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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Christie YoashSenior Executive Search Consultant
Senior Executive Search Consultant | 910-833-3824
Christie is a Senior Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants dealing with Sales, Marketing, and Product Management. 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.
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
Trey WhelessDirector, Executive Search: Health Plan Quality Reporting and Risk Adjustment
Director, Executive Search: Health Plan Quality Reporting and Risk Adjustment | 910-444-4350
Trey Wheless is a Director of Executive Search for Gibson Consultants, specializing in health plan quality reporting and risk adjustment. His network consists of managers to chief-level executives in quality reporting, quality improvement, and risk adjustment.
Trey partners with health plans to help them attract, recruit and retain talent from mid-management to the C-Suite. Being specialized enables him to better penetrate the candidate pool and understand the business needs of his clients. Even within his niche, Trey believes every health plan hiring manager and search is unique. His approach is tailored to those specific needs to ensure the best qualified and cultural fit.
Prior to Gibson Consultants, Trey held positions in healthcare operations and sales. These experiences enable Trey to understand the healthcare space and the integral role health plans hold in the sector.
Trey is passionate about giving back to his local community. The values he lives by are treating everyone with the same level of respect no matter the situation or environment. In Trey’s free time, he loves to go mountain biking with friends, whether on the local trails or traveling to new places on the weekends.
Trey received a B.A. degree in Business Administration concentrating in Management and Leadership from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
You can contact Trey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah WagnerManager, Executive Search: Health Plan Quality Reporting and Risk Adjustment
Manager, Executive Search: Health Plan Quality Reporting and Risk Adjustment | (910) 444-4480
Sarah is a Manager of Executive Search, specializing in health plan quality reporting and risk adjustment. Her network spans across the entire quality reporting, quality improvement, and risk adjustment verticals.
Before Gibson Consultants, she oversaw operations and sales in the service industry. She enjoys speaking with others, and her previous experience has sharpened her communication skills. Her background in leadership makes her decisive, organized, and amiable. Her devotion to productivity makes her a wonderful addition to our team.
In her current role, Sarah partners with health plan organizations to fulfill their hiring needs. She can attract and recruit strong and qualified candidates by establishing meaningful relationships with the executives she speaks to. Because she specializes in this unique area of healthcare, she has a network specific to quality reporting, quality improvement, and risk adjustment professionals. This gives her an advantage over other recruiters, who typically juggle several specialties, leaving their candidate pools shallow.
When not at work, Sarah enjoys reading sci-fi novels. She also embroiders, paints, and does free-lance photography. She has a passion for serving underserved populations and volunteers in her spare time.
Sarah received a B.S. in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
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.
Brian MillerSenior Executive Search Consultant: Health Plans
Senior Executive Search Consultant: Health Plans | 910-444-4482
Brian Miller is a Senior Executive Search Consultant for Gibson Consultants specializing in the Payer market. Brian networks with health plan 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
Rebecca SullivanMarketing Manager
Marketing Manager | (910) 444-4488
Rebecca is the Marketing Manager at Gibson Consultants. As a cross-team contributor, she develops strategic plans and oversees the implementation and execution of organizational efforts that support business development and lead acquisition. An essential function of her role is to expand our visibility, exposure, and involvement.
Before joining Gibson Consultants, Rebecca was a collaborative team player, working in the hospitality industry and leveraging her passion for engagement to deliver tailored and exceptional customer satisfaction.
Rebecca is enterprising and adventurous, and she especially values intentional living, truth, grace, and creativity. Her favorite way to live her values is finding creative ways to support others, cooking nutritious meals, and being in the outdoors. She is passionate about learning, believing the best avenues for lifelong learning are books, traveling, formal education, and connecting with other people. Rebecca believes that we learn best by spending time with others and that everyone has a rich amount to teach at every age.
Rebecca received a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Religion and a minor in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Before pursuing her B.A., Rebecca earned an A.S. degree in Business Administration.
You can contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Barron LomeliExecutive Research Associate
Emily Barron Lomeli
Executive Research Associate |
Emily is a Research Associate at Gibson Consultants. As a research associate, Emily plays an integral part in supporting many internal projects and day-to-day activities for the recruiters and internal team.
Before joining Gibson, Emily has enhanced her marketing and sales skills by being a part of the sales team at UNCW and competing in various national/international competitions. Through these experiences, she has fine-tuned her ability to listen to the ultimate needs of those around her and pitch a solution geared towards solving those needs.
At Gibson, she helps facilitate a productive environment for our recruiters and business development representatives by supporting them with everything from sourcing strong candidates to helping find our next partners within health plans and digital health organizations.
Emily recently became a dog mom and absolutely loves her! Some of Emily’s favorite hobbies include swimming, trying new restaurants, and traveling. Emily strongly lives by the mindset that being a good listener and having an open mind are essential. She says, “you never know what you can learn at any moment, and it’s important to keep other people in consideration.”
Emily is an upcoming graduate at the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a B.S. in Marketing Strategy and International Business.
You can contact Emily at email@example.com
Keily Parada-PazExecutive Research Associate
Executive Research Associate |
Keily is a Research Associate at Gibson Consultants. In this role, she works to support a variety of activities and projects for the internal team.
Before joining Gibson, Keily has had a background in retail where she learned the fundamentals of customer service skills and how to work alongside a team. This gave her the foundation to assist team members at Gibson. She also has an extensive background in extracurricular involvement in her academic career. She has been a part of many organizations, including serving in roles such as treasurer, mentor, and founding member.
As a research associate, Keily helps in a variety of tasks that contribute to the company’s short-term and long-term goals. For example, she helps maintain and organize the company database and collaborates with team members on various projects. She also assists in the recruitment research phase by identifying relevant prospects and leads.
Keily is studious, artistic, and responsible. In her free time, Keily enjoys art-related hobbies including photography, drawing, and painting. She is passionate about supporting minority students in their educational journey and mentors students regularly through multiple organizations.
Keily is an upcoming graduate at the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Strategy and a minor in Studio Art.
You can contact Keily at firstname.lastname@example.org