Matt is the Regional Director of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine for Providence Health Care and has over 20 years of healthcare and aerospace experience. Providence Health Care includes four hospitals, a skilled nursing facility, home health care and other programs that work together to offer patients a full spectrum of care. Prior to Providence Health Care, Matt was the Director of Northwest MedStar, an accredited critical care transport service with over 168 employees with six base locations covering Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Prior to Northwest MedStar, he served with the United States Air Force at Fairchild Air Force Base as a medical officer and Biomedical Sciences Corps executive, overseeing a medical group dedicated to the medical needs of more than 11,000 military service members, retirees and their families. He is a graduate of Washington State University with a master’s in exercise science and holds a bachelor’s degree in biology/pre-medical from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Matt has a passion for health sciences workforce development and is actively involved in a number of local secondary & higher education STEM advisory panels/committees.