National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives and WittKieffer Announce Partnership to Support Leadership Development
NALHE (National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives) and the executive search firm WittKieffer announce that they have reached an agreement to partner on mutually beneficial activities through 2021 and beyond.
NALHE is a national organization led by Latino/Latina executive leaders of U.S. hospitals and healthcare organizations and experts in the fields of health care policy and practice. Founded in 2005, its goal is to create a future workforce of highly talented Latino/Latina healthcare executives who can meet the challenge of delivering and improving healthcare in diverse communities as well as to promote health equity. Founded in 1969, WittKieffer is the most highly regarded executive search firm in the healthcare industry. A key part of its mission is to support organizations that improve the quality of life and foster health equity, and to partner with like-minded organizations in advancing diversity in healthcare leadership.
Initially, the two organizations will work together to create content (including written articles, webinars, and conference presentations) for the exclusive benefit of NALHE members. “Our partnership with WittKieffer will open up many doors for our membership,” said Monica Vargas-Mahar, FACHE, NALHE president and chair. “There is a real need for experienced, insightful expertise that WittKieffer provides about executive careers and counsel as to how Latino and Latina leaders can continue to grow and develop as they advance in their careers.”
“We are ecstatic to be working closely with NALHE leadership and its membership toward the mutual goal of increasing leadership diversity in healthcare, and in particular expanding the pipeline of Latino/Latina leaders who will play a key role in tomorrow’s healthcare industry,” said Donna Padilla, managing partner and leader of WittKieffer’s Healthcare Practice. “Expanding diversity in leadership requires intentional actions, and I believe our partnership will yield great benefits for NALHE members.”
“The future of our nation’s healthcare delivery system lies in the hands of the next generation of leaders,” said Isabell Pacheco, FACHE, chair of NALHE’s Leadership Incubator. “It is incumbent upon us to create a forum for those leaders to learn and be challenged to create a better delivery system that supports diversity and inclusion across all nationalities. Our partnership with WittKieffer will intentionally develop those leaders through resources, programming, and thought leadership.”