We are passionate to learn about our customers, the latest technologies, scaling approaches, and experience design tools. How we work together as a team is of utmost importance. We are proud to live and breathe our values every day, creating a collaborative and agile environment.
As a part of the Providence St. Joseph Health family, our values include: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence, Integrity
Candor and Respect
Learning and growth
Executive vice president, chief digital officer – Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH)
Managing general partner – Providence Ventures (PV)
Aaron Martin is responsible for the digital, web, mobile and online marketing channels. His team drives innovative new programs that improve convenience, lower cost and improve quality. Aaron is also responsible for Providence Venture’s $150M fund, which invests in early to mid-stage health care technology companies.
Aaron serves on the boards of PV portfolio companies AVIA, Kyruus, Wildflower Health and Xealth. He is also a current board member of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, an integrated not-for-profit health system based in Albuquerque, NM.
Prior to PSJH, Aaron worked for Amazon, McKinsey & Company, and was a founder of two early-stage technology companies funded by New Enterprise Associates and Mayfield. While at Amazon, Aaron was general manager of Amazon’s self-publishing and print on demand business. Aaron went on to lead the Kindle North American Trade publisher business helping major publishing partners like Random House, Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins transition their businesses to ebooks on Kindle.
Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Music from Austin College and a MBA in Finance from The Wharton School.
Head of digital products - Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH)
Maryam Gholami serves as the head of digital products where she focuses on working with strategic and operational stakeholders to deliver best in class experiences for consumers and caregivers. Maryam is responsible for product management, design, and technical program management. She brings over 14 years of experience in building technology products, leading multidisciplinary teams including product, design, and engineering, within well-established companies and start-ups.
Prior to PSJH, Maryam served as the cofounder and chief executive officer at Zoi Health, a digital healthcare startup focused on prevention and management of chronic conditions through personalized health coaching, combining the power of telehealth and an intelligent health assistant. Prior to Zoi Health, Maryam served as the head of consumer products at Practice Fusion, leading the design and development of digital products throughout the patient journey. Maryam came to Practice Fusion from Microsoft, where she had managed various products including Bing mobile and local search, and personal digital assistants (Cortana).
Maryam studied computer science and business at the University of British Columbia and Kellogg School of Management.
Group vice president, digital experience - Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH)
Shweta Ponnappa is the group vice president, digital experience. As a digital leader with more than 14 years in the digital marketing space (including her previous role at Amazon), Shweta currently obsesses over bringing the user-centricity and measurability of great ecommerce digital experiences to health care.
Shweta holds a Master of Science in Information Technology and Management from the University of North Carolina.
Chief digital strategy officer - Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH)
Sara Vaezy is the chief digital strategy officer. Sara leads the development of the digital strategy and roadmap, digital partnerships and business development, and technology evaluation and pilots. Prior to PSJH, Sara worked for The Chartis Group, a health care management consulting firm, where she focused on enterprise strategic planning, payer-provider partnerships, and the development of population health companies.
Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Physics and Philosophy and holds a Master of Health Administration and a Master of Public Health in Healthcare Policy from The University of Washington’s School of Public Health.
Senior Director Software Engineering - Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH)
David leads the software engineering team for PSJH’s Express Care products, including web and mobile patient apps, provider tools, and web services.
David has 20 years of experience building and leading engineering teams to deliver market defining products. Prior to joining PSJH, David was at SMART Technologies, and part of the founding team who pioneered the use of interactive displays with classroom tools in education, improving learning outcomes for millions of teachers and students around the world.
David holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Alberta.
Director of The Engineering Efficiency – Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH)
Soumya leads the teams working on various aspects of developer experience, cloud-native technologies, technical operations and emerging technologies. Soumya has over 14 years of experience and spent most of his early years in various teams in Amazon before moving to the local startup world. He has a background that spans most of the modern day web stack including distributed systems, cloud infrastructure and big data. He oversees the overarching concept of how efficient engineering is in all aspects including product development lifecycle, infrastructure usage and operational excellence.
Soumya holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington with a focus on large scale distributed systems.
Director of Software Engineering – Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH)
Mahesh is director of software engineering responsible for API services and back-end platforms for Express Care platform – Express Care retail, virtual visit, at home visit, and primary care.
Mahesh has over 20 years of experience in building and leading engineering teams to deliver innovative product solutions. Prior to joining Providence, he worked at Sterling Backcheck where he led the engineering organization in their journey to move the SaaS application to cloud. Prior to that, he was at Amazon where he led the Kindle Freetime engineering team to develop a world-class kid’s tablet and subscription product. For most of his early career he was a software engineer developing highly scalable platforms and ecommerce applications that served millions of customers worldwide.
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