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QLK congratulates Eric Sprunk and Christina Fisher on their election to the Providence Health Board of Directors, with terms beginning January 2022. Providence, headquartered in Renton, Washington, is one of the nation's largest healthcare providers, reporting over $23 billion in revenue and serving over 13 million patients through 51 hospitals, 829 clinics, and 16 supportive housing facilities; 119,000 caregivers, 25,000 physicians, and 38,000 nurses; two health plans with 2.1 million covered lives; and 90 non-acute services – all spread across seven states in a diverse family of Catholic, other faith-based, and secular organizations.

Eric retired from a 27-year career at Nike in August of 2020, and has spent the past year focused on a variety of board and investment opportunities, including serving on the boards of directors of General Mills and Bombardier (a global leader in the business aviation industry headquartered in Quebec), and on the advisory board of Olvin (a predictive AI-driven start-up providing analytics to retailers); and acting as a limited partner in FUSE (a venture capital firm supporting early-stage software entrepreneurs) and Flying Fish Partners (a venture capital firm supporting start-ups in cloud computing, AI, speech and natural language, machine learning, and IoT).

As chief operating officer of Nike, Eric led manufacturing, sourcing, IT, global real estate, procurement, and workplace environment for the company, as well as overseeing the company's efforts to drive innovation in the supply chain. His previous roles with the company included executive vice president for global product and merchandising, executive vice president for the global footwear business, general manager of the Americas region, and chief financial officer for Europe. Eric began his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse after earning his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Montana. He and his wife are the parents of five grown children.

Christina became executive vice president and chief financial officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in November of 2021, following a five-year career as senior vice president and chief financial officer of the American Hospital Association. For the AHA, Christina led the strategic alignment and operational transformation of the finance, information technology, meeting and travel services, and facilities management functions, engaging strategically with executive management, the board of trustees, and other key stakeholders, and leveraging data and insights to facilitate business planning and decision making.

Prior to joining the AHA, Christina spent seven years at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in increasingly responsible finance positions, culminating in her promotion to vice president of the finance division in 2015. She began her career in consulting, holding roles such as senior manager of risk services consulting for Baker Tilly, manager of audit and risk management for Deloitte & Touche, and senior consultant for system implementation and project management for Diamond Management and Technology Consultants. Christina holds a bachelor's degree in business from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MBA in strategy and leadership from the University of Notre Dame. Outside of work, she is active in church and community activities, and serves on the board of directors for Girls in the Game, a non-profit that empowers inner-city girls through sports, health, and leadership programs.

QLK's Steve Derks led efforts to recruit Eric and Christina to the board of Providence Health.


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