Ms Bernadette Preun
Deputy Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care
Province of Manitoba

Ms Preun has been Deputy Minister since 2020. She began her career with the provincial government in 2001 in Health's Capital Planning Branch, and was appointed the Director of Emergency Medical Services (land and air ambulances) in 2003. In 2007, she assumed the role of Assistant Deputy Minister and has overseen a wide-range of portfolios in Health since that time such as Provincial Drug Programs/Pharmacare, Capital Planning, Information and Communications Technology, and oversight and policy direction related to regional health authorities, CancerCare Manitoba, and Diagnostic Services of Manitoba.

In September 2020, Ms Preun was appointed Deputy Minister Crown Services overseeing Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Public Insurance and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries under the Crown Corporations Governance and Accountability Act. Most recently (January 2022), she has been appointed Deputy Minister Seniors and Long-Term Care.

Prior to coming to work with the provincial government, Ms Preun worked as an Occupational Therapist and manager/business owner in health care delivery in the community and hospital setting, in non- and for-profit organizations in Manitoba and Ontario, and also served as a planner in the District Health Council system in Ontario. She received her degree in Medical Rehabilitation - Occupational Therapist from the University of Manitoba, and completed an Executive Masters in Business Administration at Queen's University in 1996.