Nidia Williams, PhD, MBB, CPHQ, FNAHQ
Vice President, Quality and Safety – Lifespan
Nidia S. Williams, PhD, is Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety for Lifespan in Providence, Rhode Island where she provides administrative oversight for care transformation and core quality/patient safety functions, including coordinating process and performance improvement initiatives for achieving clinical excellence and exceptional patient experience. She received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Speech/Language Pathology from UMass/Amherst and completed post-graduate level studies in Behavioral Neurosciences at Boston University School of Medicine. Additionally, she is a certified TapRooT® Instructor and participated as a Baldrige examiner in the Massachusetts MassExcellence program. Dr. Williams earned her Lean certification and Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt at the Executive Development Center at Bryant University in Rhode Island and received her PhD in Population Health at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Healthcare Quality and was awarded fellowship in NAHQ in 2017.