Meet our Team of Professionals at Trusted Nurse Staffing 987839088534212 [9:30 AM] Katie Iglewski

Meet the Team

Aside from our hardworking clinicians in the field, TNS would not run without its dedicated team of internal employees.

Leadership

Martin Vidal

Chief Executive Officer

Our fearless leader, Martin started Trusted Nurse Staffing in 2008. He built this company from the ground up is responsible for the impeccable reputation and amazing company culture that we live every day. Quite possibly the greatest boss in the history of bosses, he makes sure to listen to every employee (internal and external) and ensure that their voices are heard. In his (very little) spare time he loves playing tennis and spending time with his wife Sondra and their two children Luc and Lyla.

Recruitment Team

Aaron Nowak

Strategic Healthcare Recruiter

Aaron has been with Trusted as a Recruiter since 2021. He has a new boxer puppy that he would love to show you pictures of and will be equally as happy to see any dog pics you want to show him. He makes a mean pierogi, plays hockey 3 times a week, and has weekly Tuesday dinners with his grandpa. He’s also in the business of creating custom cornhole boards and has made some pretty great designs. A random fact about Aaron is that he’s color blind two ways. So, while he wouldn’t make a great pilot, he makes a great Recruiter based on his down to earth personality, patience, and competitiveness.

Alex McColgin

Team Lead

Alex has been with Trusted since 2018 and is one of our rock star recruiters. He’s probably one of the easiest people in the office to get along with and is always down for a good time. When he’s not making sure his travelers get the best contracts, he travels the country to play volleyball competitively. Alex is one of the guys that is annoyingly good at almost every sport he plays, but he’s extremely humble about it which is why we love him. When he’s at home he likes to hang out with his two dogs, an 8 pound miniature poodle and an 80 pound pit bull.

Andrew Smith

Healthcare Recruiter

 

Andrew Eggleston

Strategic Healthcare Recruiter

Andrew or Egg as he’s known around the office has been with Trusted since 2020. A fun fact about Egg is that he can run a 5k in less than 23 minutes which means he can work just as fast to get you on your next travel assignment. He loves watching football and soccer, enjoys fishing and camping and has great taste in music. With so many interests he’s a guy you can talk to about anything whether it be work related or just for fun.

Andrew Thomas

Healthcare Recruiter

After nine sunny years in Florida, Andrew is back in New York, acclimating to the cold once more. Cooking is his true passion, and you might catch him whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. Andrew has a soft spot for Mustangs, but sadly had to part with his beloved one before making the move up North. He is a bit on the shy side, but always open to making new connections and having a good chat. Feel free to say hello!

Ashlee Lonergan

Strategic Healthcare Recruiter

Ashlee started at Trusted Nurse Staffing in June 2021 as a Recruiter. She is a certified 500-hour yoga instructor, and she is also in the middle of working on becoming an Adirondack 46’er (hike all 46 high peaks *above 4,000 ft in the Adirondack region)!

Ben Madafferi

Senior Healthcare Recruiter

Ben has been with Trusted since the beginning of 2021 as a recruiter. He always shows up to the office looking fresh, which probably has something to do with the fact that he started his own clothing line “Just Dishin” with his best friend from high school. Ben will take this entrepreneurial spirit and help you take your travel career to the next level. In his spare time, he likes to play hockey and golf, make mixes, and occasionally even likes to produce his own music. Some people really can just do it all.

Brian Koziel

Healthcare Recruiter

Brian is an outgoing individual with a great sense of humor, always ready for a good laugh. His love for outdoor activities shines through as he enjoys bike rides, trips to the beach, and hosting bonfires with his children. With a background in DJing, Brian occasionally takes on gigs, specializing in house music and crafting mixes whenever time permits. In the kitchen, he takes pride in his culinary skills, particularly in making a delicious stuffed hot pepper with fresh ingredients. Brian is committed to self-development and maintains a dedicated fitness routine while immersing himself in audiobooks and literature.

Claire Clayback

Healthcare Recruiter

Claire joined the Trusted team in 2022! She is originally from Buffalo, NY and graduated from Niagara University with a degree in Marketing. Previously, Claire worked at a Medical Spa as the Director of Client Care and also a Sales Consultant. Most recently, she was on the Social Media Marketing team for a sports company here in Buffalo. During the summer, Claire spends most of her time at the beach and loves paddle boarding and watching as many sunsets as she can. During the winter Claire loves to snowboard! Like most of us, she is a dog lover and has a miniature Golden Doodle named Lilo!

Dannie Pfalzer

Strategic Healthcare Recruiter

Dannie has been on the Trusted team since 2021.

Drew Harding

Team Lead

Drew is the office lumberjack/ outdoor aficionado. He has been with Trusted since the very beginning and not only knows everything there is to know about travel nursing/health but also knows every trick to surviving in the wild (probably). The man can hunt, he can fish, and can do a mean kettlebell swing. Perhaps his greatest quality though, is that he makes a delicious Shephard’s Pie. (and chili). When Drew’s not in the office he’s being a Rockstar dad and all-around good guy.

Elyssabeth Roetzer

Strategic Healthcare Recruiter

Elyssabeth has been recruiting with Trusted since 2020. She has years of experience in customer service, and it translates heavily into her recruiting style. This girl has been known to be work hard even after hours and isn’t afraid to put up a fight to get her travelers the best contracts possible. In her spare time Elyssabeth loves to do her own nails, cuddle with her cat Bella who is her bestie, and hang with friends and family.

Emily Violanti

Strategic Healthcare Recruiter

Emily has been recruiting with Trusted since 2020. So far in her time here she has proven to be a recruiter that works hard for her travelers and always go the extra mile for them. In her spare time, she loves to workout and make special dishes with her family. She makes homemade pierogis with her mom and claims they are the best in town and recently shared some homemade biscotti with the office that she made with her dad. If her career in recruiting doesn’t work out, we plan to keep her on as the resident chef.

Frank Tripi

Healthcare Recruiter

Frank is thrilled to bring his positive energy and love for sports to the recruiting team at Trusted Nurse Staffing. When he’s not on the golf course, you can find him enjoying a game of Pickleball or diving into various recreational sports leagues. Frank is an unwavering supporter of the Bills and Sabres, and his loyalty to Liverpool FC knows no bounds. With a perpetually upbeat mood, Frank firmly believes in maintaining a happy disposition, making him a valuable addition to the team.

Hannah Dwyer

Senior Healthcare Recruiter

Hannah Dwyer joined Trusted Nurse Staffing in 2022 as a Recruiter. Hannah is from Buffalo, NY, and she has an associate degree in Arts, Liberal Arts & Science Humanities and Social Science from ECC. Prior to joining Trusted Nurse Staffing, Hannah bartended at Falley Allen and Alley Cat Tavern in Allentown. A natural artist, Hannah does free-lance artwork including murals, custom sneakers, and jackets! Hannah enjoys painting, drawing, cooking, and being outdoors. She has two cats named Wesley & Zuzu, and a pet tortoise named Shelby!

Jack Rinaldi

Healthcare Recruiter

Jack started at Trusted in 2023! Jack is originally from Charlottesville, VA. Previously, Jack worked for Foxy Delivery Service as a Driver delivering people new organs! Like most of us, Jack loves animals! When he’s not golfing, in his free time, you can find Jack hanging out with his Cavapoo Tucker. A fun fact about Jack is that he loves to volunteer with various organizations!.

Julia Manuszewski

Senior Healthcare Recruiter

Originally from Grand Island, NY, Julia studied at Canisius College, and has a bachelor’s degree in Education. Previously, she was a Restaurant and Events Manager at the Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island, and a Member Receptionist at Park Country Club.Julia has a Golden Retriever Husky Mix named Kali, and she enjoys kickboxing, boating, and kayaking! She joined the Trusted team in 2022

Justine Cardone

Senior Healthcare Recruiter

Justine has been with Trusted since October of 2021. She loves cooking, gaming and fitness. Her recruitment style involves getting to know her nurses and always trying to make herself available for her team. A random fact about her is that she is a dog whisperer. If dogs love her, then you will too!

Kelsey Walrath

Healthcare Recruiter

Kelsey started at Trusted in 2023! Kelsey is originally from Corning, NY and attended the University at Buffalo for Psychology. Previously, Kelsey worked at Lawley Insurance as a Commercial Assistant Account Manager servicing multiple companies in Buffalo. When Kelsey isn’t reading or traveling, you can find her hanging out with her two cats, Morgan and Lilia. A fun fact about Kelsey is that she loves to train people! Kelsey set the base for the training program at Jerry Insurance.

Kyle Hartl

Division Manager

Kyle has been with Trusted since 2016 and works as recruiter as well as an account manager. His travelers describe him as up front, polite and truthful. We agree but need to add he’s got a great sense of humor. He has that perfect mix of serious and sarcasm that just makes you laugh out loud sometimes. He’s a young guy with an old soul and loves all things “outdoors”. His biggest hobbies are camping and fishing, but he also plays hockey. He plans to visit every national park in the country and has already started making his way through them.

Lauren Violanti

Healthcare Recruiter

Lauren started at Trusted in 2023! Lauren is from North Collins, NY and attended D’Youville College for Psychology. Previously, Lauren worked in Mental Health and Social Work at Omega Counseling and Autumn View. In addition to her degree in Psychology, Lauren is also CPR certified as well as a licensed mental health counselor. In her spare time, you can find Lauren hanging out with her dog Zoey or working out! A fun fact about Lauren is that she rides a motorcycle and dirt bike!

Luke Prillaman

Healthcare Recruiter

Luke started at Trusted in 2023! Luke is originally from Vienna, VA and attended James Madisen University for Health Science and Biology. Previously, Luke was a Front End Team Member at Freshmarket. In his free time, you can find Luke working out, watching football and tutoring college students..

Nick Morin

Strategic Healthcare Recruiter

Nick has been with Trusted since 2014. He started his career with us as a recruiter and eventually worked his way up to the VP of Recruitment position. Nick is responsible for the high-level activities that come with managing the entire recruitment team. You can find him in the office M-F sending out our open jobs to the pit and talking stocks with anyone who will listen. When he’s not in the office he enjoys going to garage sales, antique shows and would always be down for a good open bar karaoke night.

Michael Nicolia

Senior Sales Manager

Mikey is the original recruiter. The OG. He has been with the company since it opened in 2008 and is basically the hilarious uncle to everyone in the office. He often refers to himself as the cellblock leader even though we have a CEO. He is extremely loyal and makes it very clear that he has your back. This is an amazing quality to have in a recruiter and co-worker. If Mikey is laughing, so are you, guaranteed. When he’s not running his book of business like a boss, you can find him talking about sports and listening to Chaka Khan. He also really likes Egyptology which no one knew about him, until right now.

Neal Smith

Team Lead

Neal has been with Trusted since 2018. He refers to himself as the “best recruiter in the game” (SELF PROCLAIMED) and always keeps the team laughing. Neal is a Buffalo Bills’ season ticket holder and loves to spend his Sundays watching his team win. It would not be uncommon for you to walk by Neal’s desk and hear him placing a small wager with someone or blasting WuTang Clan. Some of the many reasons we all love him.

Rob Milewski

Healthcare Recruiter

Robert started at Trusted in 2023! Robert is from Buffalo, NY and attended Niagara University for Sports Management. Previously, Robert worked as an Account Manager at Solidifi. In his spare time, you can find Robert playing any and all recreational sports!

Sam Katus

Senior Healthcare Recruiter

Sam is a native Buffalonian and has a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry and Psychology, and an M.A. in Pathology! Previously, Sam was a Pharmaceutical Chemist at Fresenius Kabi. She also worked as a Greek Life Advisor and New Student and Family Programs Advisor for several years at Buffalo State College.Sam is actively involved in her sorority Alpha Sigma Tau, and is the president for the alumnae chapter in Buffalo. Sam plays kickball in a rec league, and she loves to travel the world (Sam has visited over 22 countries!) A random fun fact: Sam is totally obsessed with giraffes, Harry Potter, and her Havanese named Paisley.

Tristan Ernst

Senior Team Lead Recruiter

Tristan has been with Trusted since 2018 and not only recruits travelers but runs a team of recruiters so they can be successful as well. Tristan’s got a great energy and will put his best foot forward for you. He loves spending time with his wife and adorable son but is also a huge Buffalo Bills and Sabres Fan. He even plays hockey himself. If you really want to see Tristan’s personality shine through, check out his website/ blog/podcast for Trainwreck Sports, where he and his friends give Buffalo the sports coverage it deserves.

Human Resources

Amber Naab

Leave Management Specialist

Amber joined the Trusted team in 2023! Amber is from Buffalo, NY and attended Buffalo State College, where she pursued a degree in Education. Amber has previously worked as a Human Resources Administrator. In her free time, you can find Amber spending time with her two dogs, Kashi and Laina.

Christine Dutro

Benefits Specialist

Christine joined the Trusted team in 2022! She is originally from Cheektowaga, NY. Previously, Christine worked as an HR Manager of Administration handling the benefits, leaves and administration. Christine enjoys spending her free time with family, friends and her dog. She has two little girls and they are always looking for new adventures to go on! Like most of us, she also loves football. Go Bills!

Christine Nowinski

Learning and Development Manager

Christine joined the TNS team in 2022 as the Learning & Development Specialist. She is responsible for assisting in the design, implementation, and execution of internal training programs to ensure optimal employee performance. A lifelong learner herself, Christine is currently pursuing her MBA at Medaille College, which will come in handy in her new role at TNS! An interesting fact about Christine is that she is a triplet- and if you ask her what it’s like to be a triplet, she will complain about never getting her own birthday cake.

Jessica Mandrino

Community and Engagement Manager

Jess has been with TNS since 2016 and (to quote Drake) she started from the bottom now she’s here! As the Community and Employee Engagment Specialist, Jess makes sure TNS maintains a family environment while we grow from a small circle to a full-on brigade. She takes every opportunity to get us out and involved in the community wherever help is needed! If she’s not working, or organizing company gatherings, you can catch her documenting every moment of her pets’ lives. She always has a playlist for ANY event/mood, and you can test her on that. She says her passion beyond staring longingly at her pets is interior design. It would be her dream to have a home renovation show on HGTV.

Karen Eichner

Director of HR

Karen grew up in Erie, PA and moved to Buffalo in 2000 and considers it home! She has a BS in HR Management from SUNY Empire State College and is a Certified Professional for the Society for HR Management as well as an extensive background in public speaking through Toastmasters. On weekends, you can find Karen with her significant other at dive bars checking out local bands! Karen has 2 teenage daughters, a 13-year-old cat named Atticus Finch, and a 16-year-old turtle named Rocky.

Kathy Pede

HR Manager

Kathy started in 2022 as our HR Manager.She is from West Seneca, NY and she studied Business Management and Accounting at Bryant and Stratton College. Previously, she worked at Rosina Food Products as their Senior HR Manager who managed employee relations, benefits, payroll, workers’ comp, and disability.

In her free time, Kathy loves traveling and spending time with her family!

Quality Assurance

Emma Balcom

Quality Assurance Specialist

Emma has been with Trusted since 2018 and has worked in both the recruiting and compliance departments, so you can say she knows her stuff. This girl is the queen of “double checking” and making sure things are done correctly so it is only fitting that she would be in Quality Assurance. When she’s not at work, she’s hanging out by her pool and playing with her dog Kingston. She’s a big animal lover and loves the outdoors. Emma is always scrolling Instagram for the best memes to share to give you a laugh..

Paul Fenner, RN

Director of Quality Assurance

Pauly Steele (as we call him) started with Trusted in 2012 as a Travel Nurse! He loved Trusted so much that he eventually made the switch from bedside to be our resident clinical director and the company would not be the same without his expertise (or fashion sense). Paul loves outdoor activities like Golf, Kayaking and Tennis but is most known around the office as the guy who throws the best theme parties and has the most ridiculous, fashion forward wardrobe. If you’re ever worried that you’re overdressed, don’t worry because Paul will surely outdo you. He has every color of footwear known to man.

Ops & Administration

Brianna Rudolph

Administrative Assistant

Brianna has started with Trusted since 2022 as a Payroll Associate. Bri loves to travel, try new foods and check out popular hiking spots! A fun fact about Bri is that her birthday is on Halloween!

Chelsey Wexler

Director of Operations

Chelsey has been with Trusted since 2019 and actually started off in our home health division. She eventually was promoted to operations supervisor where she handles a plethora of tasks among both divisions. A.K.A she is great at multi-tasking. She’s super into crafting and even more into her new rescue dog, Dexter “The good boy” Wexler. If you need a smile just hit up Chelsey for some dog pics, she’s got them.

Gian Gioia

Administrative Assistant Team Lead

Gian (pronounced John) joined the Trusted team in 2022! He is from Auburn, NY and went to University at Buffalo where he earned his BFA in Theater Performance. Previously, Gian worked at Customs Brokerage where he provided classifications for companies that import/export goods. Gian is a dog lover and has 3 adorable dogs (Brutus (Pomski), Molly (Pit Mix), and Henri (Frenchie)).

Hannah Rohl

Administrative Assistant to the Recruiters

Hannah joined the Trusted team in 2023! Hannah is from Buffalo, NY and attended Erie Community College for General Studies. In their spare time, you can find Hannah playing Magic the Gathering and other fun games. Hannah is currently working on making a game with their partner!

Megan Ulrich

Administrative Assistant to the Recruiters

Megan started at Trusted in 2022! She is originally from South Buffalo and graduated from SUNY Fredonia with dual major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Before joining Trusted, Megan was the head manager at Blasdell Pizza. Like most of us, Megan is a dog lover and has a German Shepherd named Foxy. Megan loves sports, especially watching the Bills and Sabres! A fun fact about Megan is that she used to compete in horse shows!

Shannon Schunke

Executive Assistant

Shannon is from Orchard Park, NY, and she previously worked as the Executive Director for PUCCS (Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke). Before PUCCS, Shannon worked at Dent Neurologic where she handled purchasing, project management and facilities management. After 7 years at Dent, she decided to switch it up and stay at home with her kids, which allowed her the flexibility and creativity to begin her own baking business called The Devil’s Pantry – Check out her cookies on Facebook or on Instagram @devilspantrybakery. Shannon has two kids, and a 10-year-old dog named Bijou. Shannon is an avid reader (when she has time to read books!), and she stays busy hanging out with her active kids and family.

William Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

William, or Billy as most of us call him, has been with Trusted since 2015. He worked his way through the ranks and was promoted to COO in 2020. Trusted as you see it today would not exist without Billy, he has a clear and concise way that he likes to see business operate and makes sure that everyone is following policy and procedure at all times. Although he’s the “rules guy”, you would not be shocked to see him walking around the office telling jokes, socializing, and hanging out with the crew. He does a good job at getting to know everyone in the office and making them feel a part of the team. When he’s not working, you can find him playing video games, hanging out with the boys on the golf course or out for drinks with friends.

Marketing Team

Emily Faracca

Marketing Manager

Emily started at Trusted in 2022! Emily is originally from Buffalo, NY and attended the University at Buffalo for Communication and PR. Previously, Emily worked at Arbeit as a Content Creator. In her spare time, you can find Emily hanging with her cat Frankie or learning how to speak Italian!

Katie Iglewski

Social Media Manager

Katie started at Trusted in 2023! Katie is from Buffalo, NY and attended the University at Buffalo for Business Administration and Marketing. Previously, Katie worked as a Marketing Manager for a Biotech company, a Credit Union and a VDO. When Katie isn’t designing on Canva, you can find her reading her book club books, traveling (and creating awesome itineraries), spending time with friends and family and visiting friends across the country!

Larry Sarzyniak

Director of Marketing

Larry joined the Trusted team in 2022 as the Director of Marketing. He is responsible for all marketing operations and processes within Trusted Nurse Staffing & Trusted Choice Homecare. When Larry is not working to help grow the Trusted brand you can find him coaching, playing or watching baseball.

Matthew Hoey

Email Marketing Specialist

Matthew started at Trusted in 2023! Matthew is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and attended St. Bonaventure University for Strategic Communications and Digital Media. Previously, Matthew spent 5 years as a Marketing Manager at the Hamister Group and 1 year at PlayUp Sportsbook. When Matthew isn’t at work you can find him gaming and watching eSports or spending time with his Cavalier puppy Izzy!

Nurse Relationship Management Team

Amber Keith

Nurse Relationship Manager

Amber started at Trusted in 2021!

Cooper Calzonetti

Nurse Relationship Manager Team Lead

Cooper started with Trusted in 2022! Cooper is originally from Neptune, NJ and went to school for Communications and Psychology. Prior to joining Trusted, Cooper worked as a Senior Recruiting Director at a local Travel Nurse Staffing Agency. When Cooper is not at work you can find him coaching High School Basketball or hanging out with his dogs!

Jennifer Smith

Nurse Relationship Manager

Jennifer started at Trusted in 2022! She is from Buffalo, NY and attended Erie Community College in the Medical Assistant program. Previously, Jennifer worked as an Ophthalmic Scribe. When Jennifer is not at work you can find her cooking, working out or hanging out with her cat!

Business Development & Account Management Team

Chrissy Ortolano

Senior Account Manager

Chrissy started at TNS in September of 2021 as an Account Manager who works as a liaison between TNS, the hospitals, and the facilities that employ our nurses. She ensures that everything is smooth sailing, jobs are filled, and everyone is happy. In her free time, Chrissy enjoys working out, anything sports related (Go Bills!), spending time with her family and friends, and doing absolutely anything she can outside/in the sun. Chrissy also volunteers at our local Ronald McDonald House as a part of their Young Professionals Committee since 2017. Weirdly, Chrissy always notices what hand people write with – whether they are a lefty or righty.

Christy Capodagli

Account Manager

Christy started with Trusted in 2023! Christy is originally from Cicero, NY and attended Canisius College for Finance. Previously, Christy has worked as an Analyst at M&T Bank, as well as a Regional Manager at Solidifi. In her spare time, you can find Christy hanging out with her dog Rosé (like the wine!) A fun fact about Christy is that she enjoys working with Microsoft Excel!

George Szczublewski

Account Manager

George started with Trusted in 2022.

Kelly Giallella

Director of Account Management - TNS

Kelly’s been with Trusted since 2019 and she has been an awesome addition! The senior member of our account management team means she’s the best person to go to for problem solving and account wisdom. When she’s not in the office she needs to be outdoors! She loves running, hiking, and taking care of her bees. Yep you heard that right, we have our very own Trusted Beekeeper.

Nick Parisi

Business Development Executive

Nick started at Trusted in 2023! Nick is originally from Stony Brook, NY and attended Canisius College for Communications. Previously, Nick has worked as a Supervisor at Geico. Outside of work, Nick enjoys playing softball and golf during the summertime, staying active, enjoying the outdoors and hanging with his dog, Elsie.

Patrick Martino

Director of Sales

As the Director of Sales at Trusted, Patrick brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team. With a keen understanding of the business landscape, Patrick plays a pivotal role in driving the success of our company and that of our customer. Patrick’s primary focus is on leading our business development team and striving to position Trusted as a resource to those that we work with. Patrick resides in East Aurora, NY with his wife Kathy and their three children. Beyond his professional achievements, Patrick is an avid Buffalo sports enthusiast, and you can often find him in an ice rink coaching one of the three children’s teams.

Raegan Essman

Account Manager

Raegan started with Trusted in 2023! Raegan is a native of Hamburg, NY, and holds degrees in Communication Health Science and Public Health Administration from the University at Buffalo. She previously worked as a recruiter for Trusted and then spent six months in Project Management doing medical advertising. Raegan enjoys working out and traveling. Raegan is a proud dog owner of a golden retriever named Moe, named after the restaurant chain. She is thrilled to be back working at TNS!

Ron Cantrell

Vice President, Travel Division

Ron is in charge of the sales team and has been with Trusted since 2019. He’s the man responsible for ensuring that the business development and account management teams are putting their best feet forward for our hospitals. He loves hanging out with his son Ace, and golfing in the summer. In the winter he’s likely not missing a football game and is a big San Francisco 49’ers fan even though he’s a Buffalo man. When asked a random fact about himself he says that he was born on the same day and same hour as Prince William. (Random Indeed)

Tim Seel

Director of Account Management - TMS

Tim has been with Trusted since 2016, and actually started on a leap day. Although his work anniversary is only celebrated once every four years, he makes sure that everyone in the office gets their daily dose. You can hear him giving his daily greeting to each department with his famous sign off, “have a great day, make a new friend”. Tim’s warm friendly (and sometimes sarcastic) personality is what makes him a great leader, he’s very easy to talk to. When he’s not in the office you will find him out on the golf course. No doubt about it. He might be the best golfer in our office, I’m sure he’d love it if you challenged him to a round. He also loves to travel but hates flying….go figure.

Compliance Team

Angela Fedyk

Compliance Associate

Angela has been with Trusted since 2022! She is originally from Cheektowaga, NY and attended the Continental School of Beauty for Cosmetology. In addition to working in the Compliance Department, she also works at a salon! Angela loves anything that involves being outside and taking advantage of the warm weather. Like most of us, Angela is a dog lover and has two pure bred Sharpeis, Denali and Doja!

Joseph Osborne

Compliance Associate

Joe has been with Trusted since 2023! Joe is from Oakfield, NY and attended Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. In his previous roles, Joe worked as a Medical Assistant at Evergreen and also gained experience in medical billing at Jericho Road. In his free time, Joe enjoys various hobbies, but is excited about the opportunity to adopt a dog!

Kellie Orlowski

Compliance Associate

Kellie has been with Trusted since 2023! Kellie is from Buffalo, NY. Previously, Kellie was a Patient Service Representative at the Buffalo Surgery Center. Kellie loves to read! In her spare time, you can find Kellie reading romance and thriller novels or taking her parents two huskies on long walks to the park.

Liz Santiago

Compliance Manager

Liz started with Trusted Nurse Staffing in 2021.She is a first-time mom so most of her hobbies surround her daughter, but she says she loves to always try something new and get out of her comfort zone with her. She loves crafting and each year has gained new skills which she says she hopes will help her to one day own her own small business.

Maggie Derkovitz

Compliance Team Lead

Maggie has been with Trusted since 2019 and is an awesome and unique addition to our compliance team. She’s a sweetheart to talk and has a great laugh which can ease your tensions while working on your compliance. While onboarding her candidates she likes to listen to the peaceful sounds of heavy metal, eats weird snacks at her desk (like Slim Jim’s and French Onion Dip) and always has beverage with her. Outside of work she enjoys traveling to see the Chicago Cubs play at different ball parks and is irrationally afraid of snakes.

Michael Podgorny

Compliance Associate

Michael started at Trusted in 2023! Michael is from Grand Island, NY and attended the Buffalo State College for Childhood Education. Previously, Michael was an Elementary Teacher at Franklin Elementary. In his spare time, Michael likes to play volleyball and guitar. A fun fact about Michael is that he was the Grand Island Boys Varsity Volleyball Assistant Coach when they won the New York State Championship in 2019!

Rosanna Hiam

Compliance Associate

Rosanna has been with Trusted since 2021. She loves drawing and painting, puzzles, spending time with her friends and family and can say the alphabet backwards.

Sarah Foley

Compliance Associate

Sarah has been with Trusted since 2022! Sarah is from Attica, NY, and she worked previously as a store manager at Hibbett Sports in Rochester, NY. Sarah has a Pitbull named Bruiser, and she loves spending time outside – going on walks, kayaking in the summer – you name it!

Taylor Jentsch

Compliance Associate - TMS

Taylor has been on the compliance team since 2021. She loves TNS because it provides her a great work life balance. Her hobbies include going to Disney and watching Bravo TV. She has a great memory when it comes to facts about people she’s met which she says can be a gift and a curse. This is a great skill to have as a compliance associate, when dealing with so many nurses and their specific onboarding needs. Fun fact about Taylor, she learned how to change car breaks when she was two years old and there is video footage to back it up. Ask her to see it.

Finance

Amanda Eberle

Senior Staff Accountant

Amanda joined the Trusted team in 2022! She is from Cheektowaga, NY and studied Accounting at ECC and Bryant & Stratton College. Previously, Amanda worked as a Staff Accountant-Order Entry/Billing Manager at Rosina Food Products. A dog lover like most of us, Amanda has a two-and-a-half-year-old Silkland Terrier named Jamo!

Amber Goldfuss

Payroll Team Lead

Amber is a payroll associate with Trusted Nurse Staffing. Amber was attracted to TNS because of the Best Places to Work award title we’ve held multiple years in a row. She loves reading, antiquing, and checking out new coffee shops. She also collects vintage clothes which explains why she always looks so cute at the office.

Andrew Avino

Invoicing Coordinator

Andy is from Cheektowaga, NY and he previously worked at ACV Auctions as a Payments Specialist. In his free time, he enjoys playing volleyball and hockey, and he enjoys attempting to play golf. You might recognize Andy in the office right away, as his favorite thing to do (outside of playing sports) is wearing the most colorful and bright outfits people have ever seen!

Andrew Hahn

Financial Controller

Andrew has been with Trusted since 2022. A native Buffalonian, Andrew studied at Canisius College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance. He previously
worked for a company in California as a Finance and Operations Manager for a skincare brand. Andrew enjoys golfing, hockey, and traveling

Jackie Rogers

Payroll Associate

Jackie started with Trusted in 2023! Jackie is from Buffalo, NY and attended Southern New Hampshire University for Health Information Management. Previously, Jackie worked in Compliance. When Jackie isn’t watching football you can find her hanging out with her dog! A fun fact about Jackie is that she graduated with a 4.0 in her master’s program!

Jamie Warecki

Payroll Associate

Jamie joined the Trusted team in January 2022! She is a Payroll Associate so she makes sure all of our nurses get paid correctly and on time! Jamie also answers questions about pay, billing and ADP. An interesting fact about Jamie is that she loves to paint!

Janet Kraft

Accounts Receivable Associate

Janet started with Trusted in 2022! Janet is originally from North Tonawanda, NY and attended Buffalo State College for Photography. Previously, Janet worked at ATI. Janet loves crafting! In her spare time, you can find Janet paper crafting, basket weaving or working with stained glass.

Jenna Ludlow

Senior Invoicing Coordinator

Jenna started as a recruiter with Trusted Nurse Staffing in 2021 and is now an Invoicing Coordinator. She has been a great addition to the team and loves the fast paced environment the job provides. Jenna is into shopping, yoga, boating and trying new restaurants and fun fact she loves super spicy food.

Julie Morano

Payroll Manager

Julie started with Trusted in 2022! Julie is originally from West Seneca, NY and went to school for Business. Previously, Julie was a Payroll/ HR Director at MedCor Staffing. Julie is also a licensed Notary Public!
Julie has three children ages 31, 28, and 14. She has worked very hard to become an advocate for her youngest daughter Olivia, who is Autistic. When she’s not out in our community with Olivia, Julie likes to spend my time with her two Corgi’s Mochi and Willow.

Michael O’Leyar

Chief Financial Officer

Michael, or Mo as we call him around the office, has been with Trusted since 2010. He’s the man behind the money and the guy you want to go to for daily motivational quotes. He surely knows them all. If he’s not crunching the numbers behind his desk, he’s out on the tennis court every chance he gets. Once he’s finally worked up an appetite, he’s either out on the town trying all the new trendy restaurants or getting pizza, because (and this is a direct quote) “of all the foods both near and far, pizza is the superstar.”

Michael Schomber

Accounts Receivable Manager

Michael has been with Trusted since 2021.

Renee Hussar

Accounts Receivable Associate

Reneé is from Buffalo, NY and has BA degrees in Consumer & Family Studies, and Business Studies from Buffalo State College. She also has an NYS Teacher Certification for Business Education K-12! Previously, Reneé was with FedEx Trade Networks for 17+ years. Prior to working at FTN, Reneé was an office manager for Sprint PCS, and also taught HS Business Education on the side! Reneé and her husband, Tim, like to travel at home and abroad. When at home, they both enjoy time with their 18-year-old son, John, and their two cats, Batman and Thor. In her free time, Reneé loves to garden and to participate in local garden walks!

Robert Dresher

Payroll Associate

Robert started with Trusted in 2022!

Robert Smith

Payroll Team Lead

Robert has been with Trusted since 2021.

Sabrina Mongielo

Payroll Associate

Sabrina joined the Trusted team in 2022! She is originally from West Seneca, NY. Previously, Sabrina has worked with kids with developmental disabilities for 19 years, as well as a Juvenile Detention Center for 4 years and most recently as a Lab Coordinator. Sabrina enjoys spending time outdoors, fall, and like many of us, football (Go Bills!). In her free time, Sabrina likes going to happy hour with friends.

Tim Diederich

Director of Finance

Tim started with Trusted in 2023! Tim is from Rochester, NY and attended SUNY Oswego for his Bachelors in Accounting, as well as the University at Buffalo where he received his Masters in Accounting. Previously, Tim has held a variety of roles including Accounting Manager, Lead Financial Analyst and Controller. Tim is also a licensed CPA! When Tim isn’t at work you can find him playing poker, board games or bowling. Fun fact, Tim has bowled a perfect 300 game!

Trisha Sheley

Senior Accounts Receivable Associate

Trisha started at TNS in 2022 as an Accounts Receivable Associate. She helps to ensure our company gets paid when we are supposed to! Trisha is a dedicated mother to her son, Oliver, and she loves to spend time hanging out with her friends and family. When you first meet Trisha, she seems sweet and innocent, but once you get to know her – Trisha is extremely lively and fun to be around!

Tech Team

Anthony Messana

Digital Designer

Tony joined the Trusted team in 2023! He’s from Rochester, NY. Previously he was in insurance sales. He earned a UX/UI Product Design Certificate from Dribbble which allowed him to make a career altering move and fully follow his passion in UX design. Outside of work he still maintains a side business in graphic design. He is a huge Bills and Sabres fan. During the summer Tony loves to golf and stay active. A fun fact is that he created an athletic clothing company and pitched the company to Eric Moulds for investment.

Caleb Baird

Software Developer

Caleb joined the Trusted team in 2023! Caleb is from Idaho Falls, ID and attended BYU Idaho for Computer Science. Previously, Caleb worked in Full Stack Web Development at Clever Coding, as well as Software Development at Frozen Dessert Supplies. In his spare time, Caleb likes to play the guitar!

Dave Bachowski

Chief Technology Officer

Dave joined the Trusted team in 2022 to help define and execute the vision for all things digital. To give you a sense of his humor and nerdiness, he named his little girls Izzi and Elle because they were both palindromes. When he’s not spending time with his family, you can find him night golfing, playing acoustic bass, or geeking out on dungeon’s and dragons.

Hanna Skubis

Product Manager

Hanna joined the Trusted team in 2023! Hanna is from Buffalo, NY and attended Full Sail University for Digital Cinematography. Previously, Hanna was a Technical Program Manager at Coinbase, where she was also lead on their Pride Resource Group, as well as a Product Manager at ACV Auctions where she helped to start and lead the DEI Committee. Prior to that, Hanna worked at the Apple Genius Bar for 6 years! When Hanna isn’t weightlifting or doing yoga, you can find her watching movies, playing video games and board games, sewing and doing different crafts or rollerblading. Hanna has two black cats, Alucard (Al) and Beelzebub (B). A fun fact about Hanna is that she won a monopoly tournament as a kid!

Mike Kozelsky

Engineering Manager

Mike joined the Trusted team in 2022. He is originally from Webster, NY and studied Computer Science at the University at Buffalo. Most recently, Mike has created software at Campus Labs and FanAI. Mike enjoys doing DIY projects around his house, hiking in the Adirondacks, Snowboarding, and the Oxford Comma. A fun fact about Mike is that one time he picked his hat up off the floor, threw it on a hanger and it landed on the hook, all with his foot!

Michael Medina

Director of Design

Michael joined the Trusted team in 2022!

Patryk Braganza-Gallagher

Information Security and IT Operations Manager

Patryk joined the Trusted team in 2023! Patryk is from Rockaway Park, NY and attended Queens College for Computer Science and English. Previously, Patryk was the Information Security and IT Operations Manager at EquityMultiple and Mission Capital Advisors. In his free time, you can find Patryk designing and playing board games and video games or hanging out with his 2 dogs and ball python! A fun fact about Patryk is that he has been happily married for 20 years!

Shifra Schectman

Software Developer

Shifra joined the Trusted team in 2023! Shifra is from Hollywood, FL and attended Oregon State University for Computer Science. Previously, Shifra was a Software Engineer at Convene. When Shifra isn’t at work you can find her hanging out with friends and family or kickboxing. Shifra also has a one year old dog named Hitch! A fun fact about Shifra is during college she interned for the US Department of State and built a website that allows people who work at US embassies to sign up and receive emails any time there are budget changes for their embassy.

Vanessa Banks

Junior Systems Administrator

Vanessa joined the Trusted team in 2023! Vanessa is originally from Niagara Falls, NY. She is self-taught and has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the Tech field. Before working in Tech Support for five years, Vanessa served in the Army. In her free time, she loves playing video games and cooking, two hobbies that allow her to express her creativity and unwind. Vanessa is also a proud cat mom to Jasper.