DOUGLAS J. MEYER
Douglas is the Director, Leadership Development for Providence Health a leading not-for-profit health system that is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, especially the poor and the vulnerable. Douglas holds to the simple saying that “What leaders do matters. A lot.” Drawing from a servant leadership ethos, Douglas utilizes a design thinking approach to create leadership development experiences that improve leadership effectiveness, support clinical value improvement, and the incubation and development of new care delivery models.
Prior to his current role, Douglas served as the lead for organization design for Hewlett-Packard Co.’s printing and imaging franchise, a business strategist for Hewlett-Packard Co.’s commercial software business, and a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University.
Douglas has an enduring commitment to community service having served on the board of a private school, a non-profit organization serving the economically displaced, and has served on the Parish Council of St. Athanasius Orthodox Church in Santa Barbara CA. Douglas holds a Masters of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication from Arizona State University.
He resides in Santa Barbara, California.
This excerpt from John O ’Donohue’s Blessing for Leader speaks eloquently to my hopes for our lay and clergy leaders: May you have the grace and wisdom to act kindly, learning to distinguish between what is personal and what is not. May you be hospitable to criticism. May you never put yourself at the center of things. May you act not from arrogance but out of service. May you work on yourself, building up the and refining the ways of your mind…