Board of Directors

Welcome to the official website of the NEPRA. This website was developed in an effort to better serve the physician recruiters and providers looking to relocate to Northeastern United States. Our purpose is to provide the best possible resources available in an effort to ease the recruitment process for all involved. We welcome you here and hope that our resources help you in filling the needs of your community.

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NEPRA President
Nicole Goswami
Nicole GoswamiPhysician Liaison
Southern Vermont Medical Center
Email: nicole.goswami@svhealthcare.org
Website: www.svhealthcare.org

Nicole is employed as the Physician Liaison for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam. In Nicole’s 10 years of recruiting at Southern Vermont Medical Center, she has been the lead in the recruitment of several physician and midlevel providers. She is currently working to implement a retention program for the healthcare system. She also serves as the Treasurer for NEPRA.

Member at Large
Lynn Hogan
Lynn HoganCorporate Director of Physician Recruitment
Meridian Health
Email: lhogan@meridianhealth.com
Website: www.meridianhealth.com

Lynn joined Meridian Health in September 2006 and serves as corporate director of physician recruitment for Hackensack Meridian Health, located in Bergen, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties along the pristine beaches of the Jersey Shore. She is responsible for directing the physician recruitment operation for Hackensack Meridian Hospitals, a fully-integrated academic health network, which includes thirteen hospitals), a state-designated children’s hospital within a hospital, ambulatory care, and behavioral health. With a background encompassing more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she has been instrumental in working with our physicians to enhance the service and quality of healthcare within our system. Prior to joining Meridian Health Lynn has held senior level positions at Baystate Medical Center, Hip Health Plans, J&C Nationwide and the State of Connecticut. Lynn has had the opportunity to start up of two separate and successful physician recruitment departments in the northeast. Lynn has also been working as a preceptor to residents during their medical training program advising them on job choices and exploring their career options.

NEPRA Secretary
Stacie Swanson
Stacie SwansonDirector, Physician Services
Lowell General Hospital
Email: stacie.swanson@lowellgeneral.org
Website: www.lowellgeneral.org

Stacie is the Executive Director of Physician Services at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, MA. With more than a decade of experience in provider recruitment, Stacie has been instrumental in the growth of her organization, which is now the 2nd largest community hospital in Massachusetts. In her role, Stacie has the unique benefit of overseeing both provider recruitment and practice operations for Circle Health Physicians, a network of nearly 100 providers in 20+ office locations. Stacie has been an active member of NEPRA and ASPR since 2005.

Chair of Web Committee
Melissa Hale
Melissa Hale Physician & Advanced Practitioner Recruitment
Baystate Health
Phone: 413-794-2624
Email: Melissa.Hale@baystatehealth.org
Website: www.baystatehealth.org

Melissa is the Lead Senior Recruiter at Baystate Health / University of Massachusetts School of Medicine-Baystate in western Massachusetts. She is responsible for developing strategic recruitment plans for physicians and APPs for several service lines as well as leading project initiatives and providing training within the Provider Recruitment team. She has been a NEPRA and ASPR member since 2007 and holds CMSR and FASPR certifications.

Member At Large
Alison C. Nathanson
Alison C. NathansonDirector
MaineHealth Physician Recruitment Center
Email: nathaa@mainehealth.org
Website: www.mainehealth.org

Alison Nathanson is the Director of the MaineHealth Physician Recruitment Center in Portland, Maine.

Alison has over 25 years of full cycle, in house recruitment experience, and works collaboratively with physician recruiters at MaineHealth member hospitals to recruit, hire and retain physicians for the MaineHealth system, the largest healthcare system in Maine. Alison is based at Maine Medical Center (MMC), MaineHealth’s largest member and the state’s leading tertiary care hospital and Level One Trauma Center. MMC has a full complement of Residency and Fellowship programs, the Maine Medical Center-Tufts University School of Medicine Medical School Program, and The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Alison has worked to develop recruitment initiatives and strategies for the MaineHealth system, including annual career programs for Maine Medical Center’s Residents and Fellows.

Prior to joining the Physician Recruitment Center, Alison spent three years as the Physician Recruitment Manager at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, Maine. Alison moved to Maine in 2004 from New York City, where she spent 14 years as the Director of Legal Recruitment & Associate Development at the international law firm of Covington & Burling.  Alison grew up in New England and is a member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) and the Northeast Physician Recruiter Association (NEPRA), and is on the Board of Trustees of the Cancer Community Center in South Portland.

Treasurer
Tiffiny Parker
Tiffiny ParkerPhysician Recruitment Specialist
MaineGeneral Medical Center
NEPRA President
Laura Schofield
Laura SchofieldPhysician Recruitment
Atrius Health
Email: Laura_Schofield@AtriusHealth.org
Website: www.AtriusHealth.org

Laura has over 25 years in healthcare, the last 16 have been involved with Physician and PA Recruitment. Laura is currently Senior Director of Physician & PA Recruitment for Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a Harvard affiliated public hospital system which provides care to a very diverse and underserved patient population. Laura oversees all activities relating to the recruitment and retention of high qualified physicians and physician assistants. Laura has been a charter member of NEPRA and has been affiliated with ASPR since 2000.