January 4, 2017 – Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been retained by NAPHSIS (National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems) to lead its search for a new executive director. Vice presidents Nancy Green and Evelyn Savage are leading the assignment.
The executive director of the association oversees governance and business operations for this $2.2 million organization representing more than 250 organization members who are vital records and vital statistics professionals from 57 jurisdictions, including each state, the five U.S. territories, New York City and the District of Columbia.
The incoming director will work in concert with the board and staff to ensure that NAPHSIS’ mission is fulfilled through strategic planning, advocacy, data management systems, and member services. The chosen leader will work with the board to determine an ambitious but achievable set of strategies based on mission, while also leveraging changing technology and societal trends, according to the position specification.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will have at least five years of experience with evolving areas of informatics, vital records / statistics programs, health information systems management or other closely related fields. In addition, expertise dealing with government departments such as the Centers for Disease Control and other public health agencies is essential, as well as experience with federal funding and grant management.
NAPHSIS seeks a candidate who understands the changing role of vital records and statistics as driven by technology, user needs and societal change — who can capitalize on this dynamic environment to develop relevant programs and services for members and key stakeholders.
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Skills and Abilities
The executive director will plan, organize and execute policies and programs for a national organization; establish and maintain amicable relationships with diverse groups and demonstrate strong leadership and management in a non-profit, member-driven environment. They must be competent regarding records administration, health statistics, data systems, information technology and general principles of public health. Experience in the principles and techniques of grant and contract administration and negotiation are also highly desirable.
Headquartered in Silver Spring, MD, NAPHSIS is the national membership organization representing vital records and vital statistics offices and professionals in the U.S. Founded in 1933, its mission is to provide national leadership for both vital records and related information systems in order to establish and protect individual identity and improve population health.
Based in Washington, D.C., Vetted Solutions, a specialist in conducting non-profit and association sector recruiting assignments, focuses on recruiting board members, CEOs and senior staff positions for prominent and well-known organizations nationwide.
Recent searches undertaken by the firm include recruiting the CEO for SOCAP International, placing the president for El-Hibri Foundation, recruiting a chief learning officer for the American Society of Association Executives, as well as bringing in Daniel Gillison as the executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation.
Just recently, Vetted Solutions expanded its staff with the addition of Nancy Green as vice president in its Washington, D.C., office. In her role, Ms. Green is broadening the firm’s activities in the areas of succession planning, interim executive appointments, onboarding, and leadership development. Her arrival allows the firm’s founder, Jim Zaniello, to focus on further expansion and growth opportunities.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media