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Our Executive Team

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Valerie Wiebe, President & Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Valerie Wiebe is the President and COO of Concordia Hospital and Concordia Place. She holds a Baccalaureate Degree and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Manitoba. She has also completed a Certificate of Theology at the Canadian Mennonite University. 

Valerie has over 17 years of experience in health care management. Valerie has had leadership roles in the areas of Gerontology, Long Term Care, Surgery, Specialized Internal Medicine, General Medicine and Addiction and Mental Health. Most recently she was the Vice-President & Chief Officer, Patient Services for CancerCare Manitoba. 

Valerie’s faith, her passion to serve, and her deep commitment to patient-centered care reflect Concordia Hospital and Concordia Places’ Mennonite faith-based heritage and our desire to provide our patients with exceptional care and service, delivered with the compassion we expect for our loved ones.

Heather Nowak, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

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Heather Nowak is the Chief Nursing Officer of Concordia Hospital. She is a graduate of the St. Boniface Hospital Diploma School of Nursing and completed her Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing at the University of Manitoba. Heather is currently completing her Masters in Nursing, also at the University of Manitoba, with a focus on emerging nurse leaders. 

Heather has over 35 years of nursing experience, and has spent the last 14 years in health care administration. Most recently she was the Director, Woman and Child Program at St. Boniface Hospital. 

Heather aims to inspire a vision that can be shared among individuals and that empowers our teams to achieve excellence in the hearts and minds of our patients as our partners.

Dr. Peter Kuegle, Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Dr. Peter Kuegle has served at Concordia Hospital for over 20 years in Emergency, ICU, and Family Medicine.

As a clinician, Dr. Kuegle has experience across numerous specialties within Concordia Hospital as an emergency physician, intensive care unit physician, family medicine physician, medical student and resident preceptor and has assisted in the surgical theaters.

He is also actively involved in education and has served previously as the Director Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba. Dr. Kuegle also chaired the WRHA Family Medicine Standards Committee (2016-2019).

Margo Bouchaud, Business Finance Lead

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Allen Vanrobaeys, Director of Human Resources

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