About Us

Since 1999, we’ve found and placed over 17,000 of the best healthcare professionals with over 300 leading healthcare employers nationwide! Acclivity’s Career Consultants are not generalists but highly trained and dedicated recruiting professionals, specializing in healthcare career placement — that’s all we do!

Hiring Managers! Are you looking for a high performing employee that can do a great job and also fits in well with your team and environment? With no initial contracts or long-term obligations, Acclivity Healthcare can find the perfect candidate for you. We spend time getting to know both our clients and our candidates to build personable, proven partnerships. Let us help you efficiently find and attract the top talent you’re searching for whether it’s clinical, administrative, contract or direct hire.

Job Seekers! Our support to job seekers is always 100% FREE! Whether you’re actively looking for a new career opportunity or would just like us to keep you informed when fantastic jobs in your field become available, Acclivity Healthcare is here to help throughout your career! When the time is right for you, we’ll help you get your resume up to speed, introduce you to the best opportunities in healthcare and guide you through the interview process — all at no cost to you! Contact us today or start your own online profile and we’ll get started on finding your dream job today!

Ted French, Founder and President

Cheri French, Chief Financial Officer

Cari Zahller, Senior Client Service Coordinator

Jennifer Sievers, Director of Client Services

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Jennifer has worked in healthcare for more than a decade. She made the move from a career in the clinical field of medicine to healthcare recruitment and holds a certificate as a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP). As one of Acclivity’s long-term recruiters, Jennifer is very successful at matching top candidates to new positions. Her positive attitude is one of her greatest attributes. Jennifer’s passions include spending time with her dogs — two adorable Yorkies.

James Long, Director of Client Services

Melanie Pearson, Client Service Manager

Melanie brings over 11 years of staffing industry experience to the Acclivity Healthcare team. She takes pride in building strong business relationships and providing quality customer service to her clients. With her expertise and strong coaching skills, she provides candidates with valuable feedback and resources to help them achieve their career goals. Melanie is a firm believer in work-life balance — “Work hard to play hard.” In her spare time, Melanie enjoys being outdoors — walking, hiking or riding, cooking for her family and visiting the beach in California, back to her roots.

Chris Waters, Research and Sourcing Manager

Vanessa Noble, Lead Recruiter

Sera Smith, Operations Supervisor

Sera started her first five years in healthcare at a local Podiatrist where she worked her way up from a Medical Records Clerk to a Front Office Lead. Sera is known for her “can do” attitude and team-player spirit. She loves the feeling of being part of a company that matches hard-working professionals with top healthcare organizations. She also takes great pride in seeing the impact and happiness that comes from our process. Sera is an Arizona native and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

Ben Newcomer, Research Recruiter

Nidia Hoyer, Healthcare Recruiter

Helen Barrett, Healthcare Recruiter

Zayra Zamora, Human Resources Coordinator

Zayra Zamora was born in California, but she considers herself an Arizona native. She’s been with Acclivity for almost three years now starting as the Receptionist at the front desk, working her way up to payroll, and most recently into the role of Client Service Coordinator. Prior to her time with Acclivity she spent several years in customer service, working in various roles. In her free time, Zayra likes to travel around her great state or enjoys a relaxing evening at home with her two dogs.

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Roxanne B.
Houston, TX
5-stars “​Just wanted to drop all of you a short note to let you know what a wonderful job your candidate is doing. He has been such an asset to our team. He always has a smile and a matching disposition. I have had positive feedback from staff and more importantly ... Read More

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Tucson, AZ
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Phoenix, AZ

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