Our Executive Leadership Team

In collaboration with our partners and stakeholders, the St. Joseph Fund (SJF) staff leads efforts to invest in and expand the capacity of community organizations across Providence. Coming from diverse backgrounds and fields of work, we bring a balance of best practices of analysis and due diligence with broad nonprofit expertise and community-lived experience to ensure informed decisions.

Motivated by a common goal to build healthy communities, we uphold our founders’ commitment to serving those furthest from justice. Our team is leading efforts to expand SJF’s reach and leverage programs that build communities that are more whole, more healed, and more able to flourish, hope, love, and grow.

Executive Leadership

Gabriela Robles
Gabriela Robles
President & Chief Executive
Jason Lacsamana
Jason Lacsamana
Director, Programs and Partnerships
Amy Huang
Amy Huang
Program Officer

Board of Directors

Joe Lumarda
Joe LumardaChair
Senior Vice President & Investment Counselor, Capital Group Private Client Services
Mary Anne Foo
Mary Anne FooVice Chair
Executive Director & Founder, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Paul Montgomery
Paul MontgomeryTreasurer
Group Vice President –
System Finance, Providence
Jim Watson
Jim Watson Secretary
Deputy General Counsel, Providence
Dr. Nwando Anyaoku
Dr. Nwando Anyaoku
GVP, Chief Health Equity and Clinical Innovation Officer
Judy Wagner
Judy Wagner
Chief Mission Officer, Service Area, Saint Joseph Medical Center
Elaine Couture
Elaine Couture
Former Chief Executive, Providence Washington & Montana Region
Dougal Hewitt
Dougal Hewitt
Executive Vice President & Chief Mission and Sponsorship Officer, Providence
Sr. Jayne Helmlinger, CSJ, MSA, MAHCM
Sr. Jayne Helmlinger, CSJ, MSA, MAHCM
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
Donna Logan
Donna Logan
Former President,
McKinley Research Group
Gabriela Robles
Gabriela Robles
President and Chief Executive, St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund

Board of Directors

Joe Lumarda
Joe LumardaChair
Senior Vice President & Investment Counselor, Capital Group Private Client Services
Mary Anne Foo
Mary Anne FooVice Chair
Executive Director & Founder, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Paul Montgomery
Paul MontgomeryTreasurer
Group Vice President – System Finance, Providence
Jim Watson
Jim Watson Secretary
Deputy General Counsel, Providence
Alissa Abdo
Alissa Abdo
Executive Director, On the Move
Dr. Nwando Anyaoku
Dr. Nwando Anyaoku
VP, Chief Health Equity Officer, Swedish Health Services
Elaine Couture
Elaine Couture
Former Chief Executive, Providence Washington & Montana Region
James Harker
James Harker
Chief Population Health Officer, Providence
Dougal Hewitt
Dougal Hewitt
Executive Vice President & Chief Mission Officer, Providence
Donna Logan
Donna Logan
President, McKinley Research Group
Gabriela Robles
Gabriela Robles
President and Chief Executive, St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund
Sister Suzanne Sassus, CSJ
Sister Suzanne Sassus, CSJ
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
Ava Steaffens
Ava Steaffens
Strategic Partnership Director – California, World Relief
Judy Wagner
Judy Wagner
Chief Mission Officer, Providence St. Mary Medical Center