Roger Dowdy, LICSW
Chief Operating Officer, Providence’s Well Being Trust
Roger Dowdy, LICSW, serves as Chief Operating Officer for Providence’s Well Being Trust.
In this role, he leads initiatives around behavioral health clinical improvement, measurement-based care, digital therapeutics, staff/caregiver mental wellness and value-based behavioral health care. In addition, he co-chairs the system-wide, Providence Behavioral Health Leadership Council.
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 the overall coordination of large scale, clinic operations and health plan functions in multiple organizations, including the integration of behavioral health services 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 Puget Sound region). 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 of Health Administration from the University of Washington and a Master of 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.