Kirby Bates Associates Adds Former Chief Nursing Officer

Kirby Bates Associates Adds Former Chief Nursing Officer

March 2, 2018 – Executive search firm Kirby Bates Associates has expanded with the arrival of veteran chief nursing officer Judy Hayes as vice president of executive search and interim leadership.

Ms. Hayes described her experience as a nurse leader as perfect preparation for her role at the Bala Cynwyd, PA-headquartered recruiter.

“Matching culturally complementary candidates to our client organizations is a natural extension of my passion for excellent patient experiences and high-quality care,” she said.

Ms. Hayes previously served as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, a Partners Healthcare member. Before that, she was director of professional practice quality and staff development, director of utilization and care management, and held other leadership roles at hospitals throughout the region.

During her career, Ms. Hayes developed special expertise in creating new systems and roles for facilitating the nursing department’s adoption of new technology as well as new clinical roles. She also won national recognition for patient satisfaction and quality results. Ms. Hayes is board certified in nursing executive administration by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the Organization of Nurse Leaders for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire and Vermont, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She also serves as a member of the editorial board for Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.

Welcome Addition

“Judy brings a broad network, keen insights and problem-solving skills to the Executive Search and Interim Leadership teams at Kirby Bates,” said Doris Sinkevich, executive vice president of interim leadership, and Jane Fitzsimmons, EVP for executive search, in a statement. “As a former CNO, Judy has walked in our clients’ shoes and she has firsthand success in building strong leadership teams.”

Karen K. Kirby, president and CEO of Kirby Bates, said Ms. Hayes has a background that corresponds well with the firm. “Like each of her Kirby Bates colleagues, Judy’s educational, clinical, leadership and philanthropic background is rooted in healthcare leadership,” she said. “Judy’s experience, skills and network are a great fit as we continue our work to support healthcare organizations in achieving high quality, cost-effective patient care by providing exceptional healthcare leaders and a continuum of proven solutions.”

Founded in 1988 as Bates & Associates by two leading nurse entrepreneurs, Kirby Bates Associates has been continuously owned and operated by nursing executives. Ms. Bates assumed the CEO role in 2003. She has over 30 years of diverse healthcare administration and consulting experience and has held top-level nursing and hospital administration positions in the U.S. and abroad.

Plucking Talent for Outside the Search Industry

Search firms have recently looked outside the recruiting industry to find new consultants and leaders. Here’s a look at some firms that have recently tapped new talent from outside the recruiting world culled from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives.

Chicago-based Quick Leonard Kieffer named Steven M. Derks as its president and CEO. He took over from Roger Quick, who now serves as vice chair. Mr. Derks brings over 25 years of executive level leadership and experience to his new role. From 2012 to 2017, he served as president and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

Academic Career & Executive Search expanded with the addition of Charles J. Fey, retired after a noteworthy 44-year career in student affairs and student success. He held a number of positions including: president for student engagement and success, VP for student affairs, dean of students, and more.

Odgers Berndtson added Tony Gaffney as managing partner, to lead the firm’s work with boards and CEOs in driving the strategic talent agenda. Mr. Gaffney is known for being among Canada’s most experienced business transformation executives. He was formerly CEO of Aon Hewitt, Canada and also a key member of that firm’s global executive committee.

McDermott & Bull Europe added former star field hockey player Teun de Nooijer to its sports, active lifestyle and consumer products practices. Mr. de Nooijer is one of the most celebrated and decorated field hockey players in the world. He participated in five Olympic games and won several Olympic, world, European and national titles.

Nolan Partners has expanded its U.S. operations with the addition of former sports agent Graham Boone as an associate in Los Angeles. Mr. Boone previously served as the director of basketball operations and a National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) player agent for Tandem Sports + Entertainment.

Philip Tang has joined executive search firm Witt/Kieffer as a consultant in its education practice. He has nearly 15 years of university administration experience at one of the nation’s leading universities. Mr. Tang previously served as vice provost for academic services at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Sri named former Manchester City technical director Mike Rigg as global football advisor. He focuses on working with the firm’s growing list of football clients in North America, Europe, the U.K. and Asia. Mr. Rigg has been at the forefront of global football for more than 30 years at both youth and senior international and domestic levels.

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

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