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Providence Health Foundation
1150 Varnum Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017-2180
Phone: (202) 854-7776
Fax: (202) 854-7687

For all general inquiries, please use the email form provided. 

Foundation Staff

We are always ready to assist with your philanthropic decisions.

Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, MD, MPH, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer, Providence Health System

Senior Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension

In her role as Chief Community Impact Officer, Dr. Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee provides direct oversight for the development and implementation of strategies and performance to transform communities within Ascension markets, including the Providence Healthy Village, which socially integrates healthcare and non-healthcare partners to optimize the physical, mental, and financial health and well-being of a defined community. Her previous role was Vice President, Care Excellence for Ascension Healthcare, where she directed the creation and implementation of the strategy to advance health equity for Ascension, including efforts of accelerating safety and quality improvement, building healthy communities, and identifying and eliminating disparities in healthcare outcomes. Prior to joining Ascension, Dr. Duperval-Brownlee was the Chief Medical Officer and CEO of Clinical Operations for a large federally qualified health center in Austin, Texas. For over a decade before her work in Texas, Dr. Brownlee was Chief Medical Officer for the University of Illinois-Mile Square Health Center and Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Illinois, where she led clinical operations and built programs to address health disparities in the areas of cardiovascular health, diabetes, and obstetrical care. Dr. Duperval-Brownlee has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Upon completing residency in Family Medicine in Illinois, she earned a Master’s Degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health and later an Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is also a graduate of the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health at Harvard University.


Robin Smith, bCRE

Database Administrator

Robin’s life-long experience has been a rewarding one.  She has had the opportunity to travel and work alongside many automotive industry leaders and members of Congress, as well as having opportunity to assist auto industry leaders train import automotive dealers how to advocate for themselves on Capitol Hill. In 2013, Robin started the first Epsilon Sigma Alpha community not-for-profit organization, DC.  She is a member with the American Association of Christian Counselors, a Board of Trustee and a key liaison to the DC Board of Regulatory and Community Affairs for her church. Robin is a Blackbaud certified Raiser’s Edge user.