American Association for Physician Leadership

Allison Linney



Allison Partners LLC

Allison Linney is the President and Founder of Allison Partners, LLC, a consulting firm founded with the belief that people are at the core of an organization’s success and based in Charlottesville, VA. On that foundation, the team at Allison Partners serves individual, corporate, non-profit and government clients seeking to integrate human performance theory and business strategy. By focusing on organizational context as well as individuals’ skills and behavior, Allison Partners brings candor and experience to help clients achieve business goals while satisfying employees’ needs. Ms. Linney has built a career of commitment to her clients’ achievement of their goals. A former consultant within Accenture’s Human Performance Service Line, she received an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Together with her colleagues, Ms. Linney brings both sound theory and practical experience to the challenges of organizational development. She has worked with large public and private health care systems, large multispecialty groups, small group practices, HMOs, providers of healthcare information systems and occupational medicine services, and free health clinics.

Ms. Linney’s expertise spans communication strategy and implementation, leadership development, professional coaching, organization design and development, conflict management, group facilitation, training design, project management, change management and process engineering. She was selected as the 2018 Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year and serves on a variety of University of Virginia Boards and community organizations. Additionally, Ms. Linney co-authored a chapter entitled, “The Diversity Opportunity,” in The Trusted Leader: Building the Relationships that Make Government Work and writes about leadership topics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Change management
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership development
  • Performance management
  • Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


  • Bachelor of Arts - English
    University of Virginia

  • Master of Business Administration - Management
    Darden School of Business Administration,
    University of Virginia


  • Talogy: Caliper Profile assessment tools to support hiring decisions and employee development

  • Center for Creative Leadership (CCL): assessment tools including SKILLSCOPE®, Prospector®, 360 BY DESIGN®, Executive Dimensions and KEYS®

  • 60-hour InviteChange Portfolio Credential FASTRACK Program, in preparation for International Coaching Federation (ICF) credential

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

  • Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI)

  • Korn Ferry: KF360 feedback instrument based on Korn Ferry Leadership Architect (KFLA)


For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


Mail Processing Address
PO Box 96503 I BMB 97493
Washington, DC 20090-6503

Payment Remittance Address
PO Box 745725
Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
(800) 562-8088
(813) 287-8993 Fax



AAPL providers leadership development programs designed to retain valuable team members and improve patient outcomes.

American Association for Physician Leadership®

formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)