Leadership Meet the MPLT Healthcare Leadership Team Jay MaysCEO and Co-FounderJay MaysCEO and Co-FounderJay 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 HalePresidentLiz HalePresidentLiz 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 27 years of staffing experience as a Vice President for three nationally recognized healthcare staffing companies, 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 a member of the Board of Directors as well as Chair of the Credentialing Committee. Ron MalanowskiSenior Division DirectorRon MalanowskiSenior Division DirectorRon 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 ZysermanDivision DirectorFerny ZysermanDivision DirectorFerny 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. Scott OgdenDivision DirectorScott OgdenDivision DirectorScott Ogden serves as one of MPLT Healthcare’s Division Directors. His role includes directing day-to-day recruitment and business development operations within various medical specialties represented at MPLT. Scott strives to foster both a challenging and rewarding work environment for his employees, where quality of service is always the top priority. Scott comes to MPLT with over 10 years of leadership experience in various demanding and highly successful operational environments, including his service in multiple key leadership roles with another one of South Florida’s premier healthcare staffing organizations. Mr. Ogden is also a combat veteran who served a total of eight years in the United States Marine Corps before being honorably discharged in 2014. Scott attended Park University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Luke ReischelDivision DirectorLuke ReischelDivision DirectorLuke 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 TurnerDivision DirectorErik TurnerDivision DirectorErik 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. Corporate LeadershipGregg StrausExecutive Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerGregg StrausExecutive Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerGregg 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 BeamDirector of Project ManagementMelissa BeamDirector of Project ManagementMelissa 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 BelloDirector of Strategic MarketingMilgrim BelloDirector of Strategic MarketingMilgrim 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 DayDirector of Business ServicesJennifer DayDirector of Business ServicesJennifer 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 DryjaDirector of Human ResourcesFrancina DryjaDirector of Human ResourcesAs 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 MessenbaughCorporate ControllerPatricia MessenbaughCorporate ControllerPatricia 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 PrnoVice President, Talent Acquisition and DevelopmentEmily PrnoVice President, Talent Acquisition and DevelopmentEmily 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.