JDG Taps CEO for Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

October 7, 2016 – Executive search firm JDG Associates has recruited Tracy Petrillo as chief executive officer of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM). Principal Paul Belford led the assignment.

Following a national executive search process, Dr. Petrillo was unanimously selected for the position by the Academy board of directors and search committee.

Dr. Petrillo is a 15-year veteran of non-profit management and a thought leader in the areas of education, conferences, credentialing, leadership development and member engagement. She is a certified association executive who was awarded the highest national honor for staff, the 2016 Professional Performance Award, given by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

She arrives from EDUCAUSE, a non-profit whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology, after serving there as chief learning officer. Dr. Petrillo previously held leadership positions with the League of California Cities in Sacramento and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Chicago.

“The board of directors agreed that Tracy is uniquely qualified to help the Academy build a strong foundation to position us for alignment and long-term growth,” said AIHM chair Daniel Friedland MD. “We look forward to working with her and utilizing her expertise, energy and ideas.”

“AIHM community members work in diverse care and practice settings as they strive to create health. I know my experience leading associations across a variety of industries and professions will assist me to appreciate their unique needs while catalyzing their common interests,” Dr. Petrillo said. “I am thrilled to work with the Academy board, members, Fellows, stakeholders and staff to create and implement educational initiatives as well as design new member communities and benefits.”

“We selected Tracy to implement our vision of healthcare transformation through interprofessional education, membership services, and advocacy,” said Mimi Guarneri, president of AIHM. “Our goal is one community of colleagues dedicated to health creation locally and globally.”

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine is a global, inter-professional member association that educates and trains clinicians in integrative health and medicine to assure exemplary health care. AIHM’s training incorporates evidence-based research, emphasizes person-centered care and embraces global healing traditions.

Working With Trade Associations

JDG Associates has been serving the executive recruitment needs of Fortune 1000 corporations, associations and non-profits, federal, state and local governments, research and consulting firms, and defense contractors since 1973.

Mr. Belford has completed nearly 300 association searches, mostly at the CEO level. His clients have ranged in size from regional and state groups with staffs of 10 or fewer to national organizations with budgets of up to $75 million. He has worked with trade associations and professional societies from a wide range of service areas, including heavy industry, information technology, finance, healthcare, engineering, government relations, communications, finance, and administration.

He is nearing completion on the CEO search for Northern Virginia-based Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC). He recently placed Kevin Traver as executive director of multidisciplinary organization Marine Technology Society (MTS).

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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