Roger Dowdy, LICSW

Robert Dowdy, LICSW

Vice President, Mental Health & Population Health Management

Roger Dowdy serves as vice president of Mental Health
& Population Health Management at Providence, one of the largest non-profit health systems in the country with 120,000 employees, 52 hospitals, 1,085 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. In this role, he leads initiatives around behavioral health clinical improvement, measurement-based care, digital therapeutics, staff/caregiver mental wellness and value-based care. In addition, he co-chairs the
system-wide, Providence Behavioral Health Leadership Council.

Roger has more than 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 the overall coordination of large scale, clinic operations and health plan functions in multiple organizations, including the integration of mental health into primary care. He has previously served in leadership roles at Virginia Mason Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, and Neighborcare Health (a large Federally Qualified Health Center in the Seattle area). Prior to joining Providence, Roger served as Director of Mental Health and Wellness at Kaiser Permanente of Washington where he had responsibility for the behavioral health care delivery system and health plan functions.

Roger holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work and is a board member of Sound, one of the largest community mental
health providers in Washington state.