Max DeRungs is a Senior Information Architect at Providence St. Joseph Health, a faith-based not-for-profit health and social services system through which 111,000 compassionate caregivers serve patients and communities in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of programs and services offered outside hospital walls.

Under Max's leadership, Providence St. Joseph Health is shaping a long-term future for its mission of care through an AI-powered digital search platform with innovative data and discovery applications able to scale decision-making, caregiver awareness, knowledge transfer, and quality standards.

After building information technology products and services for hundreds of Northwest companies over the last two and a half decades, Max knows the finer points of turning wishful digital initiatives into monetizable assets, essential time savers, and sustainable revenue. Though an astute architect, developer and engineer, he finds this journey demanding as many soft skills as technical chops.

Max is passionate about investing, inspiring, and innovating in ways that create well-being in people and the places they live. With a depth of person that goes beyond his job description, Max cofounded and operates a horse facility dedicated to integrative behavioral health and leadership development professionals advancing the edge of their fields with equine assisted therapy and learning practices.