Our Recruiters and Staff
Welcome to The University of Kansas Health System! We would love to discuss our current career opportunities with you. As the recruitment team, we serve as your contact in human resources throughout the application and interview process. We look forward to chatting with you soon!
Meet the recruitment team
Alicia Bacon, Recruiter
I joined The University of Kansas Health System in May 2017. I am honored to work for an organization with an outstanding reputation and one that truly cares about providing excellent care. The culture, leadership and teamwork are unbeatable. With more than seven years of healthcare recruiting experience, I love helping others develop and find a career path in the industry. I currently recruit critical care nurses. This includes the Emergency Department, Surgical ICU, Neuroscience ICU, Landon Center on Aging, Neuroscience and ENT Surgery, Epilepsy Center, Inpatient Burn Center, Wound and Burn Clinic, Medical Transplant ICU, Medical ICU and Medical Surgical ICU. Recruiting for our health system allows me to hire top talent who will provide the best patient care. To learn about our current and future opportunities, please contact me. I look forward to working with you.
Gina Salazar, Senior Recruiter
I am proud to say I work for The University of Kansas Health System. I have worked here for many years and what keeps me here is our outstanding reputation and the team I work with. It’s not just the recruitment team, but the team of managers that I’ve been honored to partner with in order to hire the best. I enjoy interacting with potential candidates who have a passion for nursing and helping them advance in their careers. It is very rewarding to know you work for the best health system and are hiring the best nursing staff that take such excellent care of our patients. I currently hire top talent for the medical care inpatient areas including hematology/oncology, internal medicine, and rehab medicine as well as some nursing director positions.
Nicole Kisling, Recruiter
I truly love working for The University of Kansas Health System for many reasons. One of them is that we are all here to help patients. It’s that simple. Whether we work directly in patient care or behind the scenes, we all share the same goal: to put the patient first and provide the very best care. I love helping people and knowing that I work for an organization that helps people every day is gratifying. Our workplace feels very family-oriented even as we grow – our big team feels small and connected!
I recruit for our cancer center locations, including one in Westwood, Kansas, and eight other community locations. I also recruit for our ambulatory clinics, including primary care and urgent care.
Colette Turner, Recruiter
I began my career with The University of Kansas Health System in December 2008, my first job out of college. The health system provided many career opportunities for me to advance. I love working at such a progressive health system that’s focused on putting the patient's needs first. I take great pride knowing that as I recruit talented people, I am also contributing to the excellent patient care we are known for. I currently partner with pharmacy, biomedical engineering and clinical nutrition to hire top talent. I enjoy getting to know my department's needs and creating relationships with the hiring managers.
Ashley Suratt, Senior Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist
I have more than 10 years of recruitment experience, which includes a wide variety of professions and industries. For seven of those years, I have focused on my passion – healthcare. I believe clinical, non-clinical and IT staff members all contribute to the overall patient experience. It’s important to have the right people in these roles to keep things moving forward and provide a positive patient experience. How these teams work together is the key to a successful health system. I love helping people find their career path within our organization and use their skills and strengths to benefit our patients. It excites me to know that the people we hire are improving the lives of our patients.
Jenanne Wilson, Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist
I am always proud to tell people that I work for The University of Kansas Health System, not just because of the prestigious reputation we have, but because the culture and environment offer something that can’t be described. No matter where I am in the hospital, I am always greeted with a warm welcome and comforting smile. You get to see people doing what they were put on this earth to do, and it is humbling and awe-inspiring. It’s my passion to bring talented individuals into our health system and find them positions in which they can succeed and grow, just as I have been able to do.
Ar Lor, Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist
I joined The University of Kansas Health System as a talent acquisition sourcing specialist in 2017. My joy is being a matchmaker for the healthcare system and top healthcare professionals. We are an organization focused on excellence, patient care and healthcare education. My small part in this big picture is to bring the best people to the right roles so we can continue to advance toward leading the nation in healthcare. Throughout the process, I have the unique opportunity of connecting with top-performing talent, building relationships and helping them take their career to the next level. I help support many different areas such as our Ambulatory Services, Maternal Child, Cardiology, Behavioral Health and Cancer Center.
Tracy Dickens, Nurse Recruiter Specialist
I have been recruiting in healthcare for approximately six years, the last five dedicated to nursing. Recently, I was honored to join The University of Kansas Health System recruitment team as a nurse recruitment specialist. I take my responsibility for providing our patients with outstanding nursing staff very seriously. When my son made his debut into the world six weeks early, the nurses who I had helped recruit in the years before were suddenly the ones responsible for his care. That experience allowed me to see how much I can positively impact our patients through the careful selection of our nationally recognized nursing staff. Each of our nurses began his or her career because of a passion and a need to help others. They carry that same passion with them every day, as they care for our patients.
Andrea Goldring, Recruiter
I began my career with The University of Kansas Health System in July 2012. In 2015, I became a recruiter on the talent acquisition team. I am currently supporting all of Radiology Services, Rehab Services, Lab Services, Respiratory Therapy and Sports Medicine. I have seen the drastic growth the system has gone through and feel privileged to be a part of such an outstanding organization. We have earned a variety of different rewards and national recognition for the excellent patient care we provide. We strive to be the best in the nation and continue to grow rapidly. To be a successful recruiter in any industry, you must truly believe in the organization. I believe in our health system and what we do every day for our patients, and I am honored to work for such a prestigious healthcare organization. I take time to build relationships with each of my business partners to learn about their specialty area and their needs. I strive to provide top customer service to all my applicants and managers. And I take great pride in finding top talent to join our outstanding team.
Kourtney Welch, Recruiter
I joined The University of Kansas Health System for the culture, mission and values. I am proud to be a member of a talent acquisition team that seeks out the best talent to provide world-class care to our patients and their families. I currently recruit for a variety of business units, including Organizational Improvement, Strategic Development and Supply Chain. The innovation that happens in our health system is inspiring, and I am honored to be surrounded every day by passionate people with one common goal.
Colleen Peterson, Recruiter
I am fortunate and proud to have been with The University of Kansas Health System for nearly 20 years. It’s been exciting to see the many well-deserved accolades we have received and be a part of the growth that has made the health system one of the best in the nation. I have a passion for helping others. Being on the talent acquisition team allows me to partner with those professionals who also want to be excited about working with one of the nation’s leading health systems. I’m honored to have the opportunity to match prospective staff whose vision matches ours to the right position so they can deliver exceptional patient care. I currently assist the health system’s ambulatory services for their recruitment needs and analysis.
Karie Slickman, Recruiter
I am so thrilled to work for The University of Kansas Health System. I began my career here in June 2017. Before that, I spent four years recruiting for a medical staffing agency that hired registered nurses. Although I loved every minute of it, I knew working in the fast-paced and caring atmosphere of a hospital was where I truly wanted to be. And what better place than The University of Kansas Health System? I find so much comfort knowing our main focus is to always put the patient first. It is a privilege to work in such a prestigious hospital with the best reputation in the Kansas City area. Working each day to match passionate individuals to their dream job is something that can’t be beat – this is truly the place for me! I am a nursing recruiter and hire top talent for the Medical Progressive and Surgical Care units.
Janelle Johnston, Talent Acquisition Specialist
I’m a Kansas native, beginning my career with The University of Kansas Health System in February 2012. As the lead recruitment technician, I focus on candidate-experience process improvement efforts and serve as a resource to the recruitment technicians and the talent acquisition team. Janelle also plays an active role in special projects and quality outcomes for the team and organization. I have a passion for healthcare and human resources, so I take pride in working at one of the best health systems in the nation and helping the entire population of employees make a positive impact on patients throughout the health system. Support, trust, respect and collaboration are some of the qualities displayed by each team member. This motivates me to bring top talent to the academic medical center.
Julian Gabriel, Talent Acquisition Partner
My journey began with The University of Kansas Health System as a Human Resource Intern in October 2016. I assisted the Talent Acquisition Team by recruiting and onboarding top healthcare professionals into our organization. This opportunity developed my professional skill set for the Talent Acquisition Coordinator role I transitioned into in April 2017. I’ve had the privilege to meet and onboard talented individuals from all walks of life who embody different perspectives and cultures. In December 2018, I was promoted to a Talent Acquisition Partner. I’m a resource for the Human Resources team, providing high-end customer service and hiring top talented individuals for our Support Services. I have a strong sense of community and believe our purpose in life is to positively connect with people and build meaningful relationships.
Shanae Carr, Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Valaree Taylor, Recruitment Technician
I began my career with The University of Kansas Health System in August 2017. I have over 10 years of experience working in human resources or related fields. As a recruitment technician, I believe part of my role is to bring a little humor and lightheartedness into the candidate experience. I am proud to say that I work for the region’s premier academic medical center.
Bret Fischer, Talent Acquisition Manager
Dedei Scislowicz, Talent Acquisition Partner
My career with The University of Kansas Health System began in July 2018. After completing my undergraduate degree in social work at the University of Central Missouri, I completed my graduate degree at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. As I am a licensed master-level social worker, behavioral health has always been my passion. I spent the past 10-plus years working in the behavioral health setting in various roles. I enjoy being an applicant’s first point of contact, and I take pride in developing strong relationships throughout the hiring process. I also enjoy the opportunity to work alongside other behavioral health professionals who share my passion to help meet the needs of one of the most vulnerable populations – those suffering from behavioral health-related issues. I joined the health system because of the culture and vision to lead the nation in caring, healing, teaching and discovering. The health system continues to respond to the needs of the community and is a growing leader in behavioral healthcare.
Natasha Douglas, Talent Acquisition Partner
I recently joined The University of Kansas Health System on the Talent Acquisition team. I have more than 10 years of experience working in human resources and recruitment, including full-cycle recruitment and sourcing, in a variety of industries. In the last several years, I have focused on healthcare recruitment, which has included a mixture of clinical and nonclinical positions. It is an honor to work for such an amazing organization that not only focuses on excellence in patient care but also provides a great work environment for employees. I take great pride in my work and have a passion for helping people along their career journey find the right fit within the health system. I currently partner with Revenue Cycle, HIM, Admitting, Marketing and Communications to hire top talent.
Stacy Yowell, Talent Acquisition Partner Clinical
I joined the Talent Acquisition team at The University of Kansas Health Systems in August 2018. I have always had a passion for working in healthcare and am excited to be a part of a growing organization that is focused on providing the best care to patients each day. In my role, I support Information Technology hiring managers and assist my fellow recruiters with various positions across the health system. What I enjoy most about my role is connecting talented professionals who have a mission-driven focus to an organization with unlimited potential for growth and opportunity.
Shilpa Singh, Talent Acquisition Data Analyst
I joined the health system in fall 2018 and am a Talent Acquisition Analyst and System Administrator for iCIMS applicant tracking system. In my role, I maintain builds and reports on the tracking system, and I'm a strategic partner bringing in best practices and efficient recruitment and hiring processes. I have an MBA in human resources and operations and a master's degree in information technology. I completed my Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and am working toward my Senior Professional Human Resources certification. I have more than 12 years of experience in the academic and finance industries. I love to troubleshoot and am a problem solver – accuracy and details drive me.
Serena Mabin, Office Specialist
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