Lori Shibinette MBA ’13 to lead N.H. Department of Health and Human Services

Jan 23, 2020

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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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