Andy Davidson is a Managing Director with Gallagher Executive Search and Leadership Advisors. He brings 30 years of experience working with leaders and the boards of community hospitals, health systems, FQHCs, physician practices, payers, healthcare technology companies and associations.
Andy focuses his search, leadership and governance consulting at the board and executive level. He built his nationwide network of healthcare leaders and trustees on a foundation of mutual trust and respect.
From 2005-2019, Andy served as president and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS). OAHHS provides healthcare policy and advocacy leadership for 62 acute care hospitals and health systems. Andy led numerous healthcare initiatives with a focus on quality, patient safety and value.
Andy was a long-time member of the State Hospital Association Executive Forum (SHAEF). He was a founding board member of the Oregon Health Leadership Council, a collaborative of health systems, health plans and several large physician groups focused on improving efficiency and reducing costs. He served on the Board of the Health Forum, the for-profit subsidiary of the American Hospital Association. And, he was a founding board member of the Oregon Health Network, a collaborative healthcare technology effort that created a dedicated broad-band network connecting all Oregon's hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, public health departments and community colleges.
Andy was a long-time board member of Central City Concern, a Portland-based FQHC that also owns and operates thousands of supportive housing units and offers healthcare services and job training.
Andy received his B.A. in English Literature at the University of New Hampshire and he participated in the first Executive Leadership Symposium on Health Care Policy and Reform at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
He and his wife, Margot, split their time between Oregon and Arizona.