New ASPR board member welcomed
By Jennifer Metivier, MS, FASPR, ASPR Executive Director
The ASPR Board of Directors is comprised of ASPR members who have volunteered to serve and were elected to their roles by the membership. The Board of Directors has a new member who assumed her role at the 2013 Annual Business Meeting. Here is a little information about our new director:
Michelle Seifert, AASPR, Treasurer
Michelle Seifert is the Director of Physician Recruitment at the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic, Lyndhurst, OH. She has been with the Clinic since the inception and development of the department in 2001 and enjoys the challenges of recruiting for all specialties. The Cleveland Clinic Office of Physician Recruitment has grown from two recruiters in 2001 to 20 recruiters in the department currently. In addition to her responsibilities for physician recruitment at the main campus, Seifert has oversight of the Resident and Fellow Initiative as well as addressing pursuit of candidates who will bring a more diverse physician population to the Clinic.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, she was Manager of Corporate Development and Director of Financial Reporting for an affiliate of Team Health. Her scope of responsibilities included new business ventures, acquisition analysis, financial reporting, recruitment, and marketing. She has a bachelor’s of business administration with a major in accounting and currently holds a non-practicing active CPA license in Ohio.
Seifert has been in the field of physician recruitment for the past 12 years and a member of ASPR for six years. She is also an active member of Academic In-House Recruiters Network (AIR) and has held leadership roles with the group (Treasurer 2008-2010 and Vice President 2010-2012).
When asked why she wanted to become the ASPR treasurer, Seifert said that she would like to be involved in a leadership capacity with ASPR and offer her skill set to the position. Her goal as Treasurer is “to continue to ensure fiscal stability of ASPR — perhaps submit new ideas to the business plan as well as enhance the investment management of ASPR funds.”