Stephanie J. Underwood

Stephanie J. Underwood has nearly 25 years of experience in leading the complex recruitment of highly qualified candidates with hospitals, healthcare systems, academic medical centers, and managed care organizations. Grasping the subtleties of “culture” and “fit” in the executive search process, Stephanie has excelled in client/candidate relations, especially those that focus on strengthening institutions that deliver care to pediatric patients.

Before coming to Phillips DiPisa, Stephanie most recently held the title of Senior Vice President at a healthcare executive search firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she led the firm’s Philadelphia office. She chaired the firm’s taskforce on children’s hospitals, is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and is active in the local Philadelphia Chapter of that organization. Earlier in her career, she worked in public relations at hospitals in Pennsylvania and Louisiana.

Conversant with lean organizations’ desires to streamline, yet still attract high-quality leaders, Stephanie’s knowledge of her client base is wide-ranging, demonstrating a grasp of how healthcare must bridge the gaps between science, business, and culture. Attention to detail and caring attitude make Stephanie a true partner with her clients.

Stephanie received her B.A. in Journalism from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA.