Meet Our Recruitment Team

The people we entrust to do our recruiting may seem fairly low-key. But don’t let their agreeable nature and smiling faces fool you. Their jobs are as important as any you’ll find within our organization, because as you might have noticed, we hire only the very best of the best. And when it comes to scouting talent, they are as determined as anyone to snag the top performers for our team. Our patients and their families are counting on it—with every operation, treatment, and service we offer. When they greet you, our advice is to be yourself. And be very, very good at what you do.


Talent Sourcers

  • Jill Stafford

    As a Talent Sourcer, Jill is responsible for consulting with the recruiters and hiring leaders to identify and source the best and the most qualified candidates into MHS job opportunities. She works to plan and implement sourcing projects including MHS recruitment events, campus and new graduate recruitment programs, and marketing campaigns and proactive candidate communication.  She loves having a role in recruiting employees that help make Memorial a great place to work and improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

    Jill graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and her background includes time with both an advertising and marketing firm. During her free time, she loves to serve others and spend time with family and friends, preferably in the great outdoors.

  • Ashley Edge

    Ashley is responsible for identifying the best and most qualified candidates for MHS in collaboration with recruiters and hiring managers. She plans and implements sourcing projects including MHS recruitment events, campus and new graduate recruitment programs, marketing campaigns and proactive candidate communication. She is happy to help you become part of a team that is providing unparalleled care to the people and communities we serve.

    Ashley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Marketing degree from Western Illinois University, and a Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management degree from University of Illinois Springfield. Additionally, she is completing a Human Resources Management graduate certificate from the University of Illinois Springfield. When Ashley is not working or studying, she directs an annual local 10k charity race. Ashley enjoys traveling, running, drinking coffee, listening to public radio, and spending time with loved ones and her two cats.


Nursing Recruiters

  • Sarah Bricker - New Grad and Campus Recruiter

    Sarah is responsible for hiring new graduate registered nurses and manages all on-campus activities to promote Memorial Health System to current college students. Her main goal is to establish relationships with these target universities and students to source, assess and secure top talent for Memorial. In this role, she creatively sources for open positions and develops proactive recruiting techniques and programs that are consistent with Memorial’s mission, vision, core values and image.

    Sarah graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor of science degree in healthcare administration. She also has her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She joined the recruitment team at Memorial in July 2013. Her previous work experience includes management for a corporate dental company and technical recruiting for an IT staffing firm. Sarah was born and raised in Springfield, and is the head cheerleading coach at her former high school in town.

  • Susan Carson, Nursing Recruiter

    Susan works with candidates for our nursing team.  She manages the full recruitment cycle of each candidate and works collaboratively with hiring leaders.

    Susan received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Iowa and joined Memorial’s recruitment team in August 2015.  She has worked in human resources since 1995.  When she is not working, she and her husband love renovating old houses and traveling seeking out those “one of a kind treasures”!


Recruiters

  • Lindsey Speaks, Recruiter

    Lindsey hires for our entry-level patient interested positions.  She manages the full recruitment cycle of each candidate and works collaboratively with hiring leaders.

    She discovered her passion for Human Resources, specifically Recruitment, in her time spent obtaining her Bachelors’ degree in Communications at Illinois State University. Her favorite part of recruiting is matching candidates with roles that interest and excite them. When she is not working she likes to spend time with her friends and family while enjoying the local eateries Springfield has to offer.  Lindsey has been a part of the Recruitment Department since April 2013 and is excited to help you on your journey to discover and achieve your goals.

     

  • Noelle Bourne, Recruiter

    Noelle works to hire candidates in our Information Services and Professional job categories. Her main role is to provide total staffing services to customers to include recruitment strategy, sourcing, and candidate assessment and selection. She manages the candidate and hiring manager experience through the recruitment life cycle.

    Noelle graduated from Monmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. She joined the HR team in June 2015. Prior to coming to Memorial, Noelle worked as an Admissions Counselor for the University of Illinois Springfield.  During her free time, Noelle enjoys spending time with family & friends and entertaining.

  • Angie Fitzjarell, Recruiter

    Angie hires patient care technicians and unit secretaries. She has over three years of experience in the clinical environment at Memorial Medical Center and Passavant Area Hospital. Her main role is to provide total staffing services to customers, including recruitment strategy, sourcing, and candidate assessment and selection. She manages the candidate and hiring manager experience through the recruitment cycle.

    Angie graduated from Illinois College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics, and a minor in finance. She joined Memorial Health System as a unit secretary in June 2010, and HR in May 2013. Angie has earned such accolades as the Great Patient Experience Award in 2010 and Employee of the Unit in 2012, and is actively involved with the growth and development of Christ the King Church and School. She is also active in the alumni society of Illinois College and Sacred Heart Griffin High School. Angie prides herself on giving back to the community through organizations such as Big Brother Big Sister, Springfield Air Rendezvous, and Friend In Deed.

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  • Ashley Alderson, Leadership Recruiter

    Ashley is responsible for hiring for leadership positions at all health system affiliates. Her main role is to provide total staffing services to customers, including recruitment strategy, sourcing, and candidate assessment and selection. She manages the candidate and hiring manager experience through the recruitment life cycle.

    Ashley graduated from North Central College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has been a Recruiter with Memorial Health System since September 2008. During off hours, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and reading.

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  • Tracie Burkett, Recruiter

    Tracie works with candidates for our entry-level, non-clinical positions. She manages the full recruitment cycle of each candidate and works collaboratively with hiring leaders.

    Tracie received her bachelor of arts in communication from University of Illinois Springfield and joined Memorial’s recruitment team in July 2012. She has worked in human resources since 2001 and previously worked for a Springfield product design firm. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends, and participating in outdoor activities like walking, running, and biking.

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  • Michelle Krall, Recruiter

    Michelle handles sourcing, screening, selection and placement of applicants within Memorial Health System. She evaluates job applicants to determine their suitability for employment within the System and offers recommendations regarding employment decisions. She continually evaluates department needs, develops recruitment strategies/action plans, and represents the System by attending job fairs, special events/programs and other career-related functions.

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