International Nursing Recruitment Team
O'Grady Peyton International employs team members who are genuinely compassionate, caring and seasoned to make sure your career and personal goals in America are fulfilled. From your initial contact with a recruiting representative all the way through to your relocation to the USA and beyond, you will have the full support of O’Grady Peyton International every step of the way. Please take a few moments to meet the O’Grady Peyton International team.
Sinead Carbery, Brand President
Sinead started her career as an O’Grady Peyton International Nurse over 20 years ago. Trained at St. James’s School of Nursing in Dublin, Ireland, she started her nursing career in the United States in California and then moved to Savannah, Georgia, where OGP had its Nursing Division at the time. Sinead joined the OGP corporate team in a retention role and has worked in Retention, Placement, Sales, Director and Vice President roles over the last two decades. “I’ve been lucky enough in my career to find what I love to do! America has afforded me every opportunity in the last 23+ years and with OGP, I get to see so many others realize the same dream.”
Gillian Williams, RN, BSBA, Clinical Director
Gillian is a Caribbean nurse, with a range of experiences over the past 22 years that include neurosurgery, pediatrics, cardiac step-down, trauma step-down, telemetry and ICU. She received her nursing education at the NIHERST College of Nursing and San Fernando General Hospital in Trinidad and has worked at hospitals in Trinidad, Arizona and Florida. She is critical-care trained with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration. Gillian has been working with OGP for the past 10 years, first as an OGP nurse on assignment and now supporting her fellow nurses from around the world as they, too, make their life and career transitions to the vast healthcare opportunities available in the U.S. “This is why I decided to come to the U.S. and OGP has definitely helped me to fulfill my career goals!”
Dell-Marie Pinnock and Heather Ogilvie, Clinical Managers
Prior to being placed at a hospital in America, you will be introduced to your clinical manager. Your clinical manager will assess your skills and experience, and will play an important role in helping you find a nursing job in the United States. Once you have been placed at a hospital, your clinical manager, who is an experienced RN, will be on hand to answer any clinical questions you have at your new workplace. Your clinical manager will also assist you in the preparation process and will assign pre-arrival education to help you in preparing for your U.S. assignment. Dell-Marie was an OGP ICU nurse before joining the OGP Corporate team and Heather began her nursing career in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating with her BSN in 2005 from Mount Carmel College of Nursing, she worked in a variety of positions including cardiac and vascular step-down, cardiac rehabilitation, TEE/cardioversion lab, CHF clinic, and as a cardiology rounding nurse for 10 years. Having left Ohio in 2014 to pursue travel nursing, she worked in hospitals in Florida, Arizona, Washington, and California for 2.5 years. Heather joined OGP in 2017 and primarily assists the on-assignment nurses as they learn to navigate and deliver care in their US hospital.
Bear Revels - Client Sales Manager
Our client sales manager secures new and exciting contracts in new locations, works directly with our client facilities to determine the needs by specialty and helps to develop new and exciting opportunities for the future. Bear joined O’Grady Peyton in 2016 and brings several years of specialized recruitment operations and strategy with him. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Biology Pre-Medicine at Wofford College, and went abroad to Durham University Business School for his graduate years. There he completed a graduate business degree and played international lacrosse. Since joining, he’s found a home in OGP to meld his business and medical interests. It’s Bear’s goal to “identify and strategically partner with facilities that provide the best opportunities for our nurses.”
Johneshia McCray and Miranda Burke, Client Account Managers
Our client account managers will match you with the available openings at our client facilities based on your specialty, experience and preferences. It is essential that you keep your work experience, skills check lists and references up-to-date at all times so that the client account managers have the most up-to-date information to present on your behalf to our client facilities.
Deirdre O’Regan, Senior Director of Recruitment and Operations
Originally from Ireland, Deirdre has responsibility for assisting us to continue to expand our global recruitment footprint and improve the preparation of Internationally educated RN’s for the NCLEX examination. Deirdre has over 10 years of experience with AMN Healthcare in Client facing roles so understands the needs of our U.S. Healthcare facilities in the selection of qualified Healthcare Professionals. Deirdre leads our Recruitment and NCLEX teams.
Amy Bargeron and Elaine Hanratty, Recruiters
Our experienced Recruiters will explain all of the details about US Nursing Programs and explain how we can assist you in making your dreams to work as an Registered Nurse in the United States come true. Our recruitment team is here to answer any of your questions and help you with all of the paperwork required to join the O’ Grady Peyton International Team.
Kerena German and Kari Schefer, Recruitment Specialists
Recruitment Specialists are typically the first person that you will speak with about opportunities with O’ Grady Peyton International. Our Recruitment Specialists help assist you in completing your online application, skills checklist, and setting you up for an interview with one of our recruiters.
Maria “Aimee” Catibog- Operations Specialist, Recruitment
Operations specialist in Recruitment directs the nursing candidate on providing the required documentation for a full file to us in a timely fashion, and guiding you through the English language, and supporting the recruitment and operation teams.
Michele Kilkenny, Director of Immigration and Licensure
Michele joined O’Grady Peyton International in 1989 fresh off the plane from Ireland with a green card in her hand, a resume and one backpack. She started as office manager and remembers the time when H-1A Visas were the only choice for nurses. She is the resident expert on immigrant visas and nursing licensure. She feels humbled to be able to have an effect on our nurses’ lives and that of their families. They, like she, see America as the land of opportunity and it’s her mission to see them succeed in the U.S. Michele’s motto is, “Why not?”
Dawn Greathouse, Immigration Manager
Dawn joined the OGP team in 2017. As Manager of Immigration she oversees the immigration team and reviews and assigns your file to an immigration coordinator for processing of your visa. She can assist you with any questions related to the immigration process.
Lilia Osuna, Team Lead Immigration
Lilia has been with OGP for over five years. She has expertise in the full immigration process and oversees the Immigration Coordinators. She will be your main contact once you have a confirmed placement and embassy interview. Lilia is also the one you’ll call if your green card is delayed once you arrive in the USA.
Selethia Knight, Immigration Coordinator
Selethia is one of the immigration coordinators and she will help you with everything you need for the filing of your Permanent Residency Visa (Green Card) or Temporary Visa right through to your embassy interview. She will file your paperwork and collect all required documentation and fees.
Kim Sisk, Team Lead Licensure
Kim is the team lead in licensure and she assists you in obtaining an RN license to start work in the USA. Once you have a confirmed nursing assignment she will send you board forms and instructions on how to obtain the RN license in the state of intended employment and map out the process for you.
Kiara Rivera, Operations Coordinator
Kiara specializes in the credentialing process and in making sure you have clinical placement calls scheduled. Many State Boards of Nursing require credential reports as part of the licensure process. Kiara will guide you through this process. OGP used CGFNS for obtaining credential reports and visascreen certificates (required at your Embassy appointment).
Jessica Schumacher, Operations Specialist
Jessica will be your contact when it’s time to order your ICHP visascreen and she will process the application and advise you on requirements. She will also guide you on completing your profile (application, skills checklist and references) in preparation of your clinical placement call.
Nina Pitches, NCLEX Licensure Specialist
Nina instructs the nurses who join the OGP Pre NCLEX program on how to complete RN board applications and what documents to submit. She will guide you through the process of getting your eligibility to take NCLEX. Once your application is approved, Nina will register you to take the NCLEX, and assist you in scheduling an exam date.
Stephanie Jordan & Andrea Mitchell, Pre NCLEX Coordinators
To work as a nurse in America, you must pass the National Council Licensure Exam – NCLEX. Stephanie and Andrea guide our nurses as they make their way through the NCLEX Preparation Course to ensure they are ready to sit for the exam. Once you have completed the course, they assist you with travel arrangements to take the NCLEX exam. They enjoy supporting the nurses while they are in the program and seeing them progress to the next phase of working in America.
Xavier Garza - Manager, Sales Operations
As Manager, Sales Operations, Xavier provides oversight and support to our Retention and Relocation teams, ensuring each health professional’s relocation, onboarding and assignment and is well resourced and planned. Our goal is to provide each nurse with a customized relocation that meets their needs, in addition to diversified resources to support them throughout their contract and beyond. Xavier also manages our Community Liaison’s in the field – helping to ensure that your first impression of the United States is a positive one.
Lori Stubbs, Kimberly Thompson, and Sara Bargeron, Relocation Specialists
The Relocation Specialist is responsible for arranging a variety of aspects of your move and responds to all questions you may have with regards to the relocation process. They communicate with you throughout the process to provide the best level of customer service. They manage all the details involved in relocating, while ensuring the relocation experience is a positive one for you, and if applicable, your family. In order to provide the optimum service, the Relocation Specialist will find out your specific needs in advance of your arrival to make your relocation experience as smooth as possible.
Kim Spelman, Sterling Gudger, and Kristin Mathews, Retention Specialists
At O’Grady Peyton International, we are like your extended family away from home. Our Retention Specialists will help you to navigate your new home in the U.S. They are skilled in assisting you to understand a new healthcare system, can help you to find childcare, will assist and guide your partner to create a U.S. format resume to help secure employment more quickly, or anything else that you may need to help you settle into your new home in the U.S. We pride ourselves in delivering caring, compassionate quality service to all of our clinicians. We can also direct you to our partners in payroll, benefits and customer service.
Upon arrival at your destination in America, your Community Liaison will be on hand to welcome you and make you feel at home in your new environment. They are on-site in the location that you are assigned to. The Community Liaison will help you open a bank account, obtain a social security number, purchase a car and many other tasks. If you have children, they can assist you with choosing a school and making any child-care arrangements.
Quality Services Analysts
Once your placement is confirmed our quality service analysts will match required pre-start documentation with the client facility requirements. This will include medical requirements, certifications, and pre-employment paperwork. It is essential that you work closely with your QSA to ensure an on-time start date.
Customer Service Specialists
Once on assignment in the U.S., our customer service team can assist you with any payroll questions and concerns and are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours.