Witt/Kieffer Announces Two New Hires to Expand Its Academic Medicine And Health Sciences Practice

Witt/Kieffer has announced the addition of Joyce De Leo and Bruce Schroffel to the firm’s expanding Academic Medicine and Health Sciences practice.

Joyce De Leo, Ph.D., based in Massachusetts, is a consultant in the firm’s Academic Medicine and Health Sciences practice. Joyce joins Witt/Kieffer with more than 25 years of academic medicine and higher education experience. In her new role, Joyce will recruit senior executives, clinician leaders and senior scientists on behalf of a variety of leading academic medical centers, hospitals and health systems, research institutes, faculty group practices, health sciences universities, public health organizations and not-for-profit institutions. Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Joyce served as Vice President of Academic Affairs for Emmanuel College in Boston. She also held several leadership positions for more than 20 years with Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH, where she served as Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology and was the founding Director of the Neuroscience Center at Dartmouth.

Bruce Schroffel, based in Colorado, now serves as Of Counsel in the firm’s Academic Medicine and Health Sciences practice. Bruce joins Witt/Kieffer with more than 30 years of experience as a healthcare executive. Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Bruce served as President and CEO of University of Colorado Health/University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, CO and as Director and CEO at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, NY. He has also served as the Director of Operations at the University of California San Francisco and Senior Vice President and COO at UCSF-Stanford. Bruce has served on the boards of the Counsel of Teaching Hospitals for the Association of American Medical Colleges, American Hospital Association, University Health System Consortium, Colorado Hospital Association and Greater New York Hospital Association.