Chris has over 30 years of experience successfully leading large healthcare organizations in five different states. Chris is a dynamic executive known for vision, strategy, and innovation with a proven track record of successfully leading complex organizations.
Most recently, Chris served as President and CEO of Trinity Health Of New England, a 5- hospital, regional health system with ~$2 billion of revenues.
Prior to that, Chris served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Saint Francis Care, which later merged with Sister’s of Providence Health System in Springfield, MA to form Trinity Health Of New England.
Chris has been very passionate about his goal of eliminating health care disparities in the underserved communities. On a national level, he was a member of the American Hospital Association Equity of Care Committee. He helped develop the Connecticut Hospital Association’s state-wide collaborative on eliminating health disparities. Most notably, he is very proud of his efforts to eliminate prostate cancer in African American men in the greater Hartford area with the establishment of the Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute.
Chris is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has held leadership roles in the American Hospital Association, Connecticut Hospital Association, Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers and is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the University of New Hampshire and his Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. He was awarded two honorary Doctorate Degrees in Humane Letters from the University of Hartford in May 2013 and the University of Saint Joseph in May 2014.