Executive Essentials Career Series: Webinar #3 – The Executive Recruitment Process: What to Know Before, During, and After

  • May 15, 2024
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Virtual - Webinar

In conjunction with WittKieffer, HLNY is pleased to offer our members the third installment in a series of exclusive webinars.

An executive recruitment is more than a “job search”.  There are unwritten rules and practices that every executive should understand when serious about searching for a new position, from knowing if you are an attractive candidate to how to best interview to making sure you are committed to a major life change.  In this webinar, WittKieffer expert search consultants outline what to consider before throwing your hat in the ring and then what to do (and not to do) through every key phase of a search and beyond.

Registration is required in order to attend this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Webinar #3 – “The Executive Recruitment Process: What to Know Before, During, and After


As practice leader, a guiding tenet for Paul Bohne’s work and the collective work of WittKieffer’s healthcare team is advancing innovative, visionary, exceptional leaders for organizations committed to serving others. With more than 25 years of experience working with integrated delivery systems and a variety of healthcare organizations on executive search assignments and leadership-related consultations, Paul is well known for his expertise in contemporary healthcare trends and the leadership competencies that are required of high performing organizations.

Since joining the firm in 1994, Paul has supported more than 150 CEO-level searches, experience that allows him to provide thoughtful counsel to client boards in their most important hiring decisions. He is also the recipient of a WittKieffer Quality Award.

Based in Boston, Paul epitomizes the firm’s focus on quality and client service. He manages the search process by thoroughly examining an organization’s culture, priorities and overall leadership needs and closely advising his clients during candidate selection. Paul is a nationally recognized expert and has written in and been quoted in publications such as Trustee, The Corporate Board, Hospitals & Health Networks, and Becker’s Hospital Review. In addition, he speaks frequently to health system trustees, state hospital associations and other professional organizations on healthcare leadership, executive transition and succession planning, and career planning.

Earlier in his career, Paul worked for a member of the U.S. Congress, then later for a Washington, D.C.-based marketing and public relations firm, where he helped design and manage a national recruitment marketing campaign for the U.S. Public Health Service. Paul provided recruitment strategies for the Indian Health Service and National Health Service Corps in their missions to provide care in medically underserved areas.


Lisa DeSimone Arthur (she/her), a principal based in New York, NY, works with organizations spanning the healthcare landscape, including hospitals, health systems, senior care systems, health plans and community-based organizations.

Her broad view of the complex forces impacting patient-centric care enables her to help clients envision their respective future states while embedding those insights into the strategy for identifying transformative leaders. As head of WittKieffer’s Senior Care, Home Care and Hospice Practice, Lisa helps clients identify progressive leaders who can refine their business models in a dramatically shifting environment.

Lisa leads executive searches and identifies candidates for CEO, CFO, Chief Diversity Officers and physician leadership positions. Prior to her career in executive search, she held significant leadership roles in the insurance industry. During that time, Lisa underwrote and developed insurance products for corporate and non-profit clients. She has held leadership roles at several insurance companies.

She began her career as Directors and Officers Liability underwriter with American International Group. Lisa has worked with corporate and non-profit boards to tailor insurance products and provide risk management solutions and tools to meet their individualized needs.

Recently, Lisa completed the eCornell certificate program in Diversity and Inclusion, which focuses on improving employee engagement, counteracting unconscious bias and fostering an inclusive work climate.

A consultant in the firm’s Healthcare Practice, Keshia Harris (she/her) applies strong experience creating and executing search strategies in supporting the identification of senior-level executives, including CEOs, COOs, CHROs, and CFOs, on behalf of integrated health systems, hospitals, physician groups, federally qualified health centers, and nonprofit organizations including foundations and social service organizations. Based in Atlanta, Keshia cultivates strong relationships with both clients and candidates. She partners closely with clients to understand their unique needs and organizational priorities to develop the recruitment strategy and candidate profile needed for a successful search. Keshia develops authentic, trusting relationships with candidates to gain an understanding of their career aspirations and to guide them through a seamless search process. Keshia was a 2020 recipient of the WittKieffer Quality Award.

Prior to joining WittKieffer, Keshia was a lead recruiter and subject matter expert on search engagements in the healthcare and life sciences practice within a global professional talent solutions organization. She began her search career as a research associate in this organization identifying mid and executive level talent and building talent pipelines for global search engagements. Keshia began her professional career in Dallas, Texas, working with Lanyon, an event management and corporate travel software organization.


As an independent chartered chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Healthcare Leaders of New York, is authorized to award a total of 1.0 hours of ACHE Qualifying Education credits toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualifying Education credit should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.