Meet Our Hospitals and Clinics Team

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Hello! My name is Andrea and I am just at the start of my career in HR! I had been working in Recruiting for 3 ½ years before starting with the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics. I am the recruiter responsible for a variety of positions including chaplains, clinic techs, Facilities Management, outreach, sterile processing, Case Management and Health Plans/Utilization Review.

U of U Health offers opportunities for growth and career-enhancing experiences for people of all backgrounds. I was born in Mexico and moved to Utah at a young age. Growing up here has given me many opportunities that I am extremely grateful along with some of the most beautiful scenery.

We welcome you to be a part of the team and are delighted to be a part of your career path and journey! Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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Hi! My name is Anjelica, but most people know me as Jelly. Originally from the coast of northern California, I love the ocean and will always look for a reason to take a vacation to a beach. However, I have found myself happily landlocked in the beautiful Uinta Mountains for the last 15 years. Autumn is my favorite season, not because of the pumpkin spice lattes, but because the hiking is magical when the trees start to turn vibrant shades of red and orange. My family and I are always up for an outdoor adventure.

I recently joined the team as a nursing recruiter for U of U Health’s ICU and Acute Care Units. I love witnessing the impact that our employees have on patient care and the relationships built with each department.

The diversity and culture at U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics are unmatched and it makes for a uniquely wonderful environment to work in. Whether you are continuing your passion for healthcare or starting a new adventure in your career, please reach out and introduce yourself! I would love to chat!

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Talent Acquisition Specialist

G’Day, my name is Annie and I am beginning a new career path with the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics HR Department as a Talent Acquisition Specialist. I currently assist several recruiters as a support to the open positions for them. U of U Health is a great place to work with inclusion and equality being one of the many benefits of an employee. I have been with U of U for 3 ½ years and I have been very grateful for my journey here!

Outside of work, I love to spend time with my husband, our dogs, and of course our family. Traveling and movies are our favorite things to do! I moved over to Utah 13 winters ago with my twin boys and we have two sons and a grandson back in Sydney. We have a saying in our family – we don’t bring home lost dogs, we bring home lost teenagers. We have a huge blended family with sons daughters, bonus sons, daughter-in-laws, grandpuppies, and grandkids. We are huge football and rugby fans. CTR (Choose the Red..Go Utes).

We are excited to get to know you and follow your journey with the University of Utah Health. Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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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.


Hello, my name is Cristina. I am originally from Spain, where I majored in Human Resources. I’ve worked for 10 years as a human resource professional and I enjoyed every single bit of it.

I am part of the Talent Acquisition Sourcing team. Since I discovered my passion for recruiting and healthcare, I have been dedicated to helping members of our community connect with this great company at University of Utah Health. Every single employee here contributes in one way or another to providing excellent patient care and helps maintains the organization’s excellent reputation.

It’s been truly a joy and honor working for an organization with an excellent reputation and helping others find a job here. I love working for U of U Health because of the incredible teamwork, the work/family balance, and the real culture of inclusion and diversity that makes me feel I belong.

When not working, I love spending time with my family doing anything and everything because life with them is simply great! Now if you will, please take the time to introduce your amazing self.

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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.

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Hello, I’m Dominique, one of the Talent Acquisition Specialists on the team. I assist the recruiters in screening potential new hires identified, passing them along throughout the hiring process, and initiating their onboarding before New Employee Orientation.

Coming from a southern family, I have always had a love of cooking. Before I started with University of Utah Health, I have been running my own pie business for a little over two years called Pies the Limit. What started out as a hobby became something I envisioned leaving my future children one day to help build their own legacy. When I'm not working or baking, I enjoy hiking and fishing at my favorite watering hole, Strawberry Reservoir. I am also expecting the birth of my firstborn child here in April.

Now take a few minutes to introduce yourself.

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Talent Acquisition Manager

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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Hi! My name is Kyle. I’ve been recruiting in the medical field for 14 years. I am so excited to be on the Talent Acquisition team here at the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics. I was drawn here by the diversity and amazing culture. I love connecting with people and finding the best fit for them in their career. I am the nursing recruiter for various positions through the main hospital, Craig H. Nielsen Rehab Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Moran Eye Center and Huntsman Mental Health Institute.

Outside of work I enjoy being active outside and enjoying various activities that Utah’s four seasons have to offer including hiking, camping, running and biking. I am also a lover of all sports. Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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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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Hi! My name is Nicole and I am one of the newest recruiters on the team. I currently recruit for the Health Care Assistants within U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics. I have a passion for getting to know candidates and finding the best fit for them.

I started my career in healthcare from a young age as a CNA. I graduated with a Master’s in healthcare administration last year. Since then realized that recruiting is where my heart is. During my time with the organization, I have loved the work-life balance and culture that is present. It is very apparent that U of U Health cares about it’s employees and that is seen from the ground up.

In my free time, I love to travel. I also enjoy movies, concerts, and relaxing with my dogs and husband. Please take a moment 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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Talent Acquisition Transfer Specialist

Hi, my name is Rachel. I have been with the University of Utah Hospital for over 17 years. I am thrilled to now be a part of the Hospitals and Clinics HR team and enjoy watching our candidates grow within our organization. It is very rewarding to talk to former colleagues and offer a promotion or job change. I also love our Talent Acquisition team and enjoy learning and expanding my knowledge in the HR world.

I love to travel to Caribbean islands, swim in the ocean, and attend cultural events, live music, karaoke, large concerts, festivals, and live comedy shows. I cherish time spent with family, lifelong friends, my three kids, and my two little Maltese dogs.

I look forward to working with our internal candidates and be there for the needs of our wide range of disciplines and managers every day. It’s an honor to be a part of this awesome community. Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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HR Communications Specialist

Hi! I’m Sandra, the HR Communications Specialist supporting the U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics Talent Acquisitions team. My role includes managing the recruitment focused social media accounts, producing, editing and creating videos spotlighting our staff and teams, and assisting with advertising events and career fairs. I started my career working in TV news and sports broadcasting. I’ve also worked in Public Relations at the children’s hospital here in Utah. I’ve now been with the U of U Health for five years and love that my role allows me to be creative while also helping people find a new career path for themselves or maybe a family member or friend. One of the best things about this organization is the organization’s emphasis to promote an employee’s work-life balance.

When I am not working, you’ll often find me spending time with my husband and two young kids. We love exploring the state, going to movies, and trying new things and restaurants. I also enjoy cooking and baking (often with my daughter as my assistant), photography, and reading which at the moment includes many children’s authors. Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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Senior Recruiter

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am a Nurse Recruiter for University of Utah Health. My areas include Women’s & Children, Resource Nursing, and Huntsman Cancer Hospital. I love being able to find the right fit for a candidate and get them started in their new adventure!

Back when I joined 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 am a David Eccles School of Business within University of Utah alumni and loved every moment. It has been such a pleasure still being a part of this amazing organization and having a job where it doesn’t feel like work. Every day makes me feel like I can do something for our community!

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.

Talent Acquisition Transfer Specialist

Hello, I am Tasia! I have been with the University of Utah Health for almost 5 years as an Admin Assistant and now in Talent Acquisition. I am loving the change and being able to assist with so many hiring managers in such a wide range of fields. It is so rewarding to be able to help with the career growth of our loyal employees.

I love spending time with my family and my dog-son Shawn in my free time. I love to travel to get to know about cultures and make new connections with diverse groups of people. Having a love for networking has helped me advance in my personal and professional life.

If you are a current employee interested in making a change in your career path here at U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics, please reach out I am happy to assist!

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Senior Recruiter

I have a passion for helping others and making a difference. I feel my career in recruiting has given me the opportunity to do both. I currently recruit for Cardiology, Radiology, Vascular and Transplant. 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 with U of U Health, I would love to learn more about you. Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Hi, my name is Tina and I am the talent acquisition specialist supporting primarily non-clinical roles such as Customer Service, Facilities & Engineering, Parking, Administration, and IT. Working for the U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics has been a privilege and I’m grateful to be part of a phenomenal recruitment team and first-class organization that supports and values diversity and inclusivity.

When I’m not working, I can be found enjoying music, gardening, painting, camping, riding motorcycles in the desert, spending time with my children and grandchildren. You can also find me out exploring one of the many destinations Utah has to offer with my two senior dogs; Mocha and Sugar. Please take a moment to introduce yourself.

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Hi, my name is Tina and I have been working in the HR industry for more than ten years. I have always been interested in recruitment as I believe a team is only as strong as its members. I am very excited to join the Talent Acquisition team at U of U Health Hospitals and Clinics and use my experience to get highly qualified professionals into positions at this great institution. I am thrilled to be a member of this highly valued and awarded crew.

I am the recruiter for all Psychiatric Technicians, Behavior Technicians, and Psychiatric Aides. This population of patients is very specialized and deserves skilled individuals to serve them. I am eager to use the expertise I have acquired during my career as an HR professional to help this team find high-quality candidates.

I was born and raised in Utah and currently reside in Salt Lake, where every day with my loving partner, I strive to make my dream of being an urban gardener, apiarist, and jet setter come true. Let me help you make your dream come true! Please take a minute to introduce yourself.

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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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