ZurickDavis Team

OUR PEOPLE

In order to understand what we do, you need to understand who we are. A successful healthcare executive search requires an effective and dedicated team and at ZurickDavis, each member of the team is responsible and accountable for his or her part in achieving a successful outcome for our clients. After all, if we can’t find the right people for us, how can we find the right people for you?

Jeff Zegas

Jeffrey Zegas

Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner

Since co-founding ZurickDavis in 1986, Jeff's search focus has been almost exclusively in health care. In addition to leading major searches, he lends his expertise, experience and nationwide connections in the health care field to client relations and new business development.

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Myranne Janoff

Myranne Janoff

Managing Partner

Myranne leads ZDmd, and as a Partner in ZurickDavis, she has a broad range of responsibilities, including the leadership of major searches, business strategy, new business development and the oversight of operational improvements and efficiencies.

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Gale Batchelder

Search Consultant

Gale Batchelder has over twenty-five years of experience as an executive recruiter for nonprofit organizations. She has led engagements for academic medical centers, disease research foundations, international public health organizations, and community health centers, among many others. Gale has extensive experience working with boards and with academic search committees, helping clients assess the emotional intelligence, leadership competence, and strategic fit of candidates with their institution’s challenges and aspirations.  She is an experienced executive coach, working with new and established leaders on professional development and job transitions.

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Stephen Blattner

Stephen Blattner, MD, MBA

Medical Director, ZDmd

Steve brings more than 25 years of expertise and experience as a clinician, organizational leader and health care consultant and coach. Through his work with ZDmd, he is able to pursue his professional mission of enhancing the effectiveness of physician leaders and leadership structures in health care organizations.

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Annette Cooke

Senior Vice President

A native of the United Kingdom, Annette works with a portfolio of international and US clients as a leader of executive and ZDmd searches. As a member of the leadership team, her additional management responsibilities include oversight of Search Operations, that include the development and implementation of process and workflow initiatives to better support the search process.

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Rebecca DeMarco

Rebecca DeMarco

Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Rebecca manages all administrative, financial, human resources and IT operations for the ZurickDavis companies. She works directly with the CEO and President to set strategy and budgets, while managing cash flow and administrative and contract staff.

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Julie DeSorgher

Julie DeSorgher

Search Consultant

Julie brings an extensive 25-year healthcare management background to ZurickDavis along with prior experience in executive search.

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Kristen Gallagher

Executive Assistant

Kristen joins ZurickDavis as an Executive Assistant with several years of business support experience within high-volume and high-pressure environments. Her versatile background allows her to tailor skills to meet the needs of the organization by assisting in a broad range of responsibilities including various administrative tasks, office management, calendar management and inter-departmental coordination.

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Lida Junghans

Lida Junghans, Ph.D.

Vice President

Prior to joining ZurickDavis, Lida led searches for deans and vice presidents in higher education, and for program officers and senior leaders in international philanthropies and research foundations.

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Anita Karcz

Anita Karcz MD MBA

Senior Vice President

Anita’s experience as a physician and leader in various segments of health care provides additional depth to the ZD team’s expertise, particularly in health care information technology.

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Ellen Mahoney

Ellen E. Mahoney

Vice President of Search Operations

Ellen has oversight of all associates and consultants working in research, candidate development and physician recruitment, as well as the operations that support each search.

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Amanda McCarthy

Amanda McCarthy

Search Associate

Amanda joined ZurickDavis in 2015 as a Search Associate. She is involved in research and candidate identification and provides search support for many of ZD’s searches, working alongside our dedicated team of researchers.

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Nancy Mundel

Search Consultant

Nancy Mundel possesses a varied and extensive background in the nonprofit sector. Early in her career, Nancy worked for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, specializing in human resources and supporting board committees. She then assumed an Executive Director position and managed a state-wide Massachusetts law-related foundation. Nancy then moved to a human resource consulting firm, where she worked on leadership development initiatives.

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Jackie Rosenthal

Jackie Rosenthal

Senior Vice President

With her many years of experience as an executive recruiter and health care senior manager, Jackie brings an unusual degree of expertise to each search, whether she is acting as the search leader or developing the best possible list of highly qualified candidates.

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Dana Young

Executive Search Consultant

Dana joined ZurickDavis in 2019 as an Executive Search Consultant. He is involved with identifying and cultivating exceptional candidates for executive and senior leadership positions on behalf of hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations. A coach a heart, he leverages his experience as a certified executive coach to help CEOs and business leaders develop and build their teams for the future.

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