November 28, 2018 – InveniasPartners, a Chicago-based healthcare executive search and talent advisory services firm, has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Debra Plousha Moore as a partner. Ms. Moore is a recognized champion of diversity, inclusion and access to equity, thought leader on leadership development practices and advocate for workforce engagement, empowerment and mentoring.
Most recently, Ms. Moore served as chief of staff and executive vice president of Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System), one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations and the region’s largest primary care network. In that role, she championed strategic transformation and people initiatives that reinforced the institutional mission and propelled the organization to become an industry leader in health care delivery, quality and innovation.
Before that, Ms. Moore served as SVP of human resources and organizational development of OhioHealth Corp., where she implemented a number of programs aimed at attracting and developing highly skilled, dedicated health care leaders and associates. Earlier in her career, she held executive positions at Genesys Health System and Franciscan Health System. She is a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives and the Society for Human Resource Management.
“Our firm is focused on strategic talent acquisition and organizational development in the healthcare industry — it is the competitive edge of our clients and the passion of our people,” said Curt Lucas, managing partner and chairman of InveniasPartners. “Debra’s experience in developing creative and effective programs to engage teammates, deepen the pool of talent and build relationships with the community provides a solid platform to counsel boards, senior leaders and candidates on human capital issues especially diversity, inclusion and access to equity. She has led a successful, purpose-driven career which allows her to adeptly guide individuals and institutions seeking to fulfill their own mission. Debra’s perspective will add tremendous value to InveniasPartners and our clients.”
Ms. Moore said she was excited about her new role. “Creating a top place to work allows an organization to better serve its patients, advance the medical research agenda and improve care across the community and the country,” she said. “I’m passionate about the impact of mission-driven leaders who engage teammates and empower healthy environments.”
Reflecting on the generational shift underway in the C-Suite, Ms. Moore said that the healthcare leaders of tomorrow must understand the delicate balance of purpose, operations and strategy. “I have witnessed the positive influence of diverse teams tackling challenging issues with compassion and creativity,” she said. “At InveniasPartners, I will focus on advising governing boards and senior executives on how best to engage with accomplished and gifted leaders who are ready to meet the challenge of industry transformation.”
In addition to its Chicago headquarters, InveniasPartners has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Salt Lake City and St. Louis. The firm’s clients include BJC HealthCare, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Iowa Health Care, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Inova and the University of Chicago Medical Center, among others.
As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts and whatever changes are coming. This has produced a high demand for top-notch leaders in the sector – and executive recruiters who can land them.
While executive search firms have stepped up in recent months placing numerous leaders at various healthcare organizations, recruiting firms have also bulked up their respective healthcare practices. Here is a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Nashville, TN-based the Human Capital Group expanded with the addition of healthcare veteran Paul Cleckner as managing director. Mr. Cleckner brings more than 25 years of senior operating and leadership experience in healthcare and technology. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of Saint Thomas Health.
Quick Leonard Kieffer announced a new of counsel relationship with H. Stephen Lieber. He will be assisting with executive search and client consulting, with a special emphasis on the healthcare association and professional society arenas, as well as the information and digital technology industry sectors.
Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. HealthSearch Partners combines CES Executive Search, FaithSearch Partners, and Southerland Partners.
Cejka Executive Search, a specialist recruiter serving the healthcare space, recently expanded with the addition of Mark Madden as executive vice president, managing principal, to lead executive search services for senior healthcare executive positions. Previously, Mr. Madden spent more than seven years with B.E. Smith serving as SVP of executive search.
Chicago-based TalentRISE expanded with the addition of Kathleen Murphy as managing director, healthcare and life sciences. Since 2010, Ms. Murphy has served as director of executive recruiting at Huron Consulting Group, a business consulting firm serving the healthcare, life sciences, higher education and other commercial markets.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media