Board of Directors

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NEPRA President
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 Medical School-Baystate in western Massachusetts. She is responsible for developing strategic recruitment plans for physicians and advanced practitioners 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. She has volunteered as the Chair of the Website Committee and has been a Member-at-Large for NEPRA, in addition to committee involvement with ASPR.

Member-at-Large
Lynne Zeman
Lynne ZemanNew York-Presbyterian
Email: LMK9015@nyp.org
Website: nyp.org

Lynne is a physician recruiter at NewYork-Presbyterian based in Manhattan where she is responsible for attracting physicians to the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group throughout several hospitals and practices in Brooklyn, Queens & Westchester County. She has previous physician recruitment experience at both UMass Memorial Medical Center and Northwell Health. Most recently, Lynne has served as NEPRA Co-Chair for the 2018 annual NEPRA Educational Symposium in Newport, Rhode Island, and has actively volunteered on the NEPRA Education Committee in previous years. She is in process of completing a Master of Science in Business Management and Leadership from the CUNY School of Professional Studies in New York.

Member-at-Large
Kelley Johnson
Kelley JohnsonSouthern Maine Health Care
Email: kjohnson@SMHC.org
Website: SMHC.org

Kelley joined Southern Maine Health Care in October 2009 but worked prior at Goodall Hospital (now part of Southern Maine Health Care) starting in 2001. Kelley has been the Physician Recruitment and Retention Manager since April of 2016 after being in practice management for the organization for several years. Kelley is responsible for recruiting physicians, APP’s and CRNA’s for SMHC.

Kelley’s office is located in Biddeford, Maine. SMHC is the second largest member of the MaineHealth system. SMHC offers an array of specialty services and primary care locations throughout the southern Maine area. Kelley has been a member of NEPRA and ASPR since 2016 and holds FASPR certification.

Secretary
Gina Mallozzi
Gina Mallozzi joined MaineHealth in April of 2018 and is the Physician Recruiter focusing on Maine Medical Center/Maine Medical Partners and has five years of in house physician recruitment experience. She is responsible for attracting physicians to all MMC inpatient departments, as well as MMP outpatient surgical, specialty and primary care opportunities.

Gina is based at Maine Medical Center (MMC), MaineHealth’s largest member and the state’s leading tertiary care academic 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.

Prior to joining MaineHealth, Gina worked for Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) for twenty years and was the Medical Staff Recruiter for four years. Prior to her position in physician recruitment, Gina was the practice manager for CMMC’s Neurology and Sports Medicine practices and Family Medicine Residency Program. Gina has been a member of NEPRA since 2014 and was a member of the Education Planning Committee for the 2018 Newport conference.

Member-at-Large
Bonnie Hamel, FASPR, CMSR
Bonnie is the North Country Healthcare Provider Recruitment Coordinator in Northern New Hampshire. North Country Healthcare (NCH) includes Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) in Berlin, Littleton Regional Healthcare (LRH) in Littleton, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) in Colebrook, Weeks Medical Center (WMC) in Lancaster, and North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency (NCHHHA) in Littleton. This system provides services to northern Grafton County and all of Coos County in New Hampshire and is the largest employer in the area with over 1,400 staff. Bonnie’s office is located in Berlin, NH. Bonnie is working with each facility in the System to find, attract and place best fit candidates, decrease new hire failure rates, streamline the recruiting and onboarding processes, improve provider satisfaction and retention rates and build the candidate pipeline for the future.

Bonnie considers herself new to the medical recruitment field and found the support from NEPRA, as well as AAPPR and AAMM, very welcoming and encouraging when she started this career path in 2016. Since then she has earned a Certified Medical Staff Recruiter (CMSR) certification through the American Academy of Medical Management and a has earned her FASPR through the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment. She is also a member of the OAR (Onboarding and Retention) Chapter Group Member through AAPPR.

Treasurer
Desirea Chase
Member-at-Large
Carolina Chaves