DHR Global Recruits CEO for the American College of Radiology

January 22, 2024 – Talent advisory firm DHR Global has assisted in the recruitment of Dana H. Smetherman as the new CEO of the American College of Radiology in Reston, VA. She succeeds radiology luminary William T. Thorwarth Jr., who will retire June 30, after more than 10 years of service. Ms. Smetherman becomes the first female to lead the organization. Joan Gee and Dan Carney led the assignment. “Doctor Smetherman is recognized as an outstanding leader by those in radiology and beyond,” said Jacqueline A. Bello, chair of the American College of Radiology board of chancellors. The American College of Radiology volunteer leaders are proud to have a CEO with a wealth of skills, abilities and experience to work with, shoulder-to-shoulder, for years to come.”

A diagnostic radiologist specializing in breast imaging, Dr. Smetherman is chair of the Department of Radiology and associate medical director for medical specialties at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans and a past member of the Ochsner Health System board of directors. Dr. Smetherman is currently the secretary-treasurer of the American College of Radiology and a member of its board of chancellors. She also served as chair of the American College of Radiology Breast Commission, a counselor for the organization from Louisiana, chair of the Breast Imaging Economics Committee, president of the Radiological Society of Louisiana, board member for the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers, the American Roentgen Ray Society advisor and alternative advisor to the American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Panel, and chair of the Technical Exhibits Committee of the Radiological Society of North America.

“It is an honor and a tremendous responsibility to be asked to lead this great organization and our profession through an ever-changing medical landscape,” said incoming CEO Smetherman. “I am excited to build on the strong ACR leadership tradition and work with ACR volunteers, members and staff to advance the radiology specialty.”

“Doctor Smetherman has long worked to ensure patients have access to the highest-quality radiologic care,” said Dr. Thorwarth. “I know she will continue to provide outstanding leadership for ACR on behalf of radiology professionals and those we serve.”

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Founded in 1923, the American College of Radiology® is at the forefront of radiology evolution, representing more than 41,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists. It serves as the voice of its members, empowering them to serve patients and society by advancing the practice and science of radiological care.

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Since 1989, DHR Global has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly owned offices spanning the globe. The firm’s consultants specialize in all industries and functions, providing senior-level executive search, management assessment, and succession planning services.

DHR Global Places First Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Tennessee Performing Arts Center
DHR Global has placed Mary E. Clark as the inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville. Most recently, Dr. Clark held a variety of roles at Belmont University, including assistant dean of students, director of Bridges to Belmont, director of multicultural learning and experience, and liaison for the university’s collaboration with Metro Nashville Public Schools under the GEAR UP grant. The assignment was led by DHR Global’s James Abruzzo, managing partner, global non-profit practice; Soladé Rowe, managing partner, diversity and inclusion practice; and Philip DeBoer, principal.

Reporting to president and CEO Jennifer Turner (placed by DHR in 2019), Dr. Clark is charged with overseeing the human resources department and has cross-departmental influence over the entire organization. “During the extended break in our live programming, we seized the opportunity to look inward at our mission and our organization with the hope of charting a new course for TPAC and our contribution toward a more fair and equitable society through the arts,” said Ms. Turner. “Dr. Clark shares our belief that the arts, our community, and the world are made richer by presenting and celebrating diverse stories, and her expertise positions TPAC for meaningful growth in Nashville and in the arts industry, making sure that all voices are heard and represented on our stages.”

Ms. Gee serves as managing partner of the firm’s healthcare services & solutions practice where she brings more than 25 years of healthcare executive search and consulting experience to her clients. Focused in healthcare, she brings human capital solutions to her clients, focused on healthcare systems, physician group practices, and private equity-based firms.

Mr. Carney is a partner in New York serving clients in the broad healthcare industry ecosystem, non-profit social services, and higher education. He has previously served the Charlotte and Washington, D.C. markets. Mr. Carney works with clients across several sectors of the broad healthcare ecosystem with a heavy emphasis on healthcare system providers. He also partners with other consultants working with non-profit organizations and with colleges and universities. Mr. Carney joined DHR in 2006.

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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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