Healthcare

Serving All Areas of Faith-Based Healthcare

FaithSearch Partners’ healthcare division traces its roots to 1990, when Ed Fry, the firm’s founder, joined the largest healthcare executive search services firm in the U.S.

Trained in the intricacies of a quality search process, he successfully managed more than 200 searches for hospital CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, CNOs, and virtually every senior-level position one could find in a healthcare provider setting.

Together with our partner firm, HealthSearch Partners, we’ve been consistently ranked among the nation’s largest executive search firms by Modern Healthcare.

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Healthcare Search Experience

With the launch of FaithSearch in early 2007, the firm is able to leverage its knowledge of large-firm quality processes and combine it with the personalized executive search services of a smaller firm within the unique environment of a faith-based mission passion.

Today FaithSearch is one of the top ten largest retained executive searches in healthcare. From small, independent hospitals to large academic medical centers to integrated healthcare systems, FaithSearch is blessed to serve the complete spectrum of faith-based healthcare entities, as well as other providers who value leadership with strong spiritual values.

Healthcare Searches & News

Healthcare searches present unique challenges. Whether it’s working with a search committee made up of medical board members or members of the clinical staff, the approach and timeframes for a successful search are often different than searches for other types of organizations.

Our team has extensive experience with faith-based healthcare searches. Check out our latest news and searches:

Our Healthcare Team

We’ve been a leader in the faith-based executive search space for the last 15 years and that is directly attributable to our people and our faith. We don’t believe in hiring search consultants and teaching them your industry. We believe in hiring experienced professionals from your industry and teaching them executive search.

Our team has more than 130 years of combined experience and has overseen hundreds of executive searches.

Ed Fry

Ed Fry

President

Since 1990, Ed has successfully assisted faith-based organization boards and executive teams in securing mission-minded leaders. He has served as a Vice President/Partner of Witt/Kieffer, the largest healthcare executive search firm, and launched the faith-based practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, one of the “big four” international executive search firms.

Previously, Ed directed marketing and public relations at faith-based hospitals in Illinois and Texas. In addition, he managed the public relations function at the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the premier healthcare quality review agency in the U.S.

Ed holds an MBA from Dallas Baptist University and a BS, Communications degree from Southwestern Adventist University, where he is a member of the institution’s board of trustees. He also serves as Board Chair of the Ardmore Institute of Health, a $70 million national faith-based foundation promoting wellness and healthy living. For years, Ed has been a board member of The Journey, a Texas-based Christian radio station, and has recently joined the board of Faith For Today, the oldest religious television broadcast in the world.

Ivan Bartolome

Ivan Bartolome

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Ivan Bartolome joined FaithSearch in 2008 and most recently served as the Administrative Director for Cardiovascular Services at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, the second largest hospital in the metro Kansas City area. Before he was a hospital operations and product line leader, he served several organizations in various marketing leadership roles. Those organizations include: Shawnee Mission Medical Center, The University of Kansas School of Nursing, and three hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Ivan has a Master’s in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor’s in Corporate Communication from Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU). He is married to Sonja Bartolome, MD, a faculty physician, specializing in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Ivan has served as president of the Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club and on the board for the Wyandotte County, Kansas Red Cross. He also served as chair of the marketing committee for the United Way of Wyandotte County’s (Kansas City, KS) campaign committee. In addition, he has served as head elder at the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church, on the board of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Day School in Kansas City, Missouri, on the board of a Christian academy in Shawnee, KS, as President of the Alumni Association at SWAU and as President of the Crowley (TX) Area Chamber of Commerce.

Doug Duffield

Doug Duffield

Senior Vice President

Douglas Duffield joined Faith Search Partners with 25 years of health care and technology leadership experience. Most recently Doug was the Market President & CEO for Adventist Health in Kern County where he transformed the market from a single acute hospital to a comprehensive delivery system with physician network, outpatient centers, multiple hospitals, and post acute partnerships. He led Adventist Health Bakersfield’s quality focus that yielded awards for being in the top five percent of hospitals nationwide from Healthgrades, US News & World Report, and an “A” grade from Leapfrog. In recognition of his leadership, Doug received the Medallion of Honor for Exemplary Service from Kaiser Permanente in 2016 for creating a “One KP” experience for members, improving quality of care, and raising staff and physician engagement. He also served as CEO of Florida Hospital Zephyrhills and as Vice President of Adventist Health Sonora. Prior to his experience in healthcare, Doug spent a decade and a half working with Fortune 500 technology companies Intel Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Philips Electronics and Microsoft Corporation.

Doug has served on the boards of numerous organizations and hospitals including California Hospital Association, Pasco Economic Development Commission, Bakersfield Economic Development Corporation, Florida Hospital North Pinellas and East Pasco Adventist Academy, and was president of his Rotary club in Sonora, California. Doug has a heart for international mission and served Syrian and Afghani refugees at the Oinofyta camp near Athens Greece, responded to the major 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and spent a year in Lesotho at the small outpost Maluti Hospital.

Doug holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Walla Walla University and is Lean Leader certified from Virginia Mason Medical Center and Shingijutsu Global Consulting in Japan.

Scott Kuhlman

Scott Kuhlman

Senior Vice President

Scott Kuhlman brings an array of experience in health care practice management and organization growth, spanning over 25 years. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Kuhlman works directly with the firm’s Post-Acute/Long-Term Care (PA/LTC) clients in the executive search process. His most recent leadership experience has been his service as Vice President of Business and Staffing Development with Extended Care Physicians (ECP).

Scott served ECP in partnership and practice management from inception and was instrumental in the formation of policies and practices regarding operations management, provider recruitment, and business development, that lead to the high quality services and success of the PA/LTC medical practice. His knowledge, willing attitude, and networking skills, lead the company growth across 16 years, to build a physician practice that became the Southeast’s leader in service of the PA/LTC market. In 2007, Scott organized a multi-practice nationally recognized consortium (VISION Group). The VISION Group model served as a platform for PA/LTC practices to analyze “best practices” that were vital to the growth and success of their own companies.

Scott holds a Master of Business Administration. He and his wife are members of the Biltmore Baptist Church near Asheville, NC.

Bryan Fowler

Bryan Fowler

Senior Vice President

As an experienced executive and board member in nonprofit, secondary education, and healthcare, with elite level leadership and technology deployment, Bryan brings over 24 years of deep success implementing cultural, operational, and leadership structures in organizations experiencing a high level of change.

During the past two and a half decades, Bryan has served in organizations as a CEO, CIO, COO, and CTO and was able to help lead and develop new divisions at Arthur Andersen, ADS Consulting, Grant Thornton, Protiviti, KMBS, the United Methodist Church, and Methodist Healthcare/Memphis. He currently serves as SVP in FaithSearch’s Mission Enterprise Division as well as in the rest of the firm. He also is currently CEO for Truitt Consulting Group, an executive advisory and marketing firm with multiple brands.

Bryan is primarily known for trademark achievement in leadership and operational analysis, anticipating change, and applying creative solutions through leadership. Bryan holds an M.B.A. from Mississippi State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He serves on the four nonprofit Board of Directors including the Technology Association of Georgia’s Health Society, Honduras Outreach Incorporated (HOI), Grace Village and Kennesaw State University’s Masters of Health Management and Informatics Program.

Porsche Schooley

Porsche Schooley

Vice President, Administrative Services

Serving as FaithSearch Partners’ Vice President of Administrative Services, Porsche provides oversight to the administrative support team which assists FaithSearch consultants in executing high-quality search services for the firm’s clients. She holds over fifteen years of experience in the executive search industry, having previously served as an administrative assistant at Witt/Kieffer, where she gained valuable insight into the world of healthcare executive search with a focus on faith-based organizations.
Courtney Fry

Courtney Fry

Vice President, Research, Process & Marketing

Joining FaithSearch Partners in 2007, Courtney has played a crucial role in research since the beginning of the firm, utilizing a variety of techniques and resources, both internal and external, to identify top level prospects and referral sources. While research has always been a steady focus in her responsibilities, she has served the company in various other capacities including search management, marketing, administrative services, and accounting.

In 2019, she was promoted to Vice President of Research, Process & Marketing. In this role, she is responsible for all research activities of the company, as well as overseeing marketing activities, and working closely with information technology, the consultants, and administrative teams to communicate and standardize processes within the firm.

Courtney holds a BBA in Accounting from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business in Dallas and is currently working on her MBA degree.

Linda Fry

Linda Fry

Director, Administrative Services

Joining the team in 2016, Linda provides support and service to the company’s clients, candidates and consultants. In addition, she helps coordinate marketing and social media communication. She holds a BBA from Western Michigan University and over 20 years of experience in the executive search industry.

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