Our team includes former healthcare executives and managers unmatched in industry expertise and experience. We are focused 100% on executive search and consulting for our healthcare and life sciences clients.

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Mick Ruel

Vice President

Mick Ruel brings 20 years of executive search experience including clinical, management and senior leadership roles.  Mr. Ruel offers his clients an extensive network of executive contacts, as well as innovative processes to identify leadership skills that meet a client’s needs and unique circumstances.  He has assisted clients nationwide in the selection of leaders ranging...

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Richard Heishman


As a Consultant at AMN Leadership Solutions, Richard Heishman brings more than 13 years of recruitment experience, specializing in sourcing highly qualified candidates. He partners with organizations to create strategic sourcing plans focused on identifying healthcare’s top talent. In his current role, Mr. Heishman matches c-suite and vice president executive healthcare professionals with leading healthcare...

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Michael J. Corey

Partner Chicago

Mike Corey brings more than 20 years of senior-level executive search experience in community healthcare systems, academic medical centers, medical group management, associations, and leadership for not-for-profit organizations. As a former hospital COO, Mike draws from his extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry to serve clients as a trusted advisor. With expertise in academic, community,...

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Ralph DiPisa

Partner Boston

Ralph DiPisa draws on 20 years of management, leadership and business development experience in his service to clients as a trusted advisor and partner. As a former hospital CEO, Ralph offers valuable perspective to Phillips DiPisa clients. He understands what boards expect of their CEOs, what CEOs expect of their senior management team and what...

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Todd W. Drometer

Lead Executive Partner – East

Todd Drometer’s background combines strong experience in healthcare executive search with distinguished work in healthcare consulting. Joining Phillips DiPisa in 2013, Todd has extensive experience conducting senior-level searches for the array of health-related entities, from academic medical centers, to community hospitals, to hospital systems, to medical groups and payors. In addition to a deep knowledge...

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Nicole Gakidis

Nicole Gakidis is an executive search consultant with a successful track record of identifying and selecting highly qualified candidates for healthcare, human services, education, social justice, and arts and cultural nonprofits. She specializes in leadership positions in non-profit management, philanthropy, advancement, marketing, and business development. As a former Corporate Communications executive, Nicole offers her clients...

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Bernard F. Godley, MD, PhD, MBA

Lead Physician Executive

Dr. Bernard F. Godley is the Lead Physician Executive dedicated to the critically important mission of recruiting visionary physicians and scientists to key leadership positions. As a former academic medicine physician leader, Dr. Godley possesses an outstanding educational background as well as exemplary research credentials, which enable him to assist clients in refining the expectations...

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Michele D. Hoyt

Michele Hoyt has more than 30 years of senior-level executive search experience and 15 years of expertise in leadership recruitment for healthcare systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, not-for-profit healthcare organizations, and physician practices. As a highly accomplished corporate and HR leader with extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector, Michele offers her clients invaluable insight...

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Ira J. Isaacson, MD, MBA

Partner Atlanta

Ira’s executive search and leadership consulting experience spans twenty-two years and focuses on the recruitment of physicians and/or scientists who serve as senior leaders in academic healthcare, research institutions, and the biopharmaceutical industry. Ira’s unique niche in the identification, recruitment, and development of both current and future physician/scientist leaders has allowed him to develop a...

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Tricia Lafond

Tricia Lafond advises a diverse group of clients as they adopt new payment and care delivery systems around Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and population health metrics. With more than 15 years of healthcare sector and executive search experience, Tricia works closely with all types of hospitals and health systems, including academic medical centers, medical groups,...