The Manitoba government has appointed Patricia Solman as chair of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.
“Pat’s background and expertise in leading people and managing complex systems make her an ideal choice to oversee the board of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority,” said Stefanson. “Pat is a respected and experienced leader who is well-positioned to oversee the WRHA’s role in responding to challenges posed by the pandemic and delivering quality care for the people it serves.”
Solman, a chartered accountant, was most recently vice-chair of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation but spent over 30 years at Manitoba Telecom Systems first as treasurer and then promoted to vice-president of customer service, vice-president of operations, and finally senior vice-president of network and field services, the first woman to hold that position. She has also held various senior board positions on the United Way and served three years on the national board of Canadian Women in Communications and Technology.
The boards of regional health authorities are responsible for directing the region’s management and affairs to ensure the delivery and administration of health services.
The minister thanked the outgoing chair for his service and dedication to guiding improvements to the health system.