shah

Senior Vice President
Chief Marketing Officer

Jeffery Stolte

Jeffery Stolte

Senior Partner
Providence Ventures

Maya Davis

Maya Davis

Senior Director
Chief of Staff

How We Work

We believe health is a cooperative effort.

We value the need for combined expertise and are committed to building relationships across a diverse set of talent, partners, and systems. This isn’t a journey we can go alone.

We value informed action.

We balance our bias for action with a rigor that ensures there’s insight and information that support the direction we’re headed.

We take risks, so others don’t have to.

We’ve created an environment to fail fast and build confidence in solutions that can help better the health of all.


Both health and technology are ever-changing, so we operate in a state of continual improvement.

We design for them, not us.

We have a customer obsession and we constantly start by identifying the biggest issues THEY have and solving for them.  

We’re opportunity, not technology focused.

The technology doesn’t matter unless you understand the need it solves. We don’t talk solution until we have a full understanding of what we’re solving for. 

Our values


We nurture the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of one another and those we serve. Through our healing presence, we accompany those who suffer.


We value, encourage and celebrate the gifts in one another. We respect the inherent dignity and worth of every individual.


We foster a culture that promotes unity and reconciliation. We stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable, working to remove the causes of oppression and promoting justice for all.


We set the highest standards for ourselves and our work. Through transformation and innovation, we strive to improve the health and quality of life in our communities.


We hold ourselves accountable to do the right things for the right reasons. We speak the truth with courage and respect. We pursue authenticity with humility and simplicity.