Executive Search Consultant
Kathleen R. Henrichs, PhD
“NEW CLIENTS HAVE MY PHONE NUMBERS AND CAN ALWAYS REACH ME. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE A SEARCH CAN BE A SENSITIVE AND DIFFICULT TIME FOR A CLIENT. WE’RE HERE TO BE YOUR LIFELINE.”
With 30 years’ experience in association management, Dr. Kathleen R. Henrichs is a nationally known expert on strategy, leadership, and governance in associations and healthcare organizations. Kathy has a deep knowledge of medical organizations and governance issues. Since joining Tuft & Associates 17 years ago, Kathy has been the lead consultant for dozens of medical society and health organization searches.
Prior to joining Tuft & Associates, Kathy was Senior Vice President at the American Medical Association (AMA) where she was responsible for governance, international affairs, fundraising, headquarters operations, and organization-wide risk management. Kathy’s responsibilities included AMA’s Board of Trustees, House of Delegates, and sections on residents, students, young physicians, international medical graduates, and women and minority physicians.
Kathy also served as Executive Director of the American Medical Association Foundation. One of her most notable achievements was turning the AMA Foundation into a thriving philanthropy with a $20 million endowment, a new Board of Directors, and an innovative program about health literacy that was touted in The New York Times.
Kathy’s career with the AMA began in 1983 when she was Director of the Health Policy Agenda project, a national health policy development effort involving more than 150 health-related business and consumer groups. She also was Director of Membership and achieved record AMA membership numbers. An expert on changing medical practices, Kathy is the author of Practice Profiles in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Practice Profiles in Family Medicine for the California Academy of Family Physicians. Her most recent written contribution is “The Future of Physician Practice,” a chapter in the three-volume Praeger publication, The Business of Healthcare.
EDUCATION & BOARD SERVICE
In 1980, Kathy received her PhD from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Prior to joining the AMA, she was with Educational Testing Service and the Indiana Department of Education, where she managed the statewide testing program. She has been on the faculties of Kent State University and Indiana University.
Kathy serves on the Board of Trustees of Marietta College in Ohio and is a long-time member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Association Forum of Chicagoland. Kathy is also the founder of Henrichs & Associates, a consulting firm that advises nonprofits on strategy and governance.