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Gwen Arcara, Founder

Gwen Arcara is the President and Principal of Executive Dimensions. Arcara’s experience as an executive search consultant spans over 20 years. Over the course of her career, she has cultivated clients throughout the United States and has also worked internationally.

Prior to founding Executive Dimensions in 1987, Ms. Arcara was the Vice President of Executive and Physician Placement Services for one of the nation's largest proprietary healthcare chains, American Medical International (AMI). Executives recruited by Ms. Arcara consistently ranked in the top 10% of the company’s highest performance standards.
Before joining AMI, Ms. Arcara served as President and Executive Vice President of two of the nation's foremost physician search and consulting firms. Under her leadership, the companies created international divisions that soon became their most profitable areas. Within the managed care segment of the healthcare industry, Ms. Arcara was also a consultant for a national HMO Association, which she advised on recruitment issues, marketing strategies, and joint venture design.
Ms. Arcara’s many areas of expertise, including talent management, succession planning, and leadership management have led her to conduct seminars for businesses and universities on "How to Identify and Recruit the Ideal Candidates."  Ms. Arcara has also been an executive coach and tutored executives on how to succeed in a new organizational culture.

Ms. Arcara received her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the State University College of New York at Buffalo. In 1996, she was the recipient of the New York State Governor’s Award for Excellence in Business. In her free time, Ms. Arcara is an active participant of her community and serves on the boards of many local companies and non-profit organizations. Her current commitments include positions as:

Past Chairperson of the Board, AAA Western and Central New York
Board Member, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Foundation
Board Member, HealthNow New York, Inc., (Blue Cross Blue Shield)
Board Member,  Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin House
Board Member,  State University College of New York at Buffalo Foundation 
Member, American College of Healthcare Executives