ABOUT US

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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President

Carolina Mallea, CPRP
UMass Memorial Health
carolina.mallea@umassmemorial.org 

Currently the Director of Provider Recruitment at UMass Memorial Health, Carolina Mallea began her career in Physician Recruitment in 2014 , and found her tribe. She brings expertise in developing key relationships and collaborating with internal leaders to develop innovative recruiting models and great teams. ...

Member-at-Large

Andrea Leland, MBA, CPRP
Dartmouth Health
andrea.l.leland@hitchcock.org
603.653.0437

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. ...

Member-at-Large

Lindsay Hamilton, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR, CPRP
Northern Light Health
llhamilton@northernlight.org

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. ...

Member-at-Large

Paige Livingston,
Baystate Health.
paige.livingston@baystatehealth.org

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. ...

Secretary

Ariana Caradiaz, MBA,CPRP
Baystate Health
Ariana.caradiaz@baystatehealth.org

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.

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Linda Wiley 2022

Treasurer

Linda Wiley, MA, CPRP
Maine Medical Partners
Linda.Wiley@mainehealth.org

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

Member-at-Large

Charlene Plotycia, MS, CPRP
HCA Healthcare
Charlene.Plotycia@hcahealthcare.com

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. ...