Susan O’Hare

Area President, Executive Search & Leadership Advisors

Susan O’Hare is an Area President for Gallagher’s HR & Compensation Consulting practice, and leads the Executive Search & Leadership Advisors team. Susan brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry. Her robust insights and knowledge of the inner workings of healthcare organizations has made her a recognized expert in the industry. For many years, Susan has focused on national networking and building trusted client relationships through service delivery and insightful consulting.

Susan focuses her search and leadership consulting at the board and executive level on matters related to leadership search and providing strategic direction on issues relating to organizational structure at the executive level. Susan is known as a trusted advisor with a vested interest in cultivating relationships through her accessibility, timeliness, and client-centric approach.

Prior to joining the consulting profession, Susan held healthcare executive leadership positions for more than a decade, including the role of Senior Vice President of Specialty Hospitals at Erlanger Health System, where she held responsibility for strategic direction, program development, and operations for revenues of more than $350 million and 1,200 FTEs. For 8 years during that time, she served as CEO of Erlanger Children’s Hospital.

Before joining the team at Erlanger Health System, Susan had a progressive nursing leadership career in several hospitals and physician offices with clinical expertise in pediatric hematology/oncology.

Susan holds a BS in Secondary Education/Mathematics from Tennessee Technological University and a MSN in Nursing in Child Health from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a Registered Nurse in Tennessee and a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the Chattanooga Downtown Rotary Club, AONE, The American College of Healthcare Executives, Women Business Leaders of the US Healthcare Industry Foundation, and Sigma Theta Tau.