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CAHME Selects CES Partners for Search of New President and CEO

Update on CAHME President & CEO Search Process

As announced in the CAHME Fall 2015 Chronicle, Dr. Margaret Schulte, President & CEO of CAHME, has decided to retire in the Spring of 2016. The Board has accepted her resignation with regrets and greatly appreciate her leadership. Margaret has been very instrumental in moving CAHME forward through some challenging times the past few years. Margaret's leadership has positioned CAHME on a path of sustained growth through focused execution of strategic priorities, increased accountability, sound fiscal planning, and strengthened positive relationships with graduate program directors and faculty.

The Board has commissioned a Search Committee for the new President & CEO of CAHME. Daniel Gentry, PhD, Professor & Director, Divisions of Health Systems Management and Policy at the University of Memphis, is Chair of the Search Committee. Other members of the Search Committee include:

  • Daniel, J. West, Jr., PhD, CAHME Board Chair, Professo and Chair, Department of Health Administration and Human Resources, The University of Scranton
  • Louise Lemieux-Charles, PhD, CAHME Board Secretary-Treasurer, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Timothy Campbell, MS, CAHME Board Member, Managing Partner, PTC Strategies
  • Frank Coyne, PhD, At Large CAHME Board Memeber, Retired VP, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Frances Roy, EdD, CAHME Board Member, Senior VP and Chief Talent Officer, Ascension Health
  • Elizabeth Summy, MHA, CAE, CAHME Board Member, Executive VP & COO, American College of Healthcare Executives

We are confident in the Search Committee's leadership to execute the CAHME Board of Director's charge in the most transparent and comprehensive manner. One of the Committee's first goals is to engage and coordinate with an executive search firm in a national search for the new President adn CEO of CAHME. In the past few months, the Search Committee reviewed proposals and interviewed a number of highly qualified executive search fims. After due diligence, CAHME has selected CES Partners, Ltd., Executive Search Consultants, to engage with CAHME in this search process. Barry Cesafsky, FACHE, President & CEO of CES Partners, Ltd., will lead the search on behalf of the search firm. Below is the timeframe for the search process:

  • January, 2016: National search for CAHME President & CEO launches
  • February and March, 2016: Interviews
  • April, 2016: Selection of the new CAHME President & CEO

Dr. Schulte will continue supporting CAHME in a consultative manner durring a transition phase after spring 2016. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the CAHME family at large, we are thankful for Margaret's leadership of CAHME and wish her the very best in her retirement.


Daniel J. West, Jr., PhD, FACHE
Chair, CAHME Board of Directors
The University of Scranton

Daniel Gentry, PhD, MHA
Chair, CAHME President & CEO Search Committee
University of Memphis

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