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Executive Search & Services

Fortifying Our Leadership

The Executive Search & Services team is an internal search firm at Stanford School of Medicine. We build diverse candidate pools and interview and recommend top talent. We use our expertise to guide Stanford leaders and candidates throughout the interview process. In addition to the School of Medicine, we also partner with clients across the University.

We have proven experience placing a broad range of senior leaders in Administration, Finance, Human Resources, and Research. Roles we have filled include Deans, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chiefs of Staff, Executive Directors, Directors of Finance & Administration, Division Managers, and Human Resources Leaders.

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Why Stanford Medicine?

Bláz Bush (he/his) is stepping into the inaugural role of Executive Director of the LGBTQ+ Health Program. He will work with stakeholders from inside Stanford Medicine and beyond to transform our delivery of care, research, and teaching related to LGBTQ+ health. Learn more about his decision to join our community.

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Policies and Benefits

Senior Staff positions at Stanford University are designated at levels N, O, P, N11, and N99 within the university classification system, and have responsibilities and functions that require different policies and conditions governing their employment and termination. To learn more about Senior Staff Policies visit Stanford Administrative Guide, Section 2.1.14 Senior Staff.

Senior Staff at Stanford University are also eligible for additional benefits programs:

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Tuition Grant Program Eligibility

Senior staff are eligible for the Tuition Grant Program on the date of their employment with the University.

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Homebuyer Programs

Senior Staff are eligible for Homebuyer Programs that include financing and supplemental pay programs.

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The Stanford Work-Life Office delivers programs and services to help employees manage the competing demands of work, school, family, and personal responsibilities.

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Stanford Sweeteners

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Recent Placements

Bláz Bush
Elizabeth Cagle
Adam Sherman
Bláz Bush Executive Director for the LGBTQ+ Health Program Bláz comes to us from the University of Colorado, School of Medicine where he served as the Manager of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Program. In this role, Bláz developed customized training on DEI topics, from workplace bullying to LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare, facilitated restorative circles for students, faculty, and staff, and advised the GME residency programs on best practices for recruitment and retention of trainees. Previously, Bláz served as the Director of the LGBT Center at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he designed a series of annual didactic sessions and patient simulation training on LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare, and Director of Care Coordination at the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City, a 19,000-patient LGBTQ+ Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Bláz also worked to triple their grant portfolio to $4 million for wrap-around social support services focused on those living with HIV and individuals who are transgender or non-binary.
Elisabeth Cagle Project Manager for Faculty Affairs Elisabeth previously worked as a Program Manager for Faculty Affairs at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. She worked closely with the Executive Leadership Team to evaluate faculty policies and Center-wide processes to ensure a supportive environment, removing administrative burdens where possible. Elisabeth led a cross-departmental review of faculty onboarding with the implementation of a new system, and she has designed databases to track faculty information. At Stanford, she will work closely with the Associate Dean and the Office of Academic Affairs team to lead and direct strategic planning and perform the full range of the project management cycle.
Adam Sherman Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Adam received his MPA and JD from the University of Washington and previously served as Assistant Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs at Harvard Law School, where he oversaw the operations, budget, and strategic direction of the Office of Academic Affairs, as well as provided leadership and supervision for staff who manage the school’s faculty information system. In his new role as Associate Dean, Adam will be a strong partner with the School of Medicine, department, and university leadership, build strong collaborative relationships with departments and help to develop a long-term strategic view for the Office of Academic Affairs that is aligned with the strategic vision for Stanford Medicine.

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Meet the Team

Sharon Carroll
Lynette Yancey
Steve Ebeling
Sharon Carroll Directing Business Partner, Executive Search & Services Sharon joined the Talent Acquisition Team in January of 2019 after a long tenure recruiting and sourcing in the Management Consulting Industry. At Stanford, she started creating programs to attract diverse talent specifically focused on research positions, which included creating a New Grad Campus Program to fill the needs of entry-level research positions across the school. She transitioned to managing the Read More Recruiting Services team for the School of Medicine, which focuses on attracting and assessing top talent in Research, Finance, Human Resources and Administration. Currently she is managing the Executive Search Services offering for the School of Medicine and expanding reach to the University. She collaborates with Deans, Chairs and Department Leaders to fill executive level positions.
Lynette Yancey Senior Executive Search Partner Lynette joined the Talent Acquisition Team in August of 2021. Prior to joining Stanford, Lynette was CEO and Managing Principal of a boutique recruiting firm focusing on Executive level recruiting in Management Consulting, BioTech, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries for notable clients such as Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, Amgen and Novo Nordisk. Lynette is passionate about the candidate experience, Read More diversity and stands by her motto “look beyond the resume” to find great candidates. Lynette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a Certified Recruiting Specialist (CRS).
Steve Ebeling Senior Executive Search Partner Steve joined the Talent Acquisition Team in January of 2022. He brings more than 25 years of experience in recruiting and sourcing, with a strong background within management consulting. Prior to joining Stanford, Steve spent nine years at Huron Consulting Group where he filled executive level roles for its Higher Education, Life Sciences, and Healthcare practices. Read More At Huron, he held a leadership role in training recruiters, as well as developing and implementing diversity recruiting initiatives. Other experience includes talent acquisition roles at Deloitte and KPMG. He holds his undergraduate degree in accounting from Indiana University, Bloomington.

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