Lindauer Recruits Chief Development Officer for Boston Medical Center

June 18, 2024 – Lindauer has recruited Susie Posner-Jones as vice president and chief development officer of Boston Medical Center (BMC), the largest essential hospital in New England. The search was led by Lindauer assistant vice president Terri Rutter and senior consultant Elsa Gomes Bondlow. “Susie Posner-Jones brings an exemplary record of success in donor engagement, along with a dedication throughout her career to promoting health equity and addressing social determinants of health,” said Anthony Hollenberg, president of BMC. “She will elevate BMC’s nationally recognized care by deepening donor relationships and executing innovative fundraising strategies to support the expansion of patient services and hospital infrastructure.”

Ms. Posner-Jones has more than two decades of experience in development leadership positions, spanning education, human services, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was previously the chief development officer at Cambridge Health Alliance. Before that, Ms. Posner-Jones served as the network director of philanthropy and population health at the University of Vermont Health Network. She also worked at the Champlain Housing Trust, a non-profit organization in Vermont that tackled issues like the impact of housing insecurity on health.

In her new position, Ms. Posner-Jones will lead donor engagement as BMC advances its leadership in health equity, research, and clinical innovation.  “I’m honored to join BMC and support its mission as an equity-led academic medical center, reimagining how we deliver healthcare to our communities,” she said. “I’m also excited to work with our philanthropic partners and board, who make BMC’s innovative work and commitment to equity possible through their generosity.”

Boston Medical Center is a non-profit 514-bed academic medical center and safety-net hospital in the South End neighborhood of Boston. As part of the Boston Medical Center Health System, the hospital provides primary and specialty care to residents of the Greater Boston area. It is also the principal teaching hospital of Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and home to 66 residency and fellowship training programs.

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Lindauer serves higher and secondary education, hospitals, academic research centers, think tanks, research facilities, and foundations, as well as advocacy, public service, social justice and other mission-driven non-profits. The firm has led searches for the Boston YMCA, Center for Applied Special Technology, Healthy Minds Innovations/Center for Healthy Minds, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Cockrell School of Engineering, among others.

Deb Taft, chief executive officer, leads Lindauer with over 25 years of executive and senior-level experience across the non-profit sector, from education to healthcare/academic medicine to the youth service and voluntary sectors. Her expertise includes governance, strategic planning, fundraising, program and staff management, strategic marketing, analytics, and constituent engagement, as well as talent recruitment, retention, and development.

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Ms. Rutter brings a wide array of non-profit, advancement and communications and marketing expertise to Lindauer, excelling in placing top leaders and executing team builds in multiple sectors. Having served in various senior advancement and management roles, she is well-versed in the responsibilities of leadership. Ms. Rutter is experienced in recruiting executive directors, SVPs and VPs, national directors, and high-level frontline fundraisers and marketing and communications professionals for a broad range of world-class educational and medical institutions and national non-profits.

Lindauer Places VP for Inclusive Excellence in Philanthropy for University of Cincinnati Foundation
Lindauer has helped the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) find its inaugural vice president for inclusive excellence in philanthropy. Tammy Bennett was recently hired for the role after serving as chief equity and inclusion officer at national law firm Dinsmore & Shohl. “Tammy has dedicated her professional journey to advancing inclusivity within workplaces,” said Peter Landgren, president. “With a background as an employment attorney and diversity specialist, complemented by her academic exploration of social identities and organizational transformation, she possesses a distinctive skill-set to craft pragmatic and enduring DEIB strategies.”

Ms. Gomes Bondlow brings to Lindauer and its clients over 20 years of experience, as a connector, relationship builder, social justice activist, and social change strategist. In 2020, she co-founded the trust-based, woman of color-led, Social Equity Access Fund, which focused on providing basic needs while addressing the social determinants of health. Ms. Gomes Bondlow currently serves as a board member and co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Women in Development of Greater Boston.

Lindauer recently helped to place Jessica L. Miley as senior vice president and chief development officer for Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in California. Ms. Miley, a proven fundraiser in healthcare who has dedicated her career to serving children and families in need, will direct all fundraising and development programs for Orange County’s only pediatric healthcare system. The assignment was led by Libby Roberts, executive vice president and managing director, and Tensie J. Taylor, search consultant.

“Lindauer was an exceptional partner in the search process,” said Tom Capizzi, vice president, chief people officer at CHOC. “They truly took the time to get to know our mission, vision, and values. Through their stakeholder interview process, they were able to embrace our organizational culture here at CHOC as well as the unique Southern California philanthropic environment. They provided excellent counsel and support to our search committee, which led to us successfully finding our new leader for the CHOC Foundation.”

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief and Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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