About Us

Key Nurse Leaders holds a unique position within the executive search industry. Weonly work with leaders focused in women’s, children’s, maternal/child, and perinatal health. This includes nursing management at the operations, administrative, and service line levels at hospitals nationwide. Founded in 1996 as Berry and Associates by Mike and Deb Miller, the company today is known as Key Nurse Leaders. KNL has placed maternal/child leaders in nearly every state.

Mike has over 18 years experience in healthcare, sales, and consulting. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, with a degree in Managerial Economics and a master’s degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. Mike’s experience in women’s health began in 1991 as a pharmaceutical representative with one of the Johnson & Johnson Companies. In 1993 he left that role to migrate back to Nebraska and began a recruitment career with a large national recruitment firm. Deb Miller is a graduate of Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS with a degree in Kinesiology. Deb is administrator and database manager for Key Nurse Leaders.

We know more maternal/child leaders who will become candidates in the next year  than any other recruitment firm in the nation. While the internet has made it far easier for in-house recruiters or other healthcare focused executive recruiters to find candidates, most of these candidates are passive or won’t fit your needs. Only regular contact and meaningful interaction will identify the truly serious candidate and best match. That’s where we come in.

To begin the process, simply click on the “Register With KNL” link above. We look forward to working with you to fill your open position.

I highly recommend Key Nurse Leaders for your focused executive search in Women’s and Children’s Leadership. With their assistance, BryanLGH Medical Center placed two interim leaders in our Women’s Services area and they were key to meeting our strategic objectives. As a result, we awarded the permanent search to Key Nurse Leaders and the candidate they found for us is fitting in very nicely. I feel it was a very good hire for our organization.

Douglas J. McDaniel, MBA, SPHR
Director, Human Resources
BryanLGH Medical Center
Lincoln, Nebraska