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Meet the Leadership Team

  • Liz Hale

    Liz Hale

    Chief Executive Officer & President-Elect of NALTO
  • Jay

    Jay Mays

    Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder
  • Gregg Straus

    Chief Financial Officer
  • David Schumann

    Vice President of Operations
  • John Wagner

    Vice President of Sales
  • Cindy Backus

    Sr. Director of Operations
  • Shady Awar

    Director of Talent Development
  • Francina Dryja

    Francina Dryja

    Director of Human Resources
  • Rebecca Sacks

    Director of Talent Acquisition
  • Dana Brillante

    Marketing Director
  • Ron Malanowski

    Ron Malanowski

    Sr. Division Director
  • Ferny Zyserman

    Ferny Zyserman

    Sr. Division Director
  • Luke Reischel

    Luke Reischel

    Division Director
  • Erik Turner

    Erik Turner

    Division Director
  • Liz Hale

    Liz Hale

    Chief Executive Officer & President-Elect of NALTO

    Liz Hale is the CEO of MPLT Healthcare. Ms. Hale’s role includes directing the organization’s business development, sales operations, organizational development, and internal talent acquisition, as well as insurance, legal, and strategic relationship management programs. She is a dynamic, passionate leader with a clear-cut vision and unsurpassed industry knowledge. With 30 years of staffing experience, she is a strategic thinker who understands the changing culture of the healthcare industry.

    Hale started her career as a nurse in upstate New York as a graduate of CiTi, Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation, and continued her nursing education at the State University of New York at Oswego.

    Ms. Hale currently serves as the President-Elect of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations® (NALTO®), as well as the Chair of their Credentialing Committee. Through her work with NALTO®, Ms. Hale helps guide the temporary healthcare staffing industry in establishing sound business practices, enforcing ethical standards, and providing shared resources for staffing agencies across the country.

  • Jay

    Jay Mays

    Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder

    Jay Mays is the Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of MPLT Healthcare. Mr. Mays’ role includes overseeing, planning, and directing the organization’s efforts to achieve growth through mergers and acquisitions. He is a thought leader for the implementation and creation of our strategic service offerings and the development of the company’s integrated sales, marketing, and delivery programs.

    After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a focus in Marketing, Mr. Mays served in various leadership, management, and client relationship positions with two nationally recognized healthcare organizations. As a founder of MPLT Healthcare, Mr. Mays brings more than 20 years’ worth of successful leadership and niche expertise to the organization.

  • Gregg Straus

    Chief Financial Officer

    Gregg Straus serves as the Chief Financial Officer of MPLT Healthcare. He is a key member of the senior executive leadership team and provides insight and recommendations on both short-term and long-term growth plans. He is known for his uncompromising personal integrity, ethics, and solid leadership, and is responsible for all financial aspects of the company. Gregg oversees and provides strategic direction to the company’s finance organizations, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, and strategic development (M&A). He also leads the human resources, IT, and legal teams at MPLT Healthcare.

    Gregg brings 25 years of financial and management experience to MPLT Healthcare. He has held various leadership positions with public companies, mid-sized private companies, and “Big 4” public accounting firms. His roles have included Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Senior Vice President of Tax. Gregg earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Florida. He is a certified public accountant, member of the AICPA and FICPA, and resides in South Florida with his wife and two children.

  • David Schumann

    Vice President of Operations

    David Schumann is the Vice President of Operations here at MPLT Healthcare. Mr. Schumann is responsible for overseeing and optimizing the day-to-day activities, ensuring efficiency in staffing and resource allocation, and implementing strategies to enhance overall operational performance.

    Schumann has 24 years of proven success within the locum tenens landscape under his belt, with 11 years as Vice President and 13 years as Senior Vice President of Sales at two leading healthcare staffing firms. His extensive knowledge of the healthcare staffing industry, his ability to build high-performing sales teams, and his natural instinct to motivate and inspire others makes him an impactful “leader of leaders” at our company and beyond.

    A Texas native, Schumann earned both his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and his Master of Science in Education from Texas Wesleyan University. He relocated from Texas to South Florida to join the MPLT Healthcare family in 2023.

  • John Wagner

    Vice President of Sales

    As the new Vice President of Sales, John will be responsible for leading MPLT’s recruitment and sales directors, as well as implementing action plans for developing and engaging the company’s leaders to increase fill rate, profitability, and market share. John’s strong leadership skills and ability to motivate and inspire others have been pivotal in his past achievements. His experience will prove to be instrumental in the success of this company.  With over 23 years of experience in the healthcare staffing industry, Wagner brings a wealth of expertise and strategic sales leadership to MPLT.

  • Cindy Backus

    Sr. Director of Operations

    Cindy Backus is the Sr. Director of Operations at MPLT Healthcare. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our Credentialing, Sales Support, Travel, and Accounting teams, ensuring that they work together to deliver superior customer service to our clients and providers.

    Backus joined MPLT Healthcare in 2023, bringing 14 years of locum tenens expertise and 21 years of customer service and training experience with her. She’s always been passionate about helping others, studying both Early Childhood and Special Education at the University of Utah. Her ability to facilitate human connection fuels our teams’ collaboration and strengthens our dedication to selfless service.

  • Shady Awar

    Director of Talent Development

    Shady Awar serves as MPLT Healthcare’s Director of Talent Development. He brings two decades of healthcare experience in multiple verticals to the company, including 16 years in the locum tenens physician space.

    Shady has served in positions of Leadership, Business Development, Training & Development, Operations, Consultative Recruitment, and Account Management, as well as Educational Outreach for Residency and Fellowship Programs throughout the U.S. & Puerto Rico.

    He is an ambassador for MPLT Healthcare’s core values, helping to drive a culture of service, caring, and performance. With a philosophy of providing guidance and inspiration to improve the team’s outcomes, he understands that constant change and innovation is the pathway to progress.

    Shady holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

  • Francina Dryja

    Francina Dryja

    Director of Human Resources

    As Director of Human Resources, Francina oversees the company’s Human Resources department, handles employee relations, and ensures compliance and regulation within the organization. She also helps plan and develop policies to align with organizational strategy.​

    Francina came to the company with 13 years of human resources experience within the staffing industry, as well as seven years of experience in the healthcare staffing field working with healthcare professionals. She graduated with a Business Administration degree from Augusta State University and will complete her Masters in Human Resource Management in 2021.​

  • Rebecca Sacks

    Director of Talent Acquisition

    Rebecca Sacks, CDR is the Director of Talent Acquisition at MPLT Healthcare. Her role includes developing and implementing strategies for proactive recruitment to support internal hiring needs, as well as managing our team of Corporate Recruiters.

    Sacks earned her bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Travel Management from Johnson & Wales University, gaining 11 years of experience in Retail Management before pursuing a career in talent acquisition. With an additional 11 years of recruitment expertise and certifications in Recruitment Marketing, Diversity and Inclusion, and Business Analytics, Sacks took over MPLT Healthcare’s Talent Acquisition department in 2023 to forward our relentless focus on quality.

  • Dana Brillante

    Marketing Director

    Dana Brillante is the Marketing Director at MPLT Healthcare. Her role includes guiding branding strategies, implementing marketing campaigns, and mentoring our in-house Marketing team, all while taking our culture of excellence to the next level.

    After relocating to South Florida in true New Yorker fashion, Brillante earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Business Management from Florida Atlantic University. She jumped headfirst into her career after graduating, coming to MPLT Healthcare with over 20 years of professional marketing experience across a variety of industries, from tech to finance to hospitality. A creative at heart, Brillante serves not only as a marketing leader, but also as a thought leader at MPLT Healthcare and beyond.

  • Ron Malanowski

    Ron Malanowski

    Sr. Division Director

    Ron Malanowski serves as the company’s Senior Division Director. His role includes managing the day to day delivery operations for MPLT Healthcare as well as overseeing recruitment delivery and consultant retention. He acts as a key liaison with numerous strategic and corporate partners while also serving as a thought leader for the MPLT Healthcare internal delivery teams.

    Prior to joining MPLT Healthcare, Mr. Malanowski served in various leadership, management and client relationship positions with two nationally recognized healthcare staffing organizations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. He brings more than 20 years of successful recruitment and staffing experience to MPLT Healthcare.  Malanowski graduated from Boston University with his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and from St. Thomas University in Miami with his Master’s degree in Sports Administration.

  • Ferny Zyserman

    Ferny Zyserman

    Sr. Division Director

    Ferny came to MPLT Healthcare with over 25 years of sales and staffing experience, most recently within healthcare staffing, where he worked for two of the largest firms in the industry.

    He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of South Florida. Ferny’s philosophy in sales is to treat your “desk” like it’s your own individual business. As a Director, he lives out his sales philosophy and empowers each team member to become an expert in their specialty.

  • Luke Reischel

    Luke Reischel

    Division Director

    Luke Reischel serves as one of MPLT Healthcare’s Division Directors. His role includes directing day-to-day recruitment and business development operations for multiple specialties. Luke’s commitment to efficiency, process, and procedure aligns with the MPLT culture of quality while recognizing the needs of the ever-changing healthcare industry.

    Mr. Reischel joins MPLT Healthcare with over 13 years of experience working in the locum tenens staffing industry for a nationally recognized healthcare staffing organization. He provides a consultative approach to organizational streamlining and team management in order to produce highly effective results. Reischel attended North Carolina State University with a concentration in agricultural services while serving in the United States Army Reserve for 6 years.

  • Erik Turner

    Erik Turner

    Division Director

    Erik Turner serves as one of MPLT Healthcare’s Division Directors. He brings to the company 22 years of staffing experience in multiple verticals, with over 18 of those years spent in the locum tenens physician space. Erik has held diverse positions in leadership, enterprise client relations, training and development and direct consultative recruitment.

    Mr. Turner believes that highly effective communication and meaningful focus are essential in producing successful results and he is committed to team development through growth, learning and respect in every aspect of service. He holds degrees in advertising and sociology from Western Kentucky University, as well as certifications in professional coaching and leadership dynamics.

Membership & Industry Recognition

Proud NALTO Member

We are proud to be a member of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations® (NALTO®), which provides industry standards and ethical guidelines for the locum tenens industry.

NALTO® was established in 2001 to create and enforce strong industry standards and practices for our profession, stressing honesty, objectivity, integrity, and competency. Our goal is to set clear and effective parameters of behavior for all individuals affected by the industry, including both physicians and clients. NALTO® is the only professional association of temporary physician staffing firms committed to a code of ethics and to maintaining the highest industry standards.

Ms. Hale currently serves as the Vice President of NALTO®, as well as the Chair of their Credentialing Committee.

Through her work with NALTO®, Ms. Hale helps guide the temporary healthcare staffing industry in establishing sound business practices, enforcing ethical standards, and providing shared resources for staffing agencies across the country.

We are proud to be a member of the National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR), which provides industry standards and ethical guidelines for the locum tenens staffing industry.

The NAPR is dedicated to the enhancement of all clinician recruiting activities through a spirit of openness and cooperation in the exchange of ideas and the pooling of resources, as we maintain our position as leaders in our industry.

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Awards

Throughout the years, MPLT Healthcare has been recognized with numerous awards, highlighting our hard work and passion for what we do. We strive to empower our employees, creating a workplace with an exemplary culture that provides life-changing opportunities.

NALTO Member
Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction Diamond Award
Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction Diamond Award
2022 Best Places to Work
Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2022 Largest Healthcare Staffing Firms in the US
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Corporate Giving Programs

We believe in giving back to our communities. We are committed to making our communities a better place to live and work. We are very proud of our years of revenue growth and with that success also comes responsibility to our communities and the people who helped us succeed.

https://www.oneblood.org

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