Our Team

Leadership Team & Consultants

With decades of combined health care executive experience InveniasPartners' consultants are able to uncover new opportunities and select strategies that address every item on clients' to-do lists.

InveniasPartners consultants are available 24/7—as strategic advisors, sounding boards and facilitators.They make sure engagements reach the finish line on time, on budget and with the qualitative and quantitative results InveniasPartners' clients have come to expect.

  • Curt Lucas

    Curt Lucas is a Managing Partner and founding Chairman of InveniasPartners, and is based in our Chicago and Los Angeles offices. With more than 25 years of experience in executive search and assessment, Curt has conducted over 400 senior leadership search assignments in the health care services industry.  He has served senior level executives from client organizations and has provided consultation to numerous organizational Boards of Trustees while leading highly visible C-suite assignments nationally. Curt has authored a myriad of articles and white-papers on health care leadership and has participated in numerous speaking engagements on the subject as well.

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  • Joseph Fournier

    Joseph E. Fournier, JD, MHA, serves as Vice Chairman and President for InveniasPartners.  He is responsible for making IneveniasPartners the executive search and talent advisory firm of choice for progressive, people-focused and forward-thinking healthcare organizations across the nation. During a distinguished career at leading healthcare systems, Joe focused on operating and transforming large and complex organizations with an eye toward leading transformation, developing exceptional leaders and workforce planning to provide safe, affordable, outstanding service to patients, customers and communities. Prior to becoming a nationally recognized leader in human resources, he was an accomplished attorney and U.S. Air Force officer.

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  • Vic Buzachero

    Vic Buzachero serves as a Partner for InveniasPartners and is based in Chicago. With nearly 40 years of human resources management experience, Vic has provided HR leadership in some of the most respected health care systems in the country. Most recently, Mr. Buzachero served as the CHRO for Scripps Health in La Jolla, CA, named to the 2017 Workforce 100 list of top companies for HR.

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  • Debra Plousha-Moore

    Debra Plousha-Moore, MS serves as Partner and a practice leader in Talent Advisory Services for InveniasPartners and is based in San Francisco, California. A recognized leader in the human capital field, Debra most recently served as Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President of Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System), one of the nation's leading health care organizations and the region's largest primary care network.

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  • Scott Cooper

    Scott Cooper is a Principal for InveniasPartners and is based in the firm’s Chicago office.  As an integral part of the firm, Scott’s practice is national in scope and focuses on providing executive search and talent advisory services to large, integrated health systems, payer organizations, academic medical centers, and physician group practices.  Throughout his career, Scott has partnered with clients such as Providence St. Joseph Health, University of Missouri Health Care, Scripps Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Prisma Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine and many others to identify, recruit and retain top talent.  In addition to leading client engagements, Scott manages the firm’s research department, overseeing a team of analysts and senior associates.

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  • Jay Eckersley

    Jay Eckersley is a Consultant for InveniasPartners and is based in our St. Louis and Salt Lake City offices.

    A Healthcare Leader--Eckersley has most recently served as Senior Health Care Consultant with The Gosser Group, St. Louis. There he advised hospitals, physicians and health plans how best to integrate their respective interests for effective managed care contracting, guaranteed cost controls and published reporting of quality patient care outcomes required under the Affordable Care Act.

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  • George Popko

    George Popko is a Consultant for InveniasPartners and is based in our Princeton, New Jersey office. George possesses over 25 years of progressive experience in the Hospital and Healthcare industry as a senior executive.

    Prior to joining InveniasPartners, George spent the last six years at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, New Jersey serving as the Chief Financial Officer. He was part of the initial management team that was hired after a failed merger with a regional healthcare system. George led the financial turnaround of a $170 million organization which was losing approximately $20 million annually.

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  • Donna Katen-Bahensky

    Donna Katen-Bahensky is a Consultant for InveniasPartners, and is based in our Chicago office. Donna has spent over 30 years in senior leadership positions in a number of large and prestigious academic medical centers. Currently, Donna is serving on the Board of Directors for a variety of emerging health care technology organizations including Quietyme, Inc.; branch2; Extract Systems; and she serves as an Adviser to Clemetric Healthcare Data Analytics; Dock Technologies; and Exact Sciences Corporation.

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  • Ben Lucas

    Ben Lucas is a Senior Associate for InveniasPartners and is based in our Chicago office. Ben provides search execution and research assistance for C-suite and senior executive level engagements for integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, physician group practices, and managed care organizations.

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  • Connor T. Keegan

    Connor Keegan is a Senior Associate at InveniasPartners and is based in the Chicago office. Partnering with the firm's management, Connor provides search execution and research assistance for C-suite executive level engagements. His primary focus is dealing with integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, physician group practices, and managed care organizations.

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