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.

  • Sarah Kilver

     

    Sarah works closely with the recruiters and the hiring managers to identify and engage with top talent in the healthcare industry to join the Memorial Team. She utilizes new tools and resources to create, develop and implement sourcing plans and strategies. She enjoys finding new ways to identify and connect with individuals to help them find their perfect role here at Memorial.

    After graduating from Illinois State University in 2012, she began her career in recruiting at a staffing agency in Chicago.  She specialized in sourcing and recruiting candidates in various roles and skill sets. She continued to work her way into sales and later left to join a marketing firm as a Project Manager and then the Creative Operations Manager. In her free time, she enjoys crafting and hanging out with her family, friends and of course her husband Phil and their dog Luna.


Nursing Recruiters

  • Sarah Bricker - Supervisor, Nurse Recruitment

    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.

  • Angie Fitzjarrell

    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.

  • Jessica Stock

    Jessica works closely with nurse managers across our affiliates to hire patient care technicians and other nursing support staff. Jessica’s primary goal is to develop and maintain strong relationships with applicants and leadership, and partner with hiring managers to develop and implement effective recruitment strategies related to long and short term recruitment needs. She serves as a full life-cycle recruiter, managing the process from start to finish.

    Jessica graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2008 and, two years later, completed her Master of Arts in Communication with a focus in organizational communication and training and development. In 2016 Jessica achieved her Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) through HRCI. She joined the recruitment team at Memorial in October 2017 and brings seven years of recruitment experience to Memorial Health System. Jessica previously worked with an external recruitment firm and also for a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor. Jessica loves spending time with family and friends at home, but has been a certified scuba diver for 10 years and loves to travel and dive whenever she can!


Recruiters

  • Mary Kate Larson

    Mary Kate recruits for entry level, non-medical roles within Memorial Health System. Mary Kate graduated Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources in 2011. Upon graduating Mary Kate began her career in Recruiting at a local staffing agency. During her six years there, she sourced and recruited for both entry level and professional level positions ranging from office to manufacturing. While in staffing Mary Kate also recruited and sourced for various roles for Memorial Health System. Her greatest joy is being able to find the perfect job for a candidate. She lives in Springfield with her husband Eric and their dog Andy.

  • Eric Guthrie

    Eric recruits for behavioral health, business support, information technology, and other professional level positions across all Memorial affiliates. Eric completed his undergraduate degree at Aurora University (Bachelors in Marketing, Bachelors in Management Information Technology) and then completed a Masters of Science in Organizational Behavior at Benedictine University. Eric spent 6 years working at Benedictine in Alumni Relations and Development before moving on to TEKsystems where he recruited for 2 years before being promoted into an Account Manager position.

    Eric lives in Chatham with his wife Shannon, son Colt and dog Archer.

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