Leadership

Dr. Shawn Young

Dr. Shawn Young

Chief Operating Officer

Shawn joined HSC Winnipeg as Site Medical Lead in April 2020, and was selected as the Chief Operating Officer in April 2022. With over 15 years of leadership experience guiding programs and sites through periods of rapid and historic change, he is committed to supporting clinical strategies to enhance quality and access to services at HSC. He works closely with the executive team and physician leadership to promote strategic medical advances to care and pathways that are aligned with the vision and values of HSC and Shared Health.

Shawn began his medical career as a Family Physician after obtaining his CCFP in 1999. He then completed a residency in Anesthesia at University of Manitoba and subsequently a fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesia at the University of Alberta. Upon returning to Winnipeg, he began his clinical career at HSC Winnipeg and St. Boniface Hospital, and later joined Victoria General Hospital. He has served on the specialty committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Most recently, he has been serving as the Chief Medical Officer of the Victoria General Hospital and South Winnipeg Integrated Health and Social Services.

Shawn’s medical training in acute care and community care, along with his leadership experience in both areas, offer a unique perspective to HSC.

“I am committed to supporting and developing the highly specialized services we need to fulfill our vision and mandate as Manitoba’s hospital. I will further ensure we create modern, streamlined, and inclusive pathways to these services to improve access, reduce wait times, and eliminate health inequities.”


Jennifer Cumpsty

Jennifer Cumpsty

Chief Nursing Officer

Jennifer joined the HSC Winnipeg corporate office in November 2020 as Interim Executive Director of Acute Health Service and was appointed Executive Director of Acute Health Services in March 2022. She was then appointed Chief Nursing Officer in November 2023.

Jennifer understands HSC’s critical role in supporting the province’s specialty services as well as the complex needs of our local community and advocates for the supports and services required to maintain a strong, dynamic nursing and inter-disciplinary workforce.

With a career in health care spanning 25+ years – including leadership roles in Women’s Health, Adult Emergency, and Renal Health – Jennifer’s passion remains to drive quality and patient safety improvements and adopt integrated service delivery models to create pathways to care that are centered on the patient.

Jennifer holds an RN and bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Nursing, and completed a Master of Health Studies in April 2022, with her Capstone project focused on “Trauma-Informed Leadership During the Pandemic and Beyond.”

“The future of health requires a system that is patient-centered, culturally sensitive, and meets the needs of vulnerable groups. HSC is at the forefront of innovations and changes to deliver safe, compassionate, and better health care for all Manitobans.” 


Monika Gawthrop

Executive Director Health Services

Monika has been a dedicated and passionate member of the HSC nursing staff since 1984 when she joined HSC as a student nurse. Since 1986, she has worked as a Registered Nurse
in Adult and Pediatric Surgery/Operating Rooms and inpatient and outpatient environments as well as in the subspecialty areas including burns and reconstructive plastic surgery.
Monika was a front-line manager at HSC for 15 years, supporting a number of our surgery units on GH5/RR4 (Adult Burns, Plastics, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Unit). For the
last three years Monika has been HSC’s Director of Health Services for the Adult Surgery Program.

Throughout her career at HSC, Monika has remained a humble and respectful team player, committed to tackling our challenges and listening to the ideas of her peers and colleagues. Monika demonstrated her capacity for managing complex and dynamic situations in her role as COVID Planning Chief within our Hospital Incident Command Structure and brings years of HSC leadership experience and optimism to the executive team.


Andrea Meakin

Executive Director Health Services

Andrea Meakin

Andrea has over 24 years of experience working in healthcare, having begun her career as a Speech Language Pathologist. For the past 14 years, she has held progressively complex leadership positions across the WRHA and Shared Health. At the Director level, Andrea has provided exemplary leadership for both site and regional programs supporting patients across the lifespan within acute, rehab, and long term care settings. Andrea joined HSC in May 2021 as the Director of Health Services for Allied Health, Geri-Rehab and Volunteer Services before transitioning to the Director of Health Services for the Medicine & Oncology program in 2022. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrea held several Hospital Incident Command (HICS) roles including Deputy Planning Chief and Operations Chief.

Andrea holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Northern Arizona University, a Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Leadership from Royal Roads University and a green belt designation in Lean Six Sigma.

Andrea is passionate about team-based interdisciplinary practice and is recognized by her colleagues for her collaborative focus both within HSC and across organizations. She leads with a calm presence and thoughtful approach when facing challenges alongside her teams, maintaining a focus on process improvement and efficiency to provide quality care for patients and families across Manitoba.


Dr. Manon Pelletier

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Manon Pelletier

Dr. Pelletier is a forward-thinking and passionate member of the HSC team. She has spent much of her career at HSC, paving the way for family physicians to work in critical care as house medical officers and playing a critical role in the development of the first Clinical Assessment Unit at HSC and subsequent CAU’s at St. Boniface and Grace hospitals.

For the past five years, Manon has been HSC’s Clinical Assessment Unit Site Medical Lead. She brings a solution-focused approach to the clinical challenges we face. She leads and continues to advance Hospitalist opportunities within our facility, championing shared care and collaborative care models and has been a key contributor to the HSC medical leadership team throughout the pandemic.

Manon obtained her MD at Université de Sherbrooke and completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Manitoba. She has 10 years of clinical experience as a family physician, including a diverse practice in clinics and emergency rooms in rural and fly-in Northern communities. Manon is bilingual French/English and a proud member of the Red River Metis Nation.


Amanda Pineda

Executive Director Acute Health Services

Amanda embarked her journey at Health Sciences Centre as a dietary aide and progressed into other roles such as a central support staff scheduler and unit assistant, while she completed her nursing degree. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Manitoba, Amanda worked in various nursing positions in pediatrics, bed utilization, and leadership roles at HSC, and later completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2021. During the COVID-19

Amanda Pineda

pandemic, Amanda was appointed to different Hospital Incident Command (HICS) roles, including Deputy Operations Chief, Operations Chief, and Planning Chief. 

Valuing mentorship, Amanda fosters a collaborative environment among interdisciplinary teams, firmly believing in the power of teamwork for optimal patient outcomes. Her passion for collaboration extends to advocacy, where she actively works towards positive changes within healthcare. Committed to empowering the next generation of leaders, Amanda sees mentorship as the cornerstone of development.

In addition to her human-centric approach, Amanda embraces innovation and technology as tools to enhance patient care. Her vision aligns with making lasting, positive impacts on patients and their families. She stands at the forefront of healthcare leadership, blending her nursing expertise with a strategic business mindset to drive progress, compassion, and excellence in quality patient care.  

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