The Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. (MiHIA) Chief Executive Officer’s provides visionary and strategic leadership of the mature backbone organization to achieve transformational improvement in the health and well-being of the multi-county MiHIA region fully integrated and aligned with the shared, nationally recognized, THRIVE initiative. THRIVE, Transforming Health Regionally in a Vibrant Economy is a bold, big thinking innovative initiative engineered to overcome common change barriers of scale, fidelity, sustainability and fragmentation. Read more about the sophisticated planning and continuing implementation of THRIVE. 

The Chief Executive Officer is appointed by the Chair of the Board of Director’s and the terms of the Chief Executive Officer’s employment are managed by the Executive Committee of the Board. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization with emphasis on delivering maximum value in alignment with the MIHIA and THRIVE Missions while safeguarding the financial sustainability of the organization through prudent business practices. The Chief Executive Officer provides exceptional leadership in assuring progress of the MIHIA business plan and its core initiatives and projects, elevating the profile of MIHIA in the community through quality partnerships to enhance its ability to succeed, as well as strengthening the financial base of the organization. The Chief Executive Officer fosters a dynamic organizational climate that builds the organization’s capabilities and returns value to the collaborative stakeholders and funders; while representing the organization as a key spokesperson and fundraiser.


  • Provide excellence in overall leadership of the organization.
  • Sit on the Board of Directors as a member of the MiHIA Board.
  • Assure effective governance and committee structures and operations for MiHIA.
  • Assure compliance with the organizational bylaws and all requirements for a not-for-profit legal entity.
  • Assure effective management and processes for day-to-day operations of the organization.
  • Provide leadership of multiple staff, contracts and oversight of business matters, finances and operating budgets.
  • Counsel the board on internal and external policy matters and needs.
  • Provide leadership for execution, and report progress on the multi-year business plan for the organization including skillful and strategic use of the board as well as high quality quarterly board meetings.
  • Develop and execute strategic stakeholder management and communications plans, annually or as needed.
  • Establish and support strong partnerships with regional industries/organizations to advance the business plan.
  • Represent MiHIA and build relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Act as the fiduciary and oversight of staff, contracts and capacity aspects of the THRIVE initiative


  • Key areas of expertise for this position are proven leadership, collaborative skills, demonstrated strategy development and execution and, above all, enthusiastic commitment to the success of the MiHIA region.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
  • Integrity, emotional intelligence
  • Experience in the broader health and human services.
  • Management by objectives approach with ability to do long term and short term planning
  • Clear focus on accountability and impact
  • Demonstrated organizational leadership is a must.
  • The ability to rapidly earn the respect of diverse stakeholders.
  • Residency or willingness to relocate within the MiHIA region.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledgeable in managing accounting and/or financial budgets, processes, etc.
  • Proven record of strategic planning and forward thinking, particularly in terms of organizational growth and program development
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint, along with Google® applications
  • Experience in managing and leading employees, committees and projects
  • Experience working remotely and demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors or similar reporting structures.
  • High level of energy and passion to provide value to stakeholders, a visionary with the willingness to grow in this position.

Interested Candidates
Please send a letter of interest and resume to All inquiries will be confidential.
Please refer questions to Dr. Catherine Baase, MiHIA Board Chair at or 989-245-1543

Compensation and Benefits
MiHIA has comprehensive benefits including health, dental and vision insurance and PTO.
Salary will be reviewed and commensurate with experience/expertise and market conditions.