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 Hill

Vice President

Michael Hill brings more than 25 years of executive search experience and more than 13 years in hospital management. His diverse healthcare experience includes hospital operations, management, business development, strategic planning, and consulting. In his role, Mr. Hill focuses on partnering and supporting organizations, boards, and search committees in the recruitment of senior healthcare leaders...

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Claire E. Connolly

As healthcare systems expand to encompass the entire continuum of care, seasoned management recruitment veterans like Claire Connolly, with more than 25 years of experience throughout the spectrum of care, become even more valuable. Throughout her career, Claire has enjoyed success in recruiting various healthcare professionals but has gained a strong reputation for the niche...

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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...