Sara Connolly is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s Healthcare Services practice. She has over 20 years of senior executive search experience and has conducted searches on behalf of clients including national not-for-profit health systems, major academic medical centers, integrated delivery systems, physician organizations, community hospitals, managed care companies, and consulting organizations.
Connolly has worked on senior executive searches including board members, CEOs, COOs, chief medical officers, CFOs, chief human resources officers, and numerous searches at the senior vice president and vice president level in the areas of operations, quality and patient safety, health policy, diversity, and marketing.
During her career, Connolly has developed specific expertise in physician executive searches and has placed senior physician leaders in roles including CEO, hospital and medical group CEO, clinical chair and chief, chief medical officer, and chief quality and safety officer.
Connolly has had extensive experience in strategic role definition, organizational assessment, development and execution of search strategies, sourcing and interviewing of potential candidates, and facilitation of search committees and executive and governance-related search processes.
Prior to her career in executive search, Connolly served as a social worker in children’s services agencies in both the United Kingdom and the United States.