Meet Our Hospitals and Clinics Team

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My name is Becca (with the dark hair). I’ve been in recruiting for more than 12 years and was so excited to be able to join the Talent Acquisition team at U of U Health! Being able to change lives for the better, the way mine has been, is awesome! Working with such a diverse and supportive group of people makes coming to work extremely easy.

I am the recruiter for clinical nurses, phlebotomists, endoscopy technicians, and neuropsychology technicians. I’m excited to be able to work with these departments and hopefully help a lot of people land their dream job!

I was born and raised in Northern Utah. I’m married and have three beautiful kids, who are always on the go. They play a lot of sports, which keeps us extremely busy. I am a huge sports fan, with NFL being my favorite season of the year. You’ll also find me tailgating at the Ute’s games during the football season. Go Utes!!

Now it’s your turn to tell me about yourself. Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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Hi, my name is Connor and I am the Recruiter for Customer Service/Non-Clinical positions as well as supporting our Clinical/Non-Clinical Dieticians within U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics. I love working in Healthcare and am a firm believer in valuing a strong quality of life.

Before joining Hospitals and Clinics, I worked on the academic side recruiting for graduate-level programs within the David Eccles School of Business. I have either worked or studied at The University of Utah for the past 10 years now. In my free time, I enjoy snowboarding and traveling with my girlfriend and our puppy. I look forward to helping you find your next career opportunity! Please take a minute to introduce yourself.

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I have the privilege to recruit for the Sleep Wake Center, Pulmonary/Respiratory care, Outreach team, and Rehabilitation. The reason I came to University of Utah Heath and what I love about being here are one in the same—the reputation for patient care. It is a passion and a continuous driving force. We are truly second to none. The team work mentality is phenomenal, and the work life balance is a strong part of the culture here.

University of Utah Health Hospital and its location near the most amazing outdoor adventures is remarkable, whether it is skiing, hiking, fishing, golf, mountain biking, national parks (Google it), entertainment, the list goes on and on… oh and no humidity.

Now it is your turn, invest a few minutes to introduce yourself. This is a wonderful opportunity to share about your passions and interests. It gives you the opportunity to elaborate and present to us what is important to you and why you see yourself as part of the wonderful culture and team that is The University of Utah Health.

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Talent Acquisition Associate

My name is Derrick and I am the Associate for the Talent Acquisition Team. I became interested in the human resources profession years ago, while working for a social services office in Chicago. Working in an underfunded program gave me the opportunity to help in several areas of the facility, including human resources. I have always loved to help people and I am extremely grateful to work with such an amazing team here at University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics. I was born and raised in Muscatine, Iowa until I turned 18, since then I have lived in Los Angeles, Lawton, Oklahoma, Salt Lake City, and Chicago. I served 6 years in the Army National Guard, three in Illinois and three in the Utah National Guard, specializing in Artillery. I am a recent graduate of the University of Utah completing a B.S in Sociology. The things in life that make me happy are animals and traveling. I might even have an Instagram just to look at travel destinations and cute animal videos. I look forward to helping all the new hires get acquainted with our organization. Please take a minute to introduce yourself.

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Talent Acquisition Sourcer

My name is Erin and I’ve been in recruiting for 6 years! Working in healthcare is extremely rewarding and U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics has an unbeatable reputation for patient care, so I was excited for the opportunity to join the Talent Acquisition team. I am currently part of the Talent Acquisition Sourcing & Outreach team. I love being able to connect with others and working at such a diverse and supportive company!

When I am not at work, I love to travel and volunteer. I currently volunteer at the local theaters downtown, so you might catch me at one of the symphonies or Broadway shows! I am also a big animal lover and currently have three cats and two rabbits, but I am always looking to expand the household.

Please take a minute to take a moment to introduce yourself!

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Talent Acquisition Supervisor

Hello! I’m James, the Talent Acquisition Supervisor for University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics. I'm a Utah native, and I've made the University of Utah my home for the past 17+ years. My passions include trail running and hiking, but I also enjoy soaking up the variety of outdoor and city activities Salt Lake has to offer throughout the seasons. It feels great to work for an organization that supports my local community, my work/life balance, and the local Utah culture I love!

I'm responsible for bringing in great new employees for our Human Resources team, and all leadership positions (director level and above). I love the diverse staff and unique culture at the University, and I enjoy the opportunity to grow the organization. I appreciate that whether you’ve been here for decades or just a few months, you always have an opportunity to have your voice heard. I want to help you find the next step in your career! Please take a minute to introduce yourself.

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My name is Jason. I have been a part of this awesome Talent Acquisition group for University of Utah Health since 2017. I support the areas of Administration, Revenue Cycle, Risk Management, Finance, IT, Health Plans, System Quality, Value Engineering, and Moran/Ophthalmology Techs. I was drawn to joining this organization for its reputation, growth, and stability; and I have not been disappointed! I enjoy living and working in Utah where I am surrounded by good people and many recreational opportunities, creating a positive work-life balance. Whether you are looking to join or re-join us here at U of U Health, please take a minute to introduce yourself.

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Hello! I am Justin – recruiter for the University of Utah Health. I have a long history working in Human Resources. I started my administration career with the United States Army ~15 Years ago. The most exciting part of my career is the people. I love speaking with candidates from all different walks of life and discussing their passions. I think anyone with motivation, respect, and a positive attitude has a home with the University of Utah Health. Whether this is a new or continuing adventure, I am thrilled to be a part of your journey in healthcare!

I recruit for all our Behavioral and Mental Health positions (Psych Techs, Social Workers, Psychologists, Crisis Workers, etc) and I could not ask for a more passionate group of professionals!

We are very excited to get to know all about you. We would love to have you be a part of the University of Utah Health!

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Director of Talent Acquisition

Hi! I am a born and raised Southern girl that took a leap of faith a few years ago and relocated to Salt Lake to grow my career and I absolutely love it here. I am the Director of Talent Acquisition and my passion is finding the BEST FIT for our organization as we continue to transform and grow. My recruiting motto has always been “HIRE FOR ATTITUDE” and it’s a perfect fit for our organization’s culture.

When I’m not at work I love traveling, skiing and just enjoying the outdoors. Living in Utah and working with U of U Health I have the best of all worlds.

If you feel you are the BEST FIT to provide exceptional patient centered care and desire to become part of the U of U Health team, please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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Talent Acquisition Sourcer

Hello! I’m Melinda, part of the Talent Acquisition Sourcing & Outreach team here at the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics. We moved from the plains of the Midwest to live “life elevated” in Utah. I am fortunate to raise my little humans in such an extraordinary city where family comes first and where my career has a work/life balance.

My passion for serving our community grows each day, and I am committed to creatively introducing all ages and stages to the many diverse healthcare careers at U Health. When not at a career fair, an educational institution, or sourcing from my desk, you can find me hiking, exploring, or at a sports event with my kiddos. I find great joy in helping someone find the best fit within our organization where we believe in Health Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity. Can’t wait to meet you (in-person or virtually) and connect! Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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Hello! I’m Merrilee and I recruit Medical Assistants, AEMT’s, and EMT’s for University of Utah Health’s award winning hospitals and community health centers. I was initially drawn to the organization’s commitment to patient driven care, employee engagement, and the culture of diversity and inclusivity. I am inspired every day by the exceptional care our team members provide to our community.

I want to help you find that perfect match in a role where you can make a difference, grow your career, and pursue your goals. Please take this opportunity to introduce yourself.

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My name is Nikki and I am the recruiter for all Pharmacy positions, as well as Perioperative Services within the organization. I love working for University of Utah Health where it is not just about being at the cutting edge of the healthcare industry, but also about fostering relationships within a community. The people I meet and the lives that I affect every day inspire me. I am passionate about recruiting and take great pride in providing the highest level of service to both managers and candidates. Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family at the lake, following my daughter with Nation softball, supporting my son on the football field and listening to George Strait!

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Senior Recruiter

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am the Recruiter for Health Care Assistants at University of Utah Health. I love being able to find the right fit for a candidate and get them started in their new adventure!

Back when I was joining the Talent Acquisition team at U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics, I was very excited to be a part of an organization with such a great reputation. I started my career in the hospitality industry and found out quickly that I love working with people. I made the decision to follow the HR route and ended up here at U of U Health where people are their top priority!

I am a Utah native and can’t think of a better way to enjoy the Beehive state than to be a part of this amazing organization. I have recently graduated from the David Eccles School of Business within University of Utah and loved every moment.

In my extra time, I love to travel with my husband and son and teach ballet to kids of all ages around the Utah Valley. This has made it so exciting to take on the Health Care Assistants as I use my connections to be able to be a resource for these kids in their futures.

We are so excited to get to know you and see what you can bring to the table! University of Utah Health is such a great organization with a great team dynamic!

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¡Hola! Mi nombre es Sergio. I am a recruiter for many departments including: environmental services, food services and nutrition, translation, and laundry and linen.

I’ve worked as a recruiter in different industries, including health care, for the past twelve years and it has been my passion. Working at University of Utah Health has been a very rewarding experience that brings great joy as I assist applicants, customers and even the patients through those I help departments source, screen and select for hire. I enjoy being part of the U of U Health for what it represents in the healthcare world and the community that I live and love.

I am originally from Guatemala City and grew up on the east coast. Utah is a very different environment and have fallen in love with the mountains and scenery. Utah is a great place to raise a family and take on new adventures and opportunities.

I hope this helps you to know me and now invite you to tell me about yourselves and how can I best serve you in finding the career opportunity you are looking for.

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Senior Recruiter

I have a passion for helping others and making a difference, and feel my career in recruiting has given me the opportunity to do both. I am currently responsible for hiring amazing nurses for the Acute Care Units, Resource Nursing Float team, Critical Care, Emergency Department, and the Huntsman Cancer Hospital inpatient units. I love working for University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics because of their innovative approach to medicine, their commitment to providing excellent care, awesome employee benefits, and their drive to create opportunities for all. My team has blessed my life, and it is truly a phenomenal place to work! When I am not at work I enjoy traveling with my family, watching my daughter play softball, and cheering on the Utah Jazz! If you are looking for a career in nursing, I would love to learn more about you. Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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Talent Acquisition Transfer Specialist

Hello, I’m Thomas. I am a Talent Acquisition Transfer Specialist for University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, and focus primarily on helping existing employees find a new job within the organization. If you are looking for a career change, let’s get in touch and find a good position for you!

I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Utah with a major in Health, Society, and Policy (Healthcare Admin/Public Admin), and minors in Psychology and Spanish. During that time, I was the President of the Healthcare Administration Club for undergraduate students and also worked as an intern with University of Utah Health Plans on a project to research the social determinants of health in our state. I am now working towards an MBA at the University of Utah.

I have been married for 4 years with two children, Hudson and Millie. My favorite season is football, my favorite food is sushi, and my favorite pastime is spending time outdoors.

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Hello! I’m Victoria and I am the recruiter for Facilities & Engineering, Supply Chain, Customer Service and Patient Transport. As a workforce professional, I have worked in the recruitment industry for 7 years and I absolutely love connecting people with phenomenal employment opportunities! Working for the University of Utah Health Hospital and Clinics has been such a wonderful experience, the people and the work culture environment have been first-class with supportive and positive leadership.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, spending time with my children and traveling. I have lived most of my life in California and relocated to Utah a few years ago. I enjoy traveling the state and taking the most beautiful hiking trails and outdoor activities. I have two fur babies I call Roxy and Peter. Roxy is a 2-year-old Border Collie with a lot of energy and spunk! She is my hiking companion on the trails. Peter is a small 7-year-old Long Hair Chihuahua Weenie mix and he is just a love muffin that enjoys staying home, napping and cuddles.

Now it’s your turn to tell me about yourself. Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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