About Us

Government and public affairs

The government and public affairs team at Providence St. Joseph Health serves as a voice for the voiceless, speaking up to support social justice and create health for a better world. Our work has a special focus on serving those who are poor and vulnerable. Together, our team leads all advocacy on behalf of our seven-state family of organizations. 

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Group Vice President, Government Affairs and Social Responsibility

Ali Santore VP Gov Affairs 

Ali Santore


Jacquelyn Alamia Engagement Manager Federal Regulatory Affairs 

Jacquelyn Bombard
Director, Federal Relations

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Sarabeth Zemel
Manager, Federal Regulatory and Engagement



Emily Ford
State Advocacy Program Manager


Michael Tou Director Gov Relations CA 

Michael Tou
Executive Director, Government and Public Affairs


Jessica Adamson Director Gov Relations OR 


Jessica Adamson 
Director, Government Relations

Kristen Downey State Advocacy Program Manager OR

Kristen Downey
Senior Manager, Digital Advoacay and Government Affairs

Texas/New Mexico


Steve Beck
Vice President, Administration, Covenant Health

Emily Ford
State Advocacy Program Manager 

Washington and Montana

Kristen Federici Director Gov Relations WA

Kristen Federici
Director, Government Relations