Executive Vice President, Chief Advocacy & Social Responsibility Officer
Ali Santore is the executive vice president, chief advocacy & social responsibility officer for Providence. In this role, Ali leads advocacy, public affairs, and environmental sustainability for Providence, which includes managing government affairs operations across seven states and in Washington, D.C. Her national advocacy and engagement strategies have successfully advanced social justice priorities that preserve and expand access to care for the underserved, positioning Providence as a leading advocate for mental health, the environment, and the Medicaid program. Ali also leads Providence’s ambitious goal to become carbon negative by 2030.
Prior to her work at Providence, Ali served in the United States Senate as a legislative assistant to Sen. Gordon H. Smith (R-OR) and as professional staff to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging during Sen. Smith’s tenure as both chairman and ranking member. Ali also served as a vice president with CFM Strategic Communications, a lobbying and strategic communications firm based in Washington, D.C.
In 2021, Ali was named one of Modern Healthcare’s top 25 leaders under age 40. She also had the honor of speaking at the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland to promote critical action on the climate emergency. In 2020, Ali was the recipient of Practice Greenhealth’s Visionary Leader Award, which recognizes executive leaders who effectively advocate for environmental sustainability into healthcare operations. Ali was awarded the Oregon State Society’s 2017 Webfoot Award in recognition of her service to the organization and her role in national politics during the previous eleven years. In 2016, Ali was honored to receive additional national recognition from the Catholic Health Association as a recipient of the Tomorrow’s Leader award.
A graduate of the University of Oregon with degrees in political science and philosophy, Ali has served as a guest lecturer at the George Washington University Milken School for Public Health and the University of Oregon. In 2022 Ali was featured by Harvard Business School as one of the “Women Changing the World” at Harvard Business School’s Dynamic Women in Business Conference.
Ali serves as a founding member of the California Climate Care Alliance and the Washington Climate Care Alliance, as well as an Advisory Board Member for America’s All In. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Cornell University. Ali lives in San Clemente, CA with her husband, Mike, and two young daughters. She enjoys serving on the board of her daughter’s school and as a Girl Scout Troop Leader in her spare time.