Brenda Doherty serves as Partner, Head of the Healthcare Provider Practice in the Washington DC office. She leads client engagements and is actively involved in expanding the practice. Ms. Doherty has spent the last 10 years securing leadership talent for hospitals, healthcare systems, long term care, senior living, and healthcare associations. She specializes in placement of CEOs, COOs, CNOs, Chief Marketing Officers, CFOs and executive leadership in the for profit and nonprofit organizations.
Much of Ms. Doherty’s healthcare career was spent with the former National Medical Enterprises, now known as Tenet Healthcare. As a Senior Vice President, she was operationally responsible for their contract management division, which involved the startup and ongoing operations of specialty units in general hospitals throughout the United States. Following this acute care experience, Ms. Doherty held the position of Vice President Operations for Summerville Healthcare Services (now Emeritus Senior Living) where she was operationally responsible for freestanding assisted & independent living properties on the Eastern seaboard. Before joining The Buffkin Group, Ms. Doherty was a Partner at Korn/Ferry International, as well as managing director of the Charleston Group, a boutique firm specializing in healthcare.
Ms. Doherty holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Maryland. She lives in Alexandria, VA and serves on the Board of The Carpenter’s Shelter, Northern VA’s largest homeless shelter.