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Brett Norell, MBA, MPH, FACHE

Brett Norell, MBA, MPH, FACHE | Caldwell Butler

Brett Norell is an innovative, transformational executive with a proven track record of solid operational performance, delivering financial recovery, managed care growth, engaged & inspired workforces, improved quality, and strong community engagement. Brett has served in multiple operational and C-suite roles including President & CEO and hospital and system level CFO.

Brett brings 20+ years of operational and financial leadership experience in a broad range of organizations including pediatric academic, urban multi-hospital system and a small community Catholic hospital. Most recently, Brett served as President & CEO of Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc, WI. During his tenure, Brett grew and stabilized the organization while leading partnership discussions and selection of a future partner. Accomplishments included expense reduction of $11M through implementation of productivity benchmarking and $3.6M in increased revenue through growth in managed care volume. In addition, Brett partnered with CORE Treatment Services to launch a residential and day treatment facility to respond to the community’s lack of resources to treat individuals with substance abuse disorder.

Brett has experience coaching and mentoring leaders at all levels of organizations on the improvement of operational and financial performance. As a coaching professional, trained the Bridges Coaching Method, Brett provides personalized assessment and coaching, guiding leaders to leverage their strengths to effectively lead through any situation.

Brett has leveraged his leadership skills to give back to the community and the healthcare profession. Highlights including serving as Chair of the CORE board of directors, Treasurer of the board of directors for a local historical theater, and board member for the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has also coached a variety of youth and high school athletics.