When healthcare organizations seek CEOs, board members and senior and emerging leaders, they turn to Elaina Genser (she/her), a leading executive search consultant with more than 35 years of industry experience. Elaina has completed hundreds of successful searches for clients, including health systems and hospitals, senior care, and not-for-profit organizations committed to improving the quality of life.
Elaina locates outstanding leaders with the necessary skills, experience and qualifications for success. She advises healthcare trustees, CEOs, senior executives and physicians as they define executive needs within a changing healthcare environment. Elaina’s abilities at the negotiation table guide clients through the issues of recruitment and retention, leadership transition and executive compensation.
In 1992, Elaina established WittKieffer’s Northern California office in Emeryville. She now serves as a senior partner of the Healthcare Practice in the western states and as vice chair and lead director of the firm’s board of directors. As co-leader of the Professional Search Practice, her team identifies exceptional mid-tier leaders across the healthcare, higher education and not-for-profit fields. In addition, she formerly served as the firm’s executive vice president, chief quality officer, and leader of its western and central regions. A frequent speaker at healthcare and leadership conferences, Elaina also participates in a number of professional associations and serves on community boards.