Senior Advisor


Mr. Hawthorne serves as a Senior Advisor to Diversified Search and its clients. In this role, he provides advisory services related to identifying, attracting, onboarding, motivating, and retaining premium leadership talent while aligning them with evolving market strategies and leadership models. Mr. Hawthorne brings over 20 years of national experience in facilitating Boards and Executive Teams health-related, multi-mission organizations with a focus on health system design and integration, executive and top team assessment and impact; executive and physician performance, compensation, and total reward; physician integration/value alignment, governance development and recruiting: and succession planning.

Mr. Hawthorne’s clients have included Ascension Health, Jefferson Health, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Froedtert Health/Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Integris Health, Barnabas Health, Main Line Heath, Baptist Pensacola, Infirmary Medical Center, SSM Health Care, Catholic Heath East, Christus, Miller Children’s Hospital, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Lifespan, Sentara, Inova, New York Presbyterian, IU Health, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center, Sutter Health, St. Joseph Health System, Bon Secours Health System, Scott and White Clinic, Summa Health, Baystate, Mercy Health, and Via Christi.

Mr. Hawthorne served as the National Healthcare Practice Leader for Diversified Search, and the Firm’s President. Prior to Diversified Search, Mr. Hawthorne was National Healthcare Practice Leader for Hay Group, Inc., a global professional service firm where he led the development of client leadership and business solutions Mr. Hawthorne’s advisory expertise is supplemented by over 20 years of executive leadership in integrated health systems with specific expertise in clinical operations, market strategy, system integration, managed care, and physician integration and alignment.


Professional Activities & Interests

Certified Lawyer Mediator
Executive Coach and Trusted Advisor to CEOs and Boards for Leading Healthcare Organizations
Caron Treatment Centers Philadelphia Advisory Board
Trinity University Healthcare Administration Advisory Board
Trevor Project
Elder Presbyterian Church USA
Former Member, House of Delegates and Regional Policy Board of the American Hospital Association



JD, University of Arkansas
Masters, Healthcare Administration, Trinity University
BS, Business and Marketing, Trinity University