Furst Group Recruits VP of HR for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

April 9, 2024 – Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to executive recruiters. CEOs, in particular, want their HR leaders to proactively recommend a host of forward-thinking initiatives that will provide a competitive advantage.

Executive recruitment firm Furst Groupwhich serves the healthcare and insurance industries, recently placed Sabrina King as the vice president of human resources for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. “Sabrina has demonstrated her ability to build purpose-driven work environments and align human capital strategies with organizational goals,” Furst Group said.

Ms. King is an experienced human resources executive with a demonstrated success in executive leadership. She is skilled in talent management, compensation, employee relations, change management, training, and employee engagement. Ms. King has led the HR function within organizations that have upwards of 600+ employees. Most recently, she served as chief talent officer with LEARN Charter School Network. Before this, Ms. King was chief of people management at American Dental Association.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits graduate medical training programs for physicians in the United States. The organization also sets and monitors voluntary professional educational standards to prepare physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care.

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Furst Group, headquartered in Rockford, IL, partners with many of the premier healthcare organizations in the world, from providers and payers to life-science companies and private equity/venture capital firms. While Furst Group’s roots are in managed care, the firm continues to be one of the nation’s leading executive search partners to health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, post-acute, and hospice and palliative care facilities. Its work with insurers stretches back to the HMO era, yet the firm also teams with life science, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies.

Furst Group Recruits CEO for Center for Hospice Care
Furst Group recently assisted in the recruitment of John Mastrojohn as the president and CEO of the Center for Hospice Care. He also will take on the role of president and CEO of the Hospice Foundation, Global Partners in Care and Milton Adult Day Services. The non-profit’s board and administrative team conducted a national search with the help of Furst Group to find a new leader. “John brings a solid background of success and experience to our organization, and we look forward to his leadership and insight,” said Kurt Janowsky, board chairman.

Furst Group also has offices in Phoenix, AZ; Radnor, PA; San Francisco; Brentwood, TN; Chicago; Irving, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Seattle; St. Louis; and Washington, D.C.

Recent Work

Furst Group recently assisted in the placement of Melissa Stafford Jones as the new CEO of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in Oakland, CA. After an extensive and competitive national search, PHI’s board felt that Stafford Jones’s lifelong commitment to advancing health and healthcare for all, her collaborative leadership style, and her deep experience with forecasting and implementing high-level policy and care initiatives made her best positioned to lead PHI into its next phase of transformative public health. “Stafford Jones is a visionary leader with decades of experience in tackling complex, multi-faceted issues in public health,” said Dara Treseder, the chair of PHI’s board. “PHI is already a powerhouse, with a staff of experts and a portfolio of proven interventions. PHI’s board of directors is confident that Melissa’s laser-sharp insights and ability to effectively implement new ideas will guide PHI to even deeper, more sustainable impacts.”

As one of the largest non-governmental public health organizations in the country, the Public Health Institute has played a pivotal role in improving health and equity, partnering with government, philanthropy and community-based organizations to quickly design, implement and support public health initiatives. PHI oversees an annual portfolio of more than $200 million, powering 60+ programs working in more than twenty countries around the world.

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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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