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Shira Jacobs, Director, Executive Search & Recruiting

An experienced nonprofit professional and semi-retired midwife, Shira has spent over 25 years working to serve and strengthen individuals, communities, organizations, and institutions. Her community engagement spans the sector including the San Diego County Perinatal Equity Initiative, the National Midwifery Education Accreditation Council, San Diego Jewish Academy and serving as an active hospice volunteer. Shira is also deeply engaged in DEIA work in the areas of Restorative Justice leadership training and facilitation and strategic planning and system improvements to support students from underrepresented communities for Bastyr University.

Now at Blair Search Partners, Shira leverages her incredibly diverse professional and community background to deliver a holistic, yet highly focused and data-driven approach to every search engagement. Prior to joining BSP, Shira served as Communications & Public Relations Manager for Interfaith Community Services, one of San Diego County’s largest human services agencies. Additional professional experience includes Maternal-Child Health Advising and serving as the Clinical Education Preceptor Coordinator for Bastyr University, as well as running her own clinical healthcare practice and a certified organic farm. Shira is a member of the LEAD San Diego Impact program and holds bachelor’s degrees from both the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Birthingway College of Midwifery, and an MA in Maternal-Child Health Systems from Bastyr University.