Brett Norell Named President and CEO of Holy Family Memorial

Brett Norell


Manitowoc, Wis – We are pleased to announce that Brett Norell, MHA/MPH, FACHE, has been named president and CEO of Holy Family Memorial. Norell joined HFM in May 2015 and has been serving as interim-CEO since April 2018.

“Brett’s passion for our mission and his experience in health care will be great assets in leading HFM,” stated Scott McConnaha, President and CEO of Franciscan Sisters of Christina Charity Sponsored Ministries (FSCCM). “During his tenure with HFM and FSCCM he has been a respectful, compassionate leader. I have great confidence in his ability to guide HFM to a bright future.”

“Over the past three years I’ve had the privilege of living and working in Manitowoc and seeing firsthand the dedication HFM employees and providers have for their patients,” said Norell. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to continue HFM’s mission of community, faith-based health care.”

Norell joined Holy Family Memorial in May, 2015 as vice president of finance and CFO at Holy Family Memorial and became the vice president of finance and CFO of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries (FSCCSM) in December 2017. Prior to this, he worked for several years at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in a variety of operations positions as well as the operations and project director to the president and most recently as director of decision support. Norell is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds master’s degrees in health administration and public health from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.