Our Executive Team

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

Dr. Perry Gray is the senior physician representative on the Executive Team and is responsible for all matters relating to physician practice at HSC. In addition to his role as Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gray is clinically active as an ICU physician and is the Medical Director of the Centre's Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

With a career that spans more than 20 years at HSC, Dr. Gray's knowledge and experience is an asset to the team.

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

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.”

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

As the Divisional Director of Facility Management, Craig is responsible for the services delivered by the Maintenance, Housekeeping, Security, Central Energy Plant, Facilities Management Operations and Building Systems Support departments. These departments all serve in every part of the hospital, involving Craig in clinical issues, occupant concerns, and renovations, assisting in capital construction projects and participating in long term strategic planning for the site. 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, Masters in Facility Management from the University of Manitoba, Certified Facility Manager from International Facility Management Association, and Certified Energy Manager from the Association of Energy Engineers. Additionally, he is involved in the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Hospital Engineering Society.

‘‘Working at HSC gives me the opportunity to experience, learn and be involved in one of North America's largest healthcare systems: embrace it and benefit from it.“

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Kathy DoerksenKathy Doerksen, RN, MN
Chief Nursing Officer

Kathy Doerksen is HSC’s Chief Nursing Officer and a key member of the Executive and Clinical Program Leadership Teams (CPLT), where she provides high-level operational, planning and clinical expertise and counsel to clinical programs and nursing in particular.

Prior to becoming CNO, Kathy was HSC’s Divisional Director, Quality, Patient Safety and Decision Support, where she directed the hospital’s safety activities, including critical incident management, and quality initiatives, such as expanding Lean process improvement training across grassroots and leadership levels.

Since she began her healthcare career in 1982 as a Staff Nurse in Neurosciences at HSC, Kathy has held increasingly senior positions, both as a clinician and an administrator. In addition, Kathy held the prestigious position of President of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba from 2008-2010.

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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 WRHA media relations and communications teams. Kat provides communications counsel and leadership to support the work of HSC, including operational goals and 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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Shelley Irvine DaySIrvineDay
Divisional Director, Patient Safety, Quality and Decision Support

Shelley joined HSC Winnipeg in October 2014 as the Divisional Director, Patient Safety, Quality and Decision Support.

She has over 20 years health care experience in both clinical and leadership capacities, most recently with Manitoba e-Health where she managed a large portfolio consisting of electronic health record services.

In her role at HSC Winnipeg she will provide strategic leadership in shaping HSC’s priorities, operational planning, process improvement, relationship with Manitoba eHealth, and many other safety, quality & decision support processes related to HSC.

Shelley holds a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Manitoba.

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Gerald Mirecki
Director, Business and Corporate Services

In addition to holding the position of Director, Business & Corporate Services, Gerald is the Managing Director of Volunteer Enterprises, which oversees the following operations: Guildy’s Eatery and Pedway Café, Beauty Salon, ATM’s, Florist, Gift Shop and the HSC Lifestyles Lottery. He is responsible for a number of areas throughout the HSC Campus including Volunteer Services, Staff Wellness, Retail Food Services, Business Development, and Ancillary Services which includes: Lennox Bell Lodge, Medical Centre Apartments and Parking Services. The Business & Corporate Services Division provides the third stream of funding at HSC for capital projects such as Kleysen Institute of Advanced Medicine, as well as many minor patient care enhancements such as the SelectVu Patient Education and Entertainment system.

Gerald holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Studies from the University of Manitoba, along with numerous other professional certifications. Gerald completely endorses the Disney approach to customer service and empowerment of staff

“Listening to others is key to making sure our patients, their families, and our staff and volunteers have the very best possible experience at HSC.”

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Paulette Shonoski
PauletteDirector, Finance and Administration

Paulette is a Chartered Accountant with experience in healthcare, government, not-for-profit organizations and education. Her leadership goals support lifelong learning, teachable moments, and finding new ways of achieving efficiency, effectiveness and economy. Paulette appreciates the LEAN approach embraced at HSC, reflecting that we all benefit when we use our resources in the most effective manner possible.

“To achieve our goals of quality patient care, education, and research, we must all work together to recognize and realize improvements.”

Having graduated from Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Paulette returned as a faculty member leading the student consulting program and serving as the professional accounting bodies’ liaison. She later worked with Manitoba Family Services as a consultant with the Agency Relation Branch and as a Director with the Child Day Care Branch.

In 2000, Paulette moved to HSC to take on the role of Managing Director of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Pediatrics and Child Health, eventually accepting the role of Administrative Director for the WRHA Child Health, Oral Health and Genetics Programs. Paulette joined HSC’s Executive Team in 2013 when she accepted the position of Director Finance and Administration. Paulette also served as the first President of the Association of Canadian Clinical Academic Department Administrators and has volunteered with various not for profit organizations.

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Jonathon Lyon
President & 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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Lawrence Prout
President and Chief Executive Officer
Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Inc.

Lawrence has more than 30 years of fundraising experience having previously run his own not-for-profit consulting firm. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Education Certificate both from the University of Manitoba. He currently serves on Scottish Heritage Council of Manitoba, The St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg, Red River Selkirk Settlers Bicentenary Committee, Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Advisory Council, and Association of Fundraising Professionals (Manitoba Chapter) Professional Development Committee.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is happy to have a leader with such vast community relations to take the Foundation to the next level in awareness and support for child health and child health research.

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