June 28, 2013 – Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has named Kathleen Meredith as senior vice president, management consulting. Ms. Meredith will lead a team that is equipped to consult as peers who understand the challenges provider organizations face in today's healthcare environment and the best practices for addressing them. She was previously president of Tohder Consulting which specialized in healthcare transformation. From 2007 to 2010, she served as VP of clinical transformation for Catholic Health East, a multi-institution health system serving 11 eastern states with more than 60,000 employees. “We have seen unprecedented demand for our executive search and interim leadership services in the last two years, but it is our management consulting opportunity which has really taken off in the face of the changes going on in the industry right now,” said Doug Smith, president and CEO. “As we continue to focus on quickly responding to the needs of our clients, we wanted to bring in a proven and respected leader to ensure the best, most sustainable results, and we are very excited that Kathleen has come on board to meet that challenge.” Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers.