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Meet our talent recruitment team

Molly Weaver is the Director of Talent Acquisition for Children’s Mercy.

Molly Weaver

In addition to being the Mommy of a former NICU baby and a current kidney patient, I am the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition for Children’s Mercy. In that role, I am responsible for attracting amazing people to take care of the children we serve - including mine. Our goal is to find the best people possible that have a passion for the health and well-being of children. If you share that passion, please come join us at Children’s Mercy by introducing yourself to us or by dropping me an email.

Jeff Janda

I am a Lead Recruitment Strategist and my primary focus is on manager, director and senior director-level positions throughout the hospital. I love that I get chance to bring in top talent to make Children’s Mercy a better place for the kids in Kansas City and surrounding areas. At home I have an amazing wife and one awesome son! We struggled with fertility so we call him our “lucky” one. We are also foster parents, which keeps us on our toes. If you have questions about the hospital or any of our openings, I would love to hear from you.

Angie Richardson

I have held several roles at Children’s Mercy since 1997. My current role is Director of Talent Acquisition. I have a team of eight amazing Talent Recruiters and Onboarding Coordinators that I work with and together we find the very best talent to work in roles that help take care of the kids at Children's Mercy! When I am not working, I am a full-time mom to two amazing boys who keep me busy with their sport schedules! If you are considering a career in healthcare and want work with the best professionals in the region who specialize in caring for kids, please introduce yourself to us or email me.

Julie Aust

Helping people better their careers is a passion of mine and I love meeting new people. I get to do what I love every day! I’m a Senior Talent Recruiter here at Children’s Mercy and most importantly I’m a mother of two children. I want to hire the best here at Children's Mercy for not only my kids but for others. I have the pleasure recruiting for Research, EEG Tech’s, Directors, GME, and HIM/ Medical coding here at the hospital.

Caroline Magruder

I’m the Community Outreach Talent Recruiter at Children’s Mercy. I’m also a busy mom of two amazing teenagers that have been treated at our hospital. I know the feeling of walking in the door as a parent and was thankful for the care my children received while here as patients. These past experiences have created a passion for community outreach. I want to help the next generation of CM employees by developing relationships with high schools, trade schools, colleges and universities so they understand all the great opportunities available in our organization. I work with students on job prep, interview skills, resume building and more. I also work with current business partners to promote diversity and inclusion within our organization. If you are interested in having us attend a career or job fair, or have questions about positions at Children’s Mercy, please reach out to me at

Jenifer Wilson

I completed my higher education as a working adult and am passionate about helping others fulfill their dreams of going back to school, which is why I am a Talent Advancement Analyst at Children’s Mercy. I am also the Mommy to two NICU graduates, and am committed to helping our employees achieve the education they need to provide the highest level of care to kiddos just like mine. Children’s Mercy welcomes employees with all levels of education, and we would love to hear from you. 

Courtney Roberts

I definitely stay busy being a mommy of two active kiddos, but I am also a Senior Talent Recruiter for Children’s Mercy. I am responsible for recruiting niche positions throughout the hospital such as information systems, respiratory therapy, telemedicine and medical informatics. I am honored to be working at a top-rated organization here in Kansas City. I strive to search for the best talent for Children’s Mercy so we can continue being successful taking care of our kids! If you want to join me in helping our area’s children, please tell me about yourself!

Vicky Clarke

I am the Director of Physician Recruitment and looking for physicians that would get a “thumbs-up” and “high-five” from our kids. As a proud “me-maw” who thinks the world of her grandchildren, I am determined to find the BEST, most talented, most caring and “fun” physicians to be a part of Children’s Mercy. It takes so much more than just a medical degree to take care of OUR children. Only the BEST for my grandchildren, and all of our children at Children’s Mercy! If you are a physician looking for a great opportunity, would our children (and grandchildren) recommend you? If the answer is yes, I would love to hear from you! The kids are waiting...

Mary Kinart

I am the mom of two great boys who found their way to my home by way of adoption. As a former PTA President, I attended countless school programs and served on many school district committee’s focused on education. As the mom of a child on the autism spectrum I am dedicated to helping improve the lives of all individuals who have challenges. It is my great pleasure to recruit new physicians to Children’s Mercy Hospital. As the Physician Recruiter I work to match talented people with the right opportunities within the hospital. I love working with doctors to help them advance their careers in medicine at Children's Mercy. 

Katie Evans

I am a Senior Talent Recruiter responsible for the recruitment of APRN’s and several other nursing areas throughout the hospital. I’m a Texas Tech University grad and have previous work experience in physician recruitment. In 2016, I relocated to Kansas City and began my career at Children’s Mercy. Working at a children’s hospital has always been my dream and I’m honored to be a part of this top-rated organization. In my spare time I enjoy visiting my niece and nephew, spending time with friends, volunteering and taking in all that Kansas City has to offer! If you are interested in learning more about career opportunities at Children’s Mercy, contact me at or click the link below to chat with me now!

Nikki Esser

As the Talent Acquisition Specialist, I do a little bit of everything and I'm often referred to as the "jack-of-all-trades" for our team. I can usually answer any and all questions. On a given day I keep multiple balls in the air from social media administration; planning new hire events; or working with a film crew to capture our unique employee stories. I own or manage lots of various projects geared toward our team goals. I also jump into complex candidate itinerary development and budget and variance reporting. My side hustle is my three kids, who have all been previously treated at Children's Mercy. I've walked through these doors as a parent with a sick child and it makes me even more appreciative of the truly amazing pediatric care provided at our hospital. If you have questions about Children's Mercy or want to learn more about opportunities within our organization, reach out to me at

Jessica Samuelson

I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and I’m an avid basketball fan of the Creighton Bluejays. I love working at Children’s Mercy as a Clinical Recruiter with primary focus on ambulatory and urgent care nurses. It makes me excited to find great people to hire who ultimately bring joy to our patients and families. If you are interested in a position with our hospital, please e-mail me.

Addi Morgan

I grew up as a Children’s Mercy kid having been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism at a young age. It was a scary challenge but every Children’s Mercy employee that crossed my path made it easy for me to continue being a kid. These memories made my decision to join Children’s as the Recruitment Coordinator an easy one! I enjoy being one of the first people candidates come in contact with, and continuing the tradition of excellence for the hospital, for Kansas City, and for our children. When I’m not at work, I enjoy traveling with my family, cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs, spending time with my fiancé, Jeff, and our dogs, Rey and Obi-Wan, and attending live music and concert events. Please let me know if I can help you find a job you love at Children’s Mercy…just like I did!

Melynda Samson

I am a Talent Acquisition Supervisor supporting various departments throughout the hospital. I am passionate about finding the right person for the right role. As a mom of three, I know what is important to me when it comes to taking care of my kids and it is my mission to find those qualities in all of my hires. My family and I love being outdoors, going on walks with our dog Winston and dancing around the house. We are busy with sports and are often on the field cheering on our little athletes. When you love what you do it doesn’t feel like work! That is a motto I have found to be true at Children’s Mercy. If you are ready to join the CM family, go to our Careers Page and “Introduce Yourself” to us or send me an email. Find something you love today!

Sara Sanders at Children's Mercy.

Sara Sanders

After over 5 years of working in the fast-paced world of healthcare agency staffing, I am honored to have joined the Children’s Mercy Talent Acquisition Team as a Grad Nurse and Clinical Talent Recruiter. Working with nurses is a huge a passion of mine and I am excited to bring top talent to Kansas City to look after our kiddos! In my spare time I enjoy taking trips to the dog park with my golden retriever, Emmie, and whipping up new recipes in the kitchen for my family and friends to try. If you want to find out more about how rewarding a career at Children’s Mercy can be, I would love to hear from you.

Angela Brown is part of the Children's Mercy Talent Acquisition Team.

Angela Brown

I am a Talent Recruiter here at Children’s Mercy with primary focus on Care Assistant positions. I love talking to candidates to find out what they are passionate about and helping them find a position that they love at our hospital. I am honored to work here, recruiting top talent to care for our patients and families. I am also a mom of two busy girls. My husband and I are big kids at heart and love spending time as a family. If you are looking to make a change and want to join an amazing team, please visit the “Introduce Yourself” section on our careers page.

LaToya Garcia

I am a Talent Recruiter on high-volume positions throughout our hospital. It’s truly an honor to be a part of the Children’s Mercy Recruitment team! I love helping people build their careers in healthcare, while having opportunities to learn and grow as well. I was once a patient here and received excellent care. Fast forward, and now my son has been treated at CM. Being a parent to a child who has received care here has helped me understand, first-hand, the importance of finding high-quality candidates that have the compassionate mindset to work at an amazing organization like this. Beyond my work life, I love spending quality time with my son and watching him grow into an intelligent and hardworking young man. If you are interested in exploring positions at Children’s Mercy, please reach out to me.