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The executive team is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and administration of Shared Health.

It reports to the board of directors.

Glenn McLennan
Interim chief executive officer

Prior to joining Shared Health, Glenn McLennan was vice-president and chief financial officer at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA). He is a chartered professional accountant and a certified management accountant.

Glenn’s career in the health-care sector spans over 30 years and a wide range of financial and administrative support service expertise related to financial planning and reporting, investments, capital planning, insurance and risk, leasing, strategic planning and board governance. Glenn has also held senior finance positions with Manitoba Health Organizations and at the Simkin Centre.

Glenn is a current member of the HEPP board and former member of the Diagnostic Services Manitoba (DSM) board.

Olivia Baldwin
Provincial lead, strategic communications and stakeholder relations

Olivia Baldwin is a seasoned communications professional and policy strategist who leads Shared Health’s internal and external communications activities, including media relations and employee communications. Prior to joining Shared Health, Olivia served as the director of transformation management for the government of Manitoba’s Priorities and Planning Secretariat and as a member of the province’s Transformation Leadership Team (TLT).

An experienced and respected communicator, Olivia has served in a number of high profile roles with various levels of government including as the director of communications and stakeholder relations in Manitoba’s executive council and for nearly a decade as the director of regional affairs in the federal government’s Manitoba cabinet office.

Olivia holds a masters of arts degree from Dalhousie University in 2003 and a bachelor’s degree (honours), in Political Science and Conflict Resolution Studies from the University of Winnipeg.

Dr. Perry Gray
Provincial lead, medical specialist services and chief medical officer

As chief medical officer, Dr. Perry Gray is responsible for all matters relating to physician practice at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (HSC) and within Shared Health.

Dr. Gray’s career at HSC spans more than 25 years, with increased leadership roles and membership in HSC’s executive team since 2001. He is a founding member of the Clinical Program Leadership Team, an interprofessional team that leads and supports all clinical programs at HSC on an operational and strategic level. Perry remains clinically active as a critical care physician in the Intermediate Intensive Care Unit at HSC and is certified in both critical care and general surgery.

Dr. Gray is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s (U of M) Faculty of Medicine, and is currently an associate professor of surgery at the U of M’s Max Rady College of Medicine.

Lanette Siragusa
Provincial lead, health system integration, quality / chief nursing officer

Prior to joining Shared Health, Lanette Siragusa was program director for surgery with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Her past experience includes working in high-risk labour and delivery, community health, teaching and research. Lanette also has published several articles related to improvements in clinical practice and service delivery.

Lanette holds a graduate degree in nursing administration from – and is an adjunct professor in – the University of Manitoba’s College of Nursing in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. She is currently pursuing a professional doctorate degree in health and social sciences at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Lanette participated as an advisory member in KPMG’s Health Sustainability and Innovation Review and as a member of the leadership team supporting Dr. David Peachey to develop Manitoba’s Clinical and Preventive Services Plan.

Jennifer Bjarnarson
Interim provincial lead, administrative support services and chief financial officer

Jennifer Bjarnarson is a Chartered Professional Accountant, with a Diploma in Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University and has completed her Masters of Health Administration from the University of Regina.

Beth Beaupre
Provincial lead, health workforce

Beth is transitioning to Shared Health from her role with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living where she serves as assistant deputy minister, Health Workforce Secretariat, overseeing health human resources planning, health sector bargaining and the administration of insured benefits under the provincial health services insurance plan.

Beth previously held leadership positions in medical staff and human resources administration as executive director of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s and University of Manitoba’s joint operating division and director of human resources for the Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (HSC). She also served as head of the Manitoba Healthcare Providers Network.

A lawyer by profession, Beth began her career in private practice and subsequently served as general counsel with Winnipeg Child and Family Services. She is past co-chair of the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committee on Health Workforce (CHW) and has served as a member of the Physician Resources Planning Advisory Committee and the CHW representative on the Committee on Specialties of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Perry Poulsen
Provincial lead, digital health and chief information officer

Perry Poulsen’s career in information and communications technology (ICT) began over 30 years ago, and has seen him play a leadership role in the growth of health informatics in the province. Perry has worked with businesses to implement enterprise ICT infrastructures and services, laboratory system automations and digital integration of the electronic medical record (EMR), and has participated in hospital accreditation in multiple Canadian and American jurisdictions.

Perry joined Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg as information technology (IT) director in 2002 and in 2005, became the first IT director of the newly-formed regional eHealth Services. Perry played a major role in developing the roadmap and vision for Manitoba eHealth launched in 2007 and became the organization’s chief information officer in 2015.

Perry is certified in ITIL and PRINCE2® project management. He has attended several colleges, including Sheridan College, Humber College, George Brown College and BCIT, and is a graduate of the Queen’s University Executive Program.

Helen Clark
Chief operating officer, emergency response services and chief allied health officer

Prior to her move to Shared Health, Helen Clark was chief operating officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s Emergency Response and Patient Transport Services, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Patient Transport, Emergency and Continuity Management (ECM) and police liaison.

Helen will lead a provincial team of EMS, Patient Transport, and ECM practitioners, while continuing to work closely with existing partner organizations such as the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, STARS Air Ambulance, Winnipeg Police Service, RCMP, other police services, community health and social service agencies, regional health authorities and the private sector. Helen and her team will focus on clinical service integration, business continuity and enhancing patient and client experiences as they transition between care settings and service providers.

Helen is a registered respiratory therapist, holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Manitoba, and is a fellow of both the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s EXTRA Program and the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists. Her experience encompasses clinical and leadership roles in acute, community and long-term care, and in professional education, accreditation and regulation.

Ronan Segrave
Chief operating officer, Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg

Ronan Segrave joined Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (HSC) as interim chief operating officer in December 2017. Hailing from Vancouver via Dublin, Ireland, he brings nearly two decades of experience advising health-care organizations in Canada and the United Kingdom in the areas of strategic transformation, personalized medicine, service reconfiguration, care pathway redesign and performance improvement.

Ronan has successfully led major health-care performance improvement and transformation programs in acute and community care settings. He has been a trusted advisor to government departments, public and private health-care organizations and health-care technology companies across Canada, the Middle East and the United Kingdom.

Ronan participated as a lead member of the KPMG team that conducted the recent assessment of Manitoba’s health system.

Ronan is a graduate of the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin and holds a master’s degree in Health Care Policy and Management from the University of Birmingham.

Dr. Denis Fortier
Chair, Manitoba clinical leadership council

Dr. Denis Fortier is an executive member of Shared Health and is currently the chief medical officer and vice-president of medical services for Southern Health-Santé Sud. Dr. Fortier is also a family physician practicing at the Centre de Santé Notre Dame located in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, where he has lived and worked for over 30 years. Dr. Fortier practices a broad spectrum of rural medicine including emergency care, minor surgery and obstetrics.

Dr. Fortier obtained his medical degree in 1985 and a certification in family medicine in 1987, both from the University of Manitoba. He has been instrumental in the development of Francophone health services both provincially and nationally and participates in several committees to further this work. Dr. Fortier is also an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba.

In his medical leadership role, Dr. Fortier is actively involved in a variety of programs and committees to support health system efficiency as well as promote medical standards. Dr. Fortier holds a Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) associate designation.

Dr. Fortier has received numerous distinctions and awards including the Doctors Manitoba Physician of the Year award 2013, the National Award of Excellence 2012, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012.

Ben Fry
Chief operating officer, mental health and addictions

Ben Fry joined Shared Health as interim chief operating officer, mental health and addictions in January 2020. Ben has been the chief executive officer of the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba since 2015 and continues to provide leadership to that organization on a part time basis.

Effective January 2021, Ben transitioned from interim to permanent COO of mental health and addictions. Ben will provide expertise and support to both Shared health and Manitoba’s Health System Transformation as an integrated provincial mental health and addictions service is created. Ben is also responsible for operational oversight of Shared Health’s mental health and addictions services (Crisis Response Centre, Crisis Stabilization Unit, Co-occurring Disorder Outreach, including Winnipeg Mental Health Court and Community Forensic Mental Health Service, as well as the Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine Clinic).

Ben’s experience in mental health and addictions ranges from direct client service to leadership positions and spans rural and urban communities. He began his career in Selkirk in 1995 as a front-line mental health provider and has served as Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Swan River and as Director of Community Mental Health, WRHA, among other roles. He holds an MBA and a post baccalaureate in management and is Lean green belt certified. Ben is currently the President of the Canadian Executive Council of Addictions.

Petr Kresta
Chief operating officer, diagnostic services

Petr Kresta’s career in health care spans over 30 years. A clinical engineer by profession, he is a registered professional engineer (Manitoba) and holds a Master’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick.

Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer of Shared Health Diagnostic Services, Petr was Chief Operating Officer at Diagnostic Services Manitoba and the Senior Executive Director and Chief Clinical and Diagnostic Technology Officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Now as Chief Operating Officer of Shared Health Diagnostic Services, Petr is responsible for all medical laboratories, diagnostic imaging and non-invasive cardiac testing in approximately 80 sites across Manitoba.

Petr is the immediate past Board Chair of the Canadian Medical Equipment Protection Plan (CEMPP) and immediate Past President of the American College of Clinical Engineering. He is active in the community through his volunteer work with the Mennonite Disaster Service which assists the most vulnerable communities with home reconstruction following disasters.

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