Cooper Coleman to Lead Search For President and CEO, Interact For Health

CINCINNATI, OH — Cincinnati-based community health organization Interact for Health has retained Cooper Coleman LLC, an emerging leader among social sector executive search firms, to identify its next President and CEO. Serving the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana tri-state region, Interact for Health promotes health equity through its innovative community engagement, grant-making, research, and educational programs.

“This is a particularly unique leadership opportunity, not only due to the essential position that Interact for Health holds in the community, especially during this critical time, but also in that the next CEO will lead the organization’s development of its next strategic plan. A visionary CEO will significantly impact the future direction of the foundation and its work in promoting health equity in the region,” said Bill Coleman

Addressing social determinants of health and unequal access to health education and quality care, Interact for Health brings community organizations together to achieve health equity and improve the health of all people throughout the region.

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Interact for Health mobilizes partner organizations across a 20-county area to work together, share data, and enact common strategies to effectively combat opioid abuse. It’s focus on new approaches to the epidemic and campaigns to destigmatize the disease of addiction are among its innovative methods to extend the fight beyond treating just the emergency of overdose and to systemically alter the effects of opioid addiction.

Reducing Tobacco Use

The organization leads the effort to reduce tobacco use in the region by supporting changes to tobacco policy intended to shift social norms and by educating communities most susceptible to health disparities compounded by tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

School-based Health Centers

Insufficient access to healthcare among children has tremendous impact throughout all aspects of their lives, most notably their ability to learn. For more than 20 years, Interact for Health has invested in school-based health centers (SBHCs) to provide children with physical and behavioral health care, with some also delivering dental and vision services. Available to school employees and community members as well, SBHCs are proven, over two decades, to improve not only students’ health but their academic performance, too—all without leaving school to seek care.

The President and CEO must be a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion—an exemplar of DEI for staff, grant recipients, partner organizations, and the Greater Cincinnati and surrounding communities at large.

Candidates should have 10-15 years’ experience leading similarly complex organizations, have a passion for and commitment to advancing health equity, and prior experience building successful relationships with community health and human service organizations. They should have prior experience leading and/or supporting the work of a nonprofit board of directors, building an inclusive organizational culture, and some exposure to management of large endowments and investment portfolios. Those interested in applying should have an understanding of nonprofit programmatic best practices to help monitor effectiveness of programs and evaluate outcomes.

A complete prospectus is available at and inquiries and nominations of qualified candidates should be directed to Bill Coleman, All nominations and inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

About Cooper Coleman LLC

Cooper Coleman LLC is a full-service recruiting and consulting firm partnering exclusively with nonprofit organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions to drive meaningful growth. Its team moves organizations forward by placing the right leaders in the right roles at the right time and helps to strengthen their management and fundraising capacity to amplify their mission and impact.

Cooper Coleman partners with clients spanning the social sector including those focused on civil rights, global health, performing arts, building families through adoption, LGBTQ+ issues, among others.

Co-Founder and Principal Bill Coleman has more than 25 years’ experience in retained executive search, including leading his own firm, Coleman Search Consulting LLC, for more than 10 years until its sale in 2018. After a few years as Managing Director for Dressler Search Group, he has partnered with his son-in-law to establish a firm that prioritizes making the essential services of executive search accessible to organizations all across the social sector, knowing the transformational impact having the right leaders in the right roles can have on an organization and its mission.

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About Interact for Health

Founded in 1997, Interact for Health, formerly The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, was created out of an investment of proceeds from Humana’s $221 million acquisition of ChoiceCare Foundation’s health maintenance organization. Since then, Interact for Health has worked to change the way health care is delivered in the region, especially among under-resourced communities. The organization’s $200+ million charitable endowment funds the organization’s more than $7 million in grant distributions annually aimed at tackling underlying root causes of health disparities such as inequality, poverty, and discrimination based on race/ethnicity, gender, ability, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.

For more information on Interact for Health, visit

Twitter: @Interact4Health

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