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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.
Mary Wakefield is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lifespan Corporation. Prior to her current position, she was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Lifespan, she worked for KPMG LLP 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.