Cynthia Price Heckscher

Managing Director

Cynthia Price Heckscher is a Managing Director with Diversified Search, and is the founder of the firm’s Healthcare Services practice.

Heckscher has developed a consultative search practice which focuses on senior executive, clinician, and governance searches for large, nonprofit, and/or faith-based healthcare systems, academic medical centers, and specialty hospitals nationwide. Most of her search assignments involve working with boards and search committees in the selection of chief executive officers and other C-Suite executives for multi-site organizations at the regional, statewide, or national level. She has more than 130 CEO searches to her credit. She has also worked closely with clients in their respective efforts to recruit, retain, and develop diverse leadership talent. In response to her clients’ interest in utilizing core competencies for leadership development and selection purposes, Heckscher has completed training in behavior event/core competency interviewing with the Hay Group.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Heckscher served as the Director of Research and Program Development for the Health Federation of Philadelphia, a nonprofit health planning organization, where she designed and implemented programs to address the healthcare needs of medically underserved and/or uninsured women and children in the city. In addition to her earlier experience as a case worker at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center’s Neurological Institute, she served as a social worker and the coordinator of the statewide Child Development Program for Dartmouth Medical School from 1976 to 1985.

Over the years, Heckscher has served on numerous boards with a focus on healthcare and children with developmental disabilities. A board member of the Daughters of Charity Foundation in St. Louis for 10 years, she also previously served on the boards of the Harriott O. Landenberger Medical Research Foundation and Chestnut Hill Health Care.