Tolan Group Completes CEO Search for Lewy Body Dementia Association

June 30, 2022 – The Tolan Group (TTG) has appointed Allison Feldman as Chief Executive Officer of the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). CEO Kaye Johnson led the mission. “The LBDA Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Allison as its new CEO and knows that she will be a great ambassador for our organization and for the individuals and families affected by this disease,” said Christina M. Christie, chair of the nonprofit’s board of directors. “Lewy body dementia (LBD) affects approximately 1.4 million people and their families in the United States. At LBDA, we are committed to increasing the recognition and diagnosis of LBD and ensuring that all families have access to the information and support they need throughout their journey.

Ms. Feldman was previously CEO of the Facial Pain Association, since 2019, and the Acoustic Neuroma Association, from 2015 to 2019. Earlier in her career, she worked for the AELF Fund. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Georgia.

During her 19 years in the nonprofit field, Ms. Feldman has developed a strong track record in many critical areas, the LBDA said. These include: direct program delivery, outreach, budgeting and finance, marketing and communications, fundraising and development, volunteer management, governance, grant writing and execution , sponsorship engagement, donor culture, relationship building, working with external partners and producing programs for thousands of people.

Sensitization

“More and more attention is being given to LBD, and my mission for the organization is to make sure we use this opportunity to raise awareness so that we can all have a better understanding and treatment options for the LBD,” Ms. Feldman said. “I have been impressed with the LBDA team and look forward to working with each of them to further our mission.”

Lewy body dementia is the second most common progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and the costliest dementia in the United States. Often misdiagnosed, LBD can initially mimic Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or psychiatric disorders. Common symptoms include progressive cognitive impairment, changes in movements called parkinsonism, visual hallucinations, a sleep disorder in which individuals physically act out their dreams, and unpredictable variations in cognition, attention, and alertness.

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The Lewy Body Dementia Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of Lewy body dementias, supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers, and promoting scientists progress. The aims of the association are charitable, educational and scientific. LBDA was formed by a group of carers who came together in an online support group for LBD carers. Discussions of the need for support for LBD carers and the lack of public awareness of LBD led to the incorporation of the organization. LBDA Board Trustees are distributed across the United States, and LBDA volunteers come from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Proven recruiters

The Tolan Group is a Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences executive search firm. She provides recruitment services for clients and candidates serving the private equity market, focused on building leadership for the health services, health technology and behavioral health segments of the health market. The company is based in St Augustine, Florida, with satellite offices in Atlanta; Philadelphia Cream; Appleton, WI; Orlando, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Tampa, Florida.


Clintech Health will launch this summer

The Tolan Group has announced management changes to allow the company to grow and expand exponentially. Effective July 1, Founder Tim Tolan will become Executive Chairman. Kaye Johnson, Managing Partner, will assume leadership roles as CEO, including directing day-to-day operations, finance and corporate strategy. Ms Johnson joined the Tolan Group in 2015 and was previously responsible for all customer deliveries and operations.

Last year, The Tolan Group tripled its executive search activity and continues to grow rapidly in its core market – health technology, health services and behavioral health for private equity clients. The company is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, with remote employees based in nine cities. Managing Partners Tim Russell and Rachel Gauthier will be responsible for all new business and client delivery, respectively, reporting to Ms. Johnson.

Last November, the research firm hired Dave Stillmunkes to create and lead a new contract recruitment division focused on providing clinical staff to long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities, as well as retirement homes. The new staffing division has also hired Bradley Ash to build and lead its health technology services line to provide technical talent to health technology vendors, vendors and other healthcare organizations. healthcare who need contract or temporary talent resources. The Tolan Group is in the process of turning this division into a separate company later this summer. Appropriately named Clintech Health, it will be led by Mr. Stillmunkes.


Timothy J. Tolan is Executive Chairman of the Tolan Group. He has researched CEOs, CIOs, COOs, CFOs, Presidents, Senior VPs, VPs of Business Development and Product Development, and Sales Professionals. . He has worked with large and small cap companies, as well as private and start-up companies. In addition to his experience in executive search, Mr. Tolan has worked in the health technology field for more than 25 years, holding executive positions for public and private companies.

Ms Johnson most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at The Tolan Group before being elevated to CEO. She leads day-to-day operations, major projects and is responsible for carrying out all research for the company. She leads the project team responsible for sourcing and qualifying candidates for placement. Since joining the company, Ms. Johnson has placed C-suites, EVPs, SVPs, VPs and countless individual contributors in sales, marketing, product management, as well as technical talent. and clinics.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor; Dale M. Zupsansky, editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media