Client Spotlight — Muscular Dystrophy Association Retains DG&A Once Again to Fill Two Executive-Level Roles

After a successful search for their Vice President of Human Resources, the Muscular Dystrophy Association has once again teamed up with DG&A to tackle two executive-level positions: the Chief Information Officer and the National Vice President of Online Fundraising.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. They do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. It’s special work powered by special people who give generously.

For more than 60 years, MDA has provided help and hope for families living with neuromuscular disease. The Association dedicates 77 cents of every dollar it spends directly to research, services and education. MDA maintains a network of 200 specialized clinics across the United States and in Puerto Rico. MDA is pursuing the full spectrum of research approaches toward combating neuromuscular diseases, from fundamental discoveries of the causes of disease to clinical trials of potential treatments. MDA also helps spread this scientific knowledge and train the next generation of scientific leaders by funding national and international research conferences, clinical research training grants and career development grants.

The Chief Information Officer is responsible for the enterprise technical vision and leading all aspects of the core technology development, implementation, and supporting technology operations. The CIO will play an integral role in establishing the strategic technology direction the organization decides to take. The CIO provides formal supervision and coaching for the Architectural, Application Development, Security, and Infrastructure and Operations functions and sets vision and direction to inspire and drive continuous improvement of the organization’s Information Technology System (ITS) policies, standards, and procedures.
The Vice President of Online Fundraising oversees innovation new online fundraising opportunities across the enterprise; utilizes changes in social engagement techniques resulting from technological advances; emerging markets; and constitutes needs. This VP will leverage technology to provide an online foundation for donor engagement: to access a broader group of potential donors; achieve higher levels of giving; increase the efficiency of fundraising; and improve ease of data capture. The Vice President of Online Fundraising will proactively manage MDA’s internal & external resources to ensure efficient and effective execution by streamlining work processes, utilizing technology as appropriate and implementing best practices.

All inquiries regarding the application process should be made in writing and directed to gkoloditch@dgai.com.

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Recent DG&A Healthcare Searches and Placements

healthcare searches and placements logosDavid Gomez & Associates, Inc. is a retained executive search firm with subject-matter expertise in the areas of recruiting top talent in the Hospital & Healthcare sector. Through our unique, proprietary search process, we deliver only the most exceptional executive and managerial candidates. As a certified Minority Business Enterprise, we are especially mindful of the value of diversity of an organization’s vitality, creativity, and success. DG&A retains our edge by conducting business with integrity, building lasting partnerships that benefit the organizations, communities, and individuals we serve.

  • Chicago Family Health Center’s Chief Executive Officer
  • Chicago Health System’s Chief Executive Officer
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Vice President of Human Resources
  • Norwegian American Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Quality, Director of Quality and Manager of Quality & Regulatory Affairs
  • RehabCare South Shore Hospital’s Impatient Program Director’s Clinical Liaison
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Regional Director of Human Resources
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Client Spotlight — Workforce Solutions Alamo Retains DG&A to Fill Executive Director Role

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The Executive Director will lead Workforce Solutions’ mission of building a premier workforce in America by providing employers and residents with the opportunities, resources and services to develop and gain a competitive edge in the global economy. In that capacity will plan, organize, and direct the operations of Workforce Solutions-Alamo (“WSA”). Exercises discretion in matters of significance as related to the management of business operations of the agency.

The Executive Director will work with the Board to develop a shared vision for the future of WSA, develop appropriate annual goals, succession plans, and strategies to advance the mission. The Executive Director must establish and maintain a strong working relationship with the Board and the Chief Elected Officials. This candidate also provides direction and vision for staff to develop, leadership and direction for the staff, and serves as a primary spokesperson for WSA, clearly and concisely expressing ideas and providing relevant information to individuals and groups.

All inquiries regarding the application process should be made in writing and directed to gkoloditch@dgai.com.

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Client Spotlight – Covenant Retirement Communities Retains DG&A Once Again to Fill Benefits Manager

sponsor-logoIn 2013, Covenant Retirement Communities trusted David Gomez & Associates to fill their
Vice President of Human Resources role. Recently, CRC has returned to DG&A and requested help to fill their Benefits Manager position.

Covenant Retirement Communities traces its roots to the Home of Mercy. Opened in Chicago in 1886 as the founding ministry of a church for Swedish immigrants, it was an old-age home, an orphanage and a hospital. Now, more than a century later, the covenant of service kindled on the streets of Chicago burns brightly across the country. It is the corporate office of a nationwide family of CARF-CCAC accredited CCRC’s. It is the 5th largest LeadingAge Ziegler Top 100 Retirement Community.

The Benefits Managerof Covenant Retirement Communities is responsible for program and plan design, implementation, planning and execution of CRC benefit programs. Other responsibilities include management of the benefit enrollment process including open enrollment, developing and presenting program recommendations for health and welfare plans to senior management, ensuring all programs and plans are in compliance with regulatory requirements, interacting extensively with campus HR staff, benefit providers and consultants as well as employees with benefit-related questions and concerns.

All inquiries regarding the application process should be made in writing and directed to slacour@dgai.com.

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New Client Search: Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. retains DG&A to fill Chief Executive Officer

Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA) retained David Gomez & Associates (DG&A) as their trusted executive search partner to recruit CEDA’s next Chief Executive Officer.

CEDA is one of the largest private, nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the country and serves more than 500,000 Cook County residents annually.   It is CEDA’s mission to work in partnership with communities to empower families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Like many organizations and businesses, CEDA is facing challenging times, and has undertaken a number of transformation steps to ensure the agency’s sustainability.  CEDA has developed and presented a Quality Improvement Plan that focuses on the overall improvement of programmatic and financial operations.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports to the Governing Board of Directors and oversees the operation of the organization. The Chief Executive Officer serves as the agency’s representative to the general public and the community at-large, and functions as the liaison between CEDA’s grantors, governmental representatives, and with partner agencies.  The CEO is ultimately responsible for ensuring that CEDA continues to find innovative approaches and funding sources for new programs that support the mission.  The Chief Executive Officer also provides significant oversight and guidance to the agency’s budgeting and financial management efforts.

CEDA seeks an experienced and professional business leader who brings a full set of executive abilities to the position.  The ideal candidate will possess a demonstrated track record of effective personnel management. The candidate must have experience with budgeting, financial management, and financial reporting for an organization with a multi-million dollar budget with multiple and diverse funding streams.  The ideal candidate will exhibit the ability to work with an eighteen-member Governing Board of Directors representing a cross section of the community, and he/she should possess significant experience with Board relations in a reporting relationship.  CEDA is a highly visible organization in the community, and the Chief Executive Officer should have significant skills in public and community relations, as well as media relations to increase the agency’s reputation and visibility.

All inquiries concerning the application process should be made in writing and directed to Millena Sanchez, David Gomez & Associates, Inc. Email: msanchez@dgai.com

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New Client Search: South Shore Hospital Retains DG&A to Fill Chief Nursing Officer

South Shore Hospital is known for delivering high-quality care since its founding in 1912. Its reputation is based on the dedication of its physicians and caring professional and support staffs.  South Shore Hospital believes that it is their commitment to excellence that enables them to deliver extraordinary care to patients. South Shore Hospital is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality of Healthcare possible to the South Shore community. South Shore Hospital is committed to providing appropriate care to each individual patient, regardless of race, color, creed, and financial status. The Chief Nurse Executive reports to the Administrator, President, and CEO is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing the Department of Nursing.  Accountable for providing high quality patient care through the establishment and maintenance of professional nursing standards for Surgical Services, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, 3-East Telemetry, 4-East Medical/Surgical, 5-East Surgical/Detox, Chemical Dependency with Rehabilitation, Geropsychiatry, Patient Education as well as Nursing Administration. The Chief Nurse Executive serves as senior spokesperson for the Nursing Department.  Advises the senior leadership, the medical staff, board and other internal and external groups; by providing input about the implications and decision and change on the quality of patient care, on nursing practice and on nursing care providers. In conjunction with other executive leadership, participates in strategic planning, development and implementation of hospital services, assuring appropriate resources for the quality of care.Prepares and manages an annual budget for the Department of Nursing. The Chief Nurse Executive also  oversees application/termination process, collaborates with educational nursing institutions in providing educational experiences at South Shore Hospital, directs nursing staff consisting of Nursing Administrative Relief Supervisors, Nurse Managers, RN’s, LPN’s, ORT’s, Nurse Aides and Administrative Secretary. All inquiries concerning the application process should be made in writing and directed to Osama Mryan at omryan@dgai.com.

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New Client Search: Muscular Dystrophy Association retains DG&A to fill Vice President of Human Resources Position

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) retained David Gomez & Associates (DG&A) as their trusted executive search partner, to  MDA’s Vice President of Human Resources Position.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases, funding worldwide research, providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide, and rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. It’s special work powered by special people and the American public who gives generously.

For more than 60 years, MDA has provided help and hope for families living with neuromuscular disease.  MDA has over 900 employees, a budget of close to $140 million and maintains a network of 200 specialized clinics across the United States and in Puerto Rico. MDA also helps spread this scientific knowledge and train the next generation of scientific leaders by funding national and international research conferences, clinical research training grants and career development grants.

The Vice President of Human Resources serves as an integral part of the national senior leadership team with specific accountabilities to lead the national alignment of culture, talent, and organizational design required to support MDA’s strategic goals. This position is responsible for creating and implementing a Talent Management program to support the development and full realization of people’s potential. In addition, the Vice President of Human Resources will oversee the development and implementation of human resource policies, program, and services including recruitment, selection, retention, legal compliance, employee benefits, employee relations, performance management, employment practices and procedures, employee communications, training, and the talent management / leadership development process.

 

All inquiries concerning the application process should be made in writing and directed to Joe Crotty at jcrotty@dgai.com.

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