Institute Allied Members

The Institute is pleased to recognize our Allied Members - health consultants, suppliers, vendors and additional firms who support our mission and vision of expanding health care leadership opportunities for ethnically, culturally and racially diverse individuals, thus increasing the number of these individuals entering and advancing in the health care field. 


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2017 Institute Allied Members


Carrington & Carrington, Ltd

For 35 years, Carrington & Carrington, Ltd., Diversity Search has recruited and placed senior level and executive leaders for a top nationally recognized companies and nonprofits across the varied functional complex. Since 1979, we have focused our executive search practice around diversity. We are subject matter specialists in diversity recruitment. The nationally recognized Carrington & Carrington brand, our seasoned staff, robust propriety database and search methodology have contributed significantly to our strong candidate and client partnership. Carrington & Carrington is a certified African-American and woman-owned company, as well as a GSA contractor. As one of the nation’s only boutique retained search firms, our values are integrity, ethics, quality and exceeding our client-candidate expectation.




Critical Measures, LLC.

Critical Measures is a corporate training and management consulting firm that assists employers in harnessing the power of diversity to create more productive, profitable and inclusive organizations. Specializing in cross-cultural health care, diversity and global business issues and anti-harassment training and coaching, Critical Measures provides clients with cutting-edge knowledge and skills to manage differences, and work effectively across cultures.




Furst Group

At The Furst Group, we are in our 4th decade of providing executive search and consulting services for the healthcare industry. Our experience in evaluating talent, leadership and culture helps companies align their organizations to execute their strategic initiatives. Our relationships, processes and attention to details put a premium on service excellence and client satisfaction.  Furst Group has a proven track record of successfully recruiting diverse leaders. This year, 21 percent of our placements have been ethnically or racially diverse, and 40 percent were women executives.




Korn/Ferry International

Korn Ferry designs, builds, attracts and ignites talent. Since their inception, clients have trusted them to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, they are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals.

Through their vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,400 employees, Korn Ferry converts potential into greatness. Their solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO).




Phillips DiPisa

Phillips DiPisa assists organizations along the East Coast and throughout the Midwest with their health care executive searches. The talent network on which Phillips DiPisa draws, however, is national, carefully cultivated over a decade of successful service to their clients.




Steptoe Group, LLC.

The Steptoe Group is committed to working in partnership with government agencies and private organizations to ensure access by all citizens to quality health, science, and education services. Steptoe Group accomplishes this goal externally by working as an extension of the client, providing quality services to support them in their mission. Internally, Steptoe Group fosters an environment of autonomy, professionalism, and pride. The result is empowered employees and consultants that share the firm’s philosophy, and who are committed to the client and to meeting all of their needs. The firm accomplishes this mission by utilizing a proprietary business platform that effectively and efficiently integrates training, information management, research and communications in order to improve long term health outcomes. 





Witt/Kieffer serves hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and other health-related organizations; life sciences companies including pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics and medical device corporations; colleges and universities and not-for-profit community service organizations and foundations. Clients have relied on Witt/Kieffer for 45 years to identify leaders with the best mix of skills, experience, vision and character to fulfill their missions. For them and for Witt/Kieffer, executive search is about much more than filling a chair — It’s about bringing great leadership to your organization.





ZurickDavis is an executive search practice exclusively serving healthcare clients. We conduct regional and national searches for all leadership functions, primarily at the C-Suite and Vice President level. Our ZDmd division focuses on recruiting physician leaders. Our ZDinterim division provides interim leadership at the C-suite and VP level. With over 30 years of experience, we have a comprehensive understanding of market dynamics.