Experienced Knowledgeable Recruiting Industry Veterans
The Medicus Firm is committed to going the extra mile to provide the most comprehensive and best physician recruiting services to our clients and the physicians with whom we work. With our experience, high standards, focus on client satisfaction, and our resources, our recruiting efforts have become known as the most successful in the industry.
Our physician recruiting team understands the dynamics of each type of facility for which they staff. Their professionalism and experience are unmatched in the business. We have also assembled a top-notch business development team to benefit healthcare facilities and physician groups nationwide. Use the links below to meet our executive staff, and learn more about their expertise in healthcare staffing, physician search, and more.
Bob Collins has been providing clients with recruitment strategy advice and consultation since 1989. He oversees all physician recruitment activities for The Medicus Firm. In addition, he personally conducts physician executive searches and academic leadership searches. Based in Austin, Texas, Mr. Collins co-founded Medicus Partners (established 2001), which merged into The Medicus Firm in 2009. Prior to this, Mr. Collins held highly respected positions within the industry, including Senior Executive Recruiter for Dell Computer Corporation where he was responsible for the recruitment of executives for their health care vertical. As a noted authority on medical staffing, Mr. Collins serves as a guest speaker for U.S. medical schools and residencies. His ideas, expertise, and perspectives on physician staffing have been published in media outlets such as Modern Healthcare, Medical Economics, and Health Leaders and has served on the Education Committee for the National Association of Physician Recruiters.
Mr. Collins earned his B.B.A. in finance from the University of North Texas. He is on the Board of Directors for the Travis County Center for Child Protection, a children's advocacy center and he serves on the strategic planning and finance committees. He has also actively participated in the Mentor Program for Round Rock I.S.D. and Leander I.S.D. since 2007. Bob and his wife Stephanie live in Austin and together have 3 children. He enjoys playing golf, exercising and traveling and watching their children play sports and cheer.
Steve Marsh Managing Partner
Steve Marsh began his career in physician recruitment in 1992, and has represented and completed hundreds of physician and physician executive searches throughout the United States for a wide variety of clients. Steve lives in Dallas with his wife, Lynn, and four children.
Jim Stone President
Jim Stone has worked in the physician search industry since 1995 and serves as president of The Medicus Firm. Mr. Stone is active in the National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR) and serves as a board member, as chair of the Vendor Services Committee, and as a member of the Ethics and Industry Trends committees. He also served as president of the NAPR 2013-2014. He started his career as part of the MHA Group and later co-founded Medicus Partners (established 2001), which was merged into The Medicus Firm in 2009.
In addition to his background in physician search, Mr. Stone is an accomplished speaker for industry conferences and trade shows, professional associations, and media. He speaks both on a variety of topics related to the physician workforce and healthcare trends including health reform, physician staffing, physician compensation and more. Prior appearances and engagements include annual conferences of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR), HealthLeaders Media educational series, NAPR conferences, among other regional events and corporate clients as well as guest television interviews.
Mr. Stone earned his B.B.A. in marketing from Texas Christian University. Mr. Stone is widely cited as an industry expert in the media, and had been quoted in a variety of national publications including Medical Economics, Modern Healthcare, HealthLeaders Media and many others. Mr. Stone lives in the Dallas area, is married and enjoys spending time with his wife and his two children, James and Allison.
Alisa Afshani Recruiting Consultant
Alisa Afshani is a Recruiting Consultant based in our Atlanta office, and serves clients in our Southeast Region. Alisa’s prior work history includes medical recruitment and corporate event management. She is detail oriented and excels at interacting and building relationships with others.
An Atlanta native, Alisa received her Bachelor's Degree in Music from Kennesaw State University. In her free time Alisa enjoys hiking, swing dancing and spending time with family.
Lizzie Altimore Director of Human Resources
Crystal Baldwin Recruiting Principal
Crystal Baldwin is a Recruiting Principal for the Medicus Firm’s Mid-Atlantic Region. Baldwin has had many years of successful recruiting experience prior to joining TMF. She has served for years as a corporate physician recruiter for a large health system in New Jersey, as well as a corporate physician recruiter with a national hospitalist/ED staffing firm. Having been on all sides of physician recruiting, this gives Crystal invaluable experience that enables her to produce excellent results for her Medicus Firm clients.
Originally from New Jersey, Crystal completed her undergraduate education at Temple University, and earned her Master’s Degree in Human Resources at Lincoln University in Philadelphia. She is a Certified Medical Staff Recruiter through the American Academy of Medical Management, and was an active member with NEPRA (Northeast Physician Recruiter Association) during her time as an in-house physician recruiter.
Justin Ballinger Senior Vice President
Based in Dallas, Justin is a Senior Vice President leading recruitment efforts for clients in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions. A healthcare consultant since 2006, his areas of expertise include physician recruitment, contract negotiation and healthcare market analysis. Since joining The Medicus Firm, Justin has received numerous accolades for his consistent production, leadership and client satisfaction. Most recently, Mr. Ballinger won the company's Core Value award for Trust, in 2015.
He is originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Management from the University of Kansas. When he’s not in the office, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, Kara, staying active on the basketball court and fishing whenever possible. He is also a devoted fan of all Minnesota professional sports teams and the Kansas Jayhawks.
Dave Barnett Recruiting Consultant
Dave Barnett is a Recruiting Consultant for our North Central Region. New to Texas, Mr. Barnett is a seasoned healthcare recruiting professional with years of excellent client relationships. Originally from Bozeman Montana, Dave served 10 honorable years in the United States Navy as a Military Police Officer. During his years of service he was deployed multiple times including a tour of duty in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dave graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health and Administration.
His extra-curricular activities include hunting and fishing and loves the outdoors. He resides in North Dallas with his wife Kaylee and two boxers Shelby and Bubba, and are excitedly expecting their first child soon.
Christian Beca Recruiting Principal
Christian Beca has experience in recruiting physicians, new business development and hospital and pharmaceutical recruiting since 2003. Mr Beca is a lead recruiter in our Western Region and works primarily with clients in California and academic medical centers in the Western US. Prior to his work with The Medicus Firm he led a recruiting department for another physician recruiting firm. Mr. Beca was the Regional Director of Recruiting from 2004 to 2008 and achieved “Recruiter of the Year” for all four of those years.
Originally from Southern California, Mr. Beca lives in Dallas with his children.
Kathy Bowers Senior Recruiting Consultant
Kathy is based in our Atlanta office and is a Senior Recruiting Consultant for the New England Region. Kathy got her start in recruiting in 1998 placing physicians in locum tenens positions throughout the country. Due to her stellar performance in 2015, Ms. Bowers earned the "Rising Star" award for recruiting.
Kathy is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She lives in the metro Atlanta area and is the proud mother of two girls, Peyton and Blair. Away from the office, she spends her time with her daughters but also enjoys live music, seeing friends and family, traveling, exercising, and is an avid football fan of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Robert Brown Recruiting Consultant
Robert is a Recruiting Consultant in TMF’s Ohio Valley Division. Robert was introduced to recruiting while working as a Special Branch Officer Recruiter for the Army National Guard, where he recruited for a variety of specialties in the Army Medical Department. His efforts led to new recruiting structures and strategies and earned him decorations for outstanding and meritorious service. Mr. Brown learned leadership, teamwork, and perseverance as a commissioned officer in the Army National Guard for over eight years. Robert also has past business experience in marketing , and has a passion for travel and learning about new parts of the country, as he has lived in five states and two countries.
Robert graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in History. His hobbies include running, hunting, reading and good movies.
Brett Bryner Director of Business Development
Brett Bryner is a Director of Business Development for our West Region. Brett is a graduate of Biola University and an accomplished sales professional with many years of experience in Healthcare. Prior to his arrival at TMF, Brett worked as the Director of Sales in Academic Medical, Executive Leadership and Recruitment Process Outsourcing markets.
Outside of work, Brett is an avid reader, fisherman and he spends lots of time with his family playing soccer with the Texans!
Jackie Bulow Procurement Coordinator
Luke Cagle Recruiting Consultant
Luke Cagle is a Recruiting Consultant in our Southern Region servicing Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Luke joined The Medicus Firm in 2011 and spent time in the recruiting resource department before transitioning into recruiting. Luke has won numerous awards during his time at The Medicus Firm including recruiting resource coordinator of the year for 2013. Luke prides himself on being a fastidious and diligent worker that is very dedicated to helping clients reach their short-term and long-term goals.
Luke graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and a minor in Music. During his time at Texas State, Luke took classes in Arabic and Islamic studies and served on the Associated Student Government. Luke is a born and bred Texan and Dallasite and currently resides in East Dallas. Outside of work Luke enjoys attending concerts, reading, volunteering and participating in or going to athletic events. Luke is an avid fan of the Rangers, Mavericks and Cowboys.
Dale Carlton Recruiting Principal
Dale Carlton is a Recruiting Principal working with The Medicus Firm's clients in the Central region. He has been in the physician recruiting and consulting industry since 1999, and has primarily recruited to the Midwest. His areas of expertise include physician recruitment, healthcare consulting, contract negotiation and establishing strong partnerships with physicians and clients.
Prior to joining the Medicus Firm, Mr. Carlton held leadership positions with other retained physician recruiting organizations and received numerous honors and accolades for consistent production, leadership and client satisfaction.
Originally from El Paso, TX, Mr. Carlton now resides in Arlington, TX with his daughter. Outside of work, Mr. Carlton enjoys working out, attending Cowboys games, and watching live Texas country music.
Andrea Clement Santiago Director of Media Relations
Arnetria Coleman Director of Business Development
Arnetria Coleman is a Director of Business Development managing our Central region. Arnetria has been in the health insurance and healthcare recruiting industry since 2007. Her extensive knowledge of healthcare and the PPACA has been instrumental in accelerating her growth and allowed her to quickly foster partnerships with numerous facilities in the Central Region. Throughout her professional career her keen ability to thoroughly understand the unique needs of each client has earned her numerous awards, including MVP and multiple "Producer of the Year" awards.
Arnetria has mastered the art of building relationships, trust, and rapport with almost anyone, while still maintaining the attitude of forward momentum to “get the job done.”
Mrs. Coleman completed a Bachelors of Business Administration at Baylor University with double majors in Marketing and Professional Sales as well as a minor in Criminology. In her leisure she enjoys traveling the world, long days at the spa, and shopping with her husband.
Shemirra Coleman Recruiting Consultant
Shemirra is a Recruiting Consultant in our Atlanta office and serves clients in our Carolinas Region. Prior to joining The Medicus Firm she spent 8 successful years in the field of Collegiate admissions recruitment and career advisement. Her attention to detail, relationship building, outgoing personality and competitive nature have proven to be key traits that embody her as a successful recruiter.
Shemirra pursued her education at Troy State University with a major in Business with a concentration in Marketing. When not at work she enjoys running, shopping, spending time with her husband and two sons and traveling the world. She is an avid fan of the Atlanta Falcons which always causes her to “Rise Up” as the team's motto inspires.
Brian Couturier Recruiting Principal
Brian Couturier is a Recruiting Principal working with The Medicus Firm's clients in the Central region. He has been in the physician recruiting and consulting industry since 2004, and has primarily recruited to the great Midwest during that time. His areas of expertise include physician recruitment, healthcare consulting, contract negotiation and finance. Customer service and communication is a priority to Brian and has produced very loyal clients. Prior to joining The Medicus Firm, Mr. Couturier was a Director of Recruiting with a retained physician recruiting organization and received numerous honors and accolades for consistent production, leadership and client satisfaction.
Originally from Swanton, OH, Mr. Couturier moved to Dallas in 2004. Outside of work Brian enjoys spending time with his daughter, SCUBA diving, concerts, and the outdoors. He also volunteers with a local dog adoption agency, Dallas Pets Alive.
Lauren Cunningham Recruiting Consultant
Lauren Cunningham is a Recruiting Consultant based in our Atlanta office and serves clients in the Southeast Region. Lauren's prior work history includes ten years of hands-on experience in the ophthalmic industry as a surgical counselor and department manager. She is a passionate, motivated professional with solid communication and leadership skills.
A Georgia native, Lauren attended the University of Georgia where her love for UGA football began. Besides spending time with her three children, Lauren also enjoys quality time with family and friends, anything outdoors, working out, and supporting the Dawgs.
Yasir Dallali Network Engineer
Lauren DeJesus Recruiting Principal
Lauren DeJesus is a Recruiting Principal in the Medicus Firm’s Southern Region serving clients in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Ms. DeJesus has many years of successful recruiting experience prior to joining TMF, having previously served as a Senior Recruiter for another healthcare search firm in Dallas, as well as the Director of Recruiting for a large chain of independent clinics. In 2015, Ms. DeJesus earned the firm's "Client Satisfaction" award for providing exceptional service and receiving rave reviews from her clients.
Originally from South Carolina, Lauren completed her undergraduate education at Texas Woman’s University. Outside of the office, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out and enjoying all that Atlanta has to offer, after transferring to the Georgia office from Texas in 2016.
Sheryl Dinsch Asst. Director Procurement & Design
Jason Farr Regional Vice President
Jason Farr is the Regional Vice President for our firm’s Southern Region. Jason has been in the physician recruiting and consulting industry since 2005 and brings a wealth of experience to our firm. Before joining TMF, Jason served as the Director of Physician Recruiting at another firm and received numerous honors and accolades for consistent production, leadership, and client satisfaction.
In addition to physician recruitment, Jason's other areas of expertise include strategic planning, medical staff development, physician production and compensation analysis, contract negotiation, and establishing strong partnerships with our Southern clients. Jason is a back-to-back winner of the distinguished "Top Producer of the Year" award, for 2013 and 2014, and was crowned "Placement King" for 2013.
Jason married a Cajun girl, Traci, and they have three children - two girls and a boy. Besides spending time with his family, Jason enjoys playing basketball, hiking, art, traveling and volunteering in his local community.
Kiersten Feldman Recruiting Consultant
Kiersten Feldman is a Recruiting Consultant based in our Atlanta office and serves clients in our New England Region. Kiersten brings over six years of experience working in B2B sales and marketing where she developed strong skills in communication, project management and leadership. She is a relationship-driven professional and loves bringing passion, integrity, and innovation to all of her roles.
Originally from New York, Kiersten studied Political Science at the University of Georgia. She currently resides in Atlanta and loves all the arts and culture living in a big city has to offer. Her other passions include fitness, anything outdoors, travel, reading, and being active in her community.
Stephanie Foust Research & Procurement Coordinator
Jeremy Geer Senior Recruiting Consultant
Jeremy Geer is a Senior Recruiting Consultant in our West Region. Prior to joining TMF, Jeremy retired from the US Navy, having served for over 20 years with primary duties within healthcare service and recruiting. Mr. Geer was tasked with the development and leadership of 26 recruiters covering the NE territories of Oklahoma. He was also assigned to the Los Angeles Recruiting District where his focus was directing a team of recruiters specializing in the recruitment of medical licensed professionals in southern California, Hawaii, Guam and Japan. Throughout his time in recruiting, he has been recognized on multiple levels, including Recruiter of the Year.
Jeremy currently resides in Frisco Texas with his wife, 2 kids, and the family dog. During his free time he enjoys playing golf, watching college football, and traveling with the family.
Justin Giammusso Recruiting Consultant
Justin Giammusso is a Recruiting Consultant for our Mid-Central Region. With a diverse background in sales and recruiting, he enjoys building long-term relationships with clients and exceeding expectations.
Born in Dallas, he is an avid fan of the Cowboys, Stars, Mavericks and Rangers! In his free time he enjoys working out, kayaking and rock climbing.
Kara Giglietta Recruiting Resource
Lauren Glaccum Senior Recruiting Consultant
Lauren Glaccum is a Senior Recruiting Consultant based in our Atlanta office and serves clients in our Mid-Atlantic Region. She is a relationship-driven professional who integrates creativity into her analytical abilities, while simultaneously focusing on client satisfaction.
Prior to becoming a physician recruiter, Lauren’s work history included experience in college administration and digital advertising. A native of Thomasville, Georgia, Lauren received her Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising as well as her Master’s Degree in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, saltwater fishing, working out, traveling, and cheering on the Dawgs!
Emily Glaccum Recruiting Principal
Emily Glaccum is a Principal in our Atlanta office and serves clients in our Southeast Division. Prior to TMF, she spent over 9 years as the Director of Physician Recruitment for a 4 hospital, 500 bed system in South Georgia. Emily has been very involved in and held leadership positions in recruitment associations at both the state and national level, and she holds the highest certification attainable from ASPR, (Association of Staff Physician Recruiters). Emily’s diverse background includes: Director of Development for the Florida State University Foundation, Associate Executive Director for the Florida Psychiatric Society, and Cabinet Aide to the Florida Commissioner of Education. Emily is detail oriented, focused and believes a key to her success is her ability to form long standing relationships.
Emily grew up in Florida, however she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Spanish and History from the University of Arizona. She has lived in Georgia for more than 15 years and in her spare time enjoys traveling, photography, cooking and spending time with family and friends; and most importantly, spending time with her daughter Gracie and their dog Nina.
Jeff Guarnera Recruiting Principal
Working primarily with clients in New England, Jeff Guarnera has gone above and beyond to recruit physicians into all geographic and professional settings. Jeff has been in the medical industry since 2004 and in management since 1997. Before joining The Medicus Firm, Jeff worked as a Senior Search Associate for Merritt, Hawkins, and Associates and was a Nursing Division Manager at Supplemental Health Care. He has won numerous awards such as “Super Recuiter,” Recruiter of the Month,” “Impact Player of the Month” and “Top Performers Club.”
Originally from Massachusetts, Jeff lives in Atlanta with his wife, Vivian and children, Amanda, Alex, Kensley and Elisabella.
Matt Halley Recruiting Consultant
Matt Halley is a Recruiting Consultant in our Atlanta office serving clients in our Southeast Region. Prior to becoming a physician recruiter, Matt practiced law in the State of Ohio for sixteen years. He worked for both the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office and had a solo legal practice in Columbus, Ohio. As a Franklin County Prosecutor, he reviewed and negotiated agreements and was appointed responsibility as the HIPAA advisor for Franklin County agencies. As a solo practitioner Matt negotiated and drafted contracts for business clients and presented oral arguments to juries and judges.
Matt graduated from The Ohio State University and he attended The Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, where he graduated with honors (cum laude). Matt is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and away from the office, he enjoys spending time at the beach with his wife and two daughters and watching both college and pro football.
Skott Harrington Principal, Academic Division
Skott Harrington is a Principal in the recruiting department of the Medicus Firm’s Academic Division. Skott previously served, as the Regional Vice President for The Medicus Firm’s Great Lakes region. We are proud of his accomplishments over that period of time and the many relationships he formed. Skott’s roots since 2001 have mainly been in recruiting and he has always enjoyed working directly with the searches. He has taken these talents and joined our rapidly expanding Academic Division as it continues to grow quickly to meet the needs of our academic clients Nationwide. Since joining the Academic Division in 2014, Skott has received numerous accolades and awards for placing quality candidates in a short period of time within his Academic region.
As an early-retired veteran, Skott now devotes his free time to doing volunteer work, renovating homes and spending time with his spouse, children and friends.
Elizabeth Harrison Director of Procurement
Rich Helms Recruiting Consultant
Rich Helms is a Recruiting Consultant based out of our Dallas office, and serves clients in our Central Region. Prior to joining The Medicus Firm, Rich worked for a recruiting firm based in San Diego placing executives in the oil & gas industry. He began his professional career doing consultative sales in the health and life insurance industry, where he was recognized as Rookie of the Year. His areas of expertise include contract negotiation, problem solving, and cultivating win-win scenarios for both his candidates and his clients.
Rich was born in Ann Arbor Michigan and raised in Phoenix Arizona where he met his wife Lauren. They recently moved to the Dallas area with their son Connor and daughter Bebe. He enjoys snowboarding, working out, and watching sports. Rich is a die hard fan of the University of Michigan, Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings.
Angela Henry Director of Business Development
Angela Henry is a Director of Business Development based in Atlanta, partnering with clients in our Southeast Division. Angela brings a unique healthcare background to TMF with previous experience not only in Business Development and Recruiting but also in patient care through nursing school and medical mission trips. Her success comes from being a true partner with her clients, taking the time to thoroughly understand each of their needs and goals to customize viable solutions creating long-lasting relationships.
Angela was born and raised in Arkansas, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Mathematics. While not at work, she enjoys traveling abroad, hunting, cooking, and calling the Razorbacks with her dog, Copper.
Savannah Higginbotham Accounting Specialist
Desiree Hill Regional Vice President
Desiree is a Regional Vice President of Business Development for our Pacific Northwest Region. Since 2009, she has been awarded numerous times for top business development of the month and providing superior customer service to her clients and prospects, and won "Top Producer of the Year" for 2015 in Business Development. Desiree is known for her passion, drive, communication skills and steadfast reliability, as well as her wealth of knowledge and extreme success in physician recruitment in the state of Alaska. She prides herself on always letting the client know that she truly cares about their needs and their current situation. She believes that passion, constant communication and trust is the key to establishing long lasting relationships.
Desiree was born and raised in Texas where she pioneered Texas Women’s Pole Vault and held the Texas high school state record for many years. She attended the University of North Texas where she was ranked on of the top three pole vaulters in the Sun Belt Conference and broke the college record her Freshman year. She loves to spend the weekends with her family at her lake house, fishing and sitting around the camp fire laughing.
Desiree truly loves being in this industry and providing a service that client’s truly appreciate. She continues to strive to be the best in all that she does. Her number one goal is to have her client’s feel that she is setting them up for success. She is not one to over promise and under deliver, she tells it like it is, and to no one’s surprise that is why clients choose and continue to choose to work with her over the years.
Michael Holt Accounting Specialist
Kyri Ioannou Recruiting Consultant
Kyri is a recruiting consultant for the Mid-Atlantic region based in our Atlanta office. He offers a distinct skillset drawing from his background in healthcare for 7 years and as a relationship manager for 6 years with one of the largest international banks. Successes in both industries were built on a foundation of building strong relationships that have earned him the respected reputation he brings to The Medicus Firm.
A true ATL-ien, Kyri left for London after high school where he lived for 11 years. In that time, he achieved Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in therapy and rehabilitation in the UK. In his free time, you will find Kyri enjoying the outdoors, hunting, traveling, at the gym, playing softball or just enjoying life’s offerings.
Krista Jackson Office Manager & HR Coordinator
Dan Jennings Regional Vice President
Dan Jennings is the Regional Vice President of recruiting for the Southeast Region of The Medicus Firm. Dan has worked in the retained physician recruitment industry since 2003. He has been a leader with some of the country’s largest physician recruitment firms. During that time, Dan was recognized as a consistent leader and top producer. He was regularly awarded recruiter of the month and has been recognized with different firms as a Recruiter of the Year and Associate of the Year. Dan has a philosophy of putting his clients first, and doing everything that he can to place a doctor that is going to be a long-term fit.
Dan lives in the Atlanta area with his wife Amanda and three children. When not recruiting physicians, Dan enjoys spending time with family and rooting on the Atlanta Braves and Falcons.
Deb Kasten Procurement & Sourcing Coordinator
Mary Kelley Senior Recruiting Consultant
Mary Kelley is a Senior Recruiting Consultant in our Central Division. She is a relationship-focused recruitment professional who thrives on identifying innovative solutions for her clients. While her primary focus lies in physician recruitment, she has a proven track record in health economics outcomes research, as well as managed care and behavioral health. Mary’s wealth of experience serves her and her clients well, as she has served in leadership roles in healthcare recruitment, marketing, print and broadcast advertising.
Being an active member of the community is important to Mary as evidenced by her service on the Harry S. Truman Veterans Mental Health Council and as a Board Member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In addition to working as a mental health activist, she serves as a speaker, support group facilitator, parent ombudsman, and state trainer and teacher of three mental health educational programs.
In her private time, Mary enjoys white water rafting, canvas painting, traveling, music festivals and spending time with family and friends.
Kaitlin Kremer Recruiting Consultant
Kaitlin Kremer is a Recruiting Consultant based in our Atlanta Office and serves clients in our Mid-Atlantic Region. Her prior work history includes recruiting for clinical roles in skilled nursing settings, as well as healthcare marketing, sales and managed care positions.
An Atlanta native, Kaitlin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Kennesaw State University. Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her niece and nephews, volunteering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, traveling and of course shopping!
Jody Larson Referencing & Procurement Coordinator
Holly Lewis Senior Recruiting Consultant
Holly Lewis is a Senior Recruiting Consultant based in Dallas who partners with clients in our West Region. She has a strong background in marketing and healthcare recruiting. Known for building relationships with some of the top names in healthcare, Holly brings a high level of knowledge, professionalism and a unique energy to the table. Through the years, Holly has met the needs of private groups, hospitals, federally qualified health facilities and government organizations.
Born and raised in Texas, Holly knows no stranger and will always greet you with a smile. In her free time, she loves to explore life’s treasures with her daughter. Holly is a devoted cowboys fan and loves attending games!
Amy Little Director of Business Development
Amy Little is a Director of Business Development based in the Dallas office. Originally from Texas, she works with TMF clients in the Southwest Region. Amy brings a diverse background with over 10 years in sales, management, and training from the advertising industry. Amy has an energetic personality and prides herself on providing unique and tailored solutions that exceed her clients’ expectations. She believes that open communication, integrity, and passion for people are the keys to developing long lasting relationships.
Mrs. Little has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University and loves to juggle. She and her husband are actively involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and host fundraisers each year to help raise money and awareness. In the summer you can usually find her at the lake with her family and two Newfoundland dogs doing water rescue work, playing soccer, or sand volleyball.
Steve Look Executive Vice President
Steve Look has been in the physician recruiting business since 2001. Mr. Look oversees recruiting in the Dallas office and works with select clients nationally. His areas of expertise include management, physician and hospital staff recruitment, consultation and contract negotiation. Mr. Look has worked with such prestigious hospitals as John Hopkins and Duke University's medical systems. In 2011, Mr. Look was awarded his 4th “Top Producer of the Year” Award at The Medicus Firm and he has won many other awards for top production and excellent client satisfaction. Before joining The Medicus Firm in 2005, he co-founded a health care staffing firm in Dallas, Med Stat Inc. and served as Director of Recruiting for another search firm.
Steve is originally from El Paso, Texas and earned a Bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas Tech University. He currently resides in Plano, Texas with his wife Jessica and their daughters Lauren and Laine. Outside of work Steve is an avid endurance athlete, having completed numerous cycling/running/triathlon events across the country including the Ironman distance triathlon. He also enjoys watching pro and college football as a loyal fan of Texas Tech and the Dallas Cowboys.
Emily Lowe Billing Specialist
Mark Lozano Regional Vice President
Mark Lozano has been part of the medical recruiting industry since 2002. He is currently based in Dallas and serves as a Regional Vice President, which is both a leadership and production role, within TMF’s Academic and Ohio Valley Division. Before joining The Medicus Firm, Mark served as a Divisional Director with a start-up healthcare sourcing and recruitment company. As a Director, he was pivotal in establishing systems, standards and metrics to effectively develop teams and cultivate client relationships within the physician recruitment division.
Throughout his career, Mark’s great attitude, consistent performance and personalized service allowed him to receive production, team development and client satisfaction awards. This recently included The Medicus Firms’ Extra Mile Award in 2014, which is presented annually to the team member who exudes the best examples of going above and beyond for their clients and team and co-workers.
Scott Mayo Recruiting Consultant
Scott Mayo is a Recruiting Consultant for our Northwest region based out of Dallas. Scott brings years of recruiting and team leadership experience. His top priority is to make sure his clients and providers are given the best service possible and are satisfied with the results. Scott takes great pride in his honest, consultative approach and will do whatever is necessary to achieve the needs of both clients and candidates.
Born and raised in the DFW area Scott attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and lived there for there for 12 years before returning home to Dallas. In his free time Scott enjoys outdoor cooking, mountain biking, exercise, all Dallas pro sports, and being a father to his young son Max.
Michael Messier Director of Business Development
Michael is based in our Dallas office as a Director of Business Development serving our Central Region. Prior to joining TMF in 2015, Michael was a top producer in the medical sales and technology fields. His achievements can be attributed to his passion for people and hard work ethic.
An Idaho native, Michael received his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Idaho. In his free time he enjoys playing various sports and hanging out with family and friends.
Chris Miller Senior Recruiting Consultant
A veteran of the physician recruiting industry since 2007, Chris Miller serves clients in the Ohio Valley Region. His areas of expertise include client relationship, contract negotiation and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining The Medicus Firm, Mr. Miller held key leadership positions with a national retained physician recruitment firm where he holds the record for the most annual opportunities filled. Mr. Miller has received numerous awards for top performance, leadership and client satisfaction throughout his career. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the United States Coast Guard Academy and Biochemistry at the University of Missouri Columbia.
Originally from Alma, Missouri, Mr. Miller now resides in McKinney, Texas with his wife Cari and two daughters Taylor and Harper. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, watching football and cooking.
Nathan Miller Senior Vice President
Nathan Miller is the Senior Vice President responsible for leading recruitment teams in our firm's Central division. Nathan works at our Dallas office location and has recruited physicians into various hospital and private practice settings since 2003, having previously served as a Senior Recruiter for two national search firms in Dallas. He has received honors such as Company MVP, Platinum Club Award Winner, Recruiter of the Year, and The Medicus Firm's Core Values Award for ‘Commitment.'
Nathan is originally from Oklahoma City and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University on a basketball scholarship where he earned both a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Psychology. Following his playing career, Nathan spent three years as an assistant basketball coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State before eventually deciding to pursue a career in the healthcare staffing industry. He enjoys playing basketball and traveling in his spare time. He currently resides in Dallas with his wife Jenna, daughter Aubrey, and two sons, Carsten and Lendon.
Jeff Molnar Director of Business Development
Jeff Molnar is a Director of Business Development based in Dallas, and is responsible for leading the business development efforts for our Ohio Valley Region. Jeff began his career in the staffing industry in 1985 and has worked closely with clients to effectively evaluate, coordinate and launch multiple hundreds of successful search campaigns. Over the years he has won numerous awards for production and leadership, including Producer of the Year, Company MVP and Difference Maker.
Jeff lives in Dallas with his wife, Suzy, and has two married children.
Nicki Moore Recruiting Consultant
Nicki Moore is a Recruiting Consultant in The Medicus Firm’s Southern Region. Prior to joining The Medicus Firm, Nicki previously served as a Recruitment Manager for twelve years with another healthcare search firm.
Nicki is a Texas native - Fort Worth born and raised. Away from the office she enjoys travelling, attending concerts of many genres, playing volleyball and softball, and spending time with family and friends.
Marjorie Mosbey Recruiting Consultant
Based in the Dallas Office, Marjorie Mosbey is a Recruiting Consultant in our Northwest Region. Prior to joining The Medicus Firm, Marjorie was in sales for both online and print advertising and marketing. Originally from Thailand, Marjorie was raised in Texas and pursued her studies at UTA.
She currently lives in Euless, TX with her husband and 3 kids. When not at work or running around with 3 kids, she enjoys working out, hanging out with friends, and traveling. Marjorie is a true football fan and her teams include the Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys.
Brian Nichols Recruiting Principal
Brian Nichols is a Recruiting Principal for The Medicus Firm’s Carolinas Region, which includes the states of North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Brian has worked in the health care field since 2006, and with The Medicus Firm since 2008. Brian offers a diverse background of experience and achievements in sales, account management, new business development, physician relations, business management, contract negotiations, strategic planning, marketing, and implementing policies and procedures.
Brian has achieved multiple awards, such as “Producer of the Year”, several “Recruiter of the Month” awards, and the “Highest Client Satisfaction” award, for his professionalism and consistent success on behalf of his clients. Brian previously served as Executive Vice President of Practice Development for a large radiology company. He also has been an owner and operator of two small businesses he has since sold.
Brian lives in Atlanta with his wife Missy and his son Addison. He enjoys home remodeling and renovations, playing golf and sports with his son.
Kyle O'Connor Senior Recruiting Consultant
Based in the Dallas office, Kyle O'Connor works with clients in the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes regions. Mr. O'Connor has recruited physicians for a wide range of facilities since 2007, having previously served as a Senior Recruiter for another healthcare search firm in Dallas. He has received numerous awards including Recruiter of the Month and prides himself on providing a high level of transparency and service to clients.
Kyle is originally from Kansas City and has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Economics from Kansas State University. Outside of the office, Kyle enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, and supporting K-State athletics.
Rachel Olson Research & Procurement Coordinator
Jason Phillips Regional Vice President
Jason Phillips is based in Dallas and manages new business efforts in Arkansas, Louisiana and East Texas. Before he joined The Medicus Firm, he traveled around the country managing aspects of PGA Tour events. He also worked in accounting and finance for an advertising agency. Mr. Phillips' strong suit is building lasting relationships with his clients.
A finance graduate from Baylor University, Jason is originally from Arkansas. He spends his free time hunting, fishing, and playing golf and basketball. He also enjoys attending sporting events and cheering on the Dallas pro teams, as well as the Baylor Bears and Arkansas Razorbacks.
Evan Reece Regional Vice President
Evan Reece, based in the Dallas office, works with our clients in the Southwest Region. Mr. Reece joined The Medicus Firm in 2011 after completing his Master's Degree in Health Psychology from Texas State University in San Marcos. Mr. Reece won the "Top Producer of the Year" award for Recruiting in 2015.
Originally from Mansfield, TX, Evan has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from McMurry University where he was on the baseball team. In his free time, Evan enjoys spending time with his wife, Candice, and son, Ethan. He is also an avid fan of the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Cowboys.
Gary Rodgers Director of Information Technology
Alicia Roman Office Manager
Chad Rudel Recruiting Principal
Based in the Dallas office, Chad Rudel is a Principal and works closely with clients in our Southwest Region. He began his career in 1996 and has 19 years of physician recruiting experience and has held leadership positions with other national search firms prior to joining The Medicus Firm, and has earned Recruiter of the Year awards 11 times in his career and recently was presented the “Difference Maker” award for 2014.
Originally from Houston, TX., Mr. Rudel pursued his studies at Angelo State University and currently lives in Grapevine, TX. He has two daughters, Berkeley and Abby. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, riding his Harley, working out, cooking and watching his daughter play competitive soccer. Chad is also a loyal Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys fan.
Lauren Saint Business Development Consultant
Lauren Saint is a Business Development Consultant in Dallas serving clients in our Ohio Valley West region. Before she joined The Medicus Firm, Lauren found success managing new business efforts for Fortune 500 companies such as Xerox and IBM. She firmly believes in a consultative approach and open communication to drive quality and ultimately results. A consulting firm internship helped her uncover a passion for collaborating with clients to customize unique solutions for their most difficult challenges.
Raised in Little Rock, Lauren attended the University of Arkansas on a full academic scholarship and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2007. She considers herself a strong tennis player but only a mediocre talent in the kitchen, enjoying both activities in her spare time.
Mark Saurette Regional Vice President
Working with clients in the Central region, Mark Saurette has been in the physician recruitment business since 2000. He focuses on medical staffing needs analysis, physician recruitment, and medical contract negotiation. Before beginning his physician search career, Mr. Saurette worked with Pepsi Cola Co., holding a number of sales and management positions. From there he held positions at national retained physician recruitment firms. Mr. Saurette was the recipient of the The Medicus Firm's “MVP” award for 2007 and “The Difference Maker” award for 2008. He also earned the 2009 and 2010 “Producer of the Year” Award, and the 2011 “Burning Tire” Award for The Medicus Firm’s Dallas office.
Mark’s bachelor’s degree in business administration came from LeTourneau University. Mark and his wife, Ashley, have three children. Their oldest attends the University of Texas at Austin and their younger two are in elementary school. While not at work, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, working out, and volunteering at church related activities.
Steve Savoia Recruiting Consultant
Steve is a Recruiting Consultant in our Dallas office and serves our Western Region clients.
His unique understanding of today’s healthcare market comes from his clinical, administrative, and physician recruiting experience. Steve’s healthcare career began in 1993 working for a small biotech and two major pharmaceutical manufacturers. In addition, he was Director of Client Services for Tenet Healthcare and served each facility’s “C-Level” and administrative executives.
He began physician recruiting in 2009, receiving numerous awards and accolades since. He is a relationship-driven professional with a history of surpassing client expectations. Steve prides himself on always letting his clients know that he truly cares about their current situation and needs. He believes passion, constant communication and trust are key to establishing long lasting relationships with each client.
Steve grew up in the Dallas area and earned a BBA degree in Marketing and Communication Studies from Texas Tech University. He’s also a proud father of his son Blake, and his daughter Macie, and enjoys staying involved with their extra-curricular activities, camping, playing his saxophone, any outdoor music events, reading, and watching pro and college football.
Mark Sayegh Recruiting Consultant
Mark Sayegh is a Recruiting Consultant in The Medicus Firm’s South Division and has many years of experience in the medical field and in relationship management. Prior to TMF he managed all national account relationships and programs for Berkshire Hathaway Automotive as well as a number of operational and managerial duties.
Mark graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Psychology. When not in the office, Mark enjoys spending a quiet evening at home with his wife and 2 daughters.
Nicholas Shaw Recruiting Consultant
Nicholas Shaw is a Recruiting Consultant for our Southern Region. He brings to The Medicus Firm a background in recruiting and negotiation which includes 12 honorable years as a Military Police Officer/Anti-Terrorism Specialist and experience with several Fortune 500 companies. While serving in the US Navy he was deployed 3 times to the Middle East including a tour of duty in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Nicholas graduated with an Associate’s in Business Management from Saddleback College in California and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Montana State University. He has a beautiful family including 2 wonderful children, a boy and a girl. While he loves watching sports and traveling the world most of his spare time is used up reading and learning when he is not out with his family.
Kateri Shirley Controller
Jacob Simon Regional Vice-President
Jacob is based in our Dallas office as a Regional Vice-President serving Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska. Mr. Simon brings an extensive background in the recruiting industry to the Central Region where he specializes in consulting on healthcare provider needs and recruitment strategies. Prior to beginning his career in the physician recruiting industry, Jacob served for 4 years as the National Recruiting Coordinator for Northwestern State University football program and their recruitment of student-athletes. His experience allows him to work closely with management and internal recruiting staffs to evaluate and provide marketing insight beneficial for strategic planning. Due to his exceptional contribution to The Medicus Firm in 2015, Mr. Simon was bestowed the "Difference Maker" award for that year.
Jacob is originally from Kansas and is a graduate of McPherson College where he was a two-time National Scholar-Athlete as a quarterback. He later received his Master’s in Management and Administration at Northwestern State University. In his free time, Jacob enjoys attending sporting events, spending time with family and friends, and competing in athletic events of various kinds.
Matthew Smeltzer Recruiting Consultant
Matthew Smeltzer is a recruiter based in our Atlanta office and serves clients in the Southeast Region. With a diverse background in sales and account management, he enjoys working with clients to find a solution that is beneficial for both parties. Always striving to be a team player, Mr. Smeltzer earned The Medicus Firm's "Referral Award" for 2015. Prior to beginning his career as a physician recruiter, Matthew worked as a software consultant and as a teacher and basketball coach. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
When he is not at work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife Amy, playing basketball, golf and tennis, and watching Georgia football (Go Dawgs!).
Nolan Smith Recruiting Principal
Nolan Smith is a Recruiting Principal in our Ohio Valley Region. Since 2004, Nolan has been in the physician recruitment, business development and CME (Harvard Medical School) industry. Nolan has been consistently recognized as a top performer in the industry while fostering longstanding personal and professional relationships with clients and physicians alike.
Mr. Smith is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he was a National Honors Society Member and Public Relations Chair for Theta Chi. He lives in Dallas with his dog Buddy. Nolan is passionate about volunteering to children’s causes including being on staff at the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas, and a leader for the Sierra Club’s Inner City Outings program which takes inner city youth on backpacking and hiking trips to explore nature. Nolan enjoys spending his free time playing sports and writing concert reviews as a staff member for a music magazine.
Craig Southerland Director of Training/RIT
Craig Southerland is based in our Dallas office, serving clients in the Western Region. He has extensive experience in successful physician recruitment in the western states. Craig began his career in the staffing industry in 1998 and has worked closely with clients and candidates on hundreds of successful search campaigns. Prior to joining The Medicus Firm, he held key leadership positions with two nationally retained physician recruitment firms where he received numerous awards for top performance and leadership. He has most recently held the position of Vice President of Training and Development where he evaluated and trained numerous individuals on effective physician recruitment fundamentals.
Craig and his wife are originally from Southern California. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from San Diego State University. Craig and his wife Tasha reside in Flower Mound, TX and have two teenage sons, Chase and Cade.
Jamie Thomas Executive Vice President
Jamie Thomas is based in our Atlanta office, working closely with clients in the Southeast. With success in rural as well as urban markets, Mr. Thomas was named the firm's “Difference Maker” one year, and more recently, he was awarded the Core Value award for Commitment in 2015. Before joining The Medicus Firm, Mr. Thomas was a Senior Physician Recruiter for two other search firms based in Dallas. While there, he received honors including the “Award of Excellence” and “Recruiter of the Quarter.”
Jamie lives with his wife Jessica and three children. A native of Ohio, he attended Ohio State University.
Jenni Trebon Regional Vice President
Jenni Trebon is the Regional Vice President of Business Development for the Southeast Region. With over a decade of experience in the recruiting and health care industries, she has previously worked for the MHA Group, consistently ranking in the top 10 for performance. Jenni has a Master's Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. While originally from the Northeast, Jenni has built long-standing relationships with clients throughout the southeast region where she has worked her entire career in business development.
She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Roman and their two children.
Brandon Trice Recruiting Consultant
Brandon Trice is a recruiter in our Dallas office and serves clients in our Western Region. Mr. Trice has spent the last six years in account management and has a strong track record of providing exceptional service and results. Prior to starting his career as a physician recruiter, Brandon worked as a Key Account Manager for a third-party logistics firm which required strong multi-tasking abilities, a high sense of urgency and exemplary communication skills.
Brandon graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. Outside of work Brandon enjoys reading, playing golf and fishing. He is a lifelong Kansas City Royals fan as well as a devoted Kansas Jayhawk fan.
Rene Underwood Recruiting Consultant
Rene is an experienced Recruiting Consultant in our Dallas office and serves clients in our Western Region. Prior to joining The Medicus Firm, Rene served as the physician recruiter for a midsize healthcare company, and throughout her career she has been consistently recognized for her production, leadership, and client satisfaction. Rene is dedicated to finding the right physicians to help her clients not only grow, but also make a positive impact in their communities.
She and her husband are the proud parents of two very busy boys, and besides spending time with her family, she enjoys reading, shopping and working out.
Erika Valdez Recruiting Consultant
Erika Valdez is a Recruiting Consultant based in our Dallas office and serves clients in our Southwest Region. She is a relationship-driven professional with a history of surpassing client expectations through her consummate professionalism and exemplary ethics.
Prior to becoming a physician recruiter, Erika’s professional experience included marketing for a large communications company in Laredo where she served both U.S. and Mexico based clients as well as account management and merchandising roles in the Dallas area.
Erika grew up in Laredo, Texas and attended Texas A&M International University. In her free time, she enjoys her passion for photography, art, traveling, and spending time with her family and her two children – Eduardo and Emiliano.
Lisa Wagner Regional Vice President
Lisa Wagner works in our Dallas office and is the Regional Vice President of our Mid-Atlantic region. Ms. Wagner entered the health care recruiting and consulting field in 2004 and has been awarded “Producer of the Year” for her performance at The Medicus Firm in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Lisa is originally from Connecticut and earned her bachelor's at George Washington University. After graduating she worked in business consulting for 30 years, consistently achieving highest producer status. In her spare time, Lisa loves spending time with her friends and family and enjoying cycling, kayaking, golf, volleyball, tennis and being a Foodie.
David Watros Regional Vice President
David Watros works in the Dallas office as a Regional Vice President of Business Development. He leads our business development efforts in our New England Region, including the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Originally from New York, David attended college at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.
David moved to the Dallas area over 20 years ago and joined TMF after a successful career in sales and vendor management in the finance industry. In their spare time David and his wife Alison enjoy cooking and spending time with their daughter Hayden.