McCormack+Kristel Place CEO at New York’s Bailey House

McCormack + Kristel Place Daniel Tietz CEO Bailey House

October 27, 2017 – Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has placed Daniel Tietz as the CEO of Bailey House, an HIV/AIDS housing program in New York. He succeeds long-time CEO Gina Quattrochi, who died last year. Managing partner Joseph McCormack and partner Michelle Kristel led the assignment.

The organization wanted an entrepreneurial executive with healthcare and housing expertise. The incoming executive needed to have a deep understanding of the impact of healthcare reform on government and Medicaid funded programs.

“Dan’s entrepreneurial spirit, unique combination of advocacy and non-profit experience, and relentless approach to improving the lives of some of New York City’s most vulnerable citizens make him the perfect fit to lead Bailey House,” said Matt Farber, chair of the non-profit’s board of directors. “This is a dynamic time for Bailey House, and we have found in Dan a tenacious and innovative leader who can help us build on our nearly 35-year track record of helping to transform the lives of New Yorkers affected by chronic illnesses.”

Accomplished Leader

A registered nurse and lawyer, Mr. Tietz is a respected leader with a strong record over his 30-year career in the non-profit sector. He comes to his new job from New York City’s Human Resources Administration, where he served as chief special services officer for more than three years. In that role, he oversaw programs that focus on the most vulnerable New Yorkers, including the HIV/AIDS Services Administration, Customized Assistance Services, Adult Protective Services, Emergency and Intervention Services (including emergency food assistance and domestic violence shelters and services), the Home Care Services Program, Supportive/Affordable Housing and Services, and Emergency Management.

Before that, Mr. Tietz served as executive director of ACRIA, a national HIV research, education and advocacy organization based in New York City. He previously served as the deputy executive director for Operations at the Coalition for the Homeless and as the deputy executive director for Day Treatment and Residential Services at Housing Works, both in New York City, among other positions. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health in a senior staff position for the Deputy Commissioner.

Demand for Non-Profit Leaders 

Two million non-profit organizations in the U.S. employ approximately 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion. That figure elevates non-profits as the country’s third-largest employer. “One in 10 jobs in America is a non-profit job,” said BoardWalk Consulting managing director Kathy Bremer, whose clients include global, national and local non-profits and foundations. “It’s a really significant economic contributor as a sector.”

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Founded in 1983 by a coalition of compassionate community leaders responding to the AIDS crisis, Bailey House is a community-based organization with a 34-year history of providing housing and essential supportive services to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. In his new role, Mr. Tietz will manage an annual budget of more than $18 million and lead its 110-person staff.


Last year, managing partner Joseph McCormack announced the formation of a new business partnership with Ms. Kristel, a former non-profit executive and an associate with the firm since 2013. The new partnership, McCormack+Kristel LLC, provides executive recruiting services for non-profit and philanthropic organizations. The firm’s mission is to ensure that all qualified candidates — especially gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, racial and ethnic minorities and candidates irrespective of age — are given equal opportunity for consideration.

“McCormack+Kristel will build upon our 23-year reputation for excellent service and continue to expand our national recruiting practice,” said Mr. McCormack. “Michelle’s experience as a non-profit leader is a great value-add for our clients. Because she has served in and managed many of the positions our clients seek to fill, she has great instincts for finding talent and making successful placements.”

McCormack+Kristel clients have included the ACLU, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Planned Parenthood, SAGE and the Tides Foundation, among others.

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

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