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Christine Mackey-Ross

Christine Mackey-Ross offers clients of Witt/Kieffer a unique blend of experience and expertise. Christine’s career, prior to joining the firm in 1995, included multiple roles in nursing administration and experience as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and executive recruiter.

During her 20 years in executive search, Christine has led and completed multiple search assignments for C-suite executives in all sectors of healthcare, including integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals and group practices.

Christine now serves as a senior partner for Witt/Kieffer’s healthcare practice and practice co-leader for the firm’s work in physician integration and leadership. She has also served three terms on Witt/Kieffer’s board of directors.

Her areas of expertise span positions such as CMO, Chief Clinical Integration Officer, Chief Quality Officer, along with more traditional positions such as department chair or service line chief. Christine is often involved in projects where organizations may wish to include physician candidates in the CEO search process. In addition to her work with physician leaders, Christine conducts traditional C-Suite roles such as CEO, COO and CFO. With her clinical background, she is often requested for the most senior nursing searches.

Christine is a frequent speaker at educational sessions including state hospital associations and professional meetings. Her experiences give her an exceptionally strong understanding of healthcare issues and trends within the acute care environment and the traits and skill sets that today’s executives need to lead healthcare organizations. 

M.B.A., Washington University, John M. Olin School of Business, St. Louis, MO
B.S.N., St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
R.N., Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO



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Christine Mackey-Ross
Senior Partner & Practice Co-Leader, Physician Integration & Leadership
7733 Forsyth Boulevard
Suite 725
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-862-1370
Fax: 314-727-5662
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