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Meet the Team

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

C-Level

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Human Resources

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!

Christine Kozlowski

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.

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.

Alicia Fenner

Quality Assurance Assistant

Alicia started at Trusted Nurse Staffing in 2021 as an administrative assistant and was quickly promoted to QA assistant. She has a pitbull rescue named Rumble and she works hard to keep him happy and healthy. Outside of work she loves to hang out with friends, watch the Buffalo Bills play and hang out with her dog.

Angelina Dellaneve

Internal Communications Specialist

Angelina joined the TNS team in 2021 as a Compliance Associate. She made the switch to TNS to work with Emma again and loves the work hard, play hard mentality. In the summer you will find her riding her bike around Buffalo and playing outside with her two dogs Bronx and Bruno!

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!

Shane Berger

Learning and Development Team Lead

Shane started at Trusted in 2019 as a recruiter. He’s got an outgoing personality and will be happy to tell you about some of his crazy stories. For example, how he has been an extra in not 1 but several Hollywood movies like Pitch Perfect 2, Jurassic World and Terminator Genesys. Most interesting man in the world? He very well could be…. When he’s taking a break from his celeb status, he likes to play volleyball and do anything active.

Katie Stuart

Onboarding Specialist

Katie has been with Trusted since 2020. She started off as a recruiter and was quickly promoted into an account management role because of her ability to multi-task and problem solve, now she is our Onboarding Specialist! She is easy to talk to, and always participates in extracurriculars. Good vibes all around. Katie loves to bake and is a huge “Disney freak” in her own words. She’s been to Disney every year since she was 3 years old and even interned there in college. (I checked her Instagram, she’s legit)

Administration

Chelsey Wexler

Operations Supervisor

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.

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.

Brianna Rudolph

Administrative Assistant

Brianna has been with Trusted since 2022.

Becky Thompson

Administrative Assistant

Becky has been with Trusted since 2022! Becky is from Tonawanda, NY and attended Niagara County Community College for Childhood Education. Becky is also a Notary Public! When Becky is not in the office, you can find her hanging out with her two cats!

Marketing Team

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.

Jessica Mandrino

Marketing Manager

Jess has been with TNS since 2016 and (to quote Drake) she started from the bottom now she’s here! As the marketing manager, 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 with 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.

Recruitment Team

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.

Tim Seel

Digital Division Manager

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.

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.

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.

Alex McColgin

Digital 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.

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.

Kyle Mackowiak

Team Lead

Kyle has been with Trusted since 2019, and although he’s a horrible golfer (by his own admission) he keeps playing at least twice a week. That dedication to getting better is a quality you want in a recruiter, someone to stick with you no matter what. He’s not a total masochist though, he also enjoys playing volleyball which he is pretty good at and played semi-professional Lacrosse after college. He mostly just eats sushi now though.
Same Kyle, Same.

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.

Wanya Bruce

Team Lead

Wan has been recruiting with Trusted since late 2020. A Rochester native originally, he made the move down to Buffalo for College and decided he was going to make it his home. He loves sports, especially basketball. He even coaches youth basketball. He likes spending his free time with his friends, his pup Astro and volunteering. A weird fact about Wan is that he has never eaten Macaroni n’ Cheese, which makes sense because he doesn’t like cheese in general. We’ve decided to overlook this character flaw for an otherwise awesome guy.

Tara Hanson

Team Lead

Tara joined the TNS team in June 2021 as a Recruiter. She is responsible for finding the best contracts she can for our travel nurses. A fun fact about Tara is that she is a die-hard West Virginia University sports fan! She will stop and sing Take Me Home, Country Roads any chance she can (her karaoke song of choice). Hail WV!

Kara Donner

Recruiter

Kara has been with Trusted as a recruiter since 2019. Kara lives the wilderness life and absolutely loves tent camping. She’s traveled all over just to camp in new places. Her ability to rough it and survive in the wild is a great trait as a recruiter because you know she isn’t scared of a challenge. She is a super sweetheart but will also give it to you straight which is also an awesome quality for someone working in her position. She recently became a dog mom to the sweetest Rottweiler Pup ever, Hank Williams. If you want to smile from ear to ear, just ask her for a photo.

Drew Harding

Strategic Account Executive

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.

Dan Bernier

Recruiter

Dan has been recruiting with Trusted since 2020. He hails from Massachusetts and is a Patriots fan (but we don’t hold that against him). He loves playing soccer and meeting people from different countries. He’s also really into fitness and running so he is used to going the extra mile, which you know translates into his recruiting style.

Andrew Eggleston

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.

Emily Violanti

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.

Ben Madafferi

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.

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.

Nick Dillon

Digital Lead Recruiter

Nick has been with Trusted since late 2020. He played rugby in college and still plays today so he will be able to apply these rules to working with his travelers. He will always be “onsides” of his travelers, “try” hard for them and take an active part of getting them to their “goal”. As a child Nick was a fisher price model and although the modeling career didn’t take off, he still has some pretty cute pictures to show for it. In his spare time, he likes learning about Architecture and hanging out with his lifelong friends.

Aaron Nowak

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.

Sean Kirsch

Recruiter

Sean has been a recruiter with TNS since May 2021. He was feeling burned out in his previous career and decided to give nurse recruiting a try. He likes to read, snowboard, ice skate and watch football. A random fact about him is that he did a semester abroad in Russia.

Ashlee Lonergan

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)!

Cody Lynch

Recruiter

Cody is a recruiter with Trusted Nurse Staffing.

Koron Rodgers

Recruiter

Koron has been with Trusted Nurse Staffing since 2021.

Justine Cardone

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!

Adam Wittmeyer

Recruiter

Adam is a Recruiter who joined TNS in 2021. He didn’t know what to write in his bio – other than: GO BILLS!!!

Dannie Pfalzer

Recruiter

Dannie has been on the Trusted team since 2021.

Amber Keith

Digital Lead Recruiter

Amber is the recruitment intake coordinator with Trusted Nurse Staffing. She’s been with the company since 2021. It is her job to be first contact for any person interested in traveling with TNS that interacts with us online. She is excited to be a part of the growth and community Trusted offers. Amber loves binge watching early 2000’s movies, living her best life at concerts, Bills games and traveling. A random fact about Amber is that she interned with Disney in college and has two animal rescues, a Border Collie/Lab named Darby and a 22 pound cat named Leonard DiCATrio.

Dana Hodges

Digital Concierge

Dana has been with TNS since January 2022! She manages all the digital leads that come in on our website, Instagram, and Facebook, and then connects the digital leads with a recruiter from our team if they are qualified. Interesting facts about Dana? She has 29 piercings, she likes yoga and going on hikes, and she is a cat mom to two cats, Dasher & Karma – (she has had Dasher since she was 10 years old!) Previously, Dana was the Director of Weddings at a two-venue property and golf course for about 3 years, and she managed a Starbucks for over 5 years so she knows all the secret menu hacks!

Madisen Stopani

Recruiter

Madisen started at Trusted in January 2022! As a recruiter, she educates, assists, and places RNs, LPNs & CNAs into facilities. Madisen also assists in planning work parties and partaking in our marketing department’s TikToks! (Make sure to follow Trusted Nurse Staffing on TikTok if you haven’t already)! The most interesting fact about Madisen is she loves chicken wings so much that she won a chicken wing eating contest! Lemon pepper & hot wings, extra crispy, and saucy are her favorites.

William Shaffer

Travel Team Coordinator

Billy is the Travel Team Coordinator with Trusted Nurse Staffing. He started in March of 2021 and has had a few promotions since then. He began working with us part-time while he was in college, and once he graduated was offered a fulltime position. He loves golf, hockey and playing video games….but is pretty bad at golf, hockey and video games.

Julia Manuszewski

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

Andrew Fish

Recruiter

Andrew started at Trusted Nurse Staffing in 2021

Hannah Dwyer

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!

Sam Katus

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.

Xavier Drayton

Recruiter

X-Ray (Xavier) Drayton joined Trusted Nurse Staffing as a Recruiter in 2022. X-Ray is from Buffalo, NY, and he studied criminal justice at ECC. Before joining TNS, X-Ray worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Georgia. When he’s not working, X-Ray loves to play flag football, basketball, and bowling. He doesn’t have any pets, but he would love to own a couple of snakes!

Jake Marciniak

Recruiter

Jake is from Buffalo, NY and he studied Television and Film Arts at SUNY Buffalo State College. Formerly, Jake had done work in freelance properties management, composing music in the film industry, and teaching others how to throw hatchets as an instructor.A writer, vocalist, and guitarist, Jake can be found playing regularly around town with his band Market Research. Another fun fact about Jake – he has a cat named Beans with whom he enjoys watching Sci-Fi movies on the couch.

Gian Gioia

Recruiter

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)).

Claire Clayback

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!

Tanner Kish

Recruiter

Tanner joined the Trusted team in 2022! He is originally from East Amherst, NY and has spent the last 10 years in financial services and debt collection at Diversified Recovery Bureau, Legal Debt Processing Services and Chase Debt Holdings. Some fun facts about Tanner are that he is a Baltimore Ravens fan and enjoys talking about football and golf! He also likes listening to true crime podcasts and he is a graduate of the Tim Horton’s Youth Leadership Foundation!

Melissa Cryan

Recruiter

Melissa is originally from Buffalo, NY and has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University at Buffalo. Previously, Melissa was a Sales Development Representative in San Diego and most recently worked at Lawley Insurance. In her free time Melissa loves to hang out with her friends and family. She is the go-to friend for planning any events or hang outs and loves it! When she’s not with her friends or family you can find her at the gym or on a run!

Isabelle Cochrane

Customer Service Representative

Isabelle started as a Customer Service Representative at Trusted in 2022! She is originally from Buffalo, NY and went to school for Business. Previously, Isabelle worked as a Banquet Server and Nanny. A fun fact about Isabelle is that she loves animals and hopes to spend some time volunteering at a shelter soon!

Megan Ulrich

Customer Service Representative

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!

Megan Van Lew

Recruiter

Megan started at Trusted in 2022! She is originally from East Aurora, NY and went to Buffalo State College for Business Administration and just recently, was accepted into Medaille’s Masters of Organizational Leadership Program. Previously, Megan worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant with the VNA. In her spare time Megan loves to travel, play volleyball and also belongs to a working dog club with her German Shepherd.

Patrik Colon

Recruiter

Patrik started at Trusted in 2022! He is from Holland, NY and attended Erie Community College for Criminal Justice. Most recently, Patrik was a Public Safety Supervisor for the medical campus in downtown Buffalo. When Patrik is not in the office, you can find him riding his bike or on the slopes snowboarding!

Business Development /Account Management Team

Ron Cantrell

Director of Sales

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)

Kelly Giallella

Senior Account Manager

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.

Ryan Eggleston

Business Development Representative

Ryan has been with Trusted since 2021.He is in charge of finding new hospitals for Trusted to work with so our nurses have plenty of choices when choosing their next assignment. He loves the outdoors and playing sports and a random fact about him is that he hates losing.

Chrissy Ortolano

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.

George Szczublewski

Business Development Specialist

George started with Trusted in 2022.

Ron Green

Business Development Executive

Ron started with Trusted in 2021 as a recruiter. Prior to joining the Trusted team he worked for 8 years in finance. He loves golfing and spending time with his family including his baby girl born in 2021. Ron’s is a
“client” advocate, and believes in fiduciary responsibility. He says the needs and best interest of the nurse are always the priority. Keeping this philosophy has led him to be a successful recruiter who nurses love to work with.

Cooper Calzonetti

Account Manager

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!

Compliance Team

Emma Balcom

Digital Senior Credentialing 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 charge of getting travelers compliant for their new assignments. You can guarantee that when working with Emma, your credentials will never lapse, and you will always start on time. When she’s not cracking the compliance whip, 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..

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.

Kristine Rotunno

Compliance Team Lead

Kristine has been with the compliance department since June 2021. She loves the exciting work culture and great work-life balance that comes with being a TNS employee. She loves to binge watch the real housewives and is from Vermont originally, so she’s very into winter sports.

Timothy Stasierowski

Compliance Associate

Timothy has been with Trusted since 2021 in our compliance department. He decided to join the team because he was looking for a career change. In his spare time he does pitbull rescue care with the City of Buffalo animal shelter and Queen City Pitties. He loves reading and traveling and he has never owned a microwave.

Taylor Jentsch

Compliance Team Lead - 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.

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.

Hailey Kozma

Compliance Associate

Hailey joined TNS in January 2022 as a Compliance Associate. Hailey’s job is to make sure that the nurses have a smooth onboarding process while getting cleared to start on time! She loves to travel with her fiancé, Zach, and her Pitbull Terrier Mix, Porter. A long-term goal of hers is to make sure she is financially capable to retire at an early age and travel the world in an RV with a boat attached!!

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!

Julia Musso

Compliance Associate

Julia has been with Trusted since 2022! Julia is originally from Orlando, FL but has lived in WNY most of her life and considers it home! Previously, Julia has worked in the service industry as a bartender and server, working with people has always been her passion! When Julia is not at work you will find her scoping out the best food spots in different cities, as well as in Buffalo! Another animal lover, Julia has 3 cats, Zooey, Dolly and Grayson.

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!

Becca Schultz

Compliance Associate

Becca has been with Trusted since 2022! Becca is originally from Sloan, NY. Most recently, Becca worked at Aerie for 5 years, 3 of which she was a manager! When Becca is not in the office, you can find her hanging out with kitten MJ!

Finance

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

Michael Schomber

Accounts Receivable Manager

Michael has been with Trusted since 2021.

Elan Fitzgerald

Payroll Manager

Elan is from Grand Island, NY and she is coming into TNS with a plethora of experience! Most recently, she worked at RRD, Inc. as a Financial Implementer and an Invoicing Solutions Specialist.You might be interested to know that Elan has been a Ballroom Dance Instructor with Arthur Murray, Inc. for 5 years! To mention another hobby, both Elan and her husband are avid boaters, and they own a 37-foot Wellcraft Martinique Cabin Cruiser.Elan loves kayaking and enjoying time on the Niagara River on her SUP (stand-up paddleboard). She is also a dedicated fur-mom to 2 Yellow Labradors (Porter and Rudder) and a black cat (Pinot). She enjoys cooking and experiencing different cultures through food, history, literature, and the arts.

Amber Goldfuss

Payroll Associate

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!

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!

Anthony Monda

Payroll Associate

Anthony has been with Trusted since 2022.

Robert Smith

Payroll Associate

Robert has been with Trusted since 2021.

Trisha Sheley

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!

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!

Jenna Ludlow

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.

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!

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.

Jessica Sumner

Payroll Associate

Jessica started with Trusted in 2022! Jessica is originally from South Buffalo, NY. Prior to starting at Trusted, Jessica worked in home health care for 8 years. Outside of work, Jessica loves to go on adventures with her husband, son and two dogs. Every year they take a trip to a new state and explore! When they are retired, Jessica and her husband want to travel the United States in their RV! An interesting fact about Jessica is when she was in her early 20’s she received “manager of the year award” for the region at McDonald’s!

Holly Pickens

Payroll Associate

Holly started with Trusted in 2022! Holly is from Batavia, NY and attended Buffalo State College for Fine Arts. Previously, Holly was the Assistant Manager at Brighton where she was promoted after only 3 months! When Holly is not in the office, you can find her on a run or painting!

Tech Team

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!

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