Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.

Board of Directors

Covenant Health Board of Directors

Covenant Health is guided by highly qualified community leaders on its Board of Directors, who give generously of their time, talent and leadership.

Lesley Adkison, E., Ph.D., R.N.

Lesley Adkison received her Bachelor's degree from Maryville College, a Master's degree in Nursing from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from Boston College.  She also holds specialty certifications in both Gerontological Nursing and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.  Lesley is currently on the Board of Directors for Youville Assisted Living in both Cambridge and Lexington.  Her professional background includes roles in program development and coordination, nursing administration, nursing education, research and biotechnology.   Her professional interests include organizational ethics and provider-patient interactions in healthcare.

Kenneth E. Arnold

Kenneth E. Arnold is retired and previously held the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Lifespan Corporation. He came to Rhode Island Hospital in 1992 and was part of the group that created Lifespan. Ken has a master’s degree in health systems management and a law degree from Tulane University. At Lifespan, he had responsibility for legal affairs and served as a special advisor to the board of directors and to senior management.  From early 1999 to 2003, he had executive responsibility for Development. He has also overseen Human Resources on an interim basis. Prior to coming to Rhode Island, he worked in several healthcare organizations, including the University Medical Center of his alma mater, Tulane.

Bruce Bonnell, M.D., M.P.H.

Bruce Bonnell is a Geriatrician, Internist and medical educator; he serves as Chief of Geriatric Medicine at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care in Cambridge, MA and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Spaulding, Dr. Bonnell served as a primary care Geriatrician at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and Hospitalist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Podiatry. Dr. Bonnell earned his Medical Degree from New Jersey Medical School and holds an MPH from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.

Aisha Bonny

Aisha Bonny, MSW, is Director of Wraparound Family Services at the Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. (BAMSI), a private, non-profit human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health and public health needs, in Brockton, MA. She was named the Brockton 2011 Woman of the Year. Aisha serves on the MSW Advisory Board at Bridgewater State College, the Haitian Organization for Advancement of Petit Goäve, and the board of St. Joseph Manor, Brockton, MA.

John A. Isaacson

John A. Isaacson is the CEO/Partner of Lee Auto Malls and Maine Auto Credit in Auburn, ME. John is the former Board Chair of the Sisters of Charity Health System which includes St. Mary's Health System and d'Youville Pavilion. He also serves on the Board of Directors Greater Atlantic Insurance Company headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. John graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College and is a Rufus Choate Scholar.

Thomas L. Kelly

Thomas L. Kelly is retired and formally held the position of the CEO at HealthSmart in Irving, TX. His previous experience includes serving as President and CEO of Schaller Anderson Inc., Executive Vice President at Davita, Inc., and founding Mercy Health Plans, Inc. Tom has an M.S. in Accounting from New York University and serves on the Boards of Fidelis Care in New York and FOCoS Innovations and Welvie.

David R. Lincoln

David R. Lincoln serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Covenant Health. Prior to joining Covenant, David held several senior administrative positions at Memorial Health System and Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. David serves on many boards, including the Board of First Initiatives Insurance, LTD, and is a member of the Finance Committee at Catholic Health Initiatives. He is the Vice Chairperson of Yankee Alliance, Inc. and Vice Chairperson of Yankee Alliance, LLC. David is past Vice Chairperson of the Board of Stewardship Trustees of Catholic Health Initiatives. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Catholic Healthcare Partners and served as the first lay Chairperson of the Corporate Member. He has served as past Chairperson President of the American Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Planning and Marketing, and he has served as the Chairperson of the American Hospital Association’s Governing Council for Health Care Systems. David is a member of the National Advisory Board of the American Hospital Association Center for Healthcare Governance.

James F. Loftus, IV

James F. Loftus is the President and CEO of 101.1 More FM/WBEB Radio-Philadelphia. A career broadcaster, he served as a VP with CBS /Philadelphia from 2005 to 2015, and before that was COO at Times-Shamrock Communications, in Scranton PA.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home and St. Mary's Villa Residence in Elmhurst Township, PA, a member of Covenant Health- and past board chairman. James is also a board member of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Catholic Charities Appeal and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

William P. Lucy

William P. (Bill) Lucy serves as Senior Vice President, Commercial Services for Katahdin Trust Company in Bangor, ME.  Bill began his banking career in 1981 following his graduation from the University of Maine. Bill is Chairman of the Board of St. Joseph Healthcare, a member of Covenant Health. Some of his prior community involvement includes Board President of Katahdin Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Board Member Penobscot Community Health Center, Board President YMCA, Campaign Chair United Way, and Director Bangor Symphony Orchestra.

Dan Mingle, M.D., M.S.

As a board-certified family physician, Dr. Mingle has served as a private practitioner, a group practice owner/leader, medical educator, EMR Director and lead physician, and regional health system executive.  He has developed a national reputation for promoting healthcare reform, productive use of electronic medical records, and for practice improvement using healthcare data analytics. 

Dr. Mingle was the founder, owner, and lead physician of Western Maine Family Practice in Norway, Maine where he practiced for 14 years. He was an early adopter of electronic practice management systems and a pioneer, integrating behavioral health into a primary care practice.

Dr. Mingle spent five years on the faculty and as Assistant Medical Director of the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program and held a faculty appointment in the Department of Community and Family Medicine of the Dartmouth Medical School. He received an MS degree from Dartmouth’s Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences in 2003, a program emphasizing healthcare improvement, change management, and quality measurement.  For his work in Community-wide EHR implementation, he was recognized as an Innovator of the Year by Healthcare Informatics Magazine in 2008.

Dr. Dan Mingle is founder, and Chief Executive Officer of Mingle Analytics, Inc. The company enables ambulatory clinicians to become more patient-centered by making data-driven decisions for practice improved practice efficiency. Dr. Mingle has provided quality reporting submissions to Medicare since 2011 through the Mingle Analytics PQRS Solutions™ registry (MIPS Solutions™ in 2017).

A recognized thought leader in quality reporting, Dan Mingle speaks frequently to national and regional audiences, including the 2016 National Revenue Cycle Management Conference. Dr. Mingle’s 2016 quality reporting article, The Benefits of Changing from Claims-based to Registry Reporting Mechanisms, appeared in HBMA Billing magazine.

Thomas L. Mortimer

Thomas L. Mortimer’s 40- year banking career began as an undergraduate at Northeastern University, where he pursued his degree in Finance.  He would later earn his MBA in Finance at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, and in 1998, he was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Pentucket Bank in Haverhill.  Since 2010, Tom has served as President/CEO of the Haverhill Bank.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Tom has also lent his time and talent to several community organizations.  He is co-chairman of the Finance Committee of All Saints Parish in Haverhill; past chairman of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce; president of the Greater Haverhill Foundation and Haverhill Day Care; chairman of the finance committee for the Northern Essex Community College Foundation; and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Bankers Association.  Tom is also the Chairman of the Board of Penacook Place, a 160-licensed bed not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in Haverhill.  

John D. Oliverio, Vice Chair

John D. Oliverio is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, a Catholic, not-for-profit organization with 14 hospital sites including more than 1,500 staffed beds, more than 17,000 associates, over 500 medical group physicians and a housing ministry with 2,620 units in Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, and Illinois. Serving the organization for more than 31 years in various capacities with the last 15 years as President and CEO, John has a deep commitment to Wheaton’s Mission, Vision and Values and has led the organization’s move to integrate delivery systems across markets, expand physician services, create innovative physician partnerships, to efficiently and effectively support the needs of patients, associates, physicians, and communities. He has also been committed to various civic organizations over his career in addition to serving as chair of his parish finance committee and local school board.

John Pallone

John M. Pallone, CPA is a founder and partner of Shaheen, Pallone & Associates, P.C., a full service certified public accounting firm located in North Andover, Massachusetts, which provides accounting, auditing, tax and business advisory services to a diverse clientele. John is very involved in community affairs and has served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Mary Immaculate Health Care Services, a member of Covenant Health.

Louise Trottier, Chair

Louise Trottier chairs the Covenant Health Board of Directors. She serves as Vice Chair of the Board for Hunt Community Senior Living in Nashua.  She serves as past Chair of the St. Joseph Hospital Board in Nashua and also is a member of their finance committee and also serves on Covenant Health’s Finance Committee. Louise is retired and previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Retail Banking at TD Bank. Louise has experience serving on many non-profit local community boards and is currently on the Hunt Community Board of Trustees, a non-profit senior living residence in Nashua.