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September 20, 2013

Advisory from the CancerCare Manitoba Board of Directors

CancerCare Manitoba's (CCMB) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dr. Sri Navaratnam, CCMB's Vice President & Chief Officer, Clinical Services, has been appointed as CCMB's President and Chief Executive Officer to succeed Dr. Dhali Dhaliwal who completes his term of office on December 31, 2013. Dr. Navaratnam assumes her new role on January 1, 2014.

During her career as a Medical Oncologist at CCMB, Dr. Navaratnam has served in increasingly senior leadership roles. Recently appointed as VP & Chief Officer, Clinical Services, Dr. Navaratnam has held leadership positions both within CancerCare Manitoba as the Department Head of Medical Oncology and Hematology and in other affiliated organizations, as Medical Director of Oncology at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and as Head, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba.

Dr. Navaratnam holds appointments on national and provincial committees such as the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer's (CPAC) National Lung Cancer Screening Program, and the Manitoba Oncology Drug Utility and Outcomes Committee. She has also chaired, or has been a member of, numerous CCMB committees, including those involved with Research, Clinical Practise Guidelines, Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Dr. Navaratnam has guest lectured across Canada and internationally.

Dr. Navaratnam obtained her PhD from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Manitoba in 1990 and upon completing her training in Internal Medicine, joined CancerCare Manitoba in 1996 for further training in medical oncology. She is married and has two children.

"I am very pleased to take on the role of President and CEO of CancerCare Manitoba, an agency I have been very proud to serve for the past two decades," says Dr. Navaratnam. "While there is much work ahead to meet an increasing patient load and integrating state of the art treatment, the staff of CCMB and I are dedicated to achieving excellence in cancer care, on behalf of all Manitobans."

"In her new role at CancerCare Manitoba Dr. Navaratnam brings the blend of strategic vision and experience needed to build on CCMB's achievements in cancer care, while forging ahead with new initiatives." says Dr. Arnold Naimark, Chairperson of the CCMB Board of Directors.

"The CCMB Board of Directors is deeply grateful to Dr. Dhali Dhaliwal who, during his over 10 years of distinguished service and outstanding dedication as President and CEO, established a distinguished record of leadership and achievement."

Click here to view offical CCMB News Release.

For more information, please contact:

Jackie Shymanski
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
CancerCare Manitoba
Inquiries: (204) 330-6575



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