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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

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Nicole Commodore, JD

Chief Advocacy Officer, Providence Health System

Director, Community Impact and Advocacy

Nicole.commodore@ascension.org

Nicole Commodore’s passion for helping underserved communities receive accessible and equitable healthcare led her to join Ascension in 2011. Nicole is a Director in Ascension’s Community Impact department, where she is tasked with helping Ascension acute care hospitals in vulnerable communities transform into outpatient community-based facilities focused on addressing social determinants of health and critical community health needs. She is also serving as the Chief Advocacy Officer for Ascension’s Providence Health System in Washington, DC. She previously served as Providence’s Interim Executive Director.

Previously, Nicole was Ascension’s lead federal Congressional lobbyist as a member of the Advocacy department, where she handled federal government relations, policy and coalition management for the organization. As a healthcare advocate for the most vulnerable populations, Nicole represented Ascension’s legislative agenda to elected officials and policy makers in the highest levels of the U.S federal government and she is a health policy expert that educated Ascension leaders on various federal healthcare issues across the country and represented Ascension on several national healthcare policy organizations and grassroots coalitions.

Prior to joining Ascension, Nicole was the Executive Director for the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (IN-AAP) where she oversaw the organization’s day to day operations including the legislative and regulatory agenda, lobbying efforts and membership relations. Prior to working with the IN-AAP, Nicole worked on constituent issues for U.S Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). Nicole holds a JD with a Healthcare law concentration from Indiana University School of Law and a BA in International Relations and Minor in Bioethics from the University of Virginia. She also is certified in community organizing and grass roots advocacy from the world-renowned Midwest Academy in Chicago, IL.

 
 
 

Robin Smith, bCRE

Database Administrator & Director Sr. Connection Network

rosmith@ascension.org

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 - Sigma Delta community not-for-profit chapter in Washington, DC in 2010.  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. and CX Advisory Board Member of The George Washington University. Robin is also a Blackbaud certified Raiser’s Edge Professional.