MaryBeth Nicholas Cruz


MaryBeth serves as Partner at DHR International and is a member of the Healthcare practice group.

Her more than 25 years of executive and leadership experience grant MaryBeth a significant understanding of the strategic, operational and cultural challenges faced by healthcare organizations today.

She has dedicated her career to providing exceptional, high-touch consulting while building high-performing leadership teams and medical groups. MaryBeth supports her clients’ successful hiring and retention strategies by leveraging an analytic approach to sourcing and vetting and designing market competitive employment offers.

Prior to joining DHR, MaryBeth served as the Principal for Cruz Consulting Group in Portland, Oregon. Her executive search career began with Providence Health & Services, where she skillfully recruited hundreds of physicians, physician executives and administrative leaders serving five states and 34 medical centers. MaryBeth has also held executive roles with Cejka Executive Search and Korn Ferry International.

MaryBeth is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, and the Medical Group Management Association, as well as a former member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. She has served on the Board of Trustees for Trillium Family Services since 2012. The not-for-profit organization supports mental and behavioral health for children and teens in Oregon.

MaryBeth earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology from Western Oregon University. Training at the renowned Stanford University Sleep Center, she launched her career as a registered polysomnographic technologist.

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