Managing Director


Cynthia Price Heckscher is a Managing Director with Diversified Search. From 1987 to 1989, she served as the Director of Research and Program Development for the Health Federation of Philadelphia, a non-profit health planning organization. In this capacity, she designed and implemented multiple programs, including Philadelphia's Lay Home Visiting Program, to address the health care needs of medically underserved and/or uninsured women and children in the city. In addition to her earlier experience as a case-worker at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center's Neurological Institute, she served as a social worker and the coordinator of the statewide Child Development Program for Dartmouth Medical School from 1976 to 1985.

Since joining Diversified Search in 1989, Mrs. Heckscher has developed a consultative search practice which focuses on senior executive and clinician searches for large, non-profit, and/or faith-based health care systems, academic medical centers, managed care organizations, and specialty hospitals nationwide. Many of her search assignments involve working with Boards and search committees in the selection of chief executive officers for multi-site organizations at the local, regional or national level. In this regard, she has over 80 CEO searches to her credit. She also has worked closely with clients in their respective efforts to recruit, retain, and develop diverse leadership talent. In response to her clients' interest in utilizing core competencies for leadership development and selection purposes, Mrs. Heckscher has completed training in behavior event/core competency interviewing with The Hay Group.


Professional Activities & Achievements

Daughters of Charity Foundation in St. Louis, Former Board Member
Harriott O. Landenberger Medical Research Foundation, Board Member
Friends of the Wissahickon, Board Member



MS, Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Vassar College

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