• In addition to providing the latest information on healthcare industry events and conferences, AMN also offers a roster of highly experienced and knowledgeable healthcare industry speakers to discuss workforce issues and other healthcare industry topics.  

    Experts in key healthcare trends, these speakers are available to deliver healthcare industry talks on topics ranging from healthcare staffing and recruitment to clinical topics, finance, and other industry trends. Whether your audience wants to learn more about recruitment and retention or is interested in the best ways to find a staffing vendor management company, AMN’s dynamic healthcare industry speakers can offer the latest data and information as well as their expert advice for successful clinical staffing.

    Topics Include:  

    • Physician and Nurse Shortage Issues and Trends
    • New Strategies for Healthcare Staffing
    • Healthcare Reform Initiatives
    • Economic Forecasting for Clinical Staffing
    • Allied Staffing Shortages
    • Vendor Management – Managed Services Programs
    • International Nurse Recruitment and Retention
    • Emerging Trends in the Delivery and Financing of Healthcare
    • Travel Nurses' Benefit to Magnet Hospitals
    • Quality Care and Financial Health
    • Recruitment Process Outsourcing
    • Other topics upon request

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    Susan Salka

    Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director

    Susan Salka is CEO, president and director of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., (AMN). Under her leadership, AMN has become known as the innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and the largest and most diversified healthcare staffing company in the nation.Read full bio

    Ms. Salka is an active industry spokesperson in the healthcare and investment community, and has been one of the driving forces behind the company’s strategic and operational success since joining the company in 1990.

    Before becoming CEO and president, Ms. Salka served in several other executive positions at AMN Healthcare, including CFO, COO and SVP of business development. Ms. Salka currently serves on the board of directors of McKesson, The Campanile Foundation at San Diego State University, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Directors & Boards magazine. She previously served on other public company boards, such as Beckman Coulter and Playtex Products.

    Ms. Salka takes an active role helping others to achieve their personal and professional goals. She is keenly aware of the need to promote the value of women in leadership and in the importance of community service and support. In both 2008 and 2016, Ms. Salka was recognized as San Diego’s Most Admired Public Company CEO. Ms. Salka was presented with the Exemplary Award at San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Awards in 2011 and was honored as the 2012 Woman of the Year by San Diego Magazine.

    Ms. Salka was also recognized as one of San Diego’s Top Influentials in 2011 and 2014 by the San Diego Daily Transcript. In 2014, Ms. Salka was named Director of the Year for Corporate Citizenship by the Corporate Director’s Forum. As an alumna of Chadron State University, Ms. Salka has been honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. She was also awarded the Monty Award for accomplished alumni by San Diego State University, where she received her master’s degree in finance. In 2016, Ms. Salka was honored by San Diego State University with the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the college of business administration.


    Brian Scott

    Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Treasurer

    Mr. Scott joined us in December 2003. We appointed him Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Treasurer in January 2011. Read full bio

    Prior to that time, Mr. Scott served in a variety of financial and operational roles for us including most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations, Finance and Business Development, in which capacity he oversaw our corporate financial planning and analysis, capital funding and business development activities. He has also served as President of our pharmacy staffing division and as Director, Senior Director and Vice President of Finance, where his roles have included overseeing all accounting operations and SEC reporting. Mr. Scott started his career in San Francisco with KPMG and later became a partner in a mid-sized CPA firm. Mr. Scott also served as controller of a biotechnology company. He is a certified public accountant (inactive) in California, and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a Masters of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

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    Ralph Henderson  

    President, Professional Services and Staffing

    Ralph Henderson, President of Professional Services and Staffing for AMN Healthcare, is responsible for leading client services and the sales and financial performance of AMN staffing businesses that comprise nurse, allied, locum tenens, interim leadership and executive search. Read full bio

    Mr. Henderson joined AMN as President, Nurse Staffing, in September 2007. In February 2009, he was appointed President, Nurse and Allied Staffing, and in February 2012, he was named President, Healthcare Staffing, as he assumed executive leadership for all temporary staffing divisions.

    Prior to joining AMN, Mr. Henderson served as Senior Vice President, Group Executive, for Spherion, Inc., one of the largest commercial and professional staffing companies in the United States. Mr. Henderson started with Spherion in 1995 and held several leadership positions, including Regional Vice President and General Manager, Vice President of National Accounts, and Senior Vice President, Western Division.

    Prior to Spherion, Mr. Henderson was employed by American Express for nine years; in his last role there he served as Vice President of Sales and Account Management in the Travel Management Services Division.

    He is a three-time HRO Today Superstar and also a four-time honoree of Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Staffing 100 list of industry leaders.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University.

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    Steve Wehn

    Vice President, Government and Community Relations

    Steve Wehn is a long term AMN employee since 1992. He spent his first 14 years with the company in the Nurse and Allied Client Sales and Services Department as Senior Vice President where he traveled extensively and was able to sell to and development many of the client facilities.Read full bio

    The current stage of Mr. Wehn's AMN career now is in community and corporate development work where he represents the company with many of AMN's external stakeholders including non-profits, associations, and community & political leaders.

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    Julie Fletcher

    Chief Talent Officer

    Julie Fletcher is the Chief Talent Officer for AMN Healthcare and in that role she provides leadership for attracting, developing and optimizing team member talent for corporate roles and across the AMN diverse family of workforce solutions and staffing companies. She is also responsible for Credentialing Operations, which encompasses the critical process of validating required credentialing documents for our healthcare providers. Read full bio

    Mrs. Fletcher joined AMN Healthcare in 2008 as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources and was promoted to the Chief Talent Officer role in 2014. AMN Healthcare is passionately committed to investing in its talent as a key differentiator and Mrs. Fletcher leads all aspects of the team member lifecycle.

    Prior to joining AMN, Mrs. Fletcher served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for H&R Block’s Option One Mortgage Company in Irvine, CA. In that role, she championed a new talent strategy for the 5,500-person brand of a 110,000 person organization. Prior to H&R Block, Mrs. Fletcher was a top HR executive for the Los Angeles Times, a division of The Tribune Company. Mrs. Fletcher has also served as a key player at the Walt Disney Co./Parks and Resorts Division, leading Human Resource Services and a host of leadership roles in the people and cast functions.

    She is actively involved in the human resource community beyond her role at AMN Healthcare. She is a member of the CHRO Council of the Conference Board and was named to the Board of Directors for Make-a-Wish® San Diego. Mrs. Fletcher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in HR Management and Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, and a Master of Science in HR Management Development from Chapman University.


    Marcia Faller

    Chief Clinical Officer

    Marcia Faller, PhD, RN, is the Chief Clinical Officer for AMN Healthcare. Throughout her tenure with AMN, Dr. Faller has championed the development of consistent quality standards for credentialing and competency evaluation of healthcare professionals, setting AMN apart in the industry and giving it a name synonymous with quality healthcare professionals. Read full bio

    As a result of her efforts, the AMN rigorous screening and quality control processes meet and often exceed Joint Commission and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards. Since joining AMN in 1989, as Vice President of Nursing, Dr. Faller has taken on roles of increasing responsibility and, throughout her tenure; she has led sales teams, implemented de novo service lines, and provided leadership for both information technology and human resources. Currently Dr. Faller leads a team of approximately 200 staff in credentialing, education and clinical service areas under a Shared Services model. Active in the healthcare industry, Dr. Faller holds Board positions with the Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices and the) Community Health Improvement Partners. She is also on the Joint Commission advisory council for the Healthcare Staffing Services Certification program. Dr. Faller earned a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Arizona, a master of science in nursing and doctorate in nursing from the University of San Diego, and is currently on faculty in the school of nursing at University of San Diego where she teaches business courses to nurses in both the masters and doctoral programs.

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    Carol Johnson

    Vice President, Sourcing and Digital Marketing, AMN Healthcare

    Carol Johnson, MBA, is the Vice President of Sourcing & Digital Marketing at AMN Healthcare. Ms. Johnson oversees the company’s digital marketing and online initiatives for the company’s recruitment brands. Read full bio

    Her oversight includes management of the digital marketing, social media, creative and content teams, driving 30+ Web and mobile properties, search engine optimization and paid search strategies, web analytics, job boards, email and SMS marketing, along with content strategies for sites, applications, newsletters and other marketing needs. Ms. Burke also led the development of the company's social media programs, which help drive AMN multi-brand recruitment engine. She is the architect and author of three multidisciplinary surveys on healthcare professionals' use of social and mobile media, which have garnered press for providing insights into how physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied professionals use social media and mobile for career networking and job searching.

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    Kurt Mosley

    Vice President, Business Development, Merritt Hawkins & Associates, Staff Care and Med Travelers, companies of AMN Healthcare

    Kurt Mosley serves as Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Merritt Hawkins, Staff Care,  companies of AMN Healthcare, the innovator in healthcare workforce solutions.Read full bio

    With over 20 years of health care staffing experience, Mr. Mosley is one of the nation’s leading authorities on medical staffing trends and has been cited for his expertise in numerous publications, including USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Modern Healthcare, Hospitals & Health Networks, HealthLeaders, Medical Economics and many others and has been heard on XM Radio’s “Reach M.D.” program.  A regular columnist for the noted recruiting web site RecruitingTrends.com, Mr. Mosley served on The Council on Physician and Nurse Supply, a group of health care experts based at the University of Pennsylvania dedicated to finding solutions to the shortage of nurses and physicians.


    Dan White

    President, Strategic Workforce Solutions

    Dan White brings more than 25 years of professional experience in recruitment, product marketing and management, software development, executive leadership and venture capital. Read full bio

    As President of Strategic Workforce Solutions, he is responsible for business development for the suite of AMN Healthcare workforce solutions, including the industry-leading Managed Services Programs (MSP), Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Strategic Accounts and Client Marketing teams. As an industry pioneer and veteran, he is responsible for leading AMN top-ranked Managed Services Provider (MSP) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) businesses, while reshaping the way AMN delivers its workforce solutions to its diverse client base. Mr. White possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and has a proven track record in building innovative products to solve gaps in the marketplace and in implementing large scale RPO programs at companies including Convergys Corporation and IBM. He founded SkillSet Software in 1993 and has continued to build his career through sales and operational leadership roles across the industry. Mr. White is also a recognized industry spokesman, speaking regularly on the topic of workforce lifecycle management, recruitment best practices, human resources systems design and talent optimization, among other related topics. He received a BBA in Accounting from the University of San Diego in 1985.


    Denise Jackson

    General Counsel and Senior Vice President

    Ms. Jackson joined us as General Counsel and Vice President of Administration in October 2000. Read full bio

    Ms. Jackson is responsible for our legal, corporate governance, long-term incentive and equity compensation strategies, risk management, corporate audit services and government affairs functions. We appointed her as our Secretary in May 2003 and Senior Vice President in November 2004. From 1995 to September 2000, Ms. Jackson worked for The Mills Corporation serving as Vice President and Senior Counsel from 1998 to 2000. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arizona, a Master of Public Health from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from the University of Arizona. Ms. Jackson is licensed as an attorney in California, the District of Columbia, Arizona and New York. Ms. Jackson serves on the Boards of Pipeline Health Holdings, LLC, Girls on the Run International, the Association of Corporate Counsel San Diego and the Lux Art Institute.

    To inquire about utilizing a member of the AMN leadership team for a speaking engagement or conference appearance, please email Jim Gogek, Corporate Communications Manager, or call directly at (858) 350-3209.