Mountain-Pacific Quality Health - Chief Executive Officer

MT, Helena

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, headquartered in Helena, Montana, is seeking a dynamic, distinguished executive to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a progressive and forward thinking Quality Improvement Organization, serving one of the largest geographic footprints in the country. Under the direction of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Mountain-Pacific Quality Health is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Pacific Territories of Guam and American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The next CEO will assume the role currently held by Sara Medley, who has announced her retirement at the end of 2022. Over the last decade as CEO, she has supported the company’s growth, providing vision and oversight as Mountain-Pacific leadership and staff have secured federal, state and commercial contracts in the states already served and others as part of their continued expansion. The next CEO will need to understand the unique needs of rural and frontier healthcare communities and the diverse populations who live within them. The ideal CEO for Mountain-Pacific will carry on the organization’s entrepreneurial spirit and truly care about the growth and advancement of the company, its employees, and the communities it serves.

The CEO will provide vision, integrity and leadership to ensure the organization achieves its goals and is aligned with the mission of providing solutions for better health and improved quality and safety. Key priorities for the next CEO will include overall financial performance, operating efficiency and strategic growth of the organization. The CEO will be well-versed in leading and advocating in a time of transformational change in healthcare, and will demonstrate a relentless commitment to improvement and excellence.

The CEO is accountable to the Board of Directors and works in collaboration with partners across all regions the organization serves. The Board seeks individuals with strong emotional and social intelligence and a demonstrated ability to connect with individuals in a meaningful way at all levels of an organization. The successful leader will be a dynamic, thoughtful, and results-driven executive who is called to lead Mountain-Pacific Quality Health into its next chapter of growth and service. Specific experience in quality improvement, utilization review services, population health and health information technology, federal and state contracting and non-profit management is required.

Confidential expressions of interest, nominations, and applications are welcomed and can be made via the WittKieffer candidate portal using the buttons below. Inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to the WittKieffer search consultants, Sarah Zielke, Donna Padilla, James Vance and Lyndsey Nicodem at Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Donna Padilla        Sarah Zielke        James Vance        Lyndsey Nicodem 

As an equal opportunity employer, Mountain-Pacific Quality Health reaffirms its policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status or other basis prohibited by law. Underscoring this policy is our strong concern for our employees’ dignity and wellbeing and our commitment to provide a safe, productive and professional work environment.