ZurickDavis Tapped by Community Health Centers of Burlington to Find New CEO

February 27, 2020 – Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown.

ZurickDavis, a search firm that recruits executives and physician leaders for healthcare organizations, has been selected by Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB) in Vermont to lead its search for a new CEO. Search firm CEO Jeffrey Zegas is leading the assignment along with vice president Lida Junghans.

CHCB wants a strong, seasoned leader to guide the development of organizational culture and infrastructure to support the recent acquisition of new practices, prepare for value-based payment models, bolster the leadership team and enhance professional development throughout CHCB, said ZurickDavis.

The new CEO will join CHCB after a period of rapid growth and leadership change.  Moreover, clinical and operational staff are in the midst of a care transformation process designed to formalize a team-based approach to clinical care with the goal of enhancing the satisfaction and well-being of patients and providers alike.

This is an opportunity to lead and shape a pioneering health care organization, said the search firm. The next CEO will position CHCB to thrive in a changing healthcare environment and to respond to the varied needs of community members.

“The ideal CEO will have a record of successful leadership of a mission-driven, community-based healthcare organization, and will be drawn to the goal of improving the life and health of the CHCB community,” said ZurickDavis. “She or he should have strong financial skills; a record of cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues, staff, and external partners; a record of success in grant procurement/fundraising; and a keen understanding of how to work with a board of directors. A record of effective leadership in a unionized environment is a plus.”

CHCB seeks a CEO who will facilitate the creation of a harmonious and stable organizational culture across locations. The ideal candidate will be an inclusive and proactive communicator who is highly visible and engaged with all areas of CHCB.

Community Health Centers of Burlington is the sole federally-qualified health center (FQHC) and safety net health and human service provider to Vermont’s most populated urban center. With a reputation for clinical excellence, it provides an array of progressive clinical programs in eight locations in and around Burlington to meet the needs of a diverse community.

Serving Healthcare Organizations

Founded in 1986, ZurickDavis is a search firm that recruits executives and physician leaders for healthcare organizations of all types. To complement its core business, the firm has developed two other areas of expertise that many organizations require: coaching for new executives and their teams and recruiting interim leaders to serve while a search is being conducted.

Tapping Outside Talent for Life Science and Healthcare
For these top 50 executive recruiters working in the life science and healthcare sectors, the last decade has been one of transformation. Pressure on pricing, regulatory changes, emerging innovations, growth, and an uncertain political environment have all helped shape a new field of play.

Top 50 Ranking

Mr. Zegas’ search focus has been almost exclusively in healthcare. In addition to leading major searches, he lends his expertise, experience and nationwide connections in the healthcare field to client relations and new business development. Early in his career, he managed searches in healthcare, banking and financial services, manufacturing, software, distribution, real estate, academia and human services

Dr. Junghans has led searches for deans and vice presidents in higher education, and for program officers and senior leaders in international philanthropies and research foundations. She is fluent in Mandarin and Italian, and has extensive international experience, including as a research associate at the Harvard University Asia Center, where she consults on China-related public health projects.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

Share This Article


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments