- About Us
Sandy Garrett brings over 25 years of direct locum tenens experience, having started her career as a recruiter working for CompHealth and Kron Medical. Sandy played an integral part in the first merger between Jackson & Coker and Nationwide Medical Services in 1998, and she served as a senior-level executive for JCNationwide for over 5 years -- ultimately guiding it through a final evolution into Jackson & Coker Locum Tenens. Currently, Sandy serves as President of Jackson & Coker. She attended Gibbs College in Montclair, NJ.
Tony Stajduhar began his career in physician recruitment with Jackson & Coker in 1986 and was quickly promoted to Vice President of the firm’s Northwest region. Since then, his professional accomplishments have included developing a regionally based physician recruitment firm in the Rocky Mountains into a national presence, as well as helping a large HCA healthcare system launch an in-house physician recruitment team that, within two years, was placing over 900 physicians annually. A sought-after speaker for national medical associations and residency programs, Tony is particularly gratified to help young physicians find the right fit early in their careers. He embraces the current trend of merging technology with recruitment methodology, including full-throttle participation in social media, to enhance Jackson & Coker’s approach to matching qualified providers with appealing practice opportunities. Tony, his wife, Caron, and their three daughters enjoy a variety of recreational and family activities.
Originally from Huntsville, AL, Dana Massey moved to Atlanta shortly after graduating from the University of Alabama, Huntsville. As Vice President of the Government Team, she draws daily on her 15 plus years of experience at Jackson & Coker. Time spent in different roles, ranging from recruiting to credentialing to contract administration, serve her well, and Dana enjoys working with a team of people she’s known and respected for so long. She enjoys the great challenges and rewards of Government Contracting niche. Providing health care for our nation’s Veterans and underserved communities is a real source of pride for Dana and the Government Team. When not reviewing bids and contracts, she spends family time with her husband and sons in the great community of Alpharetta, Georgia
In 1979, Dane Altman began his healthcare staffing and consulting career with Rick Jackson. Thirteen years later, Dane co-founded MD Network, a physician staffing firm, and then served as Vice President of Strategic Accounts with HealtheCareers Network, a healthcare niche job board. Now back at Jackson & Coker, Dane speaks before numerous professional organizations across the country and is quoted in articles regarding healthcare staffing, business development, leadership and online recruitment advertising. As a Senior Vice President in Jackson & Coker's Permanent Division, Dane is responsible for developing new business in the western half of the U.S. A graduate of Harding University, Dane resides in Plano, TX with his wife, Sandy and they enjoy spoiling their two grandsons.
A native Floridian, Dave Booher graduated from Florida State University in 1999 with Bachelor of Sciences degrees in Accounting and Finance, and he obtained his CPA license in August of 2000. Dave has worked in a wide variety of industries including insurance, manufacturing, Internet sales, and healthcare staffing. In addition to gaining insight and experience in the accounting and financial aspects of running a business, Dave has developed skills in managing products and resources, operational reporting, and leading a successful medical specialty team. His time at home is spent chasing his twin boys. Dave currently serves Jackson & Coker as Executive Vice President of Primary Care, Emergency Medicine and Systems Development.
A native of Jamaica, Dwayne Roache began his Jackson & Coker career as Senior Accountant. He was promoted to Controller of the Permanent Division and is passionate about his work. Dwayne earned his degree in Accounting and Finance from Georgia State University. Out of the office, Dwayne enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina with degrees in Business Communications and Marketing, Ed McEachern has worked in the physician-staffing industry since 1992. Ed has spearheaded the growth and influence of Jackson & Coker’s Marketing Department, including launching major initiatives in social media, conducting ground-breaking surveys and publishing the acclaimed online monthly newsletter, the Jackson & Coker Industry Report. Outside of Jackson & Coker, Ed serves the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations on the ethics committee and was recently re-elected to the Board of Directors. He has been published in several industry publications and frequently makes presentations on specialized marketing strategies. Ed is also involved in Jackson Healthcare charitable interests, including traveling to Honduras with Mission Predisan and organizing local Police Athletic League events.
With 20 years of diverse experience in Human Resources, Jennifer Russo-Alesi is skilled at partnering with her customers as well as handling various HR functions, including training, customer service, recruitment, employee relations, and performance management. Before joining Jackson & Coker, she spent 9 years as the Director of HR for a healthcare company that provides diagnostic imaging services. She is an Atlanta native. After graduating with a Marketing and Advertising degree from Georgia Southern University, regardless of where her career took her, she has never left the Southeast and remains loyal to her southern roots.
Before joining Jackson & Coker as Vice President of Operations for the company’s Permanent Division, Lori Schutte garnered over sixteen years of operations experience, much of which she gained as Vice President at Donor Program Development for Mid-America Transplant Services in St. Louis. She has also worked in recruiting for an extended period of time, and brings all of these skills to the table every day. Lori is a native St. Louisan, having recently moved to Atlanta in 2014. Her husband and youngest daughter, Megan, remain there until she graduates from high school. In the meantime, Lori frequently flies in to visit, also visiting her older daughter in college in Indiana. Currently, Lori is learning to love everything Atlanta, except the traffic.
As Jackson & Coker’s Controller, Steven Saslona manages a staff of professionals who handle all aspects of corporate accounting for the firm. He received his B.S in Accounting from the University of Central Florida in 1996 and his MBA in Finance from DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management in 2005. Steven’s professional career has spanned several industries: restaurant/hospitality, freight handling, public accounting with KPMG LLP, and professional and medical staffing. His professional memberships include AICPA and the Georgia Society of CPA’s.
With over 18 years of leadership experience in operations, marketing and business development, Susan (Moore) Mesa specializes in start-up businesses and managing company operations through mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Jackson & Coker, Susan served as President of AdvancedPractice.com, a leading national staffing company dedicated exclusively to Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants. Previously, she was president of HealthcareJobBoards, a provider of career concierge sites in the healthcare market. She has also served as COO at Travelogix, an online portfolio of travel brands, and held senior management positions at nPorta, MedCAREERS and JCNationwide. JCNationwide was founded from the merger of Jackson & Coker and Nationwide Medical, which Susan helped to start in 1995. Susan Mesa holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.
With over 15 years of successful healthcare consulting experience, specializing in physician recruitment, relocation, retention and the marketing of both physician opportunities and communities, Thomas J. McKeever now serves as Vice President of National Sales for Jackson & Coker. Throughout his career, Thomas has successfully consulted on thousands of physician recruitment initiatives spanning direct work with health systems, hospitals, multispecialty groups and private practices, both clinical and academic from a nationwide perspective.
Tim Sheley is a Partner and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Jackson & Coker’s Permanent Division. He joined Jackson & Coker in 2002 as a founding Partner. With over 15 years of experience in physician search, Tim has consulted with hundreds of clients in various practice settings. Tim is a noted expert in the field, having been quoted in USA Today, Modern Healthcare and the Jackson & Coker Industry Report. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Tim graduated from Georgia Southern University. Outside interests include spending time with his three daughters as well as volunteering with the Men of St. Brigid and United Way. Tim enjoys the challenge of growing a company and bringing clients together with quality physicians.
Tony Rico serves as Partner and Executive Vice President of Jackson & Coker, one of the largest and most-well recognized physician staffing firms in the U.S. He brings over 25 years experience connecting physicians with facilities to ensure quality patient care and healthy communities. At Jackson & Coker, Rico leads the divisions of Telehealth, Neurology, National Sales, Government, and Psychiatry, which he launched in 1996 and has grown into a nationwide presence. Rico attended the University of Utah. He resides with his wife, Gina, and two children, Gabriela and Kai, in Atlanta. He has taken part in mission trips to care for sick patients in Honduras, and enjoys snowboarding, tennis, golf, and spending time with his family.
In her more than 20 years with Jackson & Coker, Christa has had many different roles in the company, ranging from sales to recruiting. That background has made her a perfect fit for her current position as Divisional Vice President of Jackson & Coker Academy, the company's training program. Christa is passionate about helping others learn their roles and making an impact on associates’ future with the company. In her spare time, Christa enjoys playing tennis, running and volunteering with Canine Assistants, training service dogs for people with physical disabilities.