Deirdre Alynn Sherwood Podgorski is the manager of Pharmacy Systems & Business Analytics at Providence Health Plan. She started her career in telecommunications manufacturing, working for Intel and Motorola. She was a Certified Quality Engineer for many years and her entire career has been dedicated to quality and process improvement. She has spent the last 15 years in healthcare, working for both health plans and healthcare delivery organizations. Sherwood earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University and a Master of Health Administration degree from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine.