About Christy Farrell

Christy is part of a core group that specializes in the area of Healthcare Technology and Innovation. Since the mid ’90s the team has successfully worked on numerous engagements recruiting for positions including Vice President of Network Operations, Medical Director over Population Health and Analytics, Director of Nursing Informatics, Senior Consultant, Executives in Implementation, and Data Scientists. She has established a client base that includes managed care organizations, large IDNs, university health systems, individual hospitals, IT vendors, and national and regional consulting firms.

Prior to joining ThinkingAhead, Christy taught for eight years in the Metro Davidson Public School System. She holds a degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University, and won Teacher of the Year in 2007. Christy and her husband John have 2 small boys, Charlie and Carter, and three rescue dogs. She is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC).

  • Expertise
  • Healthcare Technology and Innovation
  • Talent Acquisition Strategy Development
  • National Healthcare Market SME
  • Leadership for "Greenfield" Areas
  • Skill Sets
  • CEO/CIO/CTO/CMIO/CISO/CNIO
  • Chief Analytics and/or Data Officers
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Payor and Provider Officers, VP's, and Senior Directors
  • Analytics, Informatics, Information Security Leadership
  • Executive Professional Services/Consulting Leadership
  • Population Health, Quality, and Performance Improvement Leadership
  • Interoperability Leadership
  • Clinical Senior and Executive Leadership
quotation marks
  • My experience with Christy has been phenomenal. She is the consummate professional and so supportive throughout the entire recruiting and hiring process. She was attentive, sensitive and sensible, always anticipating what might happen. I love working with her. I appreciate her very much and know that our relationship will be a lasting one.

    - Nancy Choi, Vice President, Corporate Provider Network Operations
  • I had been searching the job market for months to no avail until my path crossed Christy’s. Christy went above and beyond to help me secure a new job that was a great fit and make a professional leap. I had the pleasure of working with her during multiple interviews and all the way through my letter of resignation. She is very warm and always professional.

    - Ariel Albertie, Consultant
  • Christy was my recruiter for my recent job. She is very professional, knowledgeable, easy going, and great to work with. She made sure to follow through providing great professional advice. 
Christy is great at what she does.

    - Ramona Serba, Data Scientist
  • Christy is great to work with. She brought several opportunities to me that would be a great fit for me as well as for the company. She is very personal and easy to work with. She is a fantastic communicator and follows through with what she promises. She knows the market and works well with all parties involved to ensure that everyone is successful.

    - Director of Emergency & Trauma Services