Terrence F. Cahill
President, Institute for Nonprofit Board and Executive Leadership
Dr. Terrence Cahill, President, Institute for Nonprofit Board and Executive Leadership, joined DCM in 2022. His breadth and depth of professional experience are of great benefit to our DCM clients. After his early career experiences as a Social Worker in Child Welfare, residential care for mentally challenged adults, and health care, Dr. Cahill served in various leadership positions for the next 40+ years, prior to joining DCM. His leadership positions included CEO of a community hospital, Regional VP for two managed care organizations, and University Department Chair, overseeing a Ph.D. program and a master’s in health administration program. In addition to administering the academic programs, Dr. Cahill taught graduate courses in leadership, management, and research. He also served as Lead Faculty for three university-contracted leadership academies.
Dr. Cahill received his EdD in Human and Organizational Learning from The George Washington University. His dissertation research explored how CEOs make sense of their organization’s challenges and opportunities to lead their organizations to success. He also has an MPA in Health Care Leadership from Rutgers University. Rutgers awarded Dr. Cahill the Drexel Godfrey Award for ranking 1st in his graduating MPA class. Dr. Cahill’s other degrees include an MSW degree in Individual, Family, and Group work from Wilfred Laurier University in Canada and an AB degree in Philosophy from St. Paul’s College, Washington, D.C. Dr. Cahill has 20+ publications on a variety of leadership topics.
In addition to his Rutgers academic award, Dr. Cahill received several service awards from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He also served as the ACHE Regent for New Jersey and was awarded the inaugural National Regent’s Award for innovation. For his many contributions in advancing healthcare leadership practices, ACHE awarded Dr. Cahill Lifetime Fellow status.
For the past 20 years, Dr. Cahill has maintained a part-time consulting practice providing executive coaching to C-suite executives and emerging leaders, and retreat facilitation for executive teams and boards.