Executive Team

We know what it takes to be a strong executive leader. Our pedigreed senior leadership team brings deep knowledge of marketplace trends, finance, operations, marketing, talent strategy, retention, and innovation in the rapidly changing healthcare industry to work for you.

Christine Mackey-Ross, BSN, MBA

As President of AMN Leadership Solutions, Christine brings 40 years of experience in healthcare, the first 15 as a clinician and nurse executive, the remaining 25+ in executive search, spanning C-Suite roles in health systems, hospitals, schools of medicine and physician groups. Christine understands the intricacies of aligning clinical and business priorities. Prior to joining AMN Healthcare in 2019, Christine was a Senior Partner at Witt/Kieffer, a global executive search firm. While there, her leadership roles included Central Region Director; Leader-Physician Executive and Integration Practice; Founder/Managing Director, Witt/Kieffer International and seven years on the Board of Directors.

In her role as President, Leadership Solutions, Christine leads the interim, executive, professional and physician leadership business units. The Division provides innovative solutions to help clients recruit and retain leadership, manage special projects such as service line development, facility capacity expansion and create internal talent pipelines and succession plans. After hours, if she isn’t gardening or baking, Christine serves on a community hospital system Board of Trustees and as a Historic Preservation Commissioner. She is also a Citizen Deputy Juvenile Officer for her municipality’s Restorative Justice Committee.

Cecilia Beard, MHA

As Vice President, Recruitment, Cecilia Beard leads talent engagement, which focuses on identifying and building strong relationships with the healthcare industry’s top executive talent. An accomplished and collaborative operational leader, Cecilia brings more than 20 years of experience delivering best in class healthcare RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing), full cycle recruiting, talent acquisition, retained search, project management and consultative services. Her experience encompasses all facets of healthcare recruitment in virtually all healthcare settings including hospitals, health system, group practices and academic institutions.

Cecilia earned her Master of Health Administration and Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from St. Louis University.

Todd Drometer, M.S., CPA

Todd’s background combines strong experience in healthcare executive search with distinguished work in healthcare consulting. Todd has extensive experience conducting senior-level searches for the array of health-related entities, from academic medical centers, to community hospitals, hospital systems, medical groups and payors. In addition to a deep knowledge of general healthcare operations, he possesses special expertise in analytics and IT. This focus has enabled him to identify and recruit those leaders who can best succeed in today’s metrics-driven healthcare environment.

Todd served as a key member of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Health Services Practice and was a leader of the firm’s Digital Health Practice. Before beginning his executive search career, he worked for 18 years in healthcare consulting, specializing in risk management, finance, and operations. At Arthur Andersen, he was a member of the firm’s Healthcare Business Consulting Practice and, later, he was a Managing Director and Leader of the Northeast Healthcare Industry Practice for Marsh, a leading international insurance services firm. He was also a Managing Principal of the Healthcare Industry Practice for Integro Insurance Brokers, a global risk and insurance services firm. Todd has a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., and an M.S. in Accounting from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn.

Jennifer Schaulin, MBA

Jennifer serves as Vice President and Pediatric Practice Leader. She has more than 13 years of experience managing client relationships, complex search processes and developing candidates for complex leadership searches at academic medical centers and integrated health systems. She has successfully placed many high-level leadership roles including the following positions: VP, Medical Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine, Academic Chair, Academic Division Chief, Hospital President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer.

Previously, Jennifer was a Director with A.T. Kearney Executive Search and a Principal with Ray & Berndtson Executive Search in the consumer products and services practices located in Fort Worth, Texas. In both of these executive search firms, she was responsible for executing search assignments for senior level executives across a broad range of functions in consumer products, medical products and technology companies. Prior to her executive search experience, Ms. Schaulin had an eight-year career in medical capital equipment sales in both the radiology and cardiology marketplaces. She spent three years as an advanced diagnostic sales specialist for intravascular ultrasound in the West Region for Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company and five years as a Diagnostic Imaging Account Manager for GE Healthcare in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to her sales success, Ms. Schaulin served as the sales and service team facilitator and was involved in corporate training, customer training and mentoring of peers. Jennifer earned a B.S. in general engineering with a secondary field of study in marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.

Ben Harber, MBA

Ben Harber manages a team responsible for 400+ interim leaders on assignment at hospitals across the country, serving in director to C-suite roles. He is a healthcare operations expert with deep experience in shared services centers, medical group management, multi-site healthcare operations, product management and revenue operations.

He joined B.E. Smith in 2016 after serving in interim COO roles at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City and Acuity Eye Group in California. Ben holds an MBA and BSBA from Rockhurst University and is Six Sigma Black Belt certified from GE Capital.

River Meisinger, HCMBA, ACHE

River Meisinger, HCMBA proudly serves as the Vice President of MSP and Strategic Accounts Team at AMN Healthcare. In this esteemed role, River leads the charge in fostering invaluable client relationships within the Enterprise Account Relationships division, overseeing Physician, Interim Leadership, Executive Search, and Locums services. Throughout his illustrious 7+ years at AMN Healthcare, River has consistently exemplified his dedication to being a strategic partner for organizations. He specializes in delivering innovative and cost-effective workforce solutions that play an integral role in community service and elevate the patient experience.

River's journey into healthcare administration stemmed from a passion ignited during his pursuit of emergency medicine in his bachelor's studies. However, it was the allure of making a broader impact on healthcare outcomes that drew him into his current field. Before assuming his current leadership position, River honed his skills within the homecare/hospice division of Saint Luke’s Health System. Education-wise, River boasts a pre-med background complemented by a healthcare MBA in finance and leadership from Simmons University. His academic repertoire also includes a four-year degree in Community Health and certifications in Leadership Studies/Global Awareness Studies, as well as being an AIRS Diversity Certified Recruiter.

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