Deanna Banks, Tim Frischmon, and Jessica Homann

Deanna Banks is a trusted talent advisor with more than 25 years of experience as a human capital consultant and thought leader on diversity. Her practice is comprised of many of the industry’s leading hospital systems, academic medical centers, trade associations, and health insurance and managed government programs (Medicare and Medicaid). Deanna is skilled at partnering and consulting with boards of directors and Chief Executive Officers on executive recruitment and retention, succession planning, and organizational and leadership development.

Her acuity in talent mapping and leadership development makes her a valuable asset to her clients beyond executive search, where she is experienced in identifying Chief Executive Officers, Chief Human Resources Officers, Clinical Division Heads, Chief Finance Officers, and other senior executives. She works with many of the hospitals and health systems that achieve high rankings from U.S. News & World Report, as well as other industry lists.

She continues her mission of leading cultural diversity initiatives by educating leaders and organizations to successfully attract, promote, and retain ethnically diverse executives. Deanna has given presentations on executive development and other leadership topics at the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), and the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute. She also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations including the MD Anderson Leadership Advisory Board and is currently serving as the Chair of the PAN Foundation.

Deanna joined Furst Group in 1998 as a Vice President and now, as a Principal, has an ownership interest in the firm. She founded the Washington, DC, office and is frequently called upon to speak or moderate industry panels. Her extensive background with AHIP (formerly American Association of Health Plans) included the management of two prominent executive training programs in the industry, the Executive Leadership Program and the Minority Management Development Program.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland.

Contact Deanna at: [email protected]


For more than 25 years, Tim Frischmon has helped organizations transform their leadership teams through recruitment, retention, and organizational development. He has partnered and consulted with boards of directors, Chief Executive Officers, and senior executives throughout the healthcare industry to position their organizations for market growth and maximum effectiveness.

Tim has a proven track record of successfully identifying and aligning leaders with organizations that are publicly traded, private equity and venture capital-backed, and non-profit. He has conducted searches for boards of directors, Chief Executive Officers, and senior leaders across all functional areas. His clients include:

  • Payers: managed care and health insurance companies, including managed government programs (Medicaid and Medicare).
  • Providers: integrated delivery systems, hospitals, physician practices, and post-acute providers.
  • Healthcare services and technology companies: pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmaceutical, wellness/disease management, data and analytics, and consumer information.

As a respected search consultant and executive coach, Tim is committed to being deeply immersed and entrenched in his clients’ businesses and the markets they serve to ensure their short- and long-term success. His ability to assess a client’s corporate culture has enabled him to forge deep, long-lasting relationships with many of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations. He has been responsible for building high-performance leadership teams for start-ups, turnarounds, and well-established companies.

Tim is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is also active in several professional and civic organizations, has led presentations within the industry, and contributed to numerous articles. He is a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee of Medical Alley Association, a member organization serving the health technology community in Minnesota and the surrounding region.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Management from the University of Minnesota-Morris and is certified by the Hudson Institute as an executive coach.

Contact Tim at: [email protected]

Furst Group Vice President Jessica Homann brings keen, analytical insight as she helps health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, and health insurers navigate the continuum of the talent life cycle.

With more than 20 years of experience working closely with providers, payers, and healthcare service organizations, she is adept at assisting clients to recognize possible organizational challenges and creating thorough leadership strategies around the recruitment, development, and retention of executive leadership teams. 

Her work has helped numerous organizations identify and attract Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Medical Officers, and Chief Human Resources Officers. She is especially passionate about assisting the executive development and coaching of clinicians, both physicians and nurses.

Jessica is an accomplished public speaker who has presented at industry meetings and conferences on topics that include succession planning, alignment strategies, the use of technology in recruiting, and helping to bridge generational gaps among medical staff. Her personal interest in how the future of healthcare requires a new type of leader drives her desire to continuously seek out and groom optimal talent for her clients.

Leadership competencies and dynamics are evolving as reform and other trends impact the healthcare industry. Jessica has established a niche among her clients as a trusted counselor on how this affects the demands of senior leadership.

Jessica joined Furst Group in 2011 with a strong history of recruiting clinical and administrative leaders. She is a valued partner for clients in addressing a wide range of issues, including physician alignment efforts, formalized mentoring programs, leadership development, and strategic hiring practices.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

Contact Jessica at: [email protected]