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September 27, 2013

Isaacson, Miller To Conduct Search for President and CEO

The Board of Directors of The California Wellness Foundation has retained the Isaacson, Miller firm to conduct the search for the Foundation's next president and chief executive officer.

With the current Responsive Grantmaking Program authorized to continue through 2014, the next president and CEO will work closely with the Board to implement the strategic planning for the next phase of the Foundation’s grantmaking.

Isaacson, Miller is a national executive search firm with offices in San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. The firm has 26 years of expertise in conducting searches on behalf of a wide variety of nonprofit and public sector organizations that include universities, foundations, and research and civic institutions.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Applicants should send three separate documents: a detailed letter of application; a curriculum vita or resume; and a list of eight references including complete contact information and a description of the relationship to the applicant to Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is strongly preferred. Inquiries and nominations can be submitted to the same e-mail address or one can contact the search firm representatives at the address or phone number listed below. The position description can be found on the Isaacson, Miller website.


David Bellshaw, Bernard R. Jones, Emily Chiswick-Patterson
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 655-4900
Fax: (415) 655-4905

The California Wellness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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