Cy Hufano

Cyril L. Hufano founded Hufano + Associates eight years ago to support the CXO-level executives and senior executive teams of healthcare organizations with leading their people through complex change and difficult transitions. Cy has served a wide array of clients including integrated health care systems, physician organizations, an accountable care organization, a government healthcare agency and a healthcare alliance.

Cy enhances the leadership effectiveness of senior leaders through a unique blend of executive-personal development coaching, executive team development and large group facilitation. As a master facilitator, he leads multi-day leadership sessions wherein system stakeholders create breakthroughs and develop sustainable solutions. By working together collaboratively, stakeholders develop the organizational will, commitment and trust to achieve mission-critical goals and objectives.

Cy has 40 years of healthcare operations and consulting experience. Prior to Hufano + Associates, Cy was a partner for eight years in the Accelerated Solutions Environment service line of Ernst & Young. In addition to 22 years of consulting experience, he served for 18 years in various operational executive and management capacities at the St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, MI.

Cy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in organizational behavior and development, both from Eastern Michigan University. He received a graduate certificate in health management from Harvard University. and certification as an Integral Coach from New Ventures West.

Elise Hufano

Elise Hufano, Managing Director of Hufano + Associates, has spent the past 14 years designing and facilitating interpersonal, group and enterprise collaboration initiatives focused on strategy development and execution, leadership development, communications and stakeholder engagement. Since 2004 Elise’s work has been focused in the health care industry. Her current concentration is on applying collaborative approaches with organizations who are tackling the realities of health care reform, pursing the Triple Aim and implementing accountable care strategies.

Before co-founding Hufano + Associates, Elise designed and delivered facilitated design sessions in Cap Gemini’s Accelerated Solutions Environment, a global business unit that supports Fortune 500 clients in resolving complex business issues through collaborative/creative work. She also has a background in communications, and worked both internally and as an independent communications consultant, developing and implementing marketing communications and public relations strategies for institutes of higher education and non-profit organizations.

Elise received her BA in Communications from the University of Michigan and did graduate studies in Organizational Development at American University. She is a certified executive coach and has been trained to work with both the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator and the Enneagram System of Personality Types.

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