President | 910-444-4484
Jim founded Gibson Consultants in 2002 after careers in healthcare technology and group health insurance.
At Dictaphone Healthcare, he was responsible for selling advanced speech recognition solutions to hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers. Working with the product management group, he also helped position Dictaphone’s automated coding, NLP, and handheld charge capture solutions. As Vice President of Sales for HSS, Jim was responsible for nationwide direct and third-party sales of coding, case mix classification, and prospective payment system (PPS) software to hospitals and health plans. Before HSS, Jim sold the DIAMOND claim system for Health Systems Design and clinical guidelines and administrative services for Health Risk Management.
Prior to his healthcare technology career, he spent nine years with Prudential Healthcare in sales, sales management, and hospital contracting. Jim was also responsible for account management for the eastern region of MHN, a managed behavioral health company.
Jim’s value for fulfilling work is the foundation for why he started Gibson Consultants. Jim says, “We’re helping people with their careers while helping our clients build winning teams. We’re giving our team members rewarding career opportunities and creating meaningful, high-paying jobs for Wilmington, my adopted hometown. An added plus is that, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned how gratitude and humility drive happiness and fulfillment. I wish I learned THAT one a lot sooner!“
Jim has an M.B.A. in Financial Management and Business Economics from Pace University and a B.B.A. in Marketing from St. Bonaventure University.
You can contact Jim at email@example.com
Margaret StamatisChief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer | 910-444-4485
Margaret Stamatis is the Chief Operating Officer at Gibson Consultants. She joined Gibson Consultants in 2013 as part of its research department, specifically assisting the Executive Search Consultants with candidate searches. Since joining the company, her responsibilities have grown to include marketing initiatives, operations, accounting, human resources, and special projects for Gibson Consultants.
Prior to joining Gibson Consultants, Margaret enjoyed a 20-year career in marketing, notably sponsorship consulting and national consumer promotions. Most recently, she led a team as Vice President at Team Epic, a sports sponsorship agency matching clients with sponsorship properties and activating sponsorships to advance brand objectives. Her responsibilities included client and property lead, contract consultation, athlete negotiation, internal P&L and client activation budgets, analysis of property opportunities, and overall management of event activation teams.
Margaret is a dedicated volunteer for organizations and causes that benefit community youth. Her muse is Brene Brown, and her family and co-workers are her daily inspiration. Margaret values character and believes character is defined by who you are when no one is looking. The number 4 is her favorite number because she has 4 boys, is the oldest of 4 sisters, and has participated in 4 marathons and 4 sprint triathlons. Margaret’s inspiration to share is, “That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.” (The Alchemist)
Margaret holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, an M.S. in Sport Management from UMass Amherst, and a B.A. from Trinity College.
You can contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy WertheimerVP, Executive Search: Payer Market & Digital Health
VP, Executive Search: Payer Market & Digital Health | 973-951-9538
Betsy is a Vice President, Executive Search focused on placing senior executives in the payer and group insurance market.
Before joining Gibson Consultants in 2003, Betsy had an 18-year career with Aetna. She held positions ranging from account executive and marketing manager, to vice president of account management, vice president of sales, and ultimately general manager.
As general manager, Betsy was responsible for a 1.2 million-member health plan, which was rated the #1 plan in the state by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Directing a staff of 240, Betsy oversaw departments that included Medicare and commercial sales and service, provider relations, network management, quality management and local operations.
Betsy received her B.S. in Marketing from Lehigh University.
You can contact Betsy at email@example.com
To see what others say about Betsy’s work, visit our testimonials page
Colin DittusVP, Consulting
VP, Consulting | (910) 444-4488
As Vice President, Consulting, Colin is focused on building the Interim and Contract solutions offering for Gibson’s digital health and health plan clients.
Colin brings 20+ years of interim and executive search, with expertise in meeting complex business goals through the alignment of flexible talent solutions. His background spans business development, recruiting, and operational leadership.
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Colin worked for MRI Network’s franchise system and corporate office for over 16 years. Most recently, Colin was Sr. Director, Operations and Development for MRI’s Contract Staffing business, where he led two key organizational transformations and 250% revenue growth. Additionally, Colin helped to grow the most profitable franchise in MRI’s 55+ year history, where he built the top-ranked global contract staffing practice and was the number one personal producer globally in the contact staffing / interim category.
Colin is a proud parent of four children. Outside of work, Colin enjoys coaching baseball, is a passionate (not angry!) Philadelphia sports fan, and enjoys music & concerts.
Colin obtained his Bachelor’s in Psychology and played football at Millersville University.
You can reach Colin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colleen WatfordDirector, Executive Search: Digital Health, C-Suite
Director, Executive Search: Digital Health, C-Suite | (910) 444-4487
Colleen Watford is a Director of Executive Search for Gibson Consultants, specializing in Digital Health C-suite level recruiting. Target positions include Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Product Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Clinical Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and other C-Level roles.
Colleen works with entrepreneurs and investors in digital health to secure top leadership talent and help their companies scale. Her goal is to make the hiring process easy and the hiring decision difficult for her clients.
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Colleen had a successful career in sales and brand management within Fortune 500 companies. She was successful in developing and leading sales programs for prospective accounts. While implementing marketing and merchandising strategies for retail platforms, she was consistently recognized as a top performer. Her contribution to her previous organizations led to substantial growth within their markets.
Outside of working for Gibson Consultants, Colleen also acts as the Executive Assistant to two bright and busy young daughters. You can find her searching for sea glass, traveling, or spending time with family in her free time.
Colleen received a B.S. degree in Communication Studies and an English minor from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
You can reach Colleen at email@example.com
To see what others say about Colleen’s work, visit our testimonials page
Emily CoxDirector, People Operations
Director, People Operations | (443) 682-4331
Emily is the Director of People Operations and is driving Gibson’s HR initiatives, regulatory compliance, internal recruiting, and training programs.
Before Gibson Consultants, she oversaw HR in the Heavy Civil Construction industry for the last 7 years. She is a dedicated professional with a diverse HR background and strong experience in regulatory compliance, employee engagement initiatives, payroll, internal recruiting, training, and other HR facets.
In her current role, Emily wears many hats as she partners with Management to drive employee engagement initiatives, streamline HR processes and bring in talented recruiters! She coordinates and manages training programs for current and new staff employees. While also overseeing the day-to-day office needs for Gibson.
When not at work, Emily enjoys reading and arts and crafts. In the summertime, you’ll find her on the local beaches reading and working on her tan. She enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures and once a year Emily endeavors to travel to a new country – Switzerland is now on the list!
Emily received a B.S. in Business Administration with a Minor in Marketing from the University of Maryland University College. She currently holds active SHRM-CP and PHR certifications as well.
You can contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ginny NelsonDirector, Executive Search: Digital Health, Product Management
Director, Executive Search: Digital Health, Product Management | 910-444-4349
Ginny is a Director of Executive Search for Gibson Consultants, specializing in Digital Health product management. Target positions include Chief Product Officer, VP of Product Management, Director of Product Management, and other senior-level positions.
Her healthcare background consists of providing applied behavior analysis therapy and one-on-one care to individuals with special needs. She has a passion for service and helped to generate innovative therapeutic techniques for her clients, ultimately helping them become more independent. This background taught her skills like assessing and understanding needs, setting and achieving client goals, statistical data analysis, and applied behavior analysis while also driving her passion for working in the healthcare industry.
By leveraging her experience as a leader in previous endeavors, she is poised as an excellent asset to her network of clients and candidates. Ginny’s niche focus on product management enables her to provide expert knowledge and a detailed yet personal approach to aiding our candidates and clients. Through her expansive network of product professionals, she is better able to provide top-notch submittals to specialty executive positions.
Ginny is adaptable, vivacious, and driven. She has a passion for partnering with innovative digital health companies to help them attract, recruit, and retain top talent. She values relationships and believes the needs of each hiring manager are unique. In her free time, Ginny enjoys running, camping, and hiking. She loves to travel and has lived in four different countries.
Ginny is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish.
You can contact Ginny at email@example.com
To see what others say about Ginny’s work, visit our testimonials page
Tina NicksManager, Executive Search: Healthcare
Manager, Executive Search: Healthcare | 910-444-4483
Tina Nicks is a Manager of Executive Search, Healthcare.
Before Gibson Consultants, Tina worked as an Executive Recruiter in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Digital Media industries. She brings 15-plus years of recruiting experience to the Gibson team. In addition, to recruiting, Tina is also an NC Realtor. Tina is focused on matching people/clients with what they need or are looking for.
Tina moved to the University of North Carolina Wilmington for her college education and decided to make it home after graduation. She enjoys spending time with loved ones (human and fur-coated). Hobbies include a lot of things creative, live music, and travel.
Tina believes in giving back and volunteer work. She is always dedicated to one or more organizations that need volunteers. Currently, she is an NC Guardian ad Litem for the 5th Judicial District, assisting and representing foster children in their court cases.
Tina can be reached at 910-444-4483 and at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick DellaPiaSenior Executive Search Consultant: Health Plan Quality Reporting and Risk Adjustment
Senior Executive Search Consultant: Health Plan Quality Reporting and Risk Adjustment | 910-444-4351
Rick is a Senior Executive Search Consultant on the Health Plan team.
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Rick worked in the pest control industry managing a territory in sales and service. His 10 yrs. of sales experience have gained him the skills for business development, creating relationships and providing value to his clients/customers. Combined with his experience in the Marines and police force Rick has a strong sense of ethics and drive as well. Those skills will be invaluable to him as builds relationships with clients and candidates alike.
Rick is passionate about programs and assistance for veterans within his community. In his free time, he likes working with his hands and creates “custom wood flags” for his customers under his side hustle W&S Custom Wood Flags. He also enjoys spending time with his family and three Boston Terriers, Princeton, Bandit, and Lulu.
Rick studied business administration, finance and mortgages at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington NC.
Rick can be reached at 910-444-4351 email@example.com
Anna FormichellaSenior Executive Search Consultant: Digital Health
Senior Executive Search Consultant: Digital Health | 910-833-1228
Anna is a Senior Executive Search Consultant on the Digital Health team at Gibson Consultants.
Her background in the healthcare industry started with facilitating treatment plans at an Applied Behavioral Analysis Clinic for children with Autism. Within this role, she helped her clients reach their goals using data to chart trends and growth and fostered therapeutic relationships with her clients and their families while providing in-home services. Before working in ABA, she worked with adolescent youth in a psychiatric hospital using Recreation Therapy to help patients reach their goals.
Anna’s experience on the provider side of healthcare enables her to be a great asset to our team and our clients. Her technical knowledge of healthcare and her ability to solve problems and reach goals with her clients help her effectively identify and match candidates for executive roles in digital health companies.
In Anna’s free time, you can find her walking local trails around Wilmington, doing Pilates, traveling with friends, or spending time with her family. Always having dogs around, she has a golden named Remy who likes joining her at the beach or for walks at the loop.
Anna is a graduate of The University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Therapy.
Whitney KessingerSenior Executive Search Consultant: Digital Health
Senior Executive Search Consultant: Digital Health | 910-444-4480
Whitney is a Senior Executive Search Consultant on the Digital Health team.
Prior to Gibson Consultants Whitney worked in the dental field as a surgical dental assistant. Her hands-on experience in the healthcare field with patients and digital health technology gives her a unique understanding of the ever-evolving digital health industry.
Whitney is passionate about agriculture from growing up on a livestock farm in south-central Pennsylvania. She was a member of Penn State 4-H and enjoys her visits home to the farm. Whitney enjoys spending time with her friends and family. When she isn’t at work, Whitney is either at the gym, the beach, or a good brunch spot with French toast.
Whitney has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her focus was interpersonal communication and integrated marketing. Whitney is an advocate for her degree and accredits her skills and successes to her education.
Whitney can be reached at 910-444-4480 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian MillerSenior Executive Search Consultant: Healthcare
Senior Executive Search Consultant: Healthcare | 910-444-4482
Brian Miller is a Senior Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants. Brian networks with healthcare leaders ranging from Managers to C-Suite level personnel.
Prior to joining Gibson Consultants, Brian collected over 15 years of Business Development and Marketing experience, serving as Associate Director of Business Development for a leading provider of Oracle Clinical Data Management services. Brian was responsible for developing and negotiating clinical service agreements to maximize profitability, support, and ensure adherence to Master Service Agreements. He continued to gain industry knowledge through his various roles in Clinical Research and Clinical Data Management. Brian exhibited the ability to recognize customers’ critical and unique needs and provide solutions specific to their business needs, extending to his current recruitment success of helping and assuring that his clients secure the right candidates.
Brian is passionate about supporting mental health, homelessness, and service work. He lives by the value that while it may be too late for a new beginning, it is never too late for a new ending. Brian believes that what you give of yourself to others is directly proportional to what you receive and that self-acceptance is the key to accepting others as they are. Brian loves his 9-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier named Happy. He spends time with Happy, exercises, enjoys beach activities, and finds a way to serve others in his free time.
Brian received a B.S in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Brian can be reached at 910-444-4482 | email@example.com
Christie YoashSenior Executive Search Consultant: Health Plans
Senior Executive Search Consultant: Health Plans | 910-833-3824
Christie is a Senior Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants dealing with Employee Benefit Consulting and Health Plans. Target Positions range from management to C-suit level roles.
Her background as a healthcare provider in out-patient rehabilitation and post-acute facilities gives her knowledge on qualities our clients look for within a candidate. She has a passion for medical device research and healthcare IT, allowing her to significantly understand the digital health industry.
Having worked on the provider side, handling everything from medical records to patient care, Christie can quickly find quality candidates her clients are searching for. Her positive and caring attitude never fails to grab attention from those she is speaking to. Growing in the realm of patient care, she wants to ensure a successful outcome for every candidate she is placing and meets all the priorities of her clients.
Christie is spunky, free-spirited, and strives to be positive. She is passionate about healthcare innovation through artificial intelligence and technology as it opens new doors to better practice and research findings. Christie enjoys running on the beach during sunrise or sunset in her free time, and she loves to read books that teach her something. Christie believes that your mindset will manifest into your reality and that kindness will reign over everything else.
Christie received a B.S. in Exercise Science and Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
You can contact Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina BallSenior Executive Search Consultant: Health Plan
Senior Executive Search Consultant: Health Plan | 910-444-4350
Tina is a Senior Executive Search Consultant on the Health Plan team.
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Tina worked in the HOA management and residential construction industry. Her hands-on experience in internal recruitment and sales training gives her the skills for business development, creating relationships, and providing value to her clients and customers.
She understands how important the right fit is for long-term happiness for both clients and candidates. She has dedicated her career to matching the right person with the right company to create meaningful, long-lasting relationships. She prides herself on strong work ethics and fair values to deliver these results.
She often refers to a quote for added motivation – “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Tina has been a lifelong resident of North Carolina. For the past six years, she has had the opportunity to live near the Carolina beaches. She shares her energy outside of work by participating in 5K running events, spontaneous road trips, beach days with friends but most importantly, spending time with her husband and two boys.
Tina studied business administration at Lenoir Community College in Kinston, NC. She currently holds an active SHRM-CP certification as well.
Tina can be reached at 910-444-4350 email@example.com.
Teri O'DriscollBusiness Development Coordinator
Business Development Coordinator | 910-232-6062
Teri is the Business Development Coordinator for Gibson Consultants.
Before Gibson Consultants, she worked at the Novant Health Foundation and Pinnacle Trailer Sales, Inc. She brings 15-plus years of administrative experience to the Gibson team. Teri is a dedicated professional that has honed the skills of building relationships and communicating effectively.
When not at work, Teri enjoys gardening, art, and spending time with her family. She is passionate about helping others. She volunteers in her community on such projects as beach clean-ups and food insecurity issues.
Teri received a B.A. in Business and Economics from St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC. She holds a teaching certificate in Middle Grades Mathematics from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.
Teri can be reached at 910-232-6062 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liam DoyleResearch Associate
Research Associate |
As a research associate at Gibson Consultants, Liam works to support recruiters and the team in their daily endeavors.
Before working at Gibson, Liam acquired customer service experience through his years of work. Past work experience has diversified his knowledge, mental fortitude, teamwork, time management, problem-solving, and communication skills.
At Gibson Consultants, Liam collaborates with co-workers to assist with various tasks to support day-to-day success. His task responsibilities range from finding viable candidates via LinkedIn to maintaining the companies database. As well as assisting with the marketing on LinkedIn.
Liam grew up in Canada and moved to North Carolina roughly 10 years ago. He enjoys hockey, rugby, MMA, video games, cooking, and music production. In his free time, he plays for the UNCW rugby club team. Liam enjoys problem-solving, teamwork, and communicating to achieve his goals.
Liam will graduate from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in spring 2023 with a Bachelor of Science. His concentration is in Marketing Strategy at the Cameron School of Business.
You can contact Liam at email@example.com
John HimmelResearch Associate
Research Associate |
John is a Research Associate at Gibson Consultants. He works closely with the internal team, providing support for various projects, helps support recruiters and the team in their daily endeavors.
Prior to Gibson Consultants, John work in a mix of hospitality services for many years and has many hands-on experiences working with people and problem solving. He always ready to learn something new on the job site and is willing to take the time to listen and be a prudent team player.
At Gibson Consultants, John collaborates with co-workers to assist with various tasks to support day-to-day success. His responsibilities range from finding viable candidates via LinkedIn to maintaining the companies database. As well as assisting with the marketing on LinkedIn.
John grew up in Chapel Hill and moved to Wilmington in 2021. He enjoys Ice Hockey, backpacking the AT and swimming. He also enjoys doing volunteer work through the local chapter of Knight of Columbus and giving back to his community.
John received a B.S. in Business Management at Catholic University of America in 2021.
You can contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org