Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

Governing Board

Richard Charest, CEO - Governing Board Chair

Stanley Balon, MD - Internal Medicine

Peter Bancroft - Community Member

Shaun Cournoyer - Community Member

Carol Conley RN- CNO

Glenn Fort, MD - CMO

Joel Jillson - Community Member

Ahmed Nadeem, MD - Hematology/Oncology

Gary Reis - Community Member

Normand St. Laurent, FIC - Community Member

Khin Yin, MD - Medical Director/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

President, Landmark Medical Center
President & CEO, Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island

Richard R. Charest

Richard R. Charest became president of Landmark Medical Center in January 2007. He also serves as president and chief executive officer of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, a position he has held since 2000. Mr. Charest is a graduate of Northeastern University with a B.S. in pharmacy and Bryant University with an M.B.A. in healthcare administration.

Known as a strategic, results-oriented executive and for being a visionary leader with a passion for quality, patient safety and service excellence, he has a demonstrated record of organizational leadership and success, including the development and implementation of financial and operational turnaround strategies, the development of tertiary-level programs, and negotiation of programmatic partnerships with external organizations.

A native of northern Rhode Island, he currently serves as a governing board member of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Heart Association and an advisory board member at St. Antoine Residence. He has held board appointments at the Rhode Island Blood Center, Rhode Island Drug Utilization Review Board, Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy, and the Visiting Nurse Service of Greater Woonsocket.

Chief Financial Officer,
Landmark Medical Center

Richard R. Charest

Thomas F. Klessens joined Landmark Medical Center in May 2009. He is a healthcare financial executive with an outstanding record, primarily in turnaround situations. He has considerable leadership experience, having served as a healthcare consultant with Coopers and Lybrand, in addition to more than 20 years' experience as both a CFO and interim CFO at several hospitals in the New England area. Klessens is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor of science in accounting and finance from Boston College.