Shayla Higginbotham
Principal, Healthcare Advisory Leader

Shayla Higginbotham, MHA, PMP has extensive experience developing strategic plans, implementing financial improvements, and delivering transformative operational enhancements for numerous healthcare entities, including community and academic health systems, ambulatory care networks, and extended care facilities.

Shayla is a results-focused performance improvement expert and previous C-suite executive who partners with healthcare leaders to drive efficient and cost-effective change along the continuum of care. She also advises institutions on how to achieve their strategic and cultural goals by placing an emphasis on the delivery of patient and family-centered care and promotion of health equity throughout their daily care models.

Before joining CohnReznick, Shayla was a Performance Transformation Managing Director for a major consulting firm. Her multifaceted healthcare knowledge and leadership as a previous hospital Chief Operating Officer have enabled her to produce positive strategic, operational, and financial change in multi-specialty medical group practices, multi-state health plans, and one of the country’s top telehealth organizations. In addition to her domestic healthcare consulting experience, Shayla has developed strategic business plans for academic health science systems and boutique wellness facilities in established and emerging international markets.

As CohnReznick’s Healthcare Advisory Leader, Shayla collaborates with a diverse team of professionals to guide the growth and development of the firm’s Healthcare Industry practice. She works to redesign traditional go-to-market offerings, so providers, payers, and producers are best positioned for sustainable success in the future.


BSPH, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MHA, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


American College of Healthcare Executives

National Association of Health Services Executives

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Assistant Adjunct Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health

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Shayla Higginbotham

Mobile| 704-900-2560

Office | 704-900-2560

Charlotte, NC

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Higginbotham joins CohnReznick as Principal, Healthcare Advisory Leader