Timothy J. Babineau, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to his appointment as Lifespan’s president and chief executive officer, Timothy Babineau, MD served as president and chief executive officer of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. Before coming to Rhode Island in 2008, he was the senior vice president and chief medical officer for the University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. Before the 2005 appointment at the University of Maryland, Dr. Babineau held numerous administrative positions, including vice chairman of the division of surgery, surgical residency program director and director of the center for minimally invasive surgery at Boston Medical Center and surgeon-in-chief and medical director for the Boston Medical Center Surgical Associates at Quincy Medical Center. He has been a trustee for the University of Massachusetts and a member of its Audit and Finance Committee.

Lisa Abbott
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Community Affairs

Lisa M. Abbott was appointed Lifespan's Senior Vice President, Human Resources, in 2016. She came to Lifespan from Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where she was associate vice president for health affairs for HR and chief human resources officer. She holds a master's degree in business administration from Binghamton University and a bachelor of arts degree in biology from the State University of New York at Cortland.

Paul Adler
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Paul Adler is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Lifespan Corporation.  Prior to his current appointment in June 2016, he served as Deputy General Counsel for Lifespan from 2002-2016 and as Associate General Counsel for Lifespan from 1995-2002.  Before joining Lifespan, Mr. Adler was an attorney with Licht & Semonoff in Providence, Rhode Island from 1988-1995.  Mr. Adler holds a law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1988 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1985.

Todd Conklin, MBA, CPA
Todd Conklin, MBA, CPA
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Todd Conklin, MBA, CPA, is executive vice president and chief operating officer for Lifespan, and interim president of Rhode Island Hospital. Conklin joined Lifespan from Ascension Health System, one of the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health systems, with 150 hospitals in 20 states and the District of Columbia. In his role as chief operating officer for Ascension’s Wisconsin system, Conklin oversaw 24 hospitals as well as ambulatory and physician clinic facilities.

Previously, Conklin was senior vice president of operational finance for the Catholic Health Initiatives system, encompassing 109 hospitals across 19 states. Among earlier posts, he was chief financial officer for Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (SCL Health) and Exempla Healthcare. 

Conklin earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Illinois State University and a master of business administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a certified public accountant.

Cathy Duquette, PhD, RN
Executive Vice President for Quality and Safety; Chief Nursing Executive

Cathy Duquette, PhD, RN, is executive vice president for quality and safety, and chief nursing executive for Lifespan Corporation. In addition, Dr. Duquette is interim chief nursing officer for Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She was previously senior vice president and chief quality officer of Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital and vice president of nursing and patient care services and chief nursing officer of Newport Hospital.

Since 2006, Dr. Duquette has served as an appraiser for the Magnet Recognition Program. Prior to joining Lifespan in 2006, she was senior vice president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. She received her bachelor and master of science degrees in nursing from the University of Rhode Island and a PhD in nursing from the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Duquette is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality; is board certified as a Nursing Executive, Advanced through the American Nurses Credentialing Center; and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. She is an active member and fellow of the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

Crista Durand
President, Newport Hospital

Crista F. Durand was appointed President of Newport Hospital in 2014. She was previously vice president of strategic planning, marketing, and business development at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut. She holds a bachelor's degree in financial management from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island and a master's in business administration from Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Steven Lampert, MD, MBA
President, Lifespan Physician Group

Steven Lampert, MD, MBA, is a cardiologist who joined Lifespan Physician Group in 2016. He came to Lifespan from his position as senior vice president and regional medical director of Atrius Health in Newton, Massachusetts, where he was responsible for a regional business unit of more than 1,000 employees. Dr. Lampert earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont in Burlington, and he completed a clinical and research fellowship in cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health. He also holds a master's degree in business administration from the Boston University Graduate School of Management. He has many years of experience in hospital relations, medical management, and cardiology. In additional to his work as president of Lifespan Physician Group, Dr. Lampert is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

John Murphy, MD
President, Rhode Island Hospital

John B. Murphy, MD is president of Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital, and a professor of medicine and family medicine at Brown University's Alpert Medical School. He was previously executive vice president of physician affairs for Lifespan Corporation, chief medical officer for Rhode Island Hospital, director of graduate medical education for Lifespan, and director of the geriatrics division of the Alpert Medical School. He has been president-elect, president, and chairman of the board of the American Geriatrics Society. 

Dr. Murphy is board certified in family medicine and geriatrics and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national honors society for medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. Dr. Murphy received his bachelor’s degree from Union College and his medical degree from SUNY Downstate. He also holds an ad eundem degree from Brown University.

Cedric J. Priebe, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Cedric Priebe, MD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Lifespan Corporation. He was the CIO at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization (2014-2015), where he was responsible for the implementation of the Epic system; and he held Chief Medical Information Officer and CIO roles at the Care New England Health System (2004-2014) prior to joining Lifespan. He also held leadership positions with IDX Systems Corporation (1996-2001), Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, and McKesson Health Solutions. He is a 1984 graduate of Harvard College and a 1988 graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Priebe is a pediatrician and has supervised and taught pediatric residents and medical students as clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

President, Bradley Hospital

Henry Sachs, MD, president of Bradley Hospital, has been an attending psychiatrist at Bradley Hospital, treating children with autism and development disabilities for more than 23 years. Dr. Sachs is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

In his previous role as chief medical officer at Bradley Hospital, Dr. Sachs oversaw the expansion of many clinical services including the creation of multiple partial programs and the Bradley Clinical Research Unit. In his role as the Lifespan medical director for child psychiatry and behavioral health, Dr. Sachs has worked toward creating a coordinated system-wide child behavioral health service line.

Arthur Sampson
President, The Miriam Hospital

Arthur J. Sampson is President of The Miriam Hospital and was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Newport Hospital for 15 years. He served in various senior executive positions at Charlton Memorial Hospital (1975 – 1985).  Mr. Sampson holds a master’s degree in health care administration from the George Washington University and served administrative residencies at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Union-Truesdale Hospital (now Charlton Memorial Hospital) in Fall River, Massachusetts.  He currently is chairman of the board of Starbirth of Rhode Island and a member of the board of StarKids Scholarship Program.  Mr. Sampson is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mamie Wakefield
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mary Wakefield is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lifespan Corporation. Prior to her current position, she was Lifespan's Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  Before joining Lifespan, she was with KPMG LLP in its Boston office as an audit partner, specializing in health care clients during the last five years of her tenure.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and is a certified public accountant.

Kenneth Wood, DO
Kenneth E. Wood, DO
Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer

Kenneth E. Wood, DO, is executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Lifespan. Dr. Wood is a veteran health care administrator, educator and researcher with three decades of clinical experience across diverse settings, ranging from community hospitals to large, integrated academic medical centers. 

Dr. Wood came to Lifespan from the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), where he was senior vice president and chief clinical officer; associate chief medical officer for the University of Maryland Medical System; and director of the University of Maryland Critical Care Network. Prior to these positions, Dr. Wood spent five years as the chief medical officer at Geisinger Medical Center and was director of the Center for Re-Engineering Healthcare for the Geisinger Health System in central Pennsylvania. He previously spent 17 years at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where he held a number of leadership roles.

Dr. Wood holds a bachelor of arts degree from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internship at Union Memorial Hospital in Union, NJ, a residency in internal medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA and a fellowship in critical care medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (now part of Rutgers University). Dr. Wood is board certified in internal medicine and critical care medicine.