As chief communication officer at Providence, Orest and his team lead national communication and external affairs, organizational communication, media relations, crisis communication, reputation and issues management, social media and influencer strategy for Providence and its family of diverse organizations.
Previously, Orest served as director of external communication for Mercy Health in Ohio. Prior to working in health care, he was director of communication and press secretary to Ohio Governor Bob Taft; led communication strategy for statewide political campaigns; and held communication leadership roles for the Ohio Legislature and the Ohio Secretary of State’s office.
Orest serves as a board member for the Catholic Health Association and the Seattle Science Foundation. Orest holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from John Carroll University and is pursuing a Master’s in clinical ethics at Georgetown University.