Shared Health Manitoba has named a new CEO.

Earlier in the week, Shared Health announced the resignation of Adam Topp as the chief executive officer. Topp held the role for two years, working through the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing health system transformation.

On Friday, Shared Health named Lanette Siragusa as the organization’s incoming chief executive officer.

“Lanette Siragusa is a born leader whose vast experience in health care make her a natural choice to lead our organization,” said Brenna Shearer, who chairs Shared Health’s board of directors. “We are delighted to welcome Lanette back to Shared Health as our CEO and believe her presence in our organization will benefit patients and staff throughout the province.”

Siragusa is a familiar face in Manitoba, serving as the province's COVID-19 co-incident commander, answering difficult questions at daily press conferences throughout the pandemic.

Lanette joined Shared Health in 2017 and served as the organization’s first chief nursing officer and provincial lead of health system integration and quality. 

For the past 15 months, Siragusa had worked as vice-dean of education and associate director of Ongomiizwin Health Services at the University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

Siragusa will assume the role of Shared Health’s CEO on Monday, May 1.