Mission Statement

The Northeast Physician Recruiter (NEPRA) is a Shared Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR). Our mission is to impact health care access through education, research, and the elevation of the physician and provider recruitment industry. We empower industry experts through education, research, and engagement. NEPRA members are from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Board of Directors Term 2023-2025
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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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. ...


Jacqueline LaBelle
Dartmouth Health

Jacqui is a physician and APP recruiter with Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire’s only academic health system which employs more than 1,800 primary and specialty care physicians. Jacqui has held various roles in healthcare administration since 2013 and has worked for Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and joined the Dartmouth Health system in 2015. ...


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. ...

Vice Chair

MaryKate Friend, RMA (AMT)
Northern Light Inland Hospital


MaryKate Friend is a Provider Recruiter at Northern Light Health, which is an integrated healthcare delivery system comprised of 10 member hospitals across Maine. She currently does the provider recruitment for three out of these 10 hospitals, with two additional entities within the system. ...

Education Committee Member

Jennifer Gaudreau, CPRP
The Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Jennifer Gaudreau, CPRP is the Physician Placement Professional at the Office of Primary Care (OPC) Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program of the Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. In this role, Jennifer works with medical students, residents, and fellows to support them to choose careers within the State of Vermont. Jennifer educates and counsels students and residents about VT AHEC’s Educational Loan Repayment Program and scholarship opportunities as incentives to practice medicine in Vermont and reduce educational debt. ...



Caitlin Vecchio Taylor, CPRP
Dartmouth Health

Caitlin is a Provider Recruiter at Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire’s only academic health system which employs more than 1,800 primary and specialty care physicians. Caitlin started her career with Dartmouth Health back in 2015 as a Provider Recruitment Coordinator and Nurse Recruiter before transitioning to her current role in 2019. Her focus is cultivating strong relationships with her business partners and candidates alike while supporting the communities she is a part of. Outside of work, Caitlin enjoys her time with her husband and two children exploring all the area has to offer.


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. ...


Chelsea Pelletier, CPRP
Northern Light Health

Chelsea Pelletier is the Manager of Provider Recruitment and Retention for Northern Light Health, an integrated health delivery system serving Maine, made up of 10 member hospitals and 12,000 employees that is committed to making healthcare work for our patients, communities, and employees. Born and raised in Maine, Chelsea is a native of Madawaska. She has been in the physician recruitment industry since 2016 and prior to this, worked as a Human Resources manager for a local non-profit organization bringing several years of recruitment experience to her role at Northern Light Health. ...


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. ...