Lindauer Seeking EVP of Racial Equity and Social Justice for Fenway Health

December 9, 2020 – Lindauer has been called in by Fenway Health to lead its search for an executive vice president of racial equity and social justice. Faith Eutsay is spearheading the assignment.

The incoming leader will be expected to create and lead a process of transformation toward becoming an anti-racist organization. The newly created position reports to the CEO and partners with senior leaders to cultivate a courageous culture of staff who are committed to growing and learning together. “Requiring an inspiring, collaborative, courageous, innovative, and visionary leader with outstanding people and management skills, this individual will lead efforts to develop and implement an overarching vision for Fenway Health that works to eliminate systemic marginalization and promotes inclusion and anti-racist practices that will be evidenced through their policies, culture, and leadership,” the search firm said.

The role offers the opportunity to represent Fenway Health in local, regional, and national conversations and collaborations to advance racial equity and social justice, emphasizing Fenway Health’s commitment to deep engagement and ongoing change. “There are currently several senior-level hires underway, making this an exciting opportunity to join a senior team that will lead a process of transformation at a critical time in this organization,” Lindauer said.

Candidates should have the ability to convene all staff and leadership to promote trust, collaboration and partnership between departments and levels of leadership. The right leader will have a demonstrated track record in creating the conditions for colleagues to successfully approach all work with an equity lens. They should have deep content knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusiveness research, best practices, and conventional wisdom. In addition, candidates must have a demonstrated understanding of cultural values and norms of various communities, particularly of communities of color, LGBTQIA+ and underserved communities.

Since 1971, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in the Boston neighborhoods in which its health centers are located: the LGBTQIA+ community of Boston and beyond, people living with HIV/AIDS and the broader population. Approaching its 50th year in 2021, Fenway Health has a budget of $131 million, a staff of more than 600 and a patient base of over 30,000.

Lindauer is also currently leading the searches for Fenway Health’s vice president of resource development and donor engagement and vice president of communications. Senior consultant Terri Rutter and Ms. Eutsay are leading those assignments, respectively.

Serving Non-Profits 

Lindauer serves higher and secondary education, hospitals and academic research centers, think tanks, research facilities and foundations, as well as advocacy, public service, social justice and other mission-driven non-profits. It 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.

Lindauer Tapped to Find Alumni Relations Director for Seoul Foreign School
Lindauer is spearheading the search for a new director of alumni relations for the Seoul Foreign School (SFS) in South Korea, one of the leading international schools in Asia. Heading the assignment is vice president Carmel Napolitano. “The Seoul Foreign School is seeking an adventurous and energetic alumni relations and development professional to join the external affairs team as director of alumni relations to engage and invigorate SFS’s global alumni network,” said Lindauer.

Ms. Eutsay has 20 years of development experience to help her meet client needs. A self-described “generalist,” she brings both frontline fundraising and management expertise to the Lindauer team. She has placed chief development officers, or the equivalent position, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Babson College, Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, Society for Science & the Public, and Whitinsville Christian School.

Other Top Search Underway

Lindauer was recently retained to lead the search for a new vice president and chief advancement officer for the University of Oklahoma Foundation. This is the top advancement position at the organization. Jill Lasman and Donna Russell are leading the assignment, which expected to close in early 2021.

“The University of Oklahoma is seeking a seasoned development leader with experience in an institution of similar complexity and an understanding of and appreciation for public higher education, ideally with a knowledge of healthcare and academic medicine,” said Ms. Lasman. “The successful candidate will be an experienced manager, program builder and leader of teams. This leader will have demonstrated success in and a commitment to creating and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and respectful workplace environment.”

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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