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Diane Tanking

Diane Tanking, leader of the firm's senior care, home care and hospice practice, brings 30 years of experience in healthcare management consulting to her executive search practice at Witt/Kieffer. Based in the firm’s Houston, Texas office, Diane relies on her successful track record in operations improvement, business transformation and process reengineering to identify CEOs and other C-suite leaders on behalf of hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. She has particular expertise in helping clients navigate through large-scale change including understanding opportunities and designing implementation plans for effective mergers and acquisitions. Diane is similarly experienced and well-versed in organizational analysis and design to create high performing, collaborative executive teams.

With her entire career spent in the Texas healthcare market, Diane has served many of the region’s most prominent hospitals and health systems. Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, she was a partner in the healthcare consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston where she assisted key clients in achieving and sustaining process improvements and revenue enhancement. Before that, Diane served as partner of Ernst & Young LLP, also in Houston. While there, she was responsible for business transformation, mergers and acquisitions and post merger integration. Prior to her “Big 4” consulting career, Diane was vice president for one of the largest multi-hospital systems in the region, Hermann Affiliated Hospital Systems in Houston. While there, she provided consulting services to the 40 affiliated hospitals as well as serving in a system level position where she led bond financing, construction planning projects and strategic planning.

M.B.A., Finance and Marketing, University of Houston, Houston, TX

B.S., Business Administration and Industrial Management, University of Houston at Clear Lake City, Houston, TX


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Diane Tanking
Principal & Practice Leader, Senior Care, Home Care & Hospice
820 Gessner Road
Suite 220
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 713-266-6779
Fax: 713-266-8133
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