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Advisory Council

Amy Tsiropoulos

Director, Strategic Staffing Western Connecticut Health Network

Over 15 years experience in professional Recruiting and Research roles. Proven track record as a result oriented professional across a broad range of disciplines and industries.

Andrea Lampert

Vice President, Talent Strategies BJC Healthcare

As vice president of talent strategies for BJC HealthCare, Andrea Lampert has responsibility for all aspects of talent acquisition, including strategies for workforce planning and contractor management. Before joining BJC, Lampert served as vice president of human resources strategy and talent management for Express Scripts. She has also held talent acquisition leadership roles at Pinstripe, Inc. in Milwaukee; RehabCare Group, Inc. in St. Louis; STAT Search in Massachusetts; and Intelistaf Healthcare/Star Med Staffing Group in St. Louis and Chicago. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. She also holds a master certificate in human resources management from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and is SPHR certified.

Angel Knorr

VP, Recruitment & Staffing Functional Pathways

Angel Knorr is the VP of Recruiting for Functional Pathways and started with the company as a Recruiter in 1996.  She leads our Recruitment team in developing hiring strategies that are aligned with the companies’ goals and values. Hiring qualified and innovative therapists to meet the growing needs for our company is the top priority for our Recruitment team.  In 2010, Angel founded The Cookie Jar Fund, which is our company Charity. The Cookie Jar Fund provides aid to employees of Functional Pathways and facility employees in times of need. Angel also oversees special projects such as our Annual CEU Symposium, FP Newsletter, social media contests, CEU360 partnership and Random Acts of Flowers partnership.

Arthur L. Gruen, MD, FACEP

CEO EA Health

As CEO of EA Health, Dr. Arthur L. Gruen is committed to empowering healthcare providers. Dr. Gruen has dedicated his career to ensuring that physicians are fairly compensated for the lifesaving care they provide. Dr. Gruen also currently serves as the Executive Medical Director of Emergency Services at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. He is the Executive Physician Advisor for AMN Healthcare, and a member of the Qualcomm Life Advisory Council. A graduate of Harvard University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Gruen completed his clinical training in emergency medicine at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

Catharine MacLaren, PhD, LCSW, CEAP

System Vice President Talent Acquisition & Diversity EMHS

Catharine MacLaren, Ph.D., LCSW, CEAP, is the Vice President of Talent & Diversity for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS). She is also an adjunct instructor for Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies and has a small private mental health counseling practice. Catharine is the immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine (HRASM).

Chelsea Boyle

COO Flagship Rehab

Chelsea is an occupational therapist and has 19+ years of experience in long-term care rehabilitation and management. She has spearheaded and managed therapy programs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Recognized as an accessible, forward-thinking and solution-oriented leader, Chelsea oversees the entirety of Flagship Rehabilitation’s day-to-day operations, as well as corporate compliance. She is actively involved in the redesign and implementation of cutting-edge programs and products to meet the future needs of the healthcare industry.

Cheryl Slack

SVP, Partner Resources Schumacher Clinical Partners

Human Resource executive with more than 25 years of diverse experience attained in leadership and executive roles. Career focus includes talent acquisition, strategic planning, management and leadership development as well as a business partner with operations and medical management. Recognized for achievements in the areas of: strategic leadershp; mergers and integrations; relationship management; organizational change management; start up experience.

Chris Ruder

VP, Patient Care Services (Nursing) The University of Kansas Hospital

In less than 15 years with the hospital, Chris Ruder has moved up the ranks from student nurse to senior nursing director. In 2005, he won the KU School of Nursing’s Early Career Achievement Award. Ruder directs seven acute-care nursing units and works with other leadership teams on issues ranging from fiscal to strategic planning to quality and safety for patients and staff. But, a great deal of time is spent simply “solving problems” with doctors, nurses, patients and patients’ families. Ruder is currently involved in a project to create a Nursing Resource Center at the hospital to assist with patients’ understanding of healthcare issues.

Dan Dolan

Dan Dolan

Administrative Director, Recruitment & Employment The Ohio State University Medical Center

For nearly 30 years Dan has been associated with recruitment, including 12 years with a staffing firm, holding several leadership roles and responsible for multiple states. As the Regional Vice President for a national firm, Dan was accountable for 34 profit centers, more than 80 staff associates, and approximately 40,000 annual W-2s. In addition, Dan was the business liaison among the multiple service lines in the market. He has contributed to multiple publications and associations, as well as the Federal Reserve Board. During this tenure, Dan was also the VP for Legislative Affairs for the Ohio Staffing Services Association.

For the past 7 years, Dan has been managing Talent Acquisition for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, which includes the health system, the College of Medicine and the physician group practices. His initial concentration surrounds executive/leadership recruitment – facilitating searches for the C-suite, Deans, Vice Deans, Center Directors, and multiple Department Chairs. In addition to leadership recruitment, Dan’s team is responsible for faculty and staff recruitment in an organization of approximately 17,000 employees – including the recent successful billion dollar expansion.

Dan has a bachelor degree from West Virginia University and has been in the Columbus, Ohio market for more than 25 years.

David Schumann

VP, Physician Services Sound Physicians/Echo