BarkerGilmore Assists Methodist Healthcare System in Finding New General Counsel

May 31, 2024 – Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has assisted in the recruitment of Teresa Burroff as the new general counsel of Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio, TX. The search was led by managing director Katie Gilmore and partner Brittney McDonough. “Teresa’s appointment as general counsel not only underscores her legal prowess but also exemplifies her unwavering commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards, resonating with her genuine dedication to the well-being of Methodist Healthcare System patients and the organization as a whole,” said Ms. McDonough.

“In Teresa, Methodist Healthcare System gains a seasoned legal mind and a strategic partner adept at steering organizations through regulatory complexities,” said Ms. Gilmore. “Her track record for service to the community and advancement of health equity were especially appealing to the selection committee. We are thrilled to have played a role in securing her as a vital asset for Methodist’s future endeavors.”

Our mission is the foundation of everything we do,” said Dan Miller, president and CEO of Methodist Healthcare. “Teresa’s evident passion to uphold our mission, coupled with extensive legal experience spanning multiple markets made her an ideal candidate for this instrumental role.”

Ms. Burroff most recently served as chief legal officer at TX Health Benefits Pool where she was responsible for the legal affairs, compliance, and privacy for the state’s health and benefits pool of municipalities and political subdivisions. In this capacity, she also managed outside counsel, negotiated enterprise-level pharma and healthcare provider contracts, and served as a member of the executive and strategy team. Previously, Ms. Burroff was the general counsel and secretary to the board at Monument Health System where she led the legal offices, managed care, risk management, compliance, and executive compensation teams across three states. Since 1999, Ms. Burroff has held similar leadership roles at organizations such as Ascension Texas / Seton Family of Hospitals and technology company Samsung Austin Semiconductor.

As general counsel of Methodist Healthcare System, Ms. Burroff will manage all legal matters for the system, as well as serve as a liaison to the Methodist Healthcare board of governors. “This position is an essential part of Methodist Healthcare- a unique partnership designed to support our communities by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed,” said Michael Lane, Methodist Healthcare board of governors chair. “With Theresa’s leadership, I look forward to all we will accomplish together by living out our sacred mission to support South Texas families.”

Methodist Healthcare, a health system with nearly $3 billion in net revenue, is owned and anchored by two leading healthcare organizations. It is the market leader in San Antonio and South Texas, with 10 acute care hospitals, numerous remote-located emergency centers, over 20 urgent care centers, and numerous clinics and access points.

Legal Recruiting Experts

BarkerGilmore is a boutique firm specializing in executive search and selection in law and compliance. With a network of advisors and recruiters spanning the U.S., BarkerGilmore consistently places talent at leading consumer, energy, financial, healthcare, industrial, and technology companies.

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John Gilmore, co-founder and managing partner, has over 30 years of executive search experience. He has developed trusted relationships with general counsel and C-suite leaders across the country. With a profound institutional understanding of how in-house legal and compliance departments function most effectively, Mr. Gilmore has earned a reputation as one of the top executive search consultants for general counsel and chief compliance officer placements.

Bob Barker is co-founder, managing partner, and chair of the industrial practice at BarkerGilmore. He brings over three decades of executive search and international business experience to his clients. Mr. Barker has successfully managed general counsel and chief compliance officer engagements for mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies, including consumer, energy, financial, healthcare and life sciences, industrial, non-profit, technology, and private equity industries. Clients rely on Mr. Barker for advice and counseling both during and after the engagement.

Ms. Gilmore has a background in talent acquisition and knowledge of the healthcare industry. Throughout her career, she has placed executives in key leadership positions, including general counsel, chief compliance officers, and their strategic reports. Her expertise lies in identifying and attracting executive talent across various disciplines, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, health systems, and healthcare services.

Ms. McDonough is partner and chair of the healthcare and life sciences practice at BarkerGilmore. She partners with executive leadership on a national platform and focuses on identifying and delivering top legal and compliance talent across a wide range of organizations, including service providers, insurers, senior living, health IT, medical devices, and pharmaceutical companies. Some of Ms. McDonough’s recent engagements include the general counsel for a growing research and development company, the corporate compliance officer of a health and nutrition organization, the general counsel of a public healthcare technology company, and the general counsel for a large healthcare system.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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