Lori Shibinette MBA ’13 to lead N.H. Department of Health and Human Services
January 23, 2020
Lori Shibinette MBA ’13 was unanimously confirmed by the New Hampshire Executive Council
to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). She was the CEO of New
Hampshire Hospital, the state’s inpatient psychiatric facility in Concord. Previously,
she was the state’s deputy health commissioner. A registered nurse, Shibinette also
served as the CEO of the Merrimack County Nursing Home.
As commissioner of DHHS, Shibinette will oversee programs and budgets that account
for nearly half of total state spending. Governor Chris Sununu says he picked Shibinette
to lead DHHS because of what he called her “unmatched operational experience.”
Shibinette’s ties to Franklin Pierce University run deep. A graduate of the M.B.A.
program with a concentration in healthcare administration, she was an adjunct professor
teaching business and organizational behavior from 2013 to 2017, and currently serves
on the College of Business Advisory Board.
President Kim Mooney ’83 said, “Lori Shibinette is an exceptional executive with a
proven and profound ability not only to lead, but also to energize and motivate those
around her. The citizens of New Hampshire will benefit greatly from the passion and
expertise she brings to her new role as commissioner of the state’s Department of
Health and Human Services.”
Read our feature story about Lori in Pierce Magazine
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