From the Executive Director

Connie (Color)
HEALS Executive Director, Connie Carnes, has announced her plans for retirement. She has been the agency’s director for 8 years, and expresses deep appreciation to all of the friends who have so generously supported HEALS.

The HEALS Board will conduct a search to find a new director.

Connie will remain at HEALS in a mentoring role during the selection process and for a transitional period following the selection.



Job Announcement:  Executive Director (Position Filled)

 Summary of Position: 

The Executive Director (ED) is the key management leader for HEALS, Inc., and is responsible for consistent achievement of the organization’s mission.  The ED derives his/her authority from, and is directly responsible to, the Board of Directors, for the efficient and orderly administration of the agency.

The best candidate for this position will have a health care management background paired with fundraising and public relations experience.

Functional areas of responsibility include:

  • Direction and management of health care practices
  • Fundraising/public relations/community outreach
  • Strategic planning
  • Development and support of staff and board
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • Facilities development/management



  • Advanced degree in Health Care Management
  • Complimentary areas of study include organizational development, non-profit management and business management


  • 5 years in health care management experience or 5 years of comparable management experience
  • Experience in executing the overall mission of an organization

Skill sets:

  • Ability to set and achieve long-range objectives, and manage a budget
  • Experience in development of operational strategies
  • Proven ability to coach staff and to develop teams
  • Commitment to quality programs and program evaluation
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

Personal characteristics:

  • High level of personal and professional integrity
  • Maturity in handling challenging sets of circumstances
  • Passionate and idealistic toward the mission
  • Ability to work in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Self-directed, entrepreneurial and action-oriented mind set
Please submit resumés to
Resumes will be accepted until February 10, 2017.


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