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Our Executive Team

Ronan Segrave
Chief Operating Officer

Ronan Segrave, HSC Chief Operating OfficerRonan joined HSC Winnipeg as Interim Chief Operating Officer in December 2017.Hailing from Vancouver via Dublin, Ireland, he brings nearly two decades of experience advising healthcare organizations in both Canada and the United Kingdom in the areas of strategic transformation, personalized medicine, service reconfiguration, care pathway redesign and performance improvement.

As a healthcare consultant with global firms such as Ernst & Young and KPMG, Ronan has successfully led major healthcare performance improvement and transformation programs in both acute and community care settings. He has been a trusted advisor to government departments, public and private healthcare organizations and healthcare technology companies, including Manitoba Health, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, Hamilton Health Sciences, BC Cancer Agency, Alberta Health, New Brunswick Department of Social Development, the Department of Health (England), and several National Health Services (NHS) trusts across the UK.

Ronan is also familiar with Manitoba’s healthcare system following his engagement as a member of the KPMG team that conducted the recent assessment of Manitoba’s health system. The resulting report recommended the creation of a provincial health organization (Shared Health Services Manitoba) to improve patient care and provide provincially coordinated clinical and business services. HSC Winnipeg will become a key part of Shared Health.

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

“HSC Winnipeg is Manitoba’s Hospital. I am delighted to be joining a dedicated and compassionate team of people providing exceptional patient care, whose depth and breadth of expertise serve the acute healthcare needs of the entire province and surrounding areas. I look forward to working with them to continue to deliver care that puts Patients First.”

PerryPerry Gray, MD
Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Dr. Perry Gray is the senior physician representative and the longest serving member of the HSC Winnipeg Executive Team and he is responsible for all matters relating to physician practice at the hospital. In addition to his leadership role at HSC, Perry will also be joining Shared Health as the Chief Medical Officer in the future. In addition, he is clinically active as a Critical Care physician in the Intermediate Intensive Care Unit and is certified in both Critical Care and General Surgery.

With a career that spans more than 25 years at HSC, Perry’s knowledge and experience is an asset to the team and to the province.Previous leadership roles include Associate Chief Medical Officer of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and the following at HSC: Acting Chief Operating Officer (2016-2017); 21 years as Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Medical Director, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery; Medical Director, Adult Nutrition Support; Site Medical Director, Critical Care; and Site Deputy Chief of Surgery.A graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, Perry is also an Associate Professor of Surgery in the University of Manitoba. His daily guide to working and leading at HSC is “Patients first! Always keep your eye on the patient, and work for what is in their best interest.”

“What I love about Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg is the buzz of innovation and our can-do attitude. It really makes HSC the place to be and work.”

Carrie FruehmCFruehm
Chief Allied Health Officer

Carrie assumed the role of Chief Allied Health Officer in July 2014. In addition to providing strategic leadership for the Allied Health professions, as a member of the Executive and Clinical Program Leadership Team, Carrie is also responsible for providing leadership, direction and overseeing the clinical care provided at HSC Winnipeg.

After beginning her career at HSC as a staff physiotherapist in the Rehabilitation & Geriatric Program, she’s held progressively more senior positions with her most recent responsibilities being Manager of Corporate Allied Health at Riverview Health Centre.

Carrie has extensive clinical, community and leadership experience, complimented with two degrees from the University of Manitoba: a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) as well as a Masters of Business Administration (Health Care Administration). She has taught in the physiotherapy program at the University of Manitoba and has also had significant professional involvement with Siloam Mission and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Manitoba branch), including serving as the president from 2002 -2004.

"Patients First means connecting with each of our patients, meeting them where they are at, in order to provide excellent care that is safe and compassionate."

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Jane MacKay
Chief Human Resources OfficerCFruehm

Jane joined HSC Winnipeg as Chief Human Resources Officer in January 2017. Previously, she was Executive Director of Human Resources at Grace Health Campus, where she excelled in providing leadership in HR service delivery and made key contributions as a member of the WRHA HR Leadership team. Jane leads a team of human resources professionals who support HSC’s human resources, labour relations, staff development and recognition, and strategic employment planning needs.

Prior to working in healthcare, Jane held senior HR and Labour Relations leadership positions in diverse industries, including manufacturing at Motor Coach Industries, commercial packaged goods at Coca-Cola Bottling, and oil and gas at Petro Canada.

“At HSC there is no greater driver of success than our people. They drive our organization each and every day to deliver on our very important promise of putting Patients First."

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Jennifer Bjarnson Jennifer Bjarnson
Chief Administrative Officer

Jennifer joined the HSC Winnipeg Executive team in August 2018. She is responsible for the financial activity of the hospital, Health Information Services, Quality & Decision Support, and serving as the liaison for Supply Chain and eHealth initiatives.

Jennifer brings a passion for strategic change, digging deep to uncover the root cause of a problem, and teaching others to look at finances in a meaningful way. She has a strong desire to look for new and innovative ways to improve the business of healthcare in order to provider better, safer care for patients at a price we can afford.

Prior to joining HSC, Jennifer was the Chief Administrative Officer at Grace Hospital/Winnipeg West. At St. Boniface Hospital, she gained a wealth of healthcare experiences in all aspects, holding the positions of Program Director (Medicine, Critical Care and Family Medicine), Manager of Business Improvement, Resident Facilitator and Lead Analyst. Prior to healthcare, Jennifer worked at National Leasing, Lombard Life Sciences and the City of Winnipeg.

Jennifer is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CMA trained) with a diploma in Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba. She is currently pursuing a Master of Health Administration from University of Regina.

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CraigCraig Doerksen, CFM, MFM, P.ENG
Divisional Director, Facility Management

As the Divisional Director of Facility Management (FM), Craig is responsible for the services delivered by the Maintenance, Housekeeping, Security, Central Energy Plant, FM Operations and Building Systems Support departments. Since FM staff touch every episode of patient care, Craig is involved in clinical issues, occupant concerns, renovations, assisting in capital construction projects, and participating in long-term strategic planning for the hospital. Facility Management is an Integrated Support Service of the WRHA, therefore Craig is involved in issues that occur throughout the region.

Craig’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Energy Systems Engineering from Arizona State University and Masters in Facility Management from the University of Manitoba. He was the first person in Canada to pass the examination and receive the Canadian Certified Healthcare Facility Manager designation. He is also a Certified Facility Manager (International Facility Management Association) and Certified Energy Manager (Association of Energy Engineers). Additionally, he is on the National Executive of the Canadian Hospital Engineering Society, and involved in several other facility associations and not-for-profit groups. Recently Craig has taken up smoking…. smoking meat, that is, in addition to his passion as a coffee barista.

“I work to ensure that Facility Management staff recognize their important role in patient care, and that they understand what it takes to put Patients First.”

Kat FoxKatherine Fox
Director, Communications

Katherine Fox has been responsible for HSC's internal and external communications strategies since August 2007. A passionate communicator, Kat works closely with our Foundations, hospital staff, Manitoba Poison Centre, and the WRHA and Shared Health communications teams. Kat provides communications and counsel and leadership to support the work of HSC, including vision, brand, operational goals and strategic objectives.

Prior to joining HSC, Kat honed her communication and brand-building expertise in Toronto as Director of Public Affairs for CHUM Limited (now Bell Media), and Director of Naming and Verbal Identity for Interbrand Canada, where she provided strategic and creative counsel to Canadian and international corporations and not-for-profit organizations.

"I believe that everything we say and do needs to reflect who we are and what we stand for," she says. "At HSC we're entrusted with the care of our community. I believe we honour each individual when we communicate well."

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Jonathon Lyon
JonathonPresident & Chief Executive Officer
Health Sciences Centre Foundation

The Health Sciences Centre Foundation supports the men and women who provide health care at HSC by funding research, education and advanced technology and infrastructure enhancements at the hospital.  As President and CEO, Jonathon Lyon provides overall leadership to the team at the HSC Foundation.  He reports to the volunteer Board of Directors at the Foundation.

Jonathon has a strong passion for the incredible care and outstanding professionals at HSC.  He has personally experienced how HSC is there when you need it the most.  In 2002, his parents suffered serious injuries in a car accident and received life-saving care at HSC.  This experience with HSC is what inspired him to become involved with the HSC Foundation.

Jonathon served previously on the HSC Foundation Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009.  During this time he helped raise funds for the initial construction of the Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine.  A sixth-generation Manitoban, Jonathon has a diverse base of experience gained from his time working in government, medical sales, recruitment and politics.

Jonathon currently resides in Winnipeg with his wife and two children.

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Stefano GrandeStefano Grande
President & Chief Executive Officer
Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba

“The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is a strong organization built on support from donors and volunteers,” states Mr. Grande. “As a proud father of three that has used the services multiple times, I am honoured to lead the Foundation to new levels of fundraising success and look forward to creating a significant opportunity to positively impact children’s health across our region.”

To read more about the exciting work being done because of our incredible donors, visit goodbear.ca.

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