Mission Statement
We are in-house Physician & Advanced Practitioner Recruitment professionals working in hospitals and for healthcare organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
The Northeast Physician Recruiter Association is dedicated to advancing the professional development of health care recruiters in the Northeastern region of the US through networking, education and collaboration.
Board of Directors Term 2020-2022
Welcome to the official website of the NEPRA. This website was developed in an effort to better serve the physician recruiters and providers looking to relocate to Northeastern United States. Our purpose is to provide the best possible resources available in an effort to ease the recruitment process for all involved. We welcome you here and hope that our resources help you in filling the needs of your community.

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Carolina Mallea, CPRP
UMass Memorial Health

Carolina is currently the Director of Provider Recruitment, Onboarding and Retention, at UMass Memorial Health, the largest health care system in Central Massachusetts and clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Her career in Physician Recruitment began in July 2014, within 2 months she attended her first national physician recruitment conference and found her tribe. Carolina's career spans 20+ years in Recruitment and Human Resources, but nothing compares to the "3D Tetris" that is Physician Recruitment. ...


Andrea Leland, MBA, CPRP
Dartmouth Health

Andrea Leland, MBA, CPRP is the Manager of Physician Recruitment for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, New Hampshire’s only academic health system which employs more than 1,800 primary and specialty care physicians. Andrea oversees all aspects of recruitment of physicians and advanced practice providers throughout the system and manages a team of 10. ...


Lindsay Hamilton, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR, CPRP
Northern Light Health

Lindsay Hamilton is the System Director for Provider Recruitment and Retention for Northern Light Health, an integrate heath delivery system in Maine consisting of 10 member hospitals and over 12,000 team members. ...


Paige Livingston,
Baystate Health.

Paige is a driven and energetic recruitment professional. She began her career in provider recruitment at WVU Medicine, an academic medical center and West Virginia’s largest healthcare provider; with focus on surgical services, orthopaedics and pediatrics. She also spent time as a Provider Recruitment Coordinator at a community hospital in Northampton, MA giving her diverse experience in both academic and community practice environments. ...


Ariana Caradiaz, MBA,CPRP
Baystate Health

Ariana began her health care career in 2009 with Baystate Health in Springfield, MA. Baystate Health Baystate Health is a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system serving over 800,000 people throughout western New England. The organization consist of Baystate Medical Center: a teaching hospital, and the region’s only level 1 trauma center, Baystate Children’s Hospital: the region’s only accredited, full-service children’s hospital, Three community hospitals, A network of more than 80 medical practices, Health New England, a health insurance provider, Home care and hospice services, and a comprehensive regional laboratory and diagnostic center.


Linda Wiley 2022


Linda Wiley, MA, CPRP
Maine Medical Partners

Linda Wiley joined MaineHealth in March of 2014, and is a Talent Acquisition Specialist focusing on physician recruitment for Maine Medical Center/Maine Medical Partners (MMC/MMP). She partners with the in-house recruiter assisting in attracting physicians to all MMC inpatient departments as well as MMP outpatient surgical, specialty and primary care opportunities. ...

Charlene Plotycia


Charlene Plotycia, MS, CPRP
HCA Healthcare

Char has worked in non-clinical Healthcare for over 20 years. Her career path to Physician Recruitment began as a Senior Residency Coordinator for a Family Medicine Residency; HR Business Partner in a tertiary medical center; and then to Physician Recruitment. She has worked in physician recruitment to a children's hospital; for a health system with multiple rural sites; behavioral healthcare; and for an academic health system. ...