As a member of the executive team at Providence, Joel Gilbertson leads work to advance public and private partnerships, in alignment with community investments and activities, to create healthier communities. He oversees system-level programs for advocacy, community investment and development, philanthropy, international health and environmental stewardship.
In an earlier role, Joel served as vice president of government and public affairs, developing and advancing the advocacy goals of the organization. He began at Providence in 2005 as chief strategy and administrative officer for the system’s Alaska Region.
Prior to joining Providence, Joel served as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the state’s largest agency. Before moving to Alaska, Joel was legislative director and chief counsel for a U.S. senator in Washington, D.C.