WittKieffer and National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives Expand Collaborative Partnership

NALHE (National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives) and the executive search firm WittKieffer today announce that they have expanded their working collaboration through 2022 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.

The two organizations have previously worked together to create and provide content such as written resources on leadership, career-oriented webinars and conference presentations for the exclusive benefit of NALHE members. They will continue and expand these programs in 2022.

"WittKieffer has been a tremendous partner for us as we continue to grow as an organization," said Rolando Gomez, NALHE executive director. "Their expert search consultants have provided exceptional, customized writings for our members while also presenting on important career topics, particularly at our annual meeting. The Latino and Latina executives who are our members crave wise counsel on their careers, and WittKieffer has given a wealth of insightful support."

"We at WittKieffer have a mission of advancing diversity within healthcare leadership, and our collaboration with NALHE is an extremely important relationship for us," said Donna Padilla, managing partner and leader of WittKieffer's Healthcare Practice. "We have found our partnership with NALHE thus far to be very rewarding and fruitful, and I think the feeling is mutual. Both of our organizations are committed to transforming the leadership of tomorrow's healthcare and in particular increasing the representation of Latino/Latina leaders throughout the industry."

"We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with WittKieffer for the benefit of our membership," said Monica Vargas-Mahar, FACHE, NALHE president and chair. "Our missions are aligned such that we both deeply believe that healthcare leadership must be more diverse and inclusive. Together we will work to move the industry forward."

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