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Name: Christine Zollikofer

New title: Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Previous title: Vice President of Community Health and Wellness; regional director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Trinity Health

In his new role for the Rhode Island-based health system, Zollicoffer develops Lifespan’s strategy to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace. The CEO is tasked with increasing diverse representation at all levels of the organization.

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She is also responsible for ensuring that DEI perspectives are woven into decision-making processes.

Zolicofer also works to ensure Lifespan promotes change in the larger community the health system serves, according to an announcement about her appointment.

“Christine is a dynamic leader with an impressive track record of delivering results in dynamic healthcare environments,” Lifespan Interim President and CEO Arthur Sampson said in a statement.

Zollikofer previously led DEI strategy and training at Michigan-based Trinity Health and launched initiatives including executive and leadership training on unconscious bias.