Though we all play different roles in the job placement process, our commitment to you remains strong across the entire team. With over 38 years combined healthcare staffing experience, we have the industry knowledge and resources to help you start your dream career as a medical professional. We’re here to help!

 

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Name: Laura Hanoski

Title: Owner, Managing Member

About: Laura co-founded Premier Medical Staffing Services (“Premier”) 15 years ago with her husband, Mark Hanoski. She is a nurse by trade and has worked in a variety of specialty areas as a pool nurse, including 6 years in orthopedics. Laura has a passion for healthcare and improving quality of life for patients. She oversees all the clinical aspects of Premier, from medication teaching to maintaining Joint Commission standards. She works alongside Mark to help grow and plan the future of Premier.

In 2017, Laura Hanoski started a non-profit called Heroes for Healthcare. This organization helps military transitioning to civilian life and Veterans find their career in healthcare. Learn more about Heroes for Healthcare >>

Fun Fact: Laura recently attended a Tony Robbins conference and walked across fire.

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Name: Mark Hanoski

Title: Owner, Managing Member

About: Mark is an experienced manager with expertise in the understanding of the complexities in delivering health care services to the medical industry. Mark is versed in healthcare requirements and operational issues that face and challenge healthcare systems today such as the Affordable Care Act, cost containment, joint commission, census fluctuation and budget concerns. Sound clinical background, including 8 years of extensive professional experience as a healthcare professional, has helped Mark in his ability to see and understand the whole healthcare picture. His ongoing, long-term goal is to continue his professional growth in health care and to support his company by managing and creating unity within the organization for a better work environment and a smoother running organization.

Fun Fact: Mark originally went to college to become a professional piano player (Performance Major).

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Name: Cherise Strzok

Title: Director of Operations

About: Cherise Strzok wears a multitude of hats in her leadership role managing operations as well as various client accounts in Therapy & Pharmacy in Southeastern Wisconsin. Cherise has been a family member growing with Premier since 2007. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism management from UW-Stout. Combined with years of management experience within restaurants and healthcare, Cherise brings an extensive knowledge in customer service experience and growth to leadership within the company.

Fun Fact: Cherise had participated in a Royalty Spaghetti Eating Contest where she was able to mow down a pound of spaghetti noodles in under 60 seconds!

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Name: Tom Zinda

Title: Director of Physician Services

About: Tom Zinda has been in corporate recruitment since 1991. In the past 14 years, he has been in healthcare specifically. Tom’s work history includes a large healthcare system, continuing care, and family practice clinic environment. He has a passion for recruitment and providing excellent customer service to candidates and customers. Learn more about Premier Physician Services, LLC > >

Fun Fact: Tom loves to cook and try new recipes.

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Name: Norissa DeVillers

Title: Community Outreach Manager

About: Norissa DeVillers started at Premier in 2014 as an Account Manager/Recruiter, and transitioned to the new role of Community Outreach Manager. Norissa’s primary role includes identifying and building community and education partnerships with technical schools and four-year universities and colleges that have nursing and allied health programs. She loves that part of her role consists of exhibiting at college and healthcare career fairs, attending professional conferences, participating in programmatic mock interviews, presenting in classroom settings, and hosting all-staff Lunch n’ Learns for School of Health faculty. Norissa does all this and more to create awareness and promote Premier Medical Staffing Services’s brand on local and traveling platforms for nursing and allied healthcare professionals. One of her favorite things to do is talk to new people. Norissa is passionate about the healthcare industry and helping others pursue their passions. She loves working for Premier where she can meet great people, talk about a great company, and help healthcare professionals find excellent opportunities to work in their fields.

Fun Fact: Norissa has a husband that is a UW-Madison, Wisconsin Badger, college sports fanatic. While picking names for their expected baby, the only girl name they could both agree on was Madison Wynn. And for awhile, he always joked, if they had a boy, he’d like the name “Vince” (after Vince Lombardi).

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Name: Nicole Roost

Title: Division Manager

Region: Travel Nursing – All Specialties, Federal Government Specialist

About: Nicole has been a family member of Premier since December 2012; coming to Premier with over 10 years of management and leadership experience. Nicole has a passion for helping others in any walks of life, and gets excited about meeting new people and learning about their life experiences. She has worked within the retail and food service industries, but she has a large family niche in the medical field. Nicole’s mom is an RN and 7 other family members have varying positions within the nursing industry.

Fun Fact: Nicole met her husband line dancing and loves to “cut a rug.” She has 2 pit bull dogs and loves the loyalty and family oriented nature that the breed offers.

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Name: Kelly Foley, PHR

Title: Division Manager

Region: Travel Nursing – All Specialties

About: Prior to joining Premier Medical Staffing in 2012, Kelly spent several years recruiting, scheduling, and managing healthcare professionals in home health care settings. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree at Cardinal Stritch University and recently received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. With Kelly’s combined healthcare knowledge and background in recruiting and human resources, she is able to establish close relationships with employees and clients. Her desire to find the best match for her clients is just as important as finding the best opportunity for her staff.

Fun Fact: Kelly was recently married in Door County. She is known to be the “cat lover” in the office, but not for long! She will be on her way to owning a husky very soon.

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Name: Cheryl Gross

Title: Account Manager/Recruiter

Region: Advanced Practice Nursing, Pharmacy, Therapy, Allied Health – Nationwide

About: Cheryl brings with her more than 10 years progressive recruiting experience in all disciplines and environments within the healthcare industry. In her career to date, Cheryl’s exceptional interpersonal skills and compassion to help others have been just a couple of the reasons why her applicants enjoy working with her. Cheryl firmly believes there is a right fit for everyone seeking employment. Not only does she take extra time to become acquainted with prospects, she improves resumes, provides interview coaching and really takes that extra step in helping people find the ideal job. In addition, her positive attitude and determination have played an instrumental role in establishing outstanding relationships with her client companies as well.

Fun Fact: Since moving to Milwaukee from Arizona, Cheryl has acquired quite an elaborate coat collection (currently filling 3 closets) to help get her through the cold Midwest Winters!

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Name: Brianna Kramer

Title: Client Manager

Region: Corrections (WI, MN, IL)

About: Brianna is a local Wisconsin girl from Oak Creek and graduated from UW-Stout with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism and a Minor in Business Management. She has over 11 years of experience in Hotel and Retail Management with a passion for customer service, personal attention, and a drive to go the extra mile. Brianna spends her time with family and friends exploring the city, vacationing in Northern WI, and finding new restaurants and breweries to try. She loves to cook and ride her bike along the Milwaukee lakefront.

Fun Fact: Brianna is a great cook. She can take any dish or leftover and make it into a gourmet feast!

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Name: Lindsay DeGroot

Title: Client Manager

Region: Long-term Care and Home Health Nursing, Southeast Wisconsin

About: Lindsay is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Her role as an Account Manager at Premier Medical Staffing Services is a great fit communication skills and penchant for relationship building with her staff and clientele.

Fun Fact: Lindsay is a lefty!

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Name: Amanda Hanson

Title: Talent Acquisition Manager

Region: Acute Care and Clinic Nursing in Wisconsin

About: Prior to joining the Premier Medical Staffing Services team in 2016, Amanda was new to the recruiting world and being a recent graduate from Concordia University Wisconsin, she was eager to apply her knowledge to helping medical professionals. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences and has past experience in healthcare, customer service, and management. She was drawn to this position at Premier Medical Staffing Services, LLC because of her outgoing personality and love for helping others be successful. Outside of the office, Amanda enjoys being active, spending time with the ones she loves, and is a major dog lover.

Fun Fact: Amanda took her love for dogs and just recently made the decision to officially become a “dog mom” to a brand new English Bulldog puppy.

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Name: Rachel Radtke

Title: Client Manager

Region: Acute Care and Hospital, WI

About: Rachel Radtke is an experienced manager with over ten years of professional experience in the field. Rachel earned her Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Oshkosh with an emphasis in Spanish. She has dedicated her professional career to the healthcare and human services industries. Rachel has worked not only as a recruiter in the healthcare field, but she also worked as an operations manager for a thriving home health agency. Furthermore, she served as a director of career services for a local college. Rachel has always been committed to matching the ideal candidate with the right company.

Fun Fact: Rachel’s first job was working at a pet store, which lead to her love of all animals. She shares her home with her husband, four children, one dog, three cats, seven turtles, one tarantula, and countless fish.

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Name: Christina Molitor

Title: Client Manager

Region: Acute Care in Southeast, WI

About: Christina is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a double major in Graphic Design and Psychology, as well as a minor in Art History. Her past experience is in marketing, recruitment, advertising, and design. Christina has a passion for her clientele, and seeks to exceed her client needs whenever possible.

Fun Fact: Christina is an avid artist and musician. She has performed in a number of musical theatre productions and has had some of her artwork displayed at Discovery World!

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Name: Shannon Maass

Title: Talent Acquisition Manager

Region: Corrections, Wisconsin

About: Shannon brought 15 years of being in the healthcare field as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Medication Tech to Premier. Her career background was a springboard into her current position as the Talent Acquisition Manager for the Corrections Specialist Team. Shannon’s post-secondary education was Criminal Justice at Gateway Technical College. Shannon’s career and education backgrounds collided by recruiting for ongoing positions with Wisconsin’s Department of Corrections and Corrections Pharmacy. She is an ambitious mom of 6 who enjoys creating a variety of dreamcatchers and working with her horses.

Fun Fact: Shannon is an ambitious mom of 6 who enjoys creating a variety of dreamcatchers and working with her horses.

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Name: Veronica Locke

Title: Talent Acquisition Manager

Region: Corrections, Wisconsin

About: Veronica has many years of experience in managing, recruiting, and sales in the finance and healthcare industries. She enjoys working with individuals in their career goals and personal development. Veronica graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She strives to work with our employees ensuring the receive ongoing support in finding the idea job position in healthcare.

Fun Fact: Veronica loves to write poetry and music. She’s currently writing her first poetry book!

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Name: Stephanie Brown

Title: Account Manager/Recruiter

Region: Long-term Care and Home Health, Wisconsin; Government and State of Missouri and Minnesota

About: Building relationships is important to Stephanie. As a Credentialing Coordinator of Premier Medical Staffing Services, she strived to make the onboarding as easy and smooth as possible for the candidate as it is a lengthy process. As a Staffing Recruiter and Account Manager the relationship is more than onboarding, it is that plus maintaining that relationship. Not only the relationship with the candidate but the client as well. Stephanie not only has an understanding of what the client needs as far as HR but also MATCHING their needs with the right candidate. Which in turn is stability and consistency for both the client and candidate. Stephanie has a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Human Resources from Herzing University. She has been in the HR field for 5 years. She also worked for home health as the Human Resources Manager, as well as, the Scheduling Supervisor. Previously, Stephanie was a Operations Manager for a different staffing agency, so Premier is excited to have her experience as part of the team. She enjoys spending time with her baby girl, running outside in the summer, and playing tennis.

Fun Fact: Stephanie loves wine and dance! She created her own dance team in high school!

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Name: Meghan Sullivan

Title: Talent Acquisition Manager

About: Meghan Sullivan was born and raised in sunny Southwest Florida and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Science from Ave Maria University. She was a member of the softball team as a pitcher all four years of college. Meghan has a passion for anything in and related to the medical field, so she is excited about working in a healthcare staffing agency with people that help place clients into a career that they are passionate about. Meghan Sullivan is planning to receive her Master’s degree in Public Health in the next couple years. Outside of work, she spends every moment of the day with her two dogs, Lacy and Nike.

Fun Fact: Meghan has re-watched the entire television series of “Glee” and “Desperate Housewives” three times each start to finish, and still cry almost every episode.

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Name: Lyndi Mirkes

Title: Billing and Payroll Specialist

About: Lyndi graduated with a BS from UW-Oshkosh. She was a gymnast her entire life until the age of 23. She has a husband, 2 teens and a dog. Lyndi is busy carting them around and coaching competitive gymnastics at night.

Fun Fact: Lyndi can still walk on her hands!

 

 

Name: Joanna Hargraves

Title: Compliance Specialist II

About: Joanna graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Healthcare Administration in 2014. After a short time in the healthcare field, she joined Premier’s team in April of 2015 eager to support their growing company. Joanna is a wife and mother of four, along with being an active member of her church. Away from work she is often spending time with her family and organizing various youth ministries.

Fun Fact: Joanna sang with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and also plays violin.

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Name: Liz Rea

Title: Compliance Specialist

About: Liz is married with 2 kiddos, 2 furbabies (Gambit and Scooter), and 1 turtle (April). In her spare time, she is pretty busy running her kids around to soccer, track and wrestling meets, drama club/plays, and singing. Liz loves moves, sci-fi, and puppies. She is currently a student at Concordia University Wisconsin and working on her BA in Human Resources Management. Previously, Liz worked at Aurora Healthcare, Sinai location.

Fun Fact: Liz keeps her Christmas tree up year round and decorates it for the different holidays.

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Name: Roxanne Meier

Title: Compliance Specialist

About: Roxanne is currently attending Kaplan University for her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. She is an active member of the Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement (SCLA). Roxanne enjoys taking her 4 year old son to swim classes, car shows, and STEM programs in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Fun Fact: Roxanne is a Batman enthusiast and has original artwork from the DC Comics “Detective Series” Artist Christian Duce Fernandez, Batman Figurines from Saudia Arabia, Iraq, Japan and Germany and autographed pictures from cast members of the Batman Begins Movie

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Name: Debbie Travanty

Title: On-Call Scheduler

About: Debbie Travanty is Premier Medical Staffing Services primary on-call scheduler. She is available for staff and clients during non-business hours. Debbie is a graduate of Carroll University with a double major in Business and Psychology. She lives in Waukesha, WI with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools, attending their sports and activities, long walks and biking.

Fun Fact: As a teenager she modeled for retail store’s, featured in TV commercials and magazines.

 

 

Name: Jennifer Augustynowicz

Title: On-Call Scheduler

About: Jennifer has been employed with Aurora Health Care for 14 years. For the past 11 years, she has worked in Labor and Delivery in the Aurora Women’s Pavilion at the Aurora West Allis Medical Center. Jennifer grew up in Oak Creek and lives in Caledonia with her boyfriend of 12 years, Paul, their crazy, sweet, funny 8-year old son, Gavin, their cat, Jack, and their 2 Vizsla dogs, Mollie and Callie Rae.

Fun Fact: Jennifer and Paul are breeding their dog, Mollie, in 2017, and they can’t wait for all the puppy cuteness! Also, Mollie broke Jennifer’s knee in 2014, and it took over a year to heal! She still loves her, though!