Please see this important message below from Rod Hochman, M.D., Well Being Trust Board Chair;
President & CEO Providence
Nearly six years ago, when we established Well Being Trust, we set out to spark a national
movement to advance the mental, social, and spiritual health of the country. Together, we made
significant progress, and I have no doubt these efforts will have a lasting impact on the field and
nation. I am incredibly grateful to Tyler Norris, MDiv, Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, and everyone on
the Well Being Trust team for their outstanding leadership in shaping vital public policy changes,
community and organizational practice changes, and bringing new philanthropic investment to
fill gaps and build resources in the field.
As Providence navigates these unprecedented times, including financial challenges; we have
not wavered in our commitment to improving the mental health and well-being of our
communities. After careful discernment and watching the signs of the times, we have made a
decision to strategically pivot and focus all our Well Being Trust efforts and resources on
improving the mental health and well-being of Providence communities within our footprint of
Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon, New Mexico, Texas and Washington. We will continue to
advance this work with like-minded partners and leverage advanced technology to help prepare
us for the future.
Arpan Waghray, M.D., will help lead us through this next phase. Arpan has been a part of the
Well Being Trust team since its inception and has led efforts to improve the mental health of
Providence caregivers and patients during this time.
Tyler, Ben and the Well Being Trust full-time team will transition their leadership responsibilities
by August 1, 2022.
My deepest gratitude to everyone on the Well Being Trust Board of Directors, the National
Advisory Council, the Well Being Trust team and our many partners.
– Rod Hochman, M.D., Well Being Trust Board Chair, President & CEO, Providence