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Our company and people

Our Core Values

Be The Best

We are always learning and growing in order to continue to be industry leaders.

We understand our customers’ unique business demands and always aim to exceed all expectations.

We persevere until we get the job done.

We accept the responsibility to our clients and providers to help them achieve extraordinary success.

We will always make a positive impact on those we serve.

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Meet the Leadership Team

  • Jay

    Jay Mays

    CEO and Co-Founder
  • Liz Hale

    Liz Hale

    President
  • Ron Malanowski

    Ron Malanowski

    Senior Division Director
  • Ferny Zyserman

    Ferny Zyserman

    Division Director
  • Luke Reischel

    Luke Reischel

    Division Director
  • Erik Turner

    Erik Turner

    Division Director
  • gregg Straus

    Gregg Straus

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
  • Melissa Beam

    Melissa Beam

    Director of Project Management
  • Milgrim Bello

    Milgrim Bello

    Director of Strategic Marketing
  • Jennifer Day

    Jennifer Day

    Director of Business Services
  • Francina Dryja

    Francina Dryja

    Director of Human Resources
  • Patricia Messenbaugh

    Patricia Messenbaugh

    Corporate Controller
  • Emily Prno

    Emily Prno

    Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Development
  • Jay

    Jay Mays

    CEO and Co-Founder

    Jay Mays is the CEO and Co-Founder of MPLT Healthcare. Mr. Mays’ role includes directing the organization’s business development and sales operations, organizational development, internal talent acquisition, insurance, legal and strategic relationship management programs.

    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.

    Prior to founding MPLT Healthcare, Mr. Mays served in various leadership, management, and client relationship positions with two nationally recognized Healthcare Service organizations throughout the nation. He brings more than 20 years’ worth of successful leadership and business process to the MPLT Healthcare organization. Mays graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing.

  • Liz Hale

    Liz Hale

    President

    Liz Hale is President of MPLT Healthcare. Ms. Hale’s role includes oversight of the sales teams and the organization’s back office operations. She is a dynamic, passionate leader with a clear cut vision and unsurpassed industry knowledge. With over 28 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 the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations® (NALTO®) as Vice President as well as Chair of the Credentialing Committee.

  • Ron Malanowski

    Ron Malanowski

    Senior 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

    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.

  • gregg Straus

    Gregg Straus

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Gregg Straus serves as Executive Vice President and 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.

  • Melissa Beam

    Melissa Beam

    Director of Project Management

    Melissa Beam serves as the company’s Director of Project Management. Melissa’s role includes enterprise level and strategic projects including software implementation, integration, and administration, business process optimization and documentation, and Erecruit support and administration.

    Prior to joining MPLT Healthcare, Melissa implemented and directed ICD-10 and business intelligence solutions verticals and was a Business Process Improvement Manager within the staffing industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Tampa.

  • Milgrim Bello

    Milgrim Bello

    Director of Strategic Marketing

    Milgrim Bello serves as the company’s Director of Strategic Marketing. Milgrim’s role includes corporate marketing and communications efforts including branding, public/media relations, market research & analysis, content marketing, candidate & client education marketing, social/interactive marketing, social media, internal communications, change management and event planning. She is in charge of MPLT Healthcare’s strategic marketing initiatives.

    Prior to joining MPLT Healthcare, Milgrim managed and led a marketing team within the staffing vertical. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Rollins College.

  • Jennifer Day

    Jennifer Day

    Director of Business Services

    Jennifer Day serves as the company’s Director of Business Services. In her role, she is responsible for back-office service and support operations such as consultant payroll, client billing, account receivable management, and cash applications.

    Prior to joining MPLT Healthcare, Jennifer spent many years working for a successful staffing firm in a variety of back-office support roles. She has over 18 years of back-office staffing industry experience working in various leadership roles. Jennifer graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

  • 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.​

  • Patricia Messenbaugh

    Patricia Messenbaugh

    Corporate Controller

    Patricia Messenbaugh serves as the company’s Corporate Controller. Patricia’s role includes management of all accounting functions, financial reporting, tax compliance, audit management, cash management, forecasting modeling, accounts payable, and internal payroll.

    Patricia has over 16 years of experience in leadership roles, managing finance and accounting teams of companies of diverse size and various industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration with a finance concentration from Oral Roberts University.

  • Emily Prno

    Emily Prno

    Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Development

    Emily serves as the company’s Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development. Emily’s role includes directing and participating in our internal recruiting and hiring process, along with training and development.

    Prior to joining MPLT Healthcare, Emily worked in agency recruiting along with Corporate Recruiting/Management for 10 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lewis University, where she was a collegiate athlete.

Membership & Industry Recognition

Proud NALTO Member

We are proud to be a member of 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.

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Our President, Liz Hale, serves on the NALTO® Board of Directors and as Chair of Credentialing Committee, which establishes best practice credentialing guidelines for the entire industry. Hale’s experience with NALTO® has her strategically positioned to assist in the organization’s mission of creating and enforcing strong industry standards for the profession.

We are proud to be a member of NAPR, which provides industry standards and ethical guidelines for the locum tenens industry.

The National Association of Physician Recruiters 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.

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GROWFL Florida Company to Watch
Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction 2021
Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction 2021
Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction Diamond Award
Staffing Industry Analysts Best Staffing Firms to Work For
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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.
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