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ASPR Board of Directors

Frank Gallagher

President, Frank Gallagher serves as the Director of Provider Recruitment at AtlantiCare, a winner of the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The health system is located in coastal southern New Jersey and serves as the region’s largest healthcare organization with more than 5,400 employees and 700 physicians. In his role, Frank is responsible for the development and execution of strategies related to the recruitment of providers across the system’s two hospitals and 70 ambulatory locations.

For the previous five years, Frank worked as a Senior Recruiter and as Interim Director, Physician & Advanced Practitioner Recruitment for Baystate Health. During this time Frank was responsible for the sourcing and hiring of physician faculty members at Baystate Medical Center, the academic medical center of the three-hospital system based in Springfield, Massachusetts.

In August 2012, Frank was elected as Member-at-Large to the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters’ (ASPR) Board of Directors. He was later appointed Chair of Governance and currently serves as the Board of Director’s President. Frank’s prior experience includes terms as the association’s Co-Chair of the Chapter & Regional Relations Committee and as past president of the Academic In-House Recruiters (AIR) Network, a chapter of ASPR.

Frank began his physician recruitment career with Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in Pennsylvania, an academic community health system, where he worked as a Physician Recruiter starting in 2004. Prior to his career in physician recruitment, Frank gained valuable experience in Human Resources as an HR Generalist and HR Manager, as well as a Corporate Recruiter.

Frank received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Temple University and earned a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Widener University. Frank and his wife, Marcella, reside in Linwood, NJ with their five children.

Email | 609-389-1342


Kate Rader

Treasurer, Kate Rader, FASPR, is the inaugural Director of Faculty Recruitment at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. Kate’s physician recruitment experiences has always been in academic medicine with previous positions at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic.

Kate was recognized by ASPR leadership as Volunteer of the Year in 2013 at our Annual Business Meeting. She served as Co-Chair of the Chapter and Regional Relations Committee and along with her Co-Chair cooperatively supported the new leaders of TexASPR, NWSPR, and SEPRA as they progressed into ASPR chapters.

Kate’s background with chapter development was originated by her inaugural leadership roles with ASPR’s first chapter, AIR (Academic In-House Recruiter Network) where she served as Secretary and Membership Chair. She also was the Inaugural President of OAR, the Onboarding and Retention Network, and encouragingly led the team through the process of becoming a chapter.

She has a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Wisconsin – Stout and has extensive experience with event planning and sales. She brings a keen eye for detail and a commitment to move ASPR to the next level to the Treasurer role.

Email | 956-296-1597

Jennifer Feddersen

Board Member, Jennifer Feddersen, FASPR, SHRM-CP, is the Director of Executive, Physician and Advance Practice Provider (APP) Recruitment at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI.

Jennifer previously held the positions of Chair of Research (May 2015- April 2018) and Co-Chair of the ASPR Research Library Committee (August 2014- May 2015) prior to assuming the Chair of Engagement position on the board.  Jennifer has also been involved in the Michigan Recruiter and Retention Network (MRRN) since 2006 and is its current President.

As the Director of Executive, Physician, and APP Recruitment, Jennifer leads a team of five recruiters that cover 6 hospitals and 30 medical centers throughout southeastern Michigan.

Jennifer received her Bachelor's in Science in Human Resource Development from Oakland University and received her Masters of Science in Management and Human Resources from Walsh College. She also has her FASPR certification from ASPR and her SHRM-CP certification from the Society of Human Resource Management.

Email | 313-874-4674


Bruce Guyant

Board Member, Bruce Guyant, FASPR is an accomplished healthcare recruiting executive with proven track record in achieving revenue, profit, and business growth objectives in a multi-site environment. He has twenty years of experience in the profession of high level talent acquisition and is currently Director of Provider Growth & Integration for Novant Health, a private, not for profit, hospital corporation based in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, NC. In his current position he has responsibility for all recruiting functions for 15 hospitals and 450+ clinics in four states with multiple service lines and specialties.

Bruce has been highly successful in building relationships with healthcare providers and senior executives alike. He is a highly motivated and energetic self-starter willing to work at peak levels and lead teams to do the same. He has been known to be an articulate communicator, excellent trainer, mentor, administrator, and relationship specialist. Working directly with twelve hospital CEO’s, he has run full cycle recruiting of physicians and other allied health providers. He has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Performance. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration specializing in Healthcare Management and has been active in multiple ASPR leadership committees including The JASPR Journal, Chapter and Regional Relations, and Research Committees. Bruce loves the healthcare recruiting business!

Email | 980-287-5353


Robin Schiffer

Board Member, Robin Schiffer FASPR is responsible for Physician Recruitment and Physician Relations for OhioHealth in Mansfield and Shelby Ohio.  Robin has been the Co-chair of the Past Education Committee (conference planning) and involved with the Fellowship committee as well as webinars and the JASPR Journal.  She has most recently worked with the CSAP (Content Strategy Advisory Panel) to increase the level of education provided at our annual conference.  The Ignite sessions and Innovation sessions were an added bonus this year. At OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby, Robin is responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, recruitment and onboarding initiatives, organizing events such as monthly physician awards, annual appreciation events for physicians and their families. She also takes care of all locum needs for Mansfield and Shelby.  Robin received her Bachelors in Business Administration at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, CPP certification from the American Payroll Association and Associate Degree from Bliss College.

Email | 419-526-8059

Lynne Peterson

President-Elect, Lynne Peterson, FASPR, is the Director of Physician and Advanced Practice Provider recruitment at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, MN.

Lynne Peterson is the Director of Physician Recruitment for Fairview Health Services an integrated health system located in Minnesota. Lynne and her team also work closely with Fairview’s academic partner, the University of Minnesota, assisting the University with their recruitment needs for Advance Practice Providers and Fairview related Academic Physician positions.

Lynne has been in the Physician Recruitment industry since 1991 and joined the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters in 1995. During Lynne’s time as a member of ASPR, she has had an impressive background of service to ASPR as past Secretary of the Board, former Co-Chair of Strategic Planning and Bylaws committee and by participating in the Education and Benchmarking committee over the years. She was also Co-Chair of the Fellowship committee, which advanced the organization’s educational opportunities and certification process for our members.

Email | 612-672-2285


Aisha DeBerry

Secretary, Aisha DeBerry, FASPR serves as the Manager of Physician Recruitment for Virginia Commonwealth University Health, winner of the 2014 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Award. As the preeminent academic medical center in the mid-Atlantic region, the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is committed to excellence in patient care and education.

With a staff of two in-house recruiters, Aisha is responsible for implementing, directing and managing a centralized team to plan, coordinate and direct all activities for the recruitment and hiring of physicians and clinical faculty.

Aisha begun her career in healthcare recruitment with HCA in 2002, and has been in the recruitment industry for nearly 20 years. She joined the Association of Staff Physicians Recruiters in 2012 and served as Chair of the Membership Committee for Academic In House Recruiters (AIR).

Aisha received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Utah and is currently a MBA candidate of the 2017 class at Liberty University. She also has her FASPR certification from ASPR, her PHR certification from the HR Certification Institute and her SHRM-CP certification from Society of Human Resource Management. Aisha resides in Glen Allen, Virginia with her husband John, and two children, Victoria and Torrance.


Carrie Galbraith

Board Member, Carrie Galbraith, FASPR recently joined Davita’s Nephrology Practice Solutions (NPS) as their Advanced Practice Provider Recruiter. Prior to joining Davita, Carrie spent fifteen years recruiting for rural hospitals in Illinois. Carrie gained knowledge and experience in health professional shortage areas (HPSA), immigration, loan repayment, recruitment trends, contracting, onboarding, licensure, credentialing, managed care contracting, onboarding, and retention.

Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing from the University of Arkansas. She is currently active with Illinois Staff Physician Recruiters (ISPR) as the conference committee marketing chair, and has held positions as President (2016-2017), President/Conference Chair (2016), and VP/Conference Chair (2015).

Carrie was born and raised in a rural community in southern Illinois. She is an elected Village Board Trustee, Village Board personnel committee, PTO member and past president, chairperson of the 125th Historical Book Committee, 4th of July committee, and a child mentor for Elementary School. In her spare time Carrie is a mother to a twelve year old boy and nine year old twins. She enjoys working out, reading, genealogy, outdoor activities, and spending time with family.


Emerson R. Moses

Board Member, Emerson R. Moses, MBA, FASPR, is the Senior Director of Provider Recruitment & Engagement at Reliant Medical Group in Worcester, MA.

Emerson is the Senior Director of Provider Recruitment & Engagement at Reliant Medical Group - the largest multi-specialty provider group serving the Boston MetroWest & Central Massachusetts area – where she oversees the operational and growth strategy of provider recruitment and engagement. With over 15 years of healthcare recruitment and management experience, Emerson has led multiple teams and initiatives across a diverse group of health systems and practice organizations in the Northeast, including Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Baystate Health. She also served as the Director of Clinician Recruitment for the primary care practice group, One Medical, which had practices in over 30 locations nationally such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Washington DC and Boston. In her roles, Emerson’s experience has spanned many areas, including recruitment program & team development, retention and onboarding initiatives, employment brand discovery, targeted sourcing and outreach strategies and metrics driven performance management.

Emerson has been a member of ASPR since 2007 and completed her FASPR certification in 2011. She has also previously held the position of Vice President of the Academic In-House Recruiters (AIR) Network and Chair of both their Education and Website and Social Media Committees. A life-long New England resident, Emerson completed her undergraduate education at Mount Holyoke College in 2002 and in 2011 she received her MBA from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. In her free time, Emerson enjoys being a Reiki practitioner and animal lover. Weekends are spent hiking the NH mountains with her dog, spending days at the barn with her horse or relaxing at her family cabin on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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