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 SearlesMedical Business Office Manager
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 Senior Career Advocate
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 LigonSenior Career Advocate
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 DixonBusiness Development Manager
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.
Alana Madure JohnsonExecutive Assistant
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.
Jessica BlakeAccount Manager
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.
LaNae WillsAccount Manager
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 Division 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.
Alexis StoryStaffing Coordinator
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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.
Bethany FlyCareer Advocate
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.
Erika SchermerTravel Nurse Account Manager
Erika has been a travel nurse recruiter for three years and absolutely loves what she does. She has a passion for creating long term relationships with her nurses, while helping them find their dream job. She believes that laughter is the best medicine and that if you put a positive spin on anything thrown your way, the glass will always be half full! She studied Business Management at Miami University and achieved her degree as a full time working mom. This goes to show if you work hard, good things will come.
Erika has two daughters, Taylor and Avery. When she is not working, she is visiting Taylor at Bowling Green State University or watching Avery play soccer. She also LOVES the Cleveland Browns, March madness, and playing sand volleyball.
Alex MarshallPayroll & Billing Coordinator
Alex is a recent graduate of Wright State University where he received his B.S. in Finance. Before attending Wright State, Alex attended Sinclair Community College and graduated with ABA in Business Administration. As the Payroll and Billing Coordinator, Alex works to complete weekly payroll and send out invoices weekly to our clients.
Alex has a deep passion for Ohio State and Pittsburgh Steelers football, analytics, and he loves to compete. In his free time, Alex loves to play sports and spend time with his family.
Joshua DaileySenior Career Advocate
Joshua Dailey, has been recruiting since 2008, and has a degree in Human Resources and Organizational Leadership from The University of Cincinnati. Joshua enjoys the challenge of “finding the needle in a haystack” for his clients. Even with all of the modern technology available, Joshua loves face to face interactions, and utilizing the phone to seek and find those special candidates.
With over 10 years experience in multiple levels of recruiting, Joshua’s focus as a career advocate is to invest, create opportunities, and build quality relationships, with both clients and candidates because Joshua knows that relationships matter. And quality matters over quantity.
Justin HessTravel Career Advocate
Justin Hess is a local to Dayton, Ohio and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He joined the Marine Corps in 2002 and was stationed in Camp Pendleton, CA. He did two tours of duty in Iraq; Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He was honorably discharged in 2006 as Sergeant (E-5). He moved back to Dayton upon being discharged and almost immediately started his career in Travel Nurse Staffing. Twelve years in the industry has gained him experience in recruiting, team leading, and recruiting management. Justin is now a Travel Career Advocate with Alto Healthcare Staffing. His area of focus is working closely with high quality Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses to fill the needs of our valued hospital clients. He believes in happiness during the pursuit and Travel Nursing is one of the best ways to achieve just that.
Andre HarrisCareer Advocate
Andre Harris is a Medical Assistant with 17 years of experience in the healthcare field. He’s had a passion for healthcare since he was a child due to his grandmother’s stories about his grandfather, who was both a general surgeon and a family practitioner. He has worked for Alto for more than 5 years in several departments and is currently a career advocate for the medical business division. Andre is very passionate about being a career advocate and enjoys getting up for work every day to help others find the job they love.
Anna MathewsStaff Accountant
Anna received her education, a B.S. in Accounting, from Wright State University and worked in the accounting industry for over 20 years. She has worked for public accounting firms, small privately held companies and owned her own small business. Married for 20 years, Anna and her husband, John, enjoy spending time with their two children, Carter and Madison.
Anna enjoys the outdoors, watching their son play baseball, University of Dayton basketball games, and Chicago Cubs games.
Brenda SpaldingPayroll & Benefits Coordinator
Bio Coming Soon