Siloam Health – Client Success Story

Siloam Health (Siloam) is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization in Nashville, TN. Serving Nashville’s uninsured, underserved, and culturally marginalized patients, Siloam offers high-quality, culturally sensitive, and low-cost health care. “Our search committee was pleased to select KEES as our search partner of choice. KEES was a unanimous choice,” said Sammye Woods, Chair, of Siloam Health Board of Directors.

KEES was retained by Siloam Health in 2023 as its executive search partner. After Siloam Health attempted to undergo a search for their next President and CEO on their own, they sought guidance and partnership from KEES to help lead them through the search process. Leading the search included KEES President and CEO Heather Eddy and Project Manager Megan Taylor. This search followed the successful tenure of the organization’s former leader, Dr. Morgan Wills, as he joined the faculty of the Thomas F. Frist Jr. College of Medicine at Belmont University.

A comprehensive, national search for Siloam Health’s President and CEO position launched. Siloam Health leadership ultimately selected Katie Richards from a strong group of finalists that came from multiple sub-sectors in healthcare.

KEES Candidate Placement

Katie Richards has fifteen years of experience in faith-based charitable healthcare and nonprofit development in the Nashville community.

Richards, formerly the Chief Development Officer and most recently the Interim Chief Executive Officer for Siloam, is a relational leader. She builds partnerships with community organizations to expand service impact and access.

Furthermore, Richards worked in various roles prior to joining Siloam. At the YMCA of Middle Tennessee she handled budgeting, staff development, hiring, fundraising, event planning, and board development.

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“After a rigorous national search process, we are delighted to name Katie Richards to the role of President and CEO,” said Sammye Woods, Siloam Health’s Board Chair. “Through creative leadership and strategic decision-making, we are confident that Katie will successfully lead and further elevate Siloam Health’s mission.”

About Siloam Health

For more than 30 years, Siloam Health’s mission has been to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care. Siloam provides medical care for the underserved, promotes community health among marginalized immigrants, and offers student education for the next generation of health care providers. To learn more about Siloam Health, please visit