Christine Mackey-Ross, MBA

Witt Kieffer, Senior Vice President

Christine Mackey-Ross offers clients of Witt/Kieffer a unique blend of experience and expertise. Christine’s career, prior to joining the firm in 1995, included multiple roles in nursing administration and experience as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and executive recruiter. Christine became a shareholder of the firm in 2003; in 2006 she was promoted to senior vice president and managing partner of the St. Louis office. She is secretary on Witt/Kieffer’s Board of Directors. During her almost 20 years in executive search, Christine has led and completed multiple search assignments for C-suite executives in all sectors of healthcare, including integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals and group practices. Christine now serves as the practice leader for Witt/Kieffer’s work in the area of physician executives. Her areas of expertise span positions such as CMO/VPMA, Chief Clinical Integration Officer, Chief Quality Officer, along with more traditional positions such as department chair or service line chief. Christine is often involved in projects where organizations may wish to include physician candidates in the CEO or COO search process. Her physician executive credentials include assignments for CMOs, VPMAs, chairs, service line chiefs, and MDs/CEOs for hospitals, health systems and large group practices. Christine is a frequent speaker at educational sessions including state hospital associations and professional meetings. Her experiences give her an exceptionally strong understanding of healthcare issues and trends within the acute care environment and the traits and skill sets that today’s executives need to lead healthcare organizations.

  • Washington University in St. Louis - MBA, Healthcare Management
  • Saint Louis University - BSN, Nursing



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