Board Members are elected by the membership for a 2 year term. Members can then run for another term during our general election held in Sept/Oct of each year. Our board is comprised of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, 2 members at large, and an ex-officio (immediate past president).
Steve Jacobs, MA CPRP
Jefferson Einstein Healthcare Network
Steve Jacobs serves as Senior Physician Recruiter at Jefferson Einstein Healthcare Network , a 3 hospital system serving both Philadelphia and Montgomery counties. Jefferson Einstein is the largest independent academic training site in Philadelphia offering over 440 residents and fellows training in 32 ACGME accredited programs. ... EHN is also home to MossRehab Hospital, Pennsylvania's #1 ranked rehabilitation hospital, and ranked by US News & World Report as one of the 10 'Best Rehabilitation Hospitals' in the U.S. In his role, Steve advises organization leaders, board members and department chairs in best practices in physician recruitment. Steve previously served as a physician recruiter at WellSpan Health for 5 years. In this role, Steve was responsible for the development and execution of strategies related to the recruitment and onboarding of physicians across the system. Most notably Orthopedics, Primary Care Sports Medicine and Urology. Steve also worked as a Director of Recruitment for Genesis Health System in Ohio where he was responsible for overseeing recruitment efforts system wide and for supervising a team. Steve started the in-house recruitment program at Kaweah Delta Healthcare District in Visalia, CA in 2008. The program was the first of two programs Steve created. The other was in PA. In 2008 Steve became a member of the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR) formerly know as the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR). He has served on the journal committee, website committee, and education committee since 2009. He was a key member of the writing team for the formal fellowship certification program implemented in 2014 and served as co-chair of the fellowship committee from 2016-2018. Steve began his physician recruitment career as an agency recruiter but was asked by a client (Visalia, CA) to develop an in-house program in 2008 and he has never looked back. He enjoys lecturing, teaching, mentoring, and recruiting, finding passion in all he does everyday. Steve received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of California at Irvine and earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego. In 1995 he advanced to candidacy in the clinical psychology Ph.D program at Alliant International. Steve lives in Lititz, PA and has been married to his wife Laura for twenty years. He has three children Emma (13), Ben(19) & Lauren(24).
Elissa Davidson, CPHR-M, CPRP
MedStar Medical Group
Elissa Davidson is the Director of Physician Recruitment and Onboarding for MedStar Medical Group, the provider organization for MedStar Health. MedStar Health is the region’s largest healthcare network with locations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C. region. ... Elissa and her team have created a first-class recruitment and onbaording experience that continues to exceed expectations for all new clinicians joining MedStar Health. Prior to joining MedStar Health, Elissa worked as Director of Physician Recruitment for several private hospitalist groups in the Maryland and Virginia area. Additionally, Elissa worked as a consultant for one of the largest private emergency and hospitalists groups in Virginia. Her primary focus was to define and establish recruitment and onboarding protocols and procedures for all new hires. With over 20 years' experience in healthcare recruitment, Elissa has more than 10 years leading physician recruitment initiatives. Elissa her a deep passion for ensuring all clinicians have the best possible experience with her and every member of her stellar team.
Francis DiBari is responsible for providing oversight and direction of provider recruitment efforts across Teladoc Health’s clinical network for the United States. Teladoc Health is a global, whole person care company made up of a diverse community of people dedicated to transforming the healthcare experience. ... The global leader in whole-person virtual care, announced today that it has surpassed 50 million visits delivered by the company’s global network of clinicians. This milestone is in addition to the millions of visits enabled by its enterprise virtual care platform for hospital and health system clients. Previously Francis was Director of Provider recruitment, onboarding and retention at TidalHealth where he developed a department charged with sourcing, recruiting and hiring Family Medical, Surgical and Subspecialties. During his tenure he built a high preforming team and shepherding recruitment efforts for a newly formed health system. He led multiple process improvement teams including a One Application for provider onboarding and credentialing. He lead the Corporate Physician Recruitment, Onboarding, and Retention department for the University of Maryland Medical System, a 12-hospital system with 350 locations. Francis has also directed rural health system provider recruitment programs in Pennsylvania and New York. Prior to that, Francis worked at Duke Health in Durham, NC. Francis earned an B.A. in Leadership from North Carolina State University. Initially from Westchester County, NY, he has lived in 6 other states and now call Maryland's Eastern Shore home! Francis is married and he and his wife share four children and two grandchildren. He enjoys golf (occasionally), landscaping, ballet, and planning life's next adventure.
Rachel Jones is the Manager of Physician Recruitment-Onboarding and Retention UPMC Pinnacle in Harrisburg, PA. She has worked in provider recruitment and onboarding for UPMC Pinnacle since January 2014. ... She received her MBA in Strategic Leadership and Marketing from Penn State's Smeal College of Business and a BA in HR Management from Juniata College. Rachel has over eight years' experience in recruitment in both the healthcare and IT fields. Rachel is a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR), Education Chair for OAR, and a member of the Mid-Atlantic Physician Recruiter Alliance, Inc., (MAPRA) where she serves as the Treasurer.
Mark Douyard, MBA , CPRP
Bayhealth Medical Center
Mark recently retired from a full-time position as the Sr. Physician Recruiter at Bayhealth Medical Center. Mark started at Bayhealth Medical Center in 2016 and continues there in a consulting/advisory role. ... Mark and his team focused their efforts on the Bayhealth Medical Group, a growing multi-specialty practice with over 20 locations and 130 physicians. In addition, they provide recruitment services to other service lines in the hospital as well as some practices in the community. Mark is a member of AAPPR and MAPRA and serves on the MAPRA Board as well as Conference Committee. As with most physician recruiters Mark says "I never thought of a career in physician recruitment prior to 1999, but I couldn't imagine working in a more rewarding field. We have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of candidates, wonderful people and provide a distinct and useful service to the community. Over the years it is amazing to see the impact we have on the health of the communities we serve." Prior to joining Bayhealth Medical Center, Mark was the Executive Director of River Medical Recruiting in New Windsor, NY from 2008 to 2016. River Medical Recruiting was a division of MedExcel USA, a contract management company focusing on Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist services for a dozen hospitals and over two dozen Urgent Care centers in NY, CT and NJ. Mark and his team were responsible for managing the recruitment, credentialing and staffing of those contracts as well as providing agency services in physician recruitment to other hospitals. Mark began his career with Weatherby Healthcare prior to its acquisition by CompHealth twenty years ago. He started on the EM perm team and went on to manage the EM and Primary Care teams in the Norwalk CT and then transferred to Fort Lauderdale where he managed the Primary Care and Emergency Medicine teams. Mark earned a MBA in Management from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT in 2002 and continued as an Adjunct Professor in the business school until relocating to Fort Lauderdale in the Fall of 2005. Mark continues to serve as a mentor to fellow physician recruiters. Mark and his wife Barbara enjoy travel, camping, bicycling, reading and spending time with time with Mark’s sons, daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Ex- Officio - Past President
Patrick Dreer, MBA CMSR CPRP
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