Named president in 2023, Toomey guides the vision for rapidly growing Jarrard Inc. and oversees its execution. At the same time, she maintains the firm’s cachet as an employer of choice for the best and brightest within healthcare communications.
Toomey is recognized by leaders of hospitals, healthcare systems, companies, law firms and investment houses for her sharp counsel, particularly in the areas of M&A communications and strategic positioning. With frontline understanding of the specialized politics and regulatory approvals around healthcare mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, Toomey has led successful communications campaigns for not-for-profit, public and investor-owned health systems across the country.
Meanwhile, her significant experience in the launch and positioning of healthcare systems, hospitals and physician groups in new and existing markets provides Jarrard Inc. clients with vital insight for today’s changing healthcare marketplace.
Prior to becoming president, Toomey served five years as the firm’s chief growth officer, overseeing all aspects of business acquisition and retention, plus the firm’s marketing and overall visibility – while continuing to help clients advance their missions.
Earlier in her career, Toomey was a public affairs advisor with the healthcare practice of The Ingram Group, where she waged public affairs campaigns on behalf of community hospitals during significant times of transition. She also served as director of marketing and communications for Surgical Alliance Corporation, which developed orthopedic and neurosurgery centers and specialty hospitals in partnership with physicians.
Toomey is frequent speaker at industry organizations, such as The Governance Institute, Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, The Forum for Healthcare Strategists, American Health Lawyers Association, and more.
Heavily involved in the community, she has served in board leadership roles at Faith Family Medical Center, Renewed and Persist Nashville, as well as on the National Advisory Board for The Harpeth Hall School. She is a longtime supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity.
She received a Bachelor of Science in business from Wake Forest University and is also a graduate of AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps.