Dear Coalition friends and family,

In February 2017, Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, founder of the Camden Coalition, announced that he would be stepping down from the Camden Coalition to head UnitedHealthcare’s myConnections business unit.

Our Board of Directors is searching for a CEO to replace Dr. Brenner and carry the Coalition’s mission forward. We began our search process by taking a friends and families approach, reaching out to our allies across the country who know the work of the Coalition intimately.

We are now moving our search to the next stage. We have hired Diversified Search, a retained executive search firm with offices in nine cities in the United States, to lead a national search. Diversified Search is headquartered just across the river in Philadelphia, PA, and 40% of the organizations they serve are in the health care and nonprofit sectors. In business for over 40 years, Diversified is the largest woman-owned retained executive search firm worldwide, and is highly focused on diversity and on identifying mission-driven, authentic leaders.

Gordon Hawthorne, Senior Advisor to Diversified Search with a focus on health care systems, and Andrew Wheeler, Managing Director and Practice Leader of the Education and Nonprofit Practice, are leading the search for the next CEO. “The Camden Coalition is leading the nation with its approach to complex care,” says Gordon Hawthorne. “The right leader is critical to leading the organization at this time and advancing this transformative work in the future.”

We are confident that Diversified Search will help us identify an experienced leader within the not-for-profit space who is deeply aligned with our mission and core values, has strong operational skills, a vision for future development, and the capacity to help us deepen and broaden our work, in Camden and in the national arena.

You can find a link to the job description for the CEO position here.

Should you be interested in applying for the position or know of individuals who might be interested, please reach out to Holly Bowers:, 215-656-3555.


Kim Barnes
Chair, Board of Directors, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Lourdes Health System

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