Office: Atlanta

EURIS BELLE

Managing Director

EURIS BELLE

Managing Director

Euris E. Belle is a Managing Director in the Atlanta office of the Diversified Search Group. She has conducted senior-level searches for both public and private colleges and universities (including majority institutions, HBCUs, and HSIs), foundations, and a wide range of not-for-profit organizations. Among her placements are presidents, chancellors, provosts/chief academic officers, chief diversity officers, and deans, as well as CEOs, presidents, and executive directors of not-for-profits. Additionally, Belle partners with corporate clients primarily in the area of diversity recruitment.

Before joining Diversified, Belle was a principal at Hodge Partners, Heidrick & Struggles, and CEO of Innovative Search Group. She began her career in management information consulting.

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 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION (CIO/IT) EDUCATION

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Director

J. VERONICA BIGGINS

Managing Director

The leader of the Diversified Search Group’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

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and Sociology

Spelman College

PRACTICE AREAS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CEO CONSUMER AND RETAIL DIGITAL, MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS EDUCATION ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES HEALTHCARE SERVICES INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY LIFE SCIENCES

NEYSA DILLON BROWN

Managing Director

NEYSA DILLON BROWN

Managing Director

Based in Atlanta, Neysa Dillon Brown is a Managing Director in both the Diversified Search Group’s Healthcare Services and Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practices.

Her track record of placing outstanding and impactful executive leaders stems from her diverse leadership experience with several leading healthcare and nonprofit organizations. Her focus has been on partnering with hospitals and healthcare systems on talent acquisition, executive and diversity recruitment, organizational assessments, and pipeline development.

Throughout her 15 years in the executive search industry, Dillon-Brown has worked with a wide array of organizations, including nonprofit associations, academic medical centers, and some of the country’s largest healthcare systems, to secure C-Suite leadership. Prior to her career in executive search, her previous positions included Director of Education at the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Equity. At the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Health Science Center of Brooklyn she served in several leadership positions, including as Assistant Provost for Student Affairs.

She is often asked to speak on approaches to developing diverse teams, as well as the value of diversity. She is also Diversified Search’s steering committee representative for the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), a national organization promoting diversity and inclusion on corporate boards.

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

EDUCATION 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 the Diversified Search Group. 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 the Diversified Search Group, 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

NISHANT MEHTA

Managing Director

NISHANT MEHTA

Managing Director

Nishant Mehta is a Managing Director for the Diversified Search Group, joining DSG firm Storbeck Search & Associates in 2020. He serves as head of the firm’s Secondary Schools practice, recruiting transformational leadership for public, private, and mission-driven schools across the U.S. In addition to his search work, Mehta also offers strategy and DEI consulting as well as leadership coaching.

Prior to entering the search industry, Mehta worked as the Head of School at The Children’s School (TCS), a private academy for children spanning pre-nursery to eighth grade, which was lauded in 2017 as a “model to follow” for innovation by NAIS’s Independent School magazine. Among his many achievements during his seven years at TCS, Mehta oversaw the addition of the seventh and eighth grades, two strategic plans, the development of a master plan and capital campaign for operations and future growth, the addition of competitive sports programs and a school mascot, and the increase of racial, gender, and socioeconomic diversity of the student body. He also increased racial diversity among faculty and staff to 25 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

Mehta has almost 20 years of hands-on experience in the primary and independent school field. He began his career in academia serving for five years as International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, as well as a teacher, at St. Alcuin Montessori in Dallas. He subsequently served as a humanities teacher at The Allen-Stevenson School in New York before taking the role as Assistant Head of School and Middle School Head at Alexandria Country Day School in Alexandria, VA.

He currently serves on the advisory boards of the Alliance Theater at the Woodruff and the Children’s Museum, both in Atlanta, and on the boards of the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) in Washington, D.C., and the Asheville School in Asheville, NC. He is a former board member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE), where he served as Board Chair.

CONTACT

Phone: 703.343.6362

E-Mail: Nishant.Mehta@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Master of Arts – Private School Leadership

Teachers College, Columbia University

Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy

Washington University, St. Louis

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

KARA TEISING

Managing Director

KARA TEISING

Managing Director

Kara Teising is a Managing Director at Koya Partners, part of the Diversified Search Group. She has over 16 years of dedicated experience in the mission-driven executive search space. Based in Nashville, her expertise lies in leading searches for C-Suite and executive-level roles in senior leadership, development, marketing, communications, and program for nonprofits, private foundations, corporate foundations, and mission-driven private sector companies.

She has experience recruiting for a broad range of clients, and has earned the respect of numerous notable national organizations working to affect positive change, including Earthjustice, BoardSource, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, Make-A-Wish™, and the Volgenau Foundation.

Teising joined Koya from the executive recruiting firm DHR International/Jobplex, where she served as a Partner.  She has also served as Partner and Nonprofit Practice Lead of ThinkingAhead Executive Search.

Earlier in her career, Teising spent six-award winning years as a salesperson and sales manager with Southwestern Advantage, the parent company of ThinkingAhead.

Actively involved in her Nashville community, Teising is an alumnus of the Young Leaders Council and a past Board member of the Nashville Repertory Theatre (formerly the Tennessee Repertory Theatre). She serves as the current Nominating and Governance Committee Chair on the Board of Directors for the Sonoran Institute.

CONTACT

Phone: 629.802.3928

E-Mail: Kara.Teising@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

BS - Speech Communication, Conflict Resolution

James Madison University

PRACTICE AREAS

DEVELOPMENT AND PHILANTHROPY NONPROFIT AND ARTS & CULTURE

STEPHANIE FRANKLIN

Vice President and Senior Associate

STEPHANIE FRANKLIN

Vice President and Senior Associate

Stephanie Franklin is a Vice President and Senior Associate at the Diversified Search Group, 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: Stephanie.Franklin@divsearch.com

Location: Atlanta , GA

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

Texas Christian University

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION 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 the Diversified Search Group. 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 HEALTHCARE SERVICES

DAWN BIGGINS

Senior Research Associate

DAWN BIGGINS

Senior Research Associate

Dawn Biggins is a Senior Research Associate in the Diversified Search Group’s Atlanta Office, where she works in the Board of Directors and CEO practices.

Prior to joining Diversified in 2015, Biggins was a Career Advisor for the City of Atlanta’s Workforce Development Agency. She has also served as a Research Associate with the United Negro College Fund.

Dawn has her certification as a research associate from the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC).

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

VANESSA DECOLLIBUS

Research Associate

VANESSA DECOLLIBUS

Research Associate

Vanessa DeCollibus is a Research Associate based out of the Atlanta office of the Diversified Search Group, working primarily in the Life Science Practice. Prior to joining Diversified in 2015, she worked as a Business Development Coordinator for the Max Borges Agency, a public relations firm, where she targeted potential consumer and enterprise tech clients. She began her professional career with The Beacon Council, a not-for-profit economic development organization, where she assisted the Research Department with the analyzation of local community trends, economic indicators, and impact studies for Miami-Dade County.

A Miami native, DeCollibus grew up in both Miami and Buenos Aires and 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

LIFE SCIENCES