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Aya Travel Nursing | Meet the Faces of Aya Healthcare Interested in Aya travel nursing? Wherever you go we'll make sure you travel happy. Meet a few of the people who'll be with you every step of the way. Join our winning team:

What's it like to work at Aya Healthcare?

It's like the dream group project you never had in school. You know the one where your team members were intelligent, imaginative and engaged, you aced the project then went out afterwards to celebrate? It's like that - only more fun! We could tell you how great our corporate culture is by listing the perks... amazing coworkers, free midweek yoga classes, company hosted parties... or we could show you.

Meet a few of our amazing team members!

Melanie, Finance and Business Intelligence

If it ain't broke, Melanie will break it and then fix it. She's extremely handy — in fact, she's rehabbed more than a dozen homes! Melanie oversees the departments that provide valuable insights to the organization through reporting and analytics. When she's not busy crunching numbers, she enjoys meeting new people and learning their life stories. She's also a big fan of animals (in case her photo didn't give it away).

Amber, Employee Experience

There are no photos of Amber alone. Seriously – we had to crop people out of this one. To say she is social is like saying it tends to get warm in her native Arizona. It's a good thing she is in charge of employee experience here at Aya, because it takes her (occasionally salty) sense of humor to manage our cast of characters.

Doreen, Legal

Doreen is tough — she swam with giant whale sharks, travels internationally with two young sons and kicks butt as part of our legal team. During her time off you’ll find her and her family at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Legoland, hanging with Mickey at Disney or traveling to far-flung locales. They recently returned from the Philippines where she and her husband visited their respective parents’ hometowns. To relax and to give her brain a break from hearing Baby Shark for the 100th time, Doreen listens to/channels Beyonce, because in her opinion...Queen Bey is life.

Neely, Corporate Payroll

David Bowie... we mean Neely... is our finance guru. It was hard to find a picture where she wasn't in costume – so we gave up. When she isn't making sure we all get paid and our budget game is on point, she's spiking volleyballs like a boss. She's tall, she can rock a tutu and she's probably cooler than you.

Erin, Marketing

Erin sees things differently. No really. She has two different colored eyes! When she’s not cracking the branding whip and getting Aya’s marketing in tiptop shape, this SoCal native spends her free time on the beach, globetrotting, practicing yoga, wine tasting, saying inappropriate things and solving the world’s problems.

Ryan, Enterprise Accounts

Ryan has been accused of overusing the phrase "crushing it," but that's what our client services folks do everyday. He's also been known to rally the troops for (fun?) activities like looooong obstacle runs and aggressive boot camps. He signs off on a disturbing number of emails with "don't threaten me with a good time," but we forgive him because we like him anyway.

Jeff, Housing

Jeff is a hip dude...except for one thing. He likes golf. A lot. (Like going to the driving range down the street for lunch, a lot.) He’s in charge of our housing department and knows what it means to make a home a home. He’s so good at helping our travelers with their housing we thought you might like to know what’s inside his! At Jeff’s house you’ll find a collection of street art, skateboards he paints himself, dozens (maybe hundreds?) of sneakers, and a TV turned to, and we love him for this one, Gilmore Girls.

Brenna, Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Brenna is what you call “lucky.” Her friends say she wins everything from bingo games to lottery scratchers! And we’re lucky to have her as the leader of our RPO department where she partners with health systems to strategically fill their permanent roles. From growing up with Snoop Dogg as her neighbor to marrying Chris Brown (probably not the one you’re thinking of), Brenna has a lot of great stories to tell. She loves cold weather, but if there’s a chance to get away, you’ll find her vacationing with her husband and two children somewhere in Mexico.

Ann, Credentialing

You can’t out-American Ann. She’s a seasoned camper, a salt of the earth Michigander and her weekends are spent in the stands at baseball games - fingers crossed when her son’s at the plate! During the week she takes care of business as our Director of Credentialing. She’s loved nurses ever since they cared for her middle son who was born 4 months premature. Now with 3 healthy teenage boys (one who’s driving - yikes!) and 3 dogs…and 3 cats, her life’s a zoo, but she loves it.

Emily, Payroll

Emily is one of the nicest people you’ll meet in the office (but not on the soccer field). We love her competitive, can-do spirit. It’s what makes the impossible task of getting thousands of clinicians at different facilities paid accurately and on time every single week, well...possible! We wish we could get her to turn off her email while she’s hiking, skiing, island hopping and tasting local craft brews all over the world, but we can’t. (Take a real vacation Em. You deserve it.) Wish her Felicidades on her upcoming wedding in Mexico!

Julie, Partner Network

Julie loves her adopted hometown of Nashville. Music City pride is most evident in her rabid Predator fandom. In fact, if you missed the Stanley Cup you can still catch the play-by-play on her Facebook page. And she brings that same passion to her work managing the Aya Partner Network. She keeps herself busy, and her adorable son just took his first steps, so this new mom is about to get even busier!

Amy, Traveler Experience

Amy’s kinda like our very own Wonder Woman. If there’s ever a hiccup, she and her team bend over backwards to save the day for our traveling healthcare professionals. When she’s not using her superpowers at work, you can find her taking full advantage of the San Diego shoreline, either on a boat or in the sand – typically with a glass of delicious bubbly in hand.

Gina, Human Resources

The dictionary defines human resources professionals as happy, capable, kind and fun. Just kidding, it doesn’t, but that’s how we’d define Gina, our HR Manager. As the oldest of 6 she knows what it means to enforce the rules. Although to be fair, the dress code here at Aya does allow yoga pants so…we’re not too strict (unless it’s something important like our EEO policy). If you run into her around town it’ll probably be at brunch — she needs to carbo load for her first triathlon later this year!

Wesley, Compliance

Coffee, Mexican candy, a daily liquor store sandwich and email memes…these are a few of Wes' favorite things. He always ensures our nurses are compliant with all healthcare regulations and his team loves his laid back management style. They think he is, as he would say, "perfs."

Bret, Recruiting

Bret only has good ideas (including trying to write his own bio...) He may be too enthusiastic and uses OMG more often than most grown men. His team says he is the industry master and knows how best to coerce- umm... reward... everyone to ensure their best possible performance. And he has a boat. You should be friends with him.

Thomas, Client Services

Thomas is a man of strategy. Whether it’s creating staffing efficiencies for clients or playing weekly poker with other dads in his neighborhood, he’s always got his game face on. It runs in the family, too. All three of his boys play sports. With basketball, wrestling and lacrosse on the weekly menu (plus client meetings all over the country), Thomas is constantly on the move!

April, Workforce Solutions and Clinical Services

It’s a bird...It’s a plane...It’s April! No, seriously. She’s known around the office as Superwoman. She's an RN who constantly travels the country meeting with clients while making sure Aya's nurses are top notch. Did we mention she also runs two restaurants with her husband? Yeah, we don’t know how she does it all, either!

Curt, Technology and Development

What do the Mars Global Surveyor, craft breweries and Snoop Dog have in common? Curt, our head of technology and development. With a team as large and varied as his resume and tastes, when Curt's not fixing tech bugs, he's feeding his travel bug. Now that he’s seen Western Europe, he’s ready for more. Where should he go next?

Jeff, Corporate Recruiting

Jeff likes short walks on the beach because long ones are overrated. He worked hard to lose his Boston accent, but he works even harder to find the very best talent for the Aya team. Aside from sourcing cream-of-the-crop team members, he enjoys golfing and other “old man things” (his words, not ours) like BBQing and sitting on the couch listening to 80s and 90s rap. Outside of work, you’ll often find Jeff chasing his two sons around the house — glass of whiskey in hand and small Lego piece in foot.

Ebony, Program Management

Ebony thinks you should smile at everyone you make eye contact with, which is something she does a lot of as part of the team that supports clients onsite. She's also a self-proclaimed coffee addict. When she’s not ensuring staffing needs are met quickly and efficiently, you'll find her curled up with a steamy (cheesy?) romantic novel and perhaps enjoying some dry red wine — which her husband lovingly jokes matches her sense of humor.

Sophia, Account Management

Sophia is in charge of matchmaking here at Aya — er, we mean account management. When she’s not facilitating perfect matches between our clinicians and hospitals, you’ll find her tickling the ivory keys, chasing after her (two!) Great Danes or looking for her next big challenge. No really, with competitive sports (like roller derby), a young daughter and a history of moving all over the states under her belt, there’s nothing Sophia isn’t ready to face.

You’ve made it this far, so you probably already know we’re one of the largest travel healthcare staffing agencies in the country. We have offices in the coolest California cities (San Diego, Sacramento, L.A.) and we've expanded across the country to Michigan. Our employees take care of our healthcare travelers and clients like no one else. We hustle our tails off together one minute and hit happy hour the next. We’re always looking for hardworking, ambitious people who have the drive to advance their careers — and we do everything we can to reward the efforts of our bright, talented employees. At Aya, we set and exceed ambitious goals, but we’re so much more than just work!

Live Well

There are lots of options to stay healthy and fit when you work at Aya, and pretty much everyone here takes advantage. We offer FREE yoga and boot camp twice a week each and we have a staff nutritionist always on call. Our kitchens are stocked with healthy food... but we promise no one will snack shame you if you drink a soda or eat a few Cheetos. Not much at least.

Play Often

We take time to honor our accomplishments – which gives us frequent cause to celebrate! We host quarterly social events that run the gamut from bowling nights to wine tasting. We know how to throw a party.

Give Back

We know that we are lucky to have amazing jobs that afford a lifestyle free of need. At Aya we give back to those who haven't been so fortunate. We organize frequent volunteer events, hold donation collections and in general promote a charitable spirit around the office. The employee-driven Aya Philanthropy Committee plans and executes these activities and is always seeking new causes to support.

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