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Senior Leadership Team

Michael Bushell – President

President Michael BushellNamed president of Saint Anne’s Hospital in 2016, Michael Bushell joined Saint Anne's Hospital in 1999, serving successively as director of finance, vice president of business development, vice president of finance, and chief financial officer/chief operations officer. He previously served as director of budget for UMass Memorial Medical Center and district director of finance for Vencor Corporation (Hillhaven Corporation).
Bushell earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the former Southeastern Massachusetts University and his Master’s Degree in business administration, with concentration in finance, from Bentley College.
An active member in the Healthcare Finance Managers Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives, he is a graduate of the Leadership South Coast program and a board member of the Greater Fall River Development Corporation, Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford, Bristol County Chamber of Commerce, Fall River Office of Economic Development, and the Alyssa E. Correira Memorial Fund. 

Carole A. Billington, RN, MSN, NEA-BC – Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer

Carole Billington has served in progressively responsible positions across various programs and departments since joining Saint Anne’s in 1984 as a staff nurse. She has advanced in various roles, including clinical advisor, clinical resource coordinator, patient care director of peri-anesthesia services, director of surgical services/endoscopy and cardiovascular program, and administrative director of clinical operations.

Named the hospital’s chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services in 2009, Billington assumed the dual role of chief operating officer/chief nursing officer in 2016.

Billington earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at the University of New Hampshire and her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Her board certifications include Nursing Administration and Nurse Executive, Advanced.  She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing/Theta Kappa Chapter, the Organization of Nurse Leaders, the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth College of Nursing Advisory Board, the Bristol Community College Advisory Board, the Salve Regina University Nursing Advisory Board, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

John Conlon, DO, MBA, FACOEP, CPE – Chief Medical Officer

Named chief medical officer of Saint Anne's Hospital in 2016, Dr. John Conlon previously served as vice president for medical affairs at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel, New York, overseeing decreases in length of stay and readmission rates, while also elevating the hospital to the top 10 percent on HCAHPS scores in New York State. Dr. Conlon also has served as the chief of emergency medicine at hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire and as regional medical director of Correctional Medical Services in Delaware. 

Dr. Conlon earned his Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University, New York; Master’s in Business Administration (with special emphasis on medical management) from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst; and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residencies in emergency medicine and general surgery at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York, and served for 20 years as a commander in the United States Naval Reserve.

Dr. Conlon is a certified physician executive, board certified in emergency medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine.

Jason Levine, CPA – Chief Financial Officer

Jason Levine, CFO, Saint Anne's Hospital

Jason Levine joined Saint Anne’s Hospital as Chief Financial Officer in 2019.  Prior to his role at Saint Anne’s, Levine was director of finance at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, in Boston. Previously, he served as lead senior accountant with Steward Health Care, as well as positions with the Clinton Foundation and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.  

A certified public accountant, he is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and master’s degree in accounting.