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.

Lesley Adkinson, PhD, RN

Nursing Practice Innovation Leader
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Lesley Adkinson 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.