Meet The Alto Health Care Staffing Team
Leslie Kahn CEO Of Alto Health Care Staffing
After several years of practicing nursing hands-on care in multiple areas from pediatrics, geriatrics, case management, rehab and med surg, she decided to return to school and obtain a BS in Business Management. She wanted to utilize both degrees in her pursuit of a new career which led her to the opportunity to work for a national staffing firm as a recruiter and account manager. She loved it! However, she realized that there was something missing in the industry and she knew that she could make a difference in the lives of others. She decided to start her own staffing company and conduct her business practices that are in line with her own personal values and mission. Alto Health Care Staffing strives to serve the piece of the equation that we perceive is missing. She realized that for years she has been a patient advocate, but who was the nurses’ advocate? We are! Alto Health Care Staffing is your advocate.
She makes a promise to live by her mission statement and to truly listen to your career goals and desires, work hard on your behalf for your ideal position and never misrepresent you to a client or a client to you. We hope to have the opportunity to partner with you as your career advocate soon.
Cindy HochwaltDirector of Operations
Cindy Hochwalt is the Market Director for both the Dayton and Cincinnati/Blue Ash offices at Alto Health Care Staffing. Cindy leads the largest team at Alto Health Care Staffing with her smile and a wealth of experience in leadership and knowledge in the health care staffing arena. Cindy makes sure that operations run smoothly with all of our employees and clients on a daily basis and that everyone has fun! Cindy began her career in the Staffing & Recruiting Industry in 1989, holding several positions including Staffing Specialists and Recruiter with a National company and then went on to become President/Owner of her own start up staffing agency for several years. Cindy has also served in the roles as Director & Market Manager with other staffing firms in the past.
Cindy currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Staffing & Search Association, as V.P. of Business Partners. She attended Cleveland State University, studying Marketing.
In her spare time, it’s Cleveland Sports and The Ohio State Buckeyes! Cindy believes in paying it forward, and does so every week.
Charlotte SearlesSenior Career Advocate
Charlotte is a graduate of Miami Jacobs Career College. She began her career in the health care field in 2003. She worked many years assisting physicians in procedures, clinical management and quality control in the Pain Management field. She shared her skills and knowledge for several years as an adjunct instructor for Miami Jacobs Career College teaching in the Medical Assisting Program. Charlotte’s vast knowledge and experience working in the healthcare field began a path that set her up for success within the health care staffing industry. Charlotte Searles has been with Alto Health Care Staffing for 4 years. She began her career with Alto Health Care Staffing as a Human Resource Coordinator and has been promoted to a Career Advocate. In her current role, Charlotte achieves staffing objectives and meets goals for this privately held, third party staffing, placement and Human Resource firm specializing in the health care industry by recruiting and evaluating Health Care Professional Candidates. The mother of four children and married for 23 years, Charlotte and her husband, Charles, enjoy the company of their 3 grandchildren and share their love of the outdoors with their family regularly.
Ellen Linville Branch Manager
Ellen Linville was born and raised in Cincinnati. She started her career in medical billing and stayed in that field for several years, by working in a physician practice doing medical billing and front desk duties. That position led to recruiting and staffing for a Home Health agency where she ultimately moved to a large national company doing strictly recruiting, staffing and account management which she has been doing since 2000. She enjoys assisting clinicians in supplementing their income or landing the ideal position. She also enjoys gardening, photography, Cincinnati Reds and the Bengals.
Laurie Friedman Controller
Laurie received her education, a B.S. in Accounting, at Indiana University. She has worked for both small and Fortune 500 companies in various capacities in the Finance/Accounting Departments. Laurie has been with Alto Health Care Staffing for many years, where she handles the Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and General Accounting functions.
Billie Jo Compliance Coordinator
Billie Jo attained her Associates Degree in Medical Assisting in 2009. Since then, she has worked in healthcare for over six years, first starting her career at Dayton Pain Center. Billie Jo entered the Medical field because she loves helping people and making a difference in their lives. Outside of work, Billie Jo is a mother of two wonderful children, her daughter Brittany and son Drew, and a grandmother to her granddaughter, Nora. She enjoys spending time with her family who means the world to her.
Jerry LigonBranch Manager
Jerry’s focus as a Senior Career Advocate is to work directly with clients and candidates with an end goal of matching talented medical professionals with clients that have specific needs within a temporary, contract to hire or direct hire positions. He will also manage these relationships to ensure continued satisfaction and success for both parties. Jerry is a graduate of Urbana University. He brings with his background a wealth of experience in recruiting, customer service, sales and marketing. He has recruited and placed top talent in all 3 major industries: Health Care, Technology, and Accounting and Finance. Jerry also has extensive sales and medical experience as a former pharmaceutical representative during which time he worked directly with doctors and their entire staff.
Jerry understands the value and importance of making the right match for both candidate and client. He is motivated by pairing candidates with clients that lead to career and company growth and long-term relationships.
Eric DixonAccount Executive
A graduate of Cleveland, Tennessee’s Lee University, Eric attained his B.S. in Health Science and Business. Before attending Lee University, Eric attended Cleveland State CC where he played basketball and was named to the Athletic Academic All-American team his Freshman year. After working for a marketing company in the health and fitness industry in Tennessee, Eric moved to Ohio to pursue a career in the Healthcare Staffing field. With over six years of experience working in the Healthcare arena, Eric is now an Account Executive for Alto Health Care Staffing. His main area of focus is new business development within Dayton and surrounding areas, and marketing. In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with his family, playing or watching sports and doing anything outdoors.
Sue Ann Creamer RNDirector of Education and Quality
Sue Ann came to Alto Health Care Staffing with 40 years of experience as a registered nurse, and has practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings, as well as 13 years with Medicaid’s Ohio Home Care program serving in the areas of case management, compliance monitoring of home care providers, and as a waiver service specialist. It was during the case management years that she met Leslie Kahn, in which they worked closely together; both are pleased to be on the same team again! Her duties include education, quality assurance and compliancy for our external staff as client and Joint Commission requires, following the process and procedures of Alto Health Care Staffing.
In her time away from work, Sue Ann is active in the facilitation of marriage workshops with her husband, Randy. They enjoy the outdoors together, and spend time camping, hiking, and biking. Family tops the priority list with 3 grown sons, 3 daughters-by-marriage, and 2 granddaughters.
Pam FlohreOn Call Staffing Coordinator
Pam has been a Certified Medical Assistant for 12 years; most recently with general & trauma surgeons.
Pam resigned from her last job to be a stay-at-home-mom to her son Ethan and daughter Alyssa. She is one of our Staffing Coordinators who works remotely from home. She has been with Alto since 2016.
In her spare time, she enjoys being with family & friends, reading, snow skiing and traveling.
Alana Madure JohnsonDirector of First Impressions
Alana Madure-Johnson started working at Alto Staffing in March of 2018 and came to us with a medical office background. She worked for a radiology facility for three years as an administrative assistant to two radiologists. As the Director of First Impressions, she is the first person everyone sees when entering our office and the first person you hear on the phone. She assists the CEO with daily tasks and helps run Alto’s social media sites.
Alana moved from southern Florida to Dayton, Ohio with her husband and their three dogs in November of 2017. Coming from Florida she is really enjoying the change in seasons. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time outside.
Amy WilliamsonCompliance Coordinator
Amy Williamson has been an LPN since 1996. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, focused mainly in Assisted Living and then, as an Independent Nursing Provider in Home Health Care. Amy feels fortunate to be working in Compliance so she can assist in helping others get out into the workforce to provide genuine care to others.
Amy and her husband Kraig share three sons, Matthew, Hunter and Michael. Their ages range from 17 to 26. She values family time and looks forward to time spent together.
Jenna GibsonPayroll Supervisor
Jenna Gibson began her journey with Alto Staffing in April 2018 to manage the payroll and benefits department. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from Franklin University, accompanied by considerable knowledge in accounting, payroll and the healthcare industry. Jenna’s experience in healthcare began as an STNA. For six years she worked directly for nursing facilities and on contracted placements. After gaining clinical experience, she moved to the office environment to focus on medical billing, coding and quality education. She made her final transition into finance and payroll.
Jessica BlakeStaffing Coordinator
Jessica Blake is a staffing coordinator for our Dayton location and has four years of scheduling experience. Her passion is to serve our clients and employees to her fullest ability, while showing them how vital they truly are to Alto. Jessica has been in the healthcare field for eight years, working at a rehab and a long-term care facility as an STNA. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family and she currently holds her cosmetology license.
Justin HessCareer Advocate
Justin has been in the Travel Nurse staffing industry for 12 years and has experience in Team Leading and Recruiting Management. He joined the Marine Corps after graduating high school and was stationed at Camp Pendleton. Being an Amphibious Assault Vehicle crewman, he did two tours of duty in Iraq. After four years of good conduct service, he received an honorable discharge and jumped right into Travel Nurse Staffing. Customer service and availability are of the upmost importance to his nurses and at the end of every day, he has your best interest in mind.
LaNae WillsStaffing Coordinator
LaNae began her career with Alto Staffing as a Compliance Coordinator in June 2017. She recently transitioned into the role as a Scheduling Coordinator exclusively for a large local facility. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse and is planning on returning to school to become a Registered Nurse. Outside of work, LaNae enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a mother of two; Brian and JeNae and a grandmother of two; Shaylen and Brian.
Matt BrownTravel Nurse Account Manager
Matt Brown came to Alto Staffing with 11 years of travel nursing account management experience. He attended Cincinnati School of Practical Nursing and Kettering College of Medical Arts. He started in the health care staffing industry in 2000 and owned a small per diem company in Cincinnati. In 2006, Matt was introduced to travel nursing and became an account manager. He has placed thousands of nurses nationwide and enjoys talking to new people, building strong, mutually beneficial relationships with his clients and nurses.
Maura RossCareer Advocate
Maura Ross comes to Alto Staffing with 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her background includes nurse staffing, recruiting, and account management. With her focus on national travel for Registered Nurses, she couples her background of recruiting and traveling to locate the perfect fit for each nurse.
Maura is working to complete her Bachelors Degree of Business Management at Northern Kentucky University. When she isn’t working or attending classes, she enjoys traveling, sightseeing, and spending time with her husband and four children.
Paula WilloughbyHuman Resource Assistant
Paula Willoughby has her Associates of Applied Science from ANU. She is also a Registered Medical Assistant and an American Medical Technologist. She started with Alto Staffing as a temp employee in October of 2015. She worked at various doctors’ offices and a free clinic in Hamilton until it closed. Having a passion for helping people, she was offered the human resource position at our Cincinnati location and started in July of 2017.
Paula volunteers twice a year at the Santa Maria Health Fair and is a member of Mother of Children with Disabilities.
Robyn SalgadoCareer Advocate
Robyn Salgado has been a travel nurse recruiter for three years and she absolutely loves it! She takes pleasure in building long term relationships with her nurses, while finding them their dream job. Robyn enjoys living vicariously through the lives of the nurses she helps and connects with across the United States.
She attended nursing school at the University of Cincinnati and realized that her passion was not the hands on patient care, but communicating and connecting directly with the nurses. Robyn has a ten year old son named Mason and they spend many of their days at the baseball fields. She coaches an Elite cheer team for an organization close to home. In her spare time, Robyn enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and crafting.
Tracey LoganSenior Career Advocate
Tracey Logan studied Business Management at Clark State University and was in a variety of roles including sales and management before she began in recruiting. She is a Travel Nurse Senior Career Advocate. She comes to Alto Staffing with 11 years of recruiting experience in manufacturing, IT, engineer and nursing verticals.
She works with nurses all over the country and considers it her passion to help a candidate find the best opportunity at the best rate. It is fulfilling to be a part of a positive change in someone’s life.
When she isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her two daughters as well as family and friends. She is a mentor for Big Brother/Big Sisters for an 11 year old girl and she teaches 10th grade religion classes at her church. Tracey also enjoys swimming, hiking and gardening.
Vickie AdkinsPayroll and Benefits Coordinator
Vickie Adkins started working for Alto Staffing in February of 2018 and is very excited to be a part of our family. She comes to us with a background in payroll.
She started her career in retail and was a Guest Service Lines Manager for a large retail company for many years. She was responsible for their daily functions and made sure everyone was giving the best customer service throughout the store.
Vickie decided it was time to make a change and took a position at a nursing facility. Her responsibilities included scheduling, payroll and credentialing. She worked there for sixteen years.
She has one daughter who is an RN, two grandsons and one great grand-daughter. In her spare time, she loves working in the yard, planting flowers, swimming and line dancing.
Bethany FlyStaffing Coordinator
Bethany Fly is the Staffing Coordinator for our Blue Ash Branch. She came to our company with seven years of staffing experience in Long Term Care, Home Care and working as field staff. Due to her experience, she can find the best match for each of our candidates. Bethany is the mother of two young girls, who she spends most of her free time with. As a family they enjoy the outdoors, shopping, and attending sporting events.