Executive Bios

Michael Cotton
Chief Executive Officer

Mike CottonMike Cotton joined Providence Health Plan as chief executive officer in 2015. With more than 25 years’ experience in health care, Mike provides strategic leadership for Providence Health Plan’s commercial, self-funded, Medicare and Medicaid programs, which currently serve more than 500,000 members.

Before joining Providence Health Plan, Mike was vice president and chief operating officer for Humana, responsible for their Medicaid and state-based contract programs. Prior to Humana, Mike held executive management roles with Evolent Health and Alere Health. In addition, Mike has led provider sponsored health plans affiliated with University Hospitals Health System and Premier Health System.

Cotton graduated from Cleveland State University, earning an MBA in health care administration. Cotton also holds a certificate of executive health care management from Case Western Reserve University and completed his undergraduate studies at Franklin University and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. 

Michael White
Chief Financial Officer

Michael WhiteMichael White is chief financial officer for Providence Health Plan. In his role, Michael is accountable for the financial health of the Plan and is responsible for the direction, coordination and oversight of the Plan’s accounting and financial reporting, underwriting and risk management, provider contract administration and business analytics.

Responding to the insurance needs of the community, Providence Health Plan offers products for commercial groups and individuals, Medicare and Medicaid. Providence Health Plan is part of the integrated delivery system of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit health system committed to providing a comprehensive array of services to meet the needs of communities across five states, including Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon and California.

Michael has served Providence for more than 20 years, and also has held the roles of chief operating officer for the health plan, associate chief financial officer for Providence Health & Services – Oregon Region, and chief financial officer for Providence Medical Group.

Michael started his career in Seattle at Arthur Andersen, where he worked in the audit and advisory division. He left Arthur Andersen as an audit manager after 10 years of service. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Washington. Michael earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon’s Executive MBA program. He also holds a CPA certificate.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and is involved in his children’s activities. He also is active in the community. He currently serves on the board of directors for Central City Concern.

Robert Gluckman, M.D., M.A.C.P
Chief Medical Officer

Robert GluckmanRobert Gluckman, M.D. has served in a variety of leadership positions with Providence. Prior to becoming chief medical officer for Providence Health Plan in December 2010, Dr. Gluckman served as chief medical officer for the teaching clinics at Providence Medical Group. He served on the faculty for Providence St. Vincent Internal Medicine Residency for 18 years, where he maintained an active internal medicine practice. Throughout his academic career he has focused on applying medical evidence to clinical practice, with an emphasis on increasing the value of care delivered to patients.

Dr. Gluckman graduated summa cum laude in 1978 from the University of Illinois and earned his medical degree in 1982 from the University of Chicago. He completed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Gluckman is Treasurer of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest physician specialty society, and immediate past governor for the ACP Oregon Chapter. He brings a strong background in advocacy and public policy to his current role. He is past Chair of the ACP’s Medical Practice and Quality Committee and ACP Services Political Action Committee. He is also a member of the Board of the Oregon Medical Association, and the Oregon Medical Insurance Pool.

Brad Garrigues
Chief Marketing Officer

Brad GarriguesBrad Garrigues is chief marketing officer for Providence Health Plan, providing strategic leadership for sales, marketing and product development for commercial, individual and Medicare programs. Garrigues most recently served as senior director of sales and account services and has been with Providence Health Plan for more than 17 years.

Garrigues graduated with distinction from Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, earning a Master of Business Administration. Garrigues also holds an MBA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and completed his undergraduate studies at Linfield College, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business-economics. Garrigues is also a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal for his service during Operation Desert Storm.