Nurses on Boards Coalition Strengthens Partnership Network

Kirby Bates Associates brings nurse executive voice and expertise. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 15, 2021 – The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) is proud to announce that Kirby Bates Associates has become a NOBC Strategic Partner, aligned with its mission to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on  [continue reading…]

Kirby Bates Associates Expands Services & Scope with Acquisition of Tyler & Company

 Executive Search, Interim Leadership, & Executive Advisory Services.  ORLANDO, Fla., June 30, 2021 — To further extend the broad range of expertise and expand service levels to healthcare executives and care delivery organization clients, Kirby Bates Associates and Tyler & Company today announced the merger of their business operations. The unified organization will operate under the Kirby  [continue reading…]

Inaugural Endorsee of the IONL Endorsement Program

With our 30+ year tradition of partnering with professional organizations, we enjoy sharing our expertise and advance contemporary leadership practice. Kirby Bates Associates (KBA) is honored to be chosen by our Illinois nurse leader colleagues as IONL’s Inaugural Endorsee. “Thank you to the Inaugural Endorsee of the IONL Endorsement Program, Kirby Bates Associates, LLC. IONL  [continue reading…]

Colleen A. Chapp, DSL, MHA, MSN, RN, CENP, FACHE, Earns Doctorate in Strategic Leadership

Congratulations to our Executive Vice President Interim Leadership & Leadership Coaching Services, Colleen A. Chapp, DSL, MHA, MSN, RN, CENP, FACHE, who recently earned a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University! In pursuit of this degree, Colleen immersed herself in course work and research on leading-edge theory and practice of Healthcare Leadership and Strategic Leadership. “As a life-long learner, I embraced the opportunity to  [continue reading…]

Kirby Bates Associates Welcomes Chris Corwin, MSN, MPH, MBA, RN

Join Us in Welcoming Chris Corwin, MSN, MPH, MBA, RN KBA’s New Vice President, Executive Search   With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, serving as a practitioner, strategy and operations consultant, and a leadership and executive search consultant, Chris Corwin specializes in senior executive and board placements, as well as leadership assessment and coaching, and organizational structure assessment.  [continue reading…]

Kirby Bates Associates Year in Review

  Kirby Bates Associates is very proud of what we have accomplished this past year and how we are poised for the future. Please take a look at some of our statistics and highlights from this past year. If we can assist you or your organization, please don’t hesitate to reach out. [Download Graphic]  

Kirby Bates Associates Welcomes Pamela A. Beirne, MHSA, BS, FACHE, FACMPE

Join Us in Welcoming Pamela A. Beirne, MHSA, BS, FACHE, FACMPE  KBA’s new Vice President, Leadership Liaison Interim Leadership Services. With over 30 years of accomplishing strategic and operational change within integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, hospitals, medical groups, disease management companies, and healthcare recruitment firms, Pam brings a depth and breadth of contemporary healthcare executive experience to  [continue reading…]

Kirby Bates Associates Introduces President and President Emeritus Leadership

Healthcare and Nurse Executive Melissa Fitzpatrick Becomes New President, Continuing Tradition of Excellence  Industry Veteran Karen Kirby Assumes President Emeritus Role in Business That Bears Her Name ORLANDO, Fla., January 22, 2020 — Kirby Bates Associates, a nurse executive-led and operated national leader in healthcare executive search, interim leadership, leadership coaching and consulting services, today announced that Karen  [continue reading…]

Growth, Strength, and Leadership: Reflecting On 2019

  As 2019 has come to a close, we are recalling highlights of KBA’s most successful year to date. Our team continues to grow and evolve. We are proud of our tradition as a progressive nurse-led organization and feel fortunate to collaborate with nurse leaders throughout the year. We thank you for the role you  [continue reading…]

Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN, Executive Vice President, Executive Search Services of Kirby Bates Associates to Present at ASHHRA 2019

  Are you attending ASHHRA 2019 in Chicago? Don’t miss the opportunity to hear KBA’s Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN, Executive Vice President, Executive Search Services deliver her presentation on the complex topic of diversity entitled, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Diverse Candidates in Your Health Care Organization” on Monday, September 23 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at ASHHRA 2019. While you  [continue reading…]

Terrific Transitions: Changes to KBA Leadership Coaching

Please join us in extending heart-felt thanks to Pam DeCampli, MSN, RN, NEA-BC for her extraordinary service in executive leadership roles at KBA for the past 16 years, and in wishing her the very best as she transitions to a part-time coaching and consulting role on September 1st. Pam has played a vital role in  [continue reading…]

Expanding in 2019 with New Innovative Leaders

We are delighted to announce Tamara Miller, BSN, RN as Director of Sales at Kirby Bates Associates   Tamara’s focus is on client engagement, including establishing and expanding client relationships, and strengthening Kirby Bates’ contributions to client organizations. Tamara’s strong communication skills and consultative approach, both listening to client challenges and sharing solutions, will be the hallmarks of her  [continue reading…]

Expanding to Meet Your Needs: Interim Leadership

Tracy Weintraub, MSN, RN is the new Vice President, Leadership Liaison, Interim Leadership Services for KBA.   Tracy is a successful nurse executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in a variety of roles. Throughout her career, she has worked in Northern California, Southern California, and the Central Valley of California. Tracy has held executive leadership positions  [continue reading…]

Happy 4th of July From KBA: Honoring Linda Richards

In honor of the holiday, we wanted to share a brief history of a pioneer of the modern nursing profession:   Linda Richards   After both of Linda Richards’ parents died of tuberculosis and her fiance’s death from Civil War wounds, she was driven to learn more about nursing and enrolled in the inaugural class  [continue reading…]

Exciting Update: Our Interim Leadership Team

Dear Friends and Colleagues: Please join me in extending best wishes to Doris Sinkevich, MS, BSN, RN, CENP who retired from Kirby Bates Associates as Executive Vice President of Interim Leadership on May 10, 2019. Doris has been an esteemed member of the nursing leadership community in greater Boston and New England for over 35 years. Having successfully served  [continue reading…]

In Case You Missed It

  Read the Nurse Leader Interview with Karen K. Kirby, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN   Did you see the recent issue of Nurse Leader? Roxane Spitzer, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN sits down with our CEO, Karen K. Kirby, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN to discuss what motivated her to run her own business, how she  [continue reading…]

Kirby Bates Expands in 2019 with New Innovative Leaders

Company Poised for Continued Growth   ORLANDO, Florida – Jan. 31, 2019 – Kirby Bates Associates, LLC (KBA) is pleased to announce two key strategic hires to support increasing client demand and to enhance the organization’s service offerings.  “Today’s healthcare executives face unique leadership challenges and selecting the very best leaders is more critical than  [continue reading…]