Kristen Lepore named Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Beth Israel Lahey Health
Cambridge, Mass. – Kristen Lepore will be joining Beth Israel Lahey Health in the newly established position of Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, effective May 2. In her new role, Kristen will oversee several system service functions — including human resources, information technology, and marketing and communications -and foster the integration and coordination of people, processes and administrative systems in support of BILH's vision and objectives.
"Kristen will bring to Beth Israel Lahey Health decades of experience in public service and a shared commitment to making a difference in our communities," said Kevin Tabb, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Lahey Health. "Her track record of success as a leader of complex organizations makes her uniquely qualified for this newly created role on our leadership team, and we look forward to working with her to advance Beth Israel Lahey Health's mission and our organizational culture."
"Beth Israel Lahey Health is fundamentally changing the health care landscape in Massachusetts, and it is an honor to be joining an organization that shares my longstanding commitment to serving individuals and communities," Lepore added. "I look forward to working with talented teams across Beth Israel Lahey Health to develop solutions that galvanize our people, tools and technology to make it easier for patients to access world-class care close to home."
Most recently, Kristen has served as Chief of Staff to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, overseeing the state's executive branch, including management of the Governor's Cabinet and Executive Agencies comprised of 42,000 employees and coordination and execution of the Administration's priorities and objectives. She also has had responsibility for a number of functional disciplines, including communications, personnel and operations. Among her most notable accomplishments was her leadership of the state's response to COVID-19, for which she created an incident command structure; oversaw the economic reopening process; and developed and implemented the state's vaccination program.
Prior to her appointment as the Governor's Chief of Staff, Kristen served the Baker Administration as Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance. During the two years she served as Secretary, she formulated and administered the state's $42 billion operating and capital budgets and oversaw administrative agencies, including information technology, health insurance, and human resources.
Kristen was previously Vice President of Government Affairs at Associated Industries of Massachusetts, with responsibility for the organization's health care agenda and advocacy for policies to lower the cost of health care in Massachusetts, as well as education and workforce development issues. She also served as Policy Director on Charlie Baker's 2010 gubernatorial campaign and was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the New England regional representative for the U.S. Department of Education.
Kristen holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Suffolk University and a master's degree in public administration from Suffolk's Sawyer School of Management.
About Beth Israel Lahey Health
Beth Israel Lahey Health brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through ground breaking research and education.