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Chief Executive Officer


Valparaiso, IN




Known for innovation and its clinical excellence, HealthLinc is a forward looking and rapidly growing Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) system that serves Northwest Indiana through a network of 13 clinics and specialty programs in 7 communities. From its roots as an all-volunteer neighborhood free-clinic, HealthLinc has grown to become the premier, whole health community health care provider in northwest Indiana. Through its “Can Do” approach to meeting client and community needs with high quality, accessible care, and unique partnerships, HealthLinc has emerged as an integral part of the healthcare and human service fabric of the community.


With a current budget of $54M+ and a team of 500 clinical professionals and administrative staff, HealthLinc delivers a broad range of evidence-based primary care, specialty services and a unique array of non-traditional community services including:

  • Optometry and vision care

  • School-based mobile health clinics

  • Behavioral Health Services

  • College campus clinics

  • School-based telehealth clinics

  • Medical-Legal Partnership to serve low-income individuals with non-criminal civil legal aid problems.

  • Mobile Integrated Response Teams to address the opioid crisis.

  • Clinic-based Pharmacies

  • Podiatry Services

  • Chiropractic Services

  • Reach Out and Read - an evidence-based model shown to build early literacy skills in children whose parents are served by HealthLinc Medical providers.


The high quality of HealthLinc's clinical care, its providers and support teams are evident by its achievement of NCQA Level 3 PCMH for all clinics and receiving 100% compliance in its most recent HRSA certification survey. HealthLinc also boasts a new Family Medicine Residency Program, as well as Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Pharmacy residency programs and both certified Medical and Dental Assistant Training Programs. HealthLinc is committed to strengthening its clinical, support and administrative infrastructure to promote continued innovation and growth.


HealthLinc is a private, not-for-profit, federally qualified health center based in Valparaiso, Indiana. The organization is governed by a voluntary citizen Board of Directors with diverse representation that includes individuals with backgrounds in education, social services, healthcare, business and a broad spectrum of community engagement and advocacy.


HealthLinc’s CEO, Beth Wrobel, will be retiring later this year after 22 years leading the organization to its current success. Its Board of Directors has initiated a national search to identify and recruit top-notch candidates to compete to lead HealthLinc into its next chapter of innovation and growth.



As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), you will be the highest professional officer of HealthLinc and will be responsible for the organization’s performance - programmatic, administrative, and financial. Key leadership roles will include collaborating with the Board to develop and implement HealthLinc’s strategic vision; stimulating the development of state-of-the-art strategies that position HealthLinc as a regional, statewide and national leader for achieving community impact; guiding, coaching and empowering the executive leadership team; with the Board and leadership team, setting organizational goals that assure a stable future; and, fostering a culture of excellence, service and accountability - both personally and for the organization. As the highly visible primary spokesperson for HealthLinc you will communicate plans and policies to broad audiences and develop and nurture productive relationships and resources deemed essential for the attainment of HealthLinc’s goals and objectives. You will be an engaged and productive member of the community.


This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of HealthLinc and to impact whole health care for children, adults, and families in their communities and across the region and state.




Our “Ideal" candidate should:


  • Be driven by both personal and organizational values reflecting a passion for meeting the needs of clients served by Community Health Centers, as well as the needs of their communities. For Boards and employees, it all begins with demonstrating servant leadership skills to meet the needs of a dramatically underserved and disadvantaged population.


  • Be a seasoned and insightful leader from a community healthcare/FQHC system who has demonstrated organizational success in today’s healthcare marketplace.


  • Be a visionary who can look over the horizon and guide an organization, staff, and communities to achieve their potential.


  • Demonstrate the highest level of integrity and have a history of building trusting relationships – internally with the Board and staff, externally with communities, strategic partners, and funders.


  • Have exceptional political savvy and communication skills and a track record of building and maintaining close partnerships with elected officials.


  • Have developed a wide range of relationships to improve/expand services, reduce/contain costs, solve community problems and secure an organization’s future through contracts, partnerships, collaborations, mergers and/or acquisitions.


  • Have a successful track record leading strategic initiatives and guiding organizational change.


  • Be an innovator who fosters and supports a culture of creativity and risk-taking without sacrificing quality of services or financial stability.


  • Have demonstrated business acumen in today’s evolving healthcare environment while achieving both clinical and operational excellence in an organization with strong financial stability.


  • Be tech savvy and demonstrate data-driven decision-making including the use of data analytics in the management of organizations.


  • Be an authentic person with well-developed emotional intelligence – a pragmatic problem-solver who engages staff and stakeholders to be active participants in any solution.


  • Have a philosophy of shared responsibility, collaboration, and accountability.


  • A graduate degree in Healthcare, Business, Humans Services, Public Administration, or a related field, preferably with a healthcare administration or non-profit specialization is preferred.


  • Have 7 - 10 years of experience in management positions of increasing levels of responsibility in community health organizations or integrated healthcare systems. At least half of that experience should have been in senior management positions. Experience working with/for a Board of Directors is a must.





In the Northwest Indiana region (NWI), the urban, suburban, and rural areas provide a community for everyone and a lifestyle that emphasizes family, outstanding schools, and community safety, and offers a diverse array of leisure activities. From the exhilaration of outdoor and nature activities to the excitement of big city culture and entertainment in Chicago; from civic, school, religious, and community events to seasonal festivals; from national historical sites to local and regional museums; from local performing arts to regional theater - they've got it all.


The region’s economy is strong and continues to grow. Not only is the region great for work, it’s affordable, too. According to U.S. News, Indiana is ranked at No. 3 in housing affordability and No. 2 in overall affordability. The cost of living in Indiana is also one of the lowest in the country, ranked fifth lowest in the U.S. at 9% below the national average.


Education is one of Indiana’s core strengths. From elementary to university, Indiana offers great education to further grow the mind. In the state of Indiana, the best schools are given the Four-Star designation. In the 2017-2018 school year, over 230 schools throughout the state received the designation, and 30 of those schools are within the NWI region.


NWI makes it easy to keep a healthy lifestyle a priority. With 25 miles of beaches, a national park and state park, there are all kinds of year-round activities to get out and be active. Explore the Indiana Dunes National Park, made up of over 15,000 acres of dunes, oak savannas, swamps, bogs, marshes, prairies, rivers, and forests. Access to healthcare is essential for high-quality living, and NWI is ready to provide. Hust within 2021, medical providers planned, built, or opened over $400 million in new hospitals, clinics, and care centers to meet the needs of every resident.


Low property taxes, affordable housing, great schools, accessible healthcare, diverse recreational and cultural activities are just some of the many benefits of living in Indiana. Add to that, welcoming neighbors and you begin to get a picture of the place to be!

To compete for this challenging and rewarding leadership opportunity as Chief Executive Officer of HealthLinc, or to request additional information, please contact:

Dr. Stuart I. Meyers, MBA, EdD

President, The Meyers Group

Executive Search Consultants

(301) 625-5600 X 1

Ronald W. Morton, MPA, CBHE

Vice President, The Meyers Group

Executive Search Consultants

(301) 625-5600 X 2

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