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Put 60 Years of Experience to Work for You

When you connect with Floyd Lee Locums, you’ll work with locum tenens professionals who understand your industry, your needs, and your goals. With several decades of experience between them, our team is uniquely positioned to provide the tailored solutions you expect.

Floyd Lee Locums exists

to deliver world class concierge

service, fulfilling our highest

mission of being an unwavering

partner in healthcare staffing.

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Nick Angellotti – Healthcare Consultant

In Nick’s role as Healthcare Consultant, he works to create a seamless, enjoyable experience for Floyd Lee Locums’ providers looking for their next career step. By leveraging his deep healthcare experience and understanding of the recruitment space, he connects clinicians to their right career fit.

Prior to joining Floyd Lee Locums, Nick worked for several years as the Director of Strategic Solutions in recruitment for Medical Marketing Services (MMS). There, he built and maintained client relationships by employing data and technology solutions and providing sourcing strategies.

An Illinois native, Nick enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two children, Nolan and Norah. He loves watching sports (go Bears!), golfing, downhill/water skiing, hanging out at the lake, and is a big music fan.


Cindy Casella – Healthcare Consultant

Cindy Casella is enthusiastic about the healthcare providers she works with and leveraging her skills and talents to find them the ideal role with facilities nationwide. A service-oriented guru, she thrives on growing lasting relationships between clinicians and healthcare facilities alike, offering superb support from discovery to presentation, interview to placement.

Prior to joining the team, Cindy developed a reputation as a key player with ApolloMD and Weatherby Healthcare. She has consistently been a top performer, recruiting and placing anesthesiologists, psychiatrists, CRNAs, and NPs and PAs over the years.

When she isn’t building bridges between clinicians and healthcare facilities, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She also takes time to stay healthy and unstressed by hitting the gym or playing a game of basketball.


Melanie DeFeo – Lead Healthcare Consultant – Provider Services

Melanie DeFeo is focused on placing healthcare providers of all stripes and specialties in facilities across the country. She is a dedicated concierge partner who works with sales and credentialing to ensure each clinician has the requirements and availability to meet the needs of our facility clients.

Melanie’s background includes 20 years in the healthcare industry, including roles in Operations Management and Recruiting. More specifically, she was VP of Operations managing emergency departments and hospital medicine in 8 hospitals in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia—then was a recruiter staffing 8 emergency departments in North Carolina.

Melanie lives in Salisbury, NC where she enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, two sons, and their goldendoodle. When she’s not at home, she likes traveling, riding their motorcycle, fishing, and the great outdoors.

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Christian Hall – Healthcare Consultant

As a Healthcare Consultant, Christian delivers exceptional support to expand the company’s provider relationships. Dedicated to identifying and qualifying highly skilled clinicians, he works to enhance the careers of physicians and advanced practice professionals as they step into care facilities across the country.

Before his time with Floyd Lee Locums, Christian spent over a decade as a healthcare recruitment professional. Most recently, he was Regional Vice President for Consilium Staffing—a locum tenens organization—where he led teams, trained and interviewed others, and ran a book of business.

In his free time, Christian enjoys spending time with his family. He likes to watch his son play sports, going golfing, hunting, and grilling/smoking any foods on his back porch.

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Nick Hoffman – Healthcare Consultant

In Nick’s role, he supports providers nationally as they search for fulfilling and exciting roles. He is passionate about building relationships with clinicians and fostering the ultimate concierge experience to bolster their careers and interests. Additionally, he is always on hand to support in the licensure process.

Prior to joining the Floyd Lee Locums family, Nick broadened his credentials in the recruitment and marketing worlds. His background was built on brandishing key skillsets related to healthcare and managing relationships.

When Nick isn’t working in a Healthcare Consultant capacity, he enjoys spending time with his family. Some of his favorite activities include cooking up a good meal and getting out to travel and see the world.

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Dane Kinsman– Healthcare Consultant

In Dane’s role, he works to create and sustain meaningful relationships with healthcare providers. Through career consultation and management of the entire staffing process, he is able to answer clinicians’ questions, help onboard them to new roles, and solve any issues that they may face.

Prior to joining the company, Dane worked as a Physician and Advanced Practice Professional Recruiter at The Guthrie Clinic. There, he helped source candidates; created marketing campaigns for different specialties; and performed qualification analyses, phone screens, and interviews.

In his down time, Dane enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Their favorite thing to do as a family is visit their seasonal home on Seneca Lake, in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

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Ryan Mau – Healthcare Consultant

In his role as healthcare consultant, Ryan spends his days connecting talented healthcare providers to underserved facilities and communities across the country. His innate ability to match high-quality care professionals with healthcare facilities is centered in developing long-lasting relationships with clinicians and clients alike.

Ryan comes to Floyd Lee Locums with an all-star spirit and deep background in coaching others to success. Prior to his time here, he was an assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at the US Naval Academy and then the head baseball coach at Longwood University—challenging young men to thrive and contribute on the athletic field, in the classroom, and in the community.

Born in Chicago, Ryan is a die-hard fan of the Cubs, Bears and Bulls. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at the movies, traveling, and with family—watching his son act in local theatre productions and his daughter play volleyball.


Victor Burleson – Healthcare Consultant – Strategic Accounts Recruiter

Victor Burleson supports the recruitment of healthcare providers searching for new personal and professional growth opportunities. Dedicated to recruiting and placing talented clinicians, he is proud to match clinicians with facilities and communities that need them most.

A jack-of-all-trades, Victor prides himself on understanding what subtle nuances make the most impact for providers in their careers. That concierge spirit is apparent in his support of those considering locums—as well as in his service-minded approach with client partners.

In his free time, Victor enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. When they’re not out boating or fishing in the Charleston area, Victor is putting his love of cooking to work for his entire family and friends. A southern gentleman at heart, you will find no detail too small for him to consider a priority!

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Erica Chavez – Healthcare Consultant – Strategic Accounts

Erica is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with physicians and advanced practice providers across the care spectrum. A career liaison for clinicians looking to expand their professional opportunities, she works to curate a valuable experience from start to finish for those exploring locum tenens.

Prior to joining the team, Erica was a member of Moonlighting Solutions, a physician staffing organization. With 7 years of locums and permanent recruitment under her belt, she helped clinicians find their perfect career fit, which in turn supported healthcare facilities and patients in a variety of communities.

Erica loves taking time away from work to spend time with her family and two fur babies. She is an avid traveler, golfer and shopper—and enjoys kicking back at the lake.


Leslie Munn – Healthcare Consultant – Strategic Accounts

Leslie Munn is a dedicated advocate for healthcare providers across the locums spectrum. Jointly invested in the recruitment and placement of high-quality clinicians across the country, she uses her deep well of experience to create mutually beneficial staffing engagements for providers and the facilities they support.

Before joining Floyd Lee Locums, Leslie spent 7 years as the Practice Manager for MUSC Hematology and Oncology, building a network of Providers to maximize Physician Practice revenue. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Manager to the Director of Carolina Health Care Multi-Specialty Practice, managing their business office staff.

Born and raised in Florence, SC, Leslie recently moved to live in her favorite city on the water, Charleston. In her downtime, Leslie enjoys spending every minute with her two sons, Ethan and Evan. The three of them love to travel and discover new places together.


Zac Brigante – Director of Strategic Account Recruitment

Zac leads a targeted recruitment team that focuses on clients with project-based staffing needs critical to their operational effectiveness. By honing in on these high-priority facility needs, his group can customize the locums approach to deliver direct results tailored to each client’s individual goals.

Prior to joining Floyd Lee Locums, Zac spent 10 years in various organizations recruiting healthcare providers to opportunities that fit their lifestyle and career goals. Having experienced locum tenens from a client’s perspective and as a recruiter for other large staffing agencies, he uses his industry background to support providers in more fully realizing their potential.

Zac is an avid sports fan and proud father. He lives in the Central Florida with his wife and three growing boys.


Desmond Jefferson – Sales Support Coordinator – Provider Services

A Healthcare Administration graduate from Francis Marion University, Desmond is Floyd Lee Locums’ Sales Support Coordinator. In this capacity, he facilitates the overall productivity and effectiveness of the sales team. In addition, Desmond works closely with Sales leadership, Credentialing and Marketing to expand and optimize organizational priorities and goals.

Prior to his role with Floyd Lee Locums, Desmond had a director role with St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground, managing their day-to-day operations. Tasked with hiring and managing a team, he served the community in several capacities, most prominently in creating a safe and fun environment for children.

In his downtime, Desmond enjoys traveling and seeing different parts of the world. An outgoing personality, he loves spending time with family, watching sports, cheering for his favorite teams, and trying new things.

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LaVonne Proctor – Concierge Coordintor

As a Concierge Coordinator, LaVonne is responsible for coordinating direct marketing efforts, including lead sourcing, distribution, follow-up and reporting. She also partners with team members throughout the organization to coordinate clinician travel, back-up payroll and finance, and support team training.

LaVonne joins the Floyd Lee Locums family and the healthcare industry after previously working in customer service roles. She is used to ensuring partners have a positive working experience and providing support services to optimize client relationships.

In her free time, LaVonne enjoys playing with her two daughters, Evelynn and Nia. A transplant from Seattle, she plays basketball, dances, and keeps up on reality TV and celebrity news. LaVonne has even auditioned for MTV’s Real World!

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Emma Shillman – Concierge Manager

In her support capacity, Emma helps the Director of Engagement and Sales Support facilitate the concierge process for providers. Working closely to manage leads in our client platforms, she ensures a positive end-to-end clinician experience, including customizing perks, letters and gifts for our provider partners.

Prior to joining the Floyd Lee Locums team, Emma worked in the concierge hospitality business. There, she acted as Sales Manager for the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands, booking and managing events for corporate, government and social conferences.

In her free time, Emma enjoys time with family—boating with her dad, trips with her sisters, and shopping with her mom. In addition, she can regularly be found at the gym, happy hours with friends, or just lounging at the beach.

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Kylee Hales – Director of Sales Training & Support

Kylee works in a dual capacity improving both provider and client experiences. She manages the concierge team to ensure our clinicians’ and clients’ experience is handled with an exceptional level of care. Additionally, she provides side-by-side coaching with Consultants and implements processes and policies that bridge several divisions of the business.

Before her time with Floyd Lee Locums, Kylee was an award-winning consultant and sales leader at CHG Healthcare, focused on both perm and locums. Most recently, she led the Pulmonary/Critical Care team, coaching, mentoring, and developing strategic plans for hitting their goals.

Kylee’s passion outside of work is her family. She can often be found at the dance studio or the soccer field as well as traveling to competitions to support her talented children. She also enjoys working out, spending time with her husband, and visiting the Oregon Coast back home.


Kemi Upchurch – VP of Talent Acquisition and Engagement

A veteran of the healthcare staffing space, Kemi brings nearly 20 years of experience to her role leading our holistic recruitment approach. Leading the Recruitment, Strategic Accounts, Concierge and Sales Support teams, her award-winning approach ensures a high level of provider engagement in maintained.

Kemi came to Floyd Lee Locums after a career at Supplemental Health Care, where she grew from a recruiter to the Senior Area Director in charge of sales, staffing, and recruitment. With a keen sense for clinician and facility challenges, she understands the healthcare landscape and where locums can best plug into organizations.

Kemi lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and four children. In her free time she enjoys gardening and working on puzzles.


David Gibbons – Lead Healthcare Consultant – Client Services

In David’s position as Healthcare Consultant, his role is two-fold. First, he is charged with building relationships with new and existing facility partners. He also ensures a smooth staffing experience for clients and providers once we have confirmed their assignment.

Before his time with Floyd Lee Locums, David spent 4 years as a Consultant at CompHealth. There, he grew his experience with 2 years in permanent placement staffing for multiple specialties—and 2 years delivering locums for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation team.

Outside of work, David loves having new experiences. His love of travel has led him to expand his horizons by meeting different people, discovering different architectures of the world, and of course trying different foods.

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Nicole Lay – Healthcare Consultant

In Nicole’s role as Director of Procurement and Client Engagement, her primary accountabilities include leading client-side operations and our RFP activities. Among managing several key client relationships, she partners cross-industry to collaborate on new opportunities to promote the organization.

Nicole’s most recent work history includes acting as the Director of Compliance for Nightingale Nurses where she helped bolster the company’s mission of placing high-quality and specialized staff nationwide. Nicole has also held operations positions with Weatherby Healthcare and Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group.

Beyond her Floyd Lee Locums family, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and five children. From hiking to visiting museums, attending local events to indulging in new restaurants, she says, “There’s never a dull moment.”


Beth Michels – Healthcare Consultant

In her role as Healthcare Consultant, Beth networks with healthcare facilities clients to unearth their unique needs and develop creative staffing solutions. A dynamic partner, she works tirelessly to present high-quality physicians/advanced practice providers to clients that meet their budget, timing, and internal needs.

Beth comes to Floyd Lee Locums with over 20 years of staffing experience. In her most recent role with Supplemental Health Care, she acted as Regional Director of Business Development, where she expanded client relationships across several medical disciplines.

In her spare time, Beth loves cheering on the Steelers and Chiefs football teams—and Kansas University basketball. Her hobbies include running, boating and singing in a band with her husband. She also especially loves any time that she can spend with her five grown children.

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Benjamin Russell – Healthcare Consultant

Benjamin connects clinicians with positions and facilities that match their personal and professional goals. From confirmation to credentialing, placement to ongoing advocacy, he is there throughout the process to support the ongoing needs of clinicians to ensure a positive locums experience.

Prior to joining Floyd Lee Locums, Benjamin spent two years cultivating his staffing expertise as a Client Developer at CompHealth. In his time in their locums division, he was dedicated to solving the unique needs and challenges of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Team.

Benjamin’s personal life involves balancing his two loves: his family and adventure/endurance racing. When he’s not competing in triathlon/Ironman and Spartan endurance races, he’s enjoying hiking, camping, and time at the park with family.

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Lauren Weatherbee – Manager of Business Development

In her role, Lauren develops and expands strong client relationships. She works cross-functionally with senior leaders and team members to ensure every health system, correctional facility, treatment center and physician group knows the Floyd Lee Locums’ name.

Prior to joining the organization, Lauren spent 15 years in multimedia sales, honing her client relationship skills. Her reputation of building long-lasting partnerships was forged through in-depth knowledge of segmenting and nurturing the needs and goals of her clients.

In Lauren’s free time, she stays busy with her active family, volunteering, rooting for her favorite football team (the Buffalo Bills), and taking the occasional shopping trip. A fun fact about her is she went to the NCAA Tournament consecutive seasons in college, playing lacrosse.

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Jennifer Gray – Healthcare Consultant

As one of Floyd Lee Locums’ skilled Healthcare Consultants, Jennifer works to place high-quality clinicians across the United States. A proactive partner in developing healthcare professionals’ careers, she supports a variety of clinician specialties and aims to deliver an elite experience with every engagement.

Jennifer comes to Floyd Lee Locums after several years as a Marketing Specialist in supply and logistics. Most recently at PBF Energy, she was the primary contact on an oil/gas trading floor for customers in 7 states—supporting the account management experience, retention and business development.

Originally from Oklahoma (Go Pokes!), Jennifer more recently moved cross country from Southern California to Maryland. In her downtime, she likes hanging out with her twin teenagers and dog, Tucker. An active family, Jennifer enjoys watching her daughter surf and son play lacrosse.

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Jenn Schultheis – VP of Business Development and Client Services

In her role, Jenn manages the business development and client-side healthcare consultant team tasked with forming and executing the organization’s sales strategy and client expansion initiatives. She works across the senior leadership team to identify opportunities, advance relationships and evolve the way Floyd Lee Locums’ meets its partners in the healthcare marketplace.

In order to do this, Jenn pulls from a deep well of industry expertise. In past lives, she has worked as National Sales Director at ProLink Healthcare, where she developed new business in behavioral health, acute, schools and state contracts—and as Regional Vice President of Supplemental Health Care, where she oversaw a $65M region, 60 leaders, and managed operations and sales in the Northeast.

When she isn’t curating company initiatives, Jenn is expanding her own knowledge, most recently attending Cleveland Clinic Executive Leadership Training. She also enjoys spending time with family, as well as getting out of the house to travel, run, bike, swim and stand up paddleboard.

Krista Kardashian – Operations Specialist

In her operations role with Floyd Lee Locums, Krista helps support the placement experience for clinicians. This can include facilitating travel, finding accommodations for providers on their locums assignments, and more. In addition, she also steps in on the credentialing process when needed.

Before joining the team, Krista worked at Westways Staffing as a Compliance Manager. Her primary accountabilities included confirming that all new hires were in 100% compliance to work, as well as completing monthly audits on active nurses to ensure they stayed compliant.

When she isn’t working as an Operations Specialist, Krista enjoys spending time with her two sons. She also likes getting away on weekend trips whenever possible.


Parin Patel – Sales Support Coordinator – Client Services

As our operations specialist and concierge consultant, Parin Patel is here to serve our clinicians and take care of their every request as they settle into their new assignment, including arranging travel. A master of problem solving and creative troubleshooting, he’ll support the team so they can efficiently and effectively provide the best concierge service available.

Before joining to Floyd Lee Locums, Parin worked in the shipping industry in a service capacity. A partner to all clients, he thrived on the opportunity to help everyone who walked through the door have a good experience and leave happy.

Parin dedicates his personal time to family, travel, and even singing Bollywood songs! A fan of holistic living, he enjoys finding healthy recipes, working out, running and meditating.


Averie Queitsch – Operations Specialist

Averie works on the Accounting/Finance team to manage the end-to-end timesheet needs of the company—from signing, approving, correcting, and paying them. She also acts as a backup for the Operations team and in a support capacity for Payroll, entering data for Provider payroll and reconciling travel statements.

Before joining the company, Averie worked in administration for Carlson Dental Group. There, she was responsible for managing the patient tracking systems, organizing marketing efforts, and coordinating the front desk staff. She also assisted the Practice Manager as an executive assistant.

When she’s not supporting Floyd Lee Locums’ operations needs, Averie enjoys being with family, going to the beach, and reading. You can also find her awake at 5 a.m. each day pursuing her fitness passion, CrossFit.


Anne Burns – Credentialing Coordinator

Anne brings a wealth of experience credentialing physicians and advanced practice providers of every specialty. In her role, she simplifies credentialing for clinicians by assisting in completing applications and onboarding forms, facilitating licensure, and maintaining and renewing expirable documentation.

Before Floyd Lee Locums, Anne spent nearly a decade in the locums industry honing her expertise in the space. A former team member for Weatherby Healthcare, she credentialled doctors and allied health professionals across the country.

A transplant to Raleigh, North Carolina from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Anne enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. At home, she has a full house—with her husband, three boys, and several pets.


Amy Meyer – Medical Staff Services Manager

As a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) and member of the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS), Amy handles the licensure applications, hospital privileging and ongoing monitoring.

Prior to joining the team, Amy spent a decade as the Senior Credentialing Coordinator at Paramount Health Options. There, she coordinated all commercial payer and Medicare/Medicaid enrollments as well as handled hospital privileging applications, payer audits and accreditation renewal surveys, while managing the Credentialing Committee.

When she’s not providing a concierge credentialing experience, Amy devotes time to her two sons who are involved in football and show choir. She also hits the gym any chance she gets and participates in figure (bodybuilding) competitions.


Kelly Konjevich – Manager of Payroll & Finance

Kelly Konjevich manages all of the back office and internal finance functions of Floyd Lee Locums.

Originally interested in nursing, Kelly found herself drawn to the business side of healthcare, where she saw just as much of an opportunity and a necessity to help those in need. She now supports locum tenens professionals across the country who care for a large network of patients. She takes great pride in placing the best individuals where they are needed most.

Kelly has recently moved into her first home in central Florida with her husband, a retired military veteran, and her adorable young son. She enjoys spending time with her family, socializing, and traveling.


Laura Bassett – Operations Specialist

Laura is Floyd Lee Locums’ operations liaison, acting in a support capacity for Payroll and Finance, as well as providing general backup for the Credentialing and Ops teams. Her areas of focus include facilitating payroll for contractors, supporting the credentialing process and assisting any accounting needs.

Prior to joining Floyd Lee Locums, Laura worked for 9 years with Parrish Medical Group. There, she supported the company by managing a Multi-Specialty Medical Practice—and was excited about the chance to bring that knowledge to an organization delivering premier service to healthcare providers.

Outside of work, Laura likes to spend time with her family, cooking, and exercising. Or, if she’s in the mood for some downtime, she’ll relax with a good book at the beach.

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Jason Greene – IT and Help Desk Manager

Jason supports Floyd Lee Locums by providing technical assistance, which can include anything from troubleshooting to onboarding new team members with the required computer and office equipment. In his IT capacity, he also helps with the organization’s data and reporting needs.

Prior to joining Floyd Lee Locums, Jason was a System Administrator for Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group, monitoring and maintaining their systems and servers.

Outside of work, Jason spends his time with his wife Kristin, his two children Brayden and Skylar, and fur baby Ryder. They love travel, time at the lake, and cheering on their favorite football teams—the Gamecocks and Panthers.


Joanna Van Oss – Curriculum Development Specialist

In her role at Floyd Lee Locums, Joanna develops and implements learning curriculum for team members. Her coordination of education programs is built to grow expertise among the staff, while creating positive improvements in individuals’ metrics and performance. She is also focused on process improvement and standardization of materials across the organization.

Prior to joining the team, Joanna built a distinguished staffing career honing her education, compliance and training expertise. She has previously held industry positions as the head of training for Supplemental Health Care and director of operations and Joint Commission representative for General Healthcare Resources (GHR).

Joanna’s favorite pastime is watching the videos her daughter sends of her adorable grandson Javier. She also enjoys watching sports, is an avid Baltimore Ravens fan, and follows the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.

Bridget Holland Smoak – Director of Talent Experience

In Bridget’s role, she helps the company identify, hire and onboard corporate talent to the organization. Her chief accountabilities include creating workflows around internal talent opportunities and position changes, HR reporting, DEI initiatives, and developing engagement and wellness initiatives to encourage retention.  She also focuses on internal and external events for recruiting and retention purposes. 

Bridget joined Floyd Lee Locums after spending 18 years in various healthcare recruiting roles where she fell in love with hospice and the care given to patients.  In her most recent career, she dove into the real estate market in Charleston and is already an award-winning agent within her brokerage.

In her free time, she enjoys checking out all that Charleston has to offer with her son and their 9lb guard dog, Daisy Mae Vydreen Smoak. While she loves travel and the beach, she says these days she’s mostly the taxi and bank for her teenage son.

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Dawn Schaefer – Manager of Operations

In her operational role, Dawn is responsible for a variety of internal initiatives that support our core business. As project lead for our strategic accounts team, she manages new and existing operational processes, while assisting anywhere there is a growing need or opportunity to expand the company’s footprint.

Before joining Floyd Lee Locums, Dawn managed the Orthopedic Sports Fellowship Program at OrthoCarolina, serving as Medical Administrative Assistant to two surgeons and their teams. Just before this, she spent over a decade as Senior Director for NASCAR, developing their corporate events team.

Dawn says most of her time away from work is spent with family, usually figuring out ways to entertain two young children and two crazy dogs. She loves spending time outside any time they have the chance and taking their annual trip to the Virgin Islands.


Cindy Backus – Senior Director of Operations

As the Senior Director of Operations, Cindy oversees the Quality Assurance, Travel/Housing and Accounts Receivable at Floyd Lee Locums. Dedicated to creating a smooth workflow and process for clinicians, clients and employees, she ensures the company maintains high-quality standards in how we do business.

Prior to joining the company, Cindy spent 12 years as Director of Client Services & Housing at Weatherby Healthcare. There, she was a liaison with corporate to solve client disputes, led the accounts receivable group handling key clients, and managed the long-term housing team.

In her free time, Cindy enjoys traveling to new destinations, learning about other cultures and how they live. Some of the favorite places she’s visited include WWII historical sites, the French Riviera, and Paris. Cindy is attempting to visit 100 countries to join the Travelers Century Club.


Michelle Lathan – VP Organizational Effectiveness

With over 13 years of recruitment experience, including nine in the locum tenens space, Michelle is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of today’s healthcare professionals and facilities. She feels strongly about the part Floyd Lee Locums plays in supporting patient care, and its mission to connect the right care professionals with the people and communities who need them.

Michelle got her start in locum tenens with CHG – Weatherby as a training specialist. With multiple degrees under her belt, she continued her development with Mint, where she honed her skills training, mentoring, and streamlining processes. Acutely aware of the challenges facing organizations, she is deeply passionate about helping others grow and succeed, while finding solutions that also balance business and technology goals. In 2020, Michelle was named to the NALTO Board of Directors, helping to shape the locum tenens industry.

Having recently returned to her South Florida roots, Michelle is glad to be back in the Sunshine state with her husband, two children, and pup, “Frank the Tank.” Christmas brought a new puppy into her home, who’s name is still up for debate among the family. In her spare time, she enjoys taking CrossFit classes and being on the water.


Kelly Starkey – VP of Marketing

In her role as VP of Marketing, Kelly leads the internal and external communications, creative direction, marketing strategy and public relations arm of the business. Primarily focused on clinician and facility engagement, she curates the organization’s public-facing content to support the placement of care professionals in communities where they’re needed most.

Prior to coming onboard, Kelly worked in the healthcare staffing space with Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group, Travel Nurse Across America (TNAA) and Supplemental Health Care. In addition to these roles, she’s also consulted with healthcare organizations Valley Behavioral Health, Remuda Ranch and Adreima—and collaborates with philanthropic organizations like Social Venture Partners and the Ronald McDonald House.

Originally from Park City, Utah, Kelly now calls Portland home. With a passion for photography, art, skiing (both snow and water), and travel, she can often be found on the road discovering new places, while her team plays, “Where in the world is Kelly Starkey?”


Nicole Burleson – Chief Operating Officer

A member of the Floyd Lee Locums’ executive team, Nicole is the Chief Operating Officer in charge of day-to-day administrative and operations activities. She leads the expansion of the company’s footprint in the national locums marketing and drives growth through enhanced partnerships with clinicians and clients.

A veteran of the healthcare staffing industry, Nicole spent the past 18 years of her award winning career with Supplemental Health Care, where she was most recently Senior Regional Vice President. There, she led 14 offices in seven major markets, delivering company leading revenue through the execution of region-wide marketing and recruitment plans, while also developing new corporate divisions and centralizing processes.

Outside her accountabilities at Floyd Lee Locums, Nicole enjoys spending time with family in the city or on the water boating. She also has a special affinity for shopping trips to her favorite stores and boutiques around town.


Natasha Lee – Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Natasha Lee believes in the exceptional service and integrity that Floyd Lee Locums stands for. As chief executive officer, she works every day to reinforce that brand promise for our clinicians, clients and staff teams.

Natasha delivers industry-defining solutions by leveraging her deep network of relationships, tapping new talent, and putting providers on the path towards achieving their own personal goals. She is equally committed to regional and local development, as demonstrated by her board participation with the Charleston Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to founding Floyd Lee Locums, Natasha was the chief operating officer of Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group—one of the top nursing companies in the country before its sale in 2017. An industry veteran since 2001, she has extensive experience starting and growing new service lines, penetrating new markets, and recognizing and grooming talent.

When not juggling the responsibilities of CEO, Natasha is raising three active children and two (even more active) dogs with her husband in Charleston, South Carolina. A true Southerner at heart, she enjoys the opportunity to kick back and appreciate time with friends and family.


Matt Floyd – Founder and Chairman of the Board 

Matt Floyd got his start as a critical care travel nurse, before founding Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group in 1999. Experiencing firsthand the frustration of working with companies that didn’t deliver on their promises, he endeavored to create a better healthcare staffing agency founded on personalized service, reliable and consistent support, and a solid commitment to integrity and transparency.

This dedication to offering healthcare professionals a better experience led him to expand into locum tenens staffing in 2015. The acquisition of Trinity in 2017 enabled Matt and Natasha to found Floyd Lee Locums, an organization committed to delivering concierge-level service and personalized locum tenens.

Matt credits his success to a relentless focus on building long-lasting relationships and keeping open communication between recruiters and healthcare professionals. He also believes his achievement is tied in large part to pursuing a team of like-minded professionals devoted to what matters most: healthcare professionals, facilities, and their patients.

Matt is a family man, splitting his time between South Carolina and Ohio, where his two oldest children live. He and his wife welcomed a new baby boy in 2016. An avid sportsman, he enjoys hunting and fishing—and is currently creating a hunting lodge on over 300 acres of South Carolina wetlands.

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