Michele M. Secord, RN, MSN, CPC
President
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Michele has owned Secord & Associates for 13 years and has worked in retained search for 18 years. Michele is involved in overseeing every aspect of the search process which has led to the successful recruitment of hundreds of individuals to her client companies. Michele’s background in Nursing and Healthcare Leadership roles, along with her comprehensive knowledge of the health care industry, allows her to gain a thorough understanding of her client’s needs. Her wide reaching network of associates enables her to get close to the best leadership talent in the industry. It is this combination that has catapulted Michele into an industry leader in executive search and has resulted in her direct coordination of over hundreds of leadership searches for numerous hospital and health care organizations.

Michele is also a member of AONE, AACN, MGMA and Sigma Theta Tau. She guest lectures at several universities and frequently presents and speaks at local and national industry meetings. Michele has also been published multiple times in several trade magazines including Nurse Leader.


Lori W. Mudge, AD
Consultant
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Lori has over 19 years of research experience working in the search industry, and has been with Secord & Associates for 12 years. Lori’s extensive background in healthcare, recruiting and research has allowed her to stay abreast of locating top talent. Her vast knowledge of the search industry enables her to locate the top professionals.


Paula DeMichiel, B.S.
Consultant
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Paula is a skilled market research professional who conducts primary research and candidate outreach. Paula has a Bachelors in Business Administration and has worked in marketing and research for over 20 years. She is talented at many recruitment methodologies. Her years of experience cold calling and reaching out to candidates allows us to reach top talent at all levels.


Kristen Robustelli, B.S.
Consultant
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Kristen brings 10 years of marketing and research experience in an insurance environment to Secord & Associates. With a background as an underwriting analyst she has proven experience providing timely and accurate information to support National Accounts, including clients and candidates. She possesses excellent communication and strategic thinking skills coupled with her computer skills to help us locate and recruit phenomenal candidates. Kristen conducts primary research and candidate outreach.


Kristi Lock
Consultant
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Kristi has over 10 years of health care experience and has been with Secord & Associates for over 5 years. Her strengths include her ability to utilize her computer and social networking skills to research and source candidates for our clients. Her years of experience focusing on locating top talent have allowed her to connect with top healthcare industry leaders.

"I really appreciated all you did to assist me in applying for and eventually being offered the position here at Gaylord. You gave me all the information I needed to understand the role, what the hospital would have to offer me and who would be interviewing me. Your support throughout the entire process helped me make a great decision."

- K.R., Director, Care Management

"Over the years I have been a client of Secord & Associates. I first began working with Michele while working at Lifespan Healthcare system and most recently with Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. Michele has successfully helped us hire several critical roles within the organization. She is professional, timely and detail oriented and completely customer focused. Her network is extensive in the field of healthcare and leadership. She takes the time to understand the needs and environment of the organization and department. She is proactive in her communication of the process and has a passion for what she does. She is a delight to work with."

- C.R., Chief Human Resources Officer

"I thank you for being such an instrumental part of moving me forward and giving me the boost I needed to make a change. You truly are an expert in your field. Even though you were told that I appeared "light" with experience based on job title/salary, you didn't stop. You saw something in me, took another approach, and landed me an interview. The rest is history. You didn't give up and for that I'm grateful. I'm excited for this new journey and hope to become an integral part of the team."

- S.G., Education Consultant

"Michele seems to know me better than I know myself! When faced with having to decide between several outstanding opportunities, Michele was there to listen and help me stay focused. She helped me get through sorting all of the pros and cons of each option, offering sound advice and feedback as needed. Some of my good friends are those I met after we were mutually placed in our former positions by Michele. She truly does select the best; I have the utmost respect and admiration for her incredible talents."

- A.M., Hospital Services Manager

"I had the privilege to work with Michele during my hiring at Gaylord Hospital. My experience was nothing but positive! Michele is an excellent communicator and collaborates extremely well with all of the parties involved in the recruitment and hiring process. I found her to be very organized and efficient. My time was well planned and I was well informed. Her work in part led to a very successful hiring process for me! I would be happy to recommend Michele and Secord & Associates to any organization."

- D.L., Administrative Director, Outpatient Services

"Much to my surprise (in this tight market) Michele produced six excellent candidates within a 4-8 week timeframe. She was at all times personable and professional and I found her to be reliable and easily accessible in not only identifying candidates, but also in reconceiving the role and sorting amongst the candidates."

- S.S., MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs

"I have had the opportunity to work with Michele Secord professionally as a search consultant and personally as a candidate for a leadership position. Michele is a pleasure to work with. She is a true professional who is extremely efficient, organized and thorough. As a client and a candidate Michele keeps you informed, and the recruitment process moving smoothly and in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Michele's Secord and Associates as a healthcare executive search firm."

- A.T., Administrative Director, Surgical Services

"Recently I have had the need to retain Secord & Associates, Inc. for four very specific searches of which we were presented with candidates in a timely manner who had been thoroughly screened and absolutely qualified. Michele understands what many recruiters fail to learn: a client's time and needs are the most important part of the process."

- R.J., Former Recruiter

"Michele Secord assisted in the search for a seasoned, senior clinical administrative position. She conducted a superb search for us and we are pleased with both the results and the process she conducted."

- G.G., Director of Practice Operations

"I have hired Michele Secord on several occasions to recruit for nursing leadership positions. I found it very easy to work with Michele. Due to her nursing background she understands the position, and can assess the culture of the organization. She is well networked and able to provide a unique candidate pool within a quick timeframe. Additionally, she stays in touch with the candidates post hire to ensure a smooth transition."

- C.D., Former Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer

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