Office: Atlanta

VANESSA DECOLLIBUS

Research Associate

VANESSA DECOLLIBUS

Research Associate

Vanessa DeCollibus is a Research Associated based out of the Atlanta office of Diversified Search, working primarily in the Life Sciences sector. Prior to joining Diversified in 2015, Vanessa worked as a research assistant for a local not-for-profit economic development organization, followed by a period working as a business development coordinator for a technology public relations firm. There she targeted potential consumer and enterprise tech clients.

Vanessa holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration, specializing in Community Development as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. She is fluent in Spanish.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.974.9573

E-Mail: Vanessa.DeCollibus@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations

Florida International University

Masters of Public Administration, Community Development

Florida International University

PRACTICE AREAS

BIOQUEST LIFE SCIENCES

EURIS BELLE

Managing Director

EURIS BELLE

Managing Director

Euris E. Belle is a Managing Director in the firm’s Atlanta office, where she partners with corporate clients in the areas of diversity recruitment, onboarding, and retention of senior management and emerging leaders. She has successfully placed diverse candidates in the fields of finance, human resources, law, and information technology. Additionally, Belle, who has a strong background in diversity recruitment, has conducted senior-level searches for public and private colleges and universities, foundations, and a range of nonprofit organizations. Among her placements in those areas are presidents, provosts, chief academic officers, CEOs, presidents and executive directors.

Before joining Diversified, Belle was a principal at Hodge Partners. Prior to that, she worked as a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Atlanta office, where she held both business development and search execution roles.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6307

E-Mail: Euris.Belle@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Computer Studies

Northwestern University

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS/ IT EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Director

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Director

The leader of the firm’s Board practice, J. Veronica Biggins  brings more than 15 years of search experience to the firm—including several years working in the White House.

Biggins served as Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of Presidential Personnel under Bill Clinton, a role that tasked her with selecting and hiring all political appointees within the federal government. She worked directly with the President on appointments at all levels of the administration, including the placement of agency heads, ambassadors, and members of presidential boards and commissions.

Biggins has also served as Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. She also served as Chairman of the Czech Slovak American Enterprise Fund—a role that earned her a Points of Light Award from President George W. Bush for her leadership.

Biggins’ background also includes 20 years’ experience with NationsBank (now Bank of America) and its predecessor, The Citizens, and Southern National Bank. There, as Executive Vice President for Human Resources, she was one of the highest-ranking women in the banking industry.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6305

E-Mail: JVBiggins@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Advanced Leadership Fellow

Harvard University

Master of Education

Georgia State University

Master of Arts - Psychology and Sociology

Spelman College

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION LIFE SCIENCES

NEYSA DILLON BROWN

Managing Director

NEYSA DILLON BROWN

Managing Director

Neysa Dillon Brown is a Managing Director with Diversified Search’s Healthcare Services practice. In her role, she partners with hospitals and healthcare systems on talent acquisition, executive and diversity recruitment, organizational assessments, and pipeline development.

Brown specializes in developing diverse healthcare management teams to meet organizational and business priorities. She has had success building partnerships, driving organizational change, and implementing innovative programs in the academic, healthcare delivery, association, and community settings.

Some clients include Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Duke University Health System, University of Maryland Medical Center, Northwestern University Hospital, American Cancer Society, Ascension Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, and Grady Health System.

Her passion for addressing health disparity issues has inspired her commitment to advancing the careers of minority healthcare professionals. She has developed community-based innovation strategies to address disparities in preterm births; conducted employee and community focus groups; and launched an organizational assessment of patient-centered communications that utilizes survey tools to determine if organizations practice culturally appropriate and respectful communication.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6304

E-Mail: Neysa.DillonBrown@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Health Administration

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science - Psychology

Spelman College

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

MARTHA C. HAUSER

Managing Director

MARTHA C. HAUSER

Managing Director

Martha C. Hauser is a Managing Director and the Healthcare Services practice leader at Diversified Search. Her experience recruiting leadership in the healthcare and higher education spheres is both deep and functionally broad. During more than two decades in executive search, she has recruited a vast number of key leaders for integrated delivery systems, medical groups, health systems, academic medical centers, health sciences centers, and colleges and universities.

Prior to joining Diversified in 2013, Hauser opened the Atlanta office of Witt Kieffer in 1997, and during her tenure there served as Regional Director and as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Her experience also includes leading the southern region healthcare practice at Spencer Stuart, and operational responsibility for Tyler & Company’s executive search practice.

Hauser is a frequent presenter, thought leader, and panelist at health conferences, including for the American College of Healthcare Executives and the North Carolina Organization of Nursing Leaders.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6308

E-Mail: Martha.Hauser@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

University of Georgia

Master of Education - Educational Psychology

University of Georgia

Bachelor of Science - Psychology

Appalachian State University

PRACTICE AREAS

CEO HEALTHCARE SERVICES

KEVIN B. KELLY

Managing Director

KEVIN B. KELLY

Managing Director

With more than 20 years in executive search, Kevin B. Kelly is a Managing Director in our Atlanta office and co-leads the firm’s Industrial practice. He conducts senior-level assignments in general management, finance, sales and marketing, operations, security, and other functions for clients in the industrial and consumer sectors. Kelly is also an active member of the firm’s Board practice, and also works with private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Diversified Search, Kelly was Executive Vice President & Managing Director with Slayton Search Partners, with oversight responsibility for the firm’s Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices. Earlier, he spent 13 years with Russell Reynolds Associates, where he was a Partner in the firm and managed its Atlanta office.
Before entering the executive search, Kelly pursued a career in marketing and advertising, most recently in account service with the Atlanta ad agency Cole Henderson Drake. Earlier, he spent several years in marketing with the Coca-Cola Company. He began his career in the management training program at Universal Leaf Tobacco.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6301

E-Mail: Kevin.Kelly@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

University of Virginia

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSUMER AND RETAIL CEO INDUSTRIAL

BARRY C. VINES

Managing Director

BARRY C. VINES

Managing Director

Barry is a Managing Partner based in the Atlanta office of Diversified Search. As a senior member of the Higher Ed and Healthcare Practice, Barry leads executive level searches for higher education institutions, academic medical centers, research institutions and integrated healthcare delivery systems. Barry’s passion is identifying strategic hires while providing practical guidance in succession planning. Barry brings over 25 of experience where he has been deeply involved in leadership searches for technology companies, healthcare centers and academic medicine institutions.

In addition to his achievements in executive search, Barry brings progressive and successful leadership experience earned in major corporate and academic environments, including AT&T, UAB Health System, Memorex Telex, Cisco Systems, and software giant Computer Associates. Barry led the emerging markets efforts at Cisco, where he developed a team of business leaders in strategic sectors to drive emergent business markets. His experience in corporate environments has proven to be invaluable in leading searches, given the business imperatives to differentiate and excel in today’s environment.

Barry builds effective leadership teams capable of moving mindshare and market share, who in turn create a marketplace advantage on behalf of the organizations he represents. He is instrumental in providing successful outcomes recruiting diversity candidates on behalf of his clients. Barry also served on the NCAA Inclusion Committee. Currently, Barry is an active member ACHE, HIMSS, AONE, and many state hospital associations.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.963.9841

E-Mail: Barry.Vines@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Mathematics

Birmingham-Southern College

PRACTICE AREAS

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS/ IT EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE HEALTHCARE SERVICES INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION

KARI DONOVAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

KARI DONOVAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Kari Donovan is a Vice President and Senior Associate within Diversified Search’s Healthcare practice. She brings to the team more than 25 years of progressive healthcare search and consulting experience, with several top-tier firms.

In addition to co-leading numerous C-suite searches in the health provider space, Donovan brings extensive experience in physician executive and medical group management searches. She has particular strengths in the areas of organizational dynamics, candidate assessment, and capturing relevant market intelligence. She has additional expertise in coaching, personality, and organizational assessment, and is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner.

Her previous experience includes running her own consulting firm specializing in retained physician search, as well as roles with Witt Kieffer and Cejka and Company.

CONTACT

Phone: 314.623.1264

E-Mail: Kari.Donovan@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Social Work

St. Louis University

Bachelor of Arts - Broadcast Journali

University of Missouri

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

CARLA Y. LOGAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

CARLA Y. LOGAN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Carla Logan is a Vice President and Senior Associate in the Atlanta office of Diversified Search. She has more than 15 years of experience in executive search in the industries of consumer-packaged goods, retail, transportation, financial services, and more.

As a Senior Associate, Logan collaborates with members of the search team to execute the search. Her responsibilities include search strategy development, direct candidate recruitment, and development. Utilizing various internal and external resources, she also contributes to business development by providing detailed market analysis and company information.

Before coming to Diversified, Logan spent 12 years as a Senior Associate with Heidrick & Struggles. Prior to that, she was the Project Manager for the boutique research firm Innovative Search LLC, where she was responsible for business development, client management, and candidate development.

Logan began her career executing C-suite search assignments for Fortune 500 corporations with Egon Zehnder International.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6309

E-Mail: Carla.Logan@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Henry Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONSUMER AND RETAIL EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

DAWN BIGGINS

Research Associate

DAWN BIGGINS

Research Associate

As a Research Associate in Diversified Search’s Atlanta Office, Dawn Biggins works in the Board of Directors and CEO practices.

Before joining the company in 2015, Biggins served as a career advisor at the City of Atlanta’s Workforce Development Agency. She has also served as a research associate with the United Negro College Fund.

CONTACT

Phone: 404.942.6312

E-Mail: Dawn.Biggins@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science and Government

Fisk University

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CEO

STEPHANIE FRANKLIN

Vice President and Senior Associate

STEPHANIE FRANKLIN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Stephanie Franklin is a Vice President and Senior Associate at Diversified Search, and has over 20 years of experience in executive recruitment, specializing in the healthcare, nonprofit, and academic sectors.

Franklin regularly conducts searches for CFO, CEO, COO, CNO, CMO, CHRO, and Vice President roles. Her clients include healthcare systems, hospitals, insurance companies, and universities, with particular passion for faith-based organizations. Stephanie is known for taking a partnership approach with her clients and for her dedication to mission-driven companies.

Prior to consulting with Diversified Search, Franklin’s experience as Managing Partner for a recruiting research practice included clients in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. With her initial focus in healthcare, she quickly grew her clientele to include a broad spectrum of industries, including oil and gas, industrial chemicals, technology, and higher education.

Franklin’s clinical background as an RN affords her a unique perspective to the healthcare arena. Prior to her career in executive recruitment, she worked as a nephrology nurse serving dialysis patients and families. After an introduction to executive recruitment and recognizing the opportunity to make a national impact, she turned her dedication in healthcare over to executive search.

CONTACT

Phone: 817.236.2207

E-Mail: Stephie.Franklin@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Texas Christian University

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE HEALTHCARE SERVICES