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Meet The Team at Premier Medical Staffing Services

 

Welcome to our Family! At Premier, we are with you every step of the way. From our Compliance Team to the Executive Team, we all have a hand in making sure you’re taken care of in your healthcare career or healthcare staffing journey with us. In everything we do, we believe it will make a positive difference in those we serve.

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Laura Hanoski
Owner, Managing Member
Laura co-founded Premier Medical Staffing Services (“Premier”) 17 years ago with her husband, Mark Hanoski. She is a nurse by trade and has worked in a variety of specialty areas as a pool nurse, including 6 years in orthopedics. Laura has a passion for healthcare and improving quality of life for patients. She oversees all the clinical aspects of Premier, from medication teaching to maintaining Joint Commission standards. She works alongside Mark to help grow and plan the future of Premier. In 2017, Laura Hanoski started a non-profit called Heroes for Healthcare. This organization helps military transitioning to civilian life and Veterans find their career in healthcare. Learn more by visiting heroesforhealthcare.org
Laura attended a Tony Robbins conference and walked across fire.
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Mark Hanoski
Owner
Mark is an experienced manager with expertise in the understanding of the complexities in delivering health care services to the medical industry. Mark is versed in healthcare requirements and operational issues that face and challenge healthcare systems today such as the Affordable Care Act, cost containment, joint commission, census fluctuation and budget concerns. Sound clinical background, including 8 years of extensive professional experience as a healthcare professional, has helped Mark in his ability to see and understand the whole healthcare picture. His ongoing, long-term goal is to continue his professional growth in healthcare and to support his company by managing and creating unity within the organization for a better work environment and a smoother running organization.
Mark originally went to college to become a professional piano player (Performance Major).
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Cherise Strzok
Director of Operations
Cherise Strzok wears a multitude of hats in her executive leadership role managing operations of Premier Medical Staffing Services. She has been a family member growing with Premier since 2007. Cherise began her career at Premier holding a dual role of Account Management in Therapy & Pharmacy; working in business development, client management, as well as recruiting establishing/maintaining relationships with over 150 hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and private practice groups through-out the Midwest. She began managing daily operations for the company in February of 2014 and transitioned into her role as Director of Operations in December of 2016. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism management from UW-Stout. Combined with years of management experience within restaurants and healthcare, Cherise brings an extensive knowledge in the elevated customer service experience, leadership and business acumen.
Cherise had participated in a Royalty Spaghetti Eating Contest where she was able to mow down a pound of spaghetti noodles in under 90 seconds!
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Lindsay DeGroot
Senior Division Manager
Lindsay is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Her role as Division Manager at Premier Medical Staffing Services is a great fit communication skills and penchant for relationship building with her staff and clientele.
Lindsay is a lefty!
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Kelly Foley
Division Manager
Prior to joining Premier Medical Staffing Services, Kelly spent several years recruiting, scheduling, and managing healthcare professionals in home health care settings. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree at Cardinal Stritch University along with her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. With Kelly’s combined healthcare knowledge and background in recruiting and human resources, she is able to establish close relationships with employees and clients. Her desire to find the best match for her clients is just as important as finding the best opportunity for her staff.
She is known to be the “cat lover” in the office, however, she also owns a husky.
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Brianna Kramer
Division Manager
Brianna is a local Wisconsin girl and graduated from UW-Stout with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism and a Minor in Business Management. She has experience in Hotel and Retail Management with a passion for customer service, personal attention, and a drive to go the extra mile. Brianna spends her time with family and friends exploring the city, vacationing in Northern WI, and finding new restaurants and breweries to try. She loves to cook and ride her bike along the Milwaukee lakefront.
Brianna is a great cook. She can take any dish or leftover and make it into a gourmet feast!
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Rich Zanon
Division Manager
Rich is a graduate of UW-Whitewater and brings program management and recruiting experience from both sides of the table – the client and professional service. Having an understanding of what a business wants and how it operates allows for Rich to provide the most efficient strategies that create tremendous value to managers and executives. When he’s not identifying and bringing solutions to his clients, you will find Rich playing volleyball, softball, brewing beer, and having amazing adventures with his wife and two young boys.
Rich graduated as a licensed teacher and taught business and technology classes for two years.
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Dan Lopez
Client Manager
Dan is a motivated, hardworking family man. He enjoys spending his free time with his four children and playing basketball. Dan’s favorite sports team is the Milwaukee Bucks. He strives to provide the best healthcare talent for long-term care facilities in Wisconsin by creating a relationship based on communication, honesty, and strategies focused on goals for the organization.
Dan isn’t a fan of cooking; however, every now and then he will cook his grandfather’s famous enchiladas recipe.
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Angela Yeldell
Client Manager
Prior to joining Premier Medical Staffing Services, Angela was in retail for 10 years. She loves building relationships and the overall customer experience - being a client manager allows her to do both! She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and husband. Angela also looks forward to spending time with her new grandson who is coming in February.
Angela loves binge watching Hallmark movies and Netflix - any chance she gets
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Mario Mucurio
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
Before joining the Premier Team Mario had over 20 years of Military experience. 10 of that spent recruiting for the Army for Combat Support Hospitals, Forward Surgical Teams, and Minimal Care Detachments. The last 4 years he’s been recruiting in Healthcare, some of which was as a perm staff recruiter with one of the nations largest hospital systems. Helping others and getting to talk to all different people is what drew Mario to Healthcare recruiting. He thinks “There is true gratification in helping a healthcare professional land a job. You know they are going to touch many people’s lives.” He’s also an avid sports fan and believes being a Cleveland Sports fan has prepared him for just about anything.
Mario loves adventure! Tough Mudders, Warrior Dashes, and jumping out of airplanes to name a few.
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Amanda Padilla
Lead Talent Acquisition Manager
Prior to joining Premier Medical Staffing Services, Amanda was new to the recruiting world and being a recent graduate from Concordia University Wisconsin, she was eager to apply her knowledge to helping medical professionals. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences and has past experience in healthcare, customer service, and management. She was drawn to this position at Premier because of her outgoing personality and love for helping others be successful. Outside of the office, Amanda enjoys being active, spending time with the ones she loves, and is a major dog lover.
Amanda is a “dog mom” to an English Bulldog named Bane.
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Stephanie Brown
Lead Talent Acquisition Manager
Building relationships is important to Stephanie.She has a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Human Resources from Herzing University. Stephanie has experience in the HR field in industries such as home health. Previously she was an Operations Manager for a different staffing agency, so Premier is excited to have Stephanie's experience as part of the team. She enjoys spending time with her baby girl, running outside in the summer, and playing tennis.
Stephanie loves wine and dance! She created her own dance team in high school!
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Janelle Barnett
Talent Acquisition Manager
Janelle Barnett graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. She spent the first part of her professional career teaching in Greenville, SC then moved back to Wisconsin. Knowing that Janelle truly cares about people, providing nurses with opportunities that meet their skillset is importance to her. Coaching and providing support are top priorities for Janelle. In her free time, Janelle likes working out, writing, mentoring others to become more self-aware, and spending family time.
Janelle loves studying the mind and human behaviors plus long walks on the beach with her dog, Milo!
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Cheryl Gross
Talent Aquisition Manager
Cheryl brings with her progressive recruiting experience in all disciplines and environments within the healthcare industry. In her career to date, Cheryl’s exceptional interpersonal skills and compassion to help others have been just a couple of the reasons why her applicants enjoy working with her. Cheryl firmly believes there is a right fit for everyone seeking employment. Not only does she take extra time to become acquainted with prospects, she improves resumes, provides interview coaching and really takes that extra step in helping people find the ideal job. In addition, her positive attitude and determination have played an instrumental role in establishing outstanding relationships with her client companies as well.
Cheryl has acquired quite an elaborate coat collection (currently filling 3 closets).
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Kenda Qualman
Talent Acquisition Manager
Kenda was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She attended Marian University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Human Resources/Information Technology. Kenda is married and has 4 children. She has experience recruiting in healthcare including focuses in life sciences (biopharmaceutical manufacturing), information technology, health insurance, engineering, and travel nursing. Kenda is now working on becoming an expert in correctional nursing and correctional pharmacy.
Kenda is a foodie! She loves going out to eat and try new things.
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Liz Tronnier
Talent Acquisition Manager
Liz comes to Premier with account management and human resources experience. One of her favorite things is connecting with people who have a passion for healthcare and who genuinely love helping others. It’s all about discovering people’s dreams and matching them with assignments that will allow them to grow and do their very best work. When not looking to grow the amazing talent pool at Premier, Liz enjoys hanging out with her family and friends at the Milwaukee County Zoo and all the various festivals in the greater Milwaukee area.
Liz loves traveling to Disney World.
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Rebecca Coutley
Talent Acquisition Manager
Coming to Premier with 10 years of Paramedic experience in Milwaukee, WI, Rebecca brings a passion for medicine and people; valuing both the patients and the skilled staff that cares for them. Rebecca places high value on personal relationships and understands the value of connecting the right clinicians with the right community of people. When she isn’t working, she enjoys serving in her church home, coaching summer t-ball, reading, and running or cycling outside.
Rebecca is currently in the army reserves, serving as a medic for the first 8 years, and is currently transitioning to a new role as a chaplains assistant.
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Dee Harper
Talent Acquisition Manager
Dee comes to Premier with a management and real estate background. She is determined & motivated to help others succeed and does so with the biggest smile on her face. She has her degree in Business Admin. and is new to the recruiting world, so she is eager to start growing & working with talented healthcare professionals. When not learning about all things recruitment and healthcare, Dee enjoys spending time with her family/friends and traveling the world with her travel mate.
She would love to be a paid peripatetic (a person who travels the world) and experience the many different cultures the world has to offer.
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Erik Thorne
Talent Acquisition Manager
Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Erik has had 4 years of experience from a very diverse set of roles. He’s recruited project managers, marketing managers, recruiting coordinators, admin. assistants, customer service reps and even taxi drivers! He is a dedicated and dynamic recruiter who enjoys nurturing professional relationships and helping qualified people find jobs. He enjoys coaching basketball at his alma mater grade school and high school, music and traveling.
Erik is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for a band called the Pontooners. They play fun, happy music that could be described as “perfect for a beach party”
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Brandon Bobb
Talent Acquisition Manager
Brandon graduated UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and has had a wide range of experiences. After college he worked in recruiting and quickly fell in love with the aspect of helping others find their perfect career. He recruited for roles such as Merchandisers, Warehouse Workers and even Truck Drivers! Brandon also had some healthcare experience thanks to an internship during college working with a Mobility Company. Brandon loves sports, rock climbing and having a good laugh with friends!
Brandon was a racing sausage with the Milwaukee Brewers for 2 summers, unfortunately he never won the race but taking pictures with the fans was his favorite part!
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Lance Sands
Talent Acquisition Manager
Lance came to Premier with 21 years in the healthcare field - 14 of those were spent with the Army working in Combat Support Hospitals and as a Line Medic and on Forward Surgical Teams. Additionally, on civilian side, he’s worked in Surgery, ER, and Outpatient Clinics. Lance has also worked with Premier’s non-profit, Heroes for Healthcare, during his transition from the Army and has also served as a board member. He was drawn to recruiting based on his love to help others using his knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry. Outside of the office Lance plays competitive soccer, loves to golf, and enjoys spending time with his 2 children exploring new things and places around the Milwaukee Area.
Lance also has a Chocolate Lab, "Stella" - a.k.a. "Bald Eyes"
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Jessica Listort
Talent Acquisition Manager
Jessica is a veteran of the United States Navy who dedicated nearly 10 years on active duty status, most recently as a recruiter. Her recruiting background brings some expertise to the table. While serving, she attended Columbia Southern University, pursuing an Occupational Safety and Health-Environmental Management degree. She enjoys hiking with her husband and being a mom.
Jessica has 2 sheltie dogs, Woodstock and Snoopy, that were asked to be show dogs, but happily declined because she doesn’t want them to “work”.
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Bryanna Wade-Gardner
Talent Acquisition Manager
Bryanna is a mother of 3 beautiful children who are the wind beneath her wings. She graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and is studying for her Master’s. Prior to coming to Premier, she was a sales specialist for Cadillac. She is very passionate about helping others in any way that she can and building relationships while doing so.
Bryanna can speak, write and read 3 languages fluently
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Sarah Koeppel
Recruiting Coordinator
Sarah is currently completing her Bachelor's degree at Carroll University for Healthcare Administration. She grew up in a small town outside of Jefferson, WI on a hobby farm where she raised animals including beef cattle, ducks, pheasants, and 3 German Shorthaired Pointers. When Sarah is not with her animals, she enjoys spending time singing, listening to music, and visiting breweries nationwide.
Sarah sang with a professional jazz combo at the Cotton Club in New York City.
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Roxanne Meier
Compliance Manager
Roxanne is attending Kaplan University for her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. She is an active member of the Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement (SCLA). Roxanne enjoys taking her old son to swim classes, car shows, and STEM programs in the Greater Milwaukee area.
Roxanne is a Batman enthusiast and has original artwork from the DC Comics “Detective Series” Artist Christian Duce Fernandez along with figurines from 4 countries.
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Michael Masterson
Compliance Specialist
Michael Masterson is a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate with experience recruiting for a variety of different positions. Michael loves forming personal connections with his candidates and is committed to delivering that next level Premier Experience. In his free time, he enjoys whatever recreational sports he can get involved in, softball, volleyball, disc golf and table tennis.
Michael was the captain of his high school volleyball team.
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Brenda Denk
Compliance Specialist
Brenda is a graduate of UW-Whitewater and has a BBA in Human Resources Management. She has a rich background in healthcare, mainly focused with practice plan management. The Compliance specialist role is a perfect fit for her talents and experiences. Brenda is a good listener and enjoys drawing people out. She has two ‘grown’ children - one who currently attends college and the second finishing up high school.
Brenda and her family foster dogs for the Humane Society taking care of them in preparation to find their forever homes.
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Mark Cerwin
Business Development Manager
Upon graduation from Marquette University, Mark began his extensive career in sales and business development where he could combine his enthusiasm to meet new people and help solve their problems at the same time. His role at Premier Medical Staffing Services is to attain new and exciting clinical opportunities and locations for our great staff to provide their best care. A strong advocate of Animal Assisted Therapy, Mark has either had his dogs or helped others gain certification to provide love to people of all ages.
If you’re looking for a new place to explore in the Milwaukee area, just ask him!
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Lyndi Mirkes
Billing and Payroll Specialist
Lyndi graduated with a BS from UW-Oshkosh. She was a gymnast her entire life until the age of 23. She has a husband, 2 teens and a dog. Lyndi is busy carting them around and coaching competitive gymnastics at night.
Lyndi can still walk on her hands!
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Jenny Augustynowicz
Billing and On-Call Specialist
Jenny has been employed with Aurora Health Care for 14 years. For the past 11 years, she has worked in Labor and Delivery in the Aurora Women’s Pavilion at the Aurora West Allis Medical Center. Jennifer grew up in Oak Creek and lives in Caledonia with her boyfriend, Paul, their crazy, sweet, funny son, Gavin, their cat, Jack, and their 2 Vizsla dogs, Mollie and Callie Rae.
Mollie broke Jenny's knee in 2014, and it took over a year to heal! She still loves her, though!
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Debbie Travanty
On-Call Scheduler
As On-Call Scheduler, Debbie is available for staff and clients during non-business hours. She is a graduate of Carroll University with a double major in Business and Psychology. Debbie lives in Waukesha, WI with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools, attending their sports and activities, long walks, and biking.
As a teenager she modeled for retail stores, featured in TV commercials and magazines.
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Janelle Thompson
Marketing Manager
Janelle is the Marketing Manager at Premier Medical Staffing Services. What gets her up every morning is the variety of branding projects her team creates and executes that showcase Premier's Core Values and the Premier Experience. Previously, Janelle worked in marketing for a marketing agency, assisted living corporation, and commercial real estate firm. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire and her love for hot chocolate is endless.
Frank Sinatra, Jr. winked at Janelle.
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Norissa DeVillers
Event Marketing Representative
Norissa started as a recruiter with Premier Medical Staffing Services then transformed her customer service and devotion to helping people into the role of Community Development Manager. She networks with healthcare students and associations to provide resources on healthcare contract jobs, career development, and more. Norissa graduated from UW-La Crosse and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog.
Norissa's daughter's name, Madison, is inspired by her and her husband's love of UW-Madison.
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Meaghan Hoadley
Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer
As a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a few years of marketing experience under her belt, Meaghan joins the Premier Medical Staffing Services family to help promote the Premier Experience! Bringing along her knowledge of advertising and some recruiting, as well as a passion for photography/videography, she brings an exciting energy to the Marketing Team.
She recently became a first-time dog mom to the most wonderful white German Shepherd, Mia.
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