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Meet our talent recruitment team

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger. Meet the team that will guide you.

Jess Angelo standing and smiling outside with her family.

Jess Angelo

As the Talent Onboarding Coordinator, I ensure that our new hires are processed through our system accurately and in a timely manner. I’m also here to answer questions and help them feel confident that they have completed all of their necessary onboarding materials before orientation day. I love my job and enjoy this high energy team. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t learn something new!

My weekends are filled with activities for my two kiddos, Lainy and Archer. My husband and I are also avid DIYers – our biggest project including the rehab of an old Air Stream camper which we’ve affectionately named “Reba.”

If you have questions about the onboarding process, or need help connecting with a recruiter, please reach out to me. I’d love to talk with you!

Julie Aust with her daughter, Amelia, husband, John, and son, Matt.

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 the Children’s Mercy Research Institute, MLS and various director-level positions at our hospital.

Angela Brown with children

Angela Brown

I am a Clinical Talent Recruiter here at Children’s Mercy and I recruit for nursing positions in our ambulatory areas. 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 the mom to 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 or email me.

Terry Brown smiling.

Terry Brown

I am a Senior Talent Recruiter with a passion for children and those who care for them! With more than 20 years in recruiting and HR, I still find it thrilling to match talented folks with great opportunities and now I get to do it in a way that can really impact the life of a child. At Children’s Mercy, I work on recruitment for director and senior director level positions and collaborate with a variety of departments to meet their hiring needs like Philanthropy, Medical Administration, Performance Improvement, Government Relations – to name just a few. As an adoptive mom, and former foster parent, my children have been on the receiving end of care at Children's Mercy. I can attest to the level of care and compassion we received and I keep that level of service as a goal for every role that I fill for this organization.

In my downtime, you can find me at the lake – where we enjoy camping, hiking and sightseeing. I also love Kansas City and spending time with family and friends taking in the many wonderful live music venues and restaurants this town has to offer!

If you have questions about job opportunities at Children’s Mercy, I would love to chat with you. Reach out to me through email.

Cody Chidsey

I love meeting new people and connecting them with their dream job! As a Clinical Talent Recruiter at Children’s Mercy, I get to do this every day. In my current role, I manage the Graduate Nurse Program and recruit for experienced nurse roles within our hospital.

As a transplant from Pennsylvania, I love exploring Kansas City and everything there is to see and do here. I played collegiate volleyball and enjoy physical activities, cycling and all sports! Additionally, my wife and I, along with our two littles, enjoy traveling and have a bucket list of future vacation sites.

If you are interested in exploring roles at Children’s Mercy, please reach out to me. I would like to help you find a career fit.

Vicky Clarke holding a framed photo of a baby

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...

Nikki Esser with family

Nikki Esser

As a Talent Acquisition Supervisor, I divide my time between tackling the marketing components and content build-out, and creating a better onboarding and orientation process. I work with a small but mighty team and our ultimate goal is to create an exceptional candidate to new hire experience. At Children's Mercy, we know we are here for the patients and families we serve but finding and orienting the right people to care for our families is essential to my role. We are making some exciting improvements to our onboarding experience and I'm thrilled to be a part of the process!

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 via email.

Katie Evans

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, email me by clicking the link below!

Photo of Bradley Fisher wearing a suite and smiling.

Bradley Fisher

I am a Clinical Talent Recruiter with a focus in a variety of areas at Children’s Mercy. I love connecting with individuals that are looking to take the next step in their career, pointing them in the right direction or guiding them through the application process and ultimately helping them find their dream job. It gives me fulfilment to help people find a role that is a fit for them.

I have a senior Labrador Retriever that is a huge attention seeker and absorbs most of my free time away from work. I also enjoy finding all the “hole-in-the-wall” restaurants around Kansas City, going to concerts, attending local fitness events and catching up on Premier League Soccer (football).

I am a hard person to miss and have a huge passion for helping people that mirrors my tall stature. Reach out to me if you want to learn more about available positions at Children’s Mercy!

Margaret Fountain with her husband, Joe. They are outside in a wooded area smiling and kneeling next to their black dog named Larry.

Margaret Fountain

I am a Talent Recruiter and love working with applicants that cannot wait to be a part of the Children’s Mercy team! Working with both hiring managers and candidates makes this job so fulfilling – and each day we collectively work toward our vision, “To create a world of wellbeing for all children.” I’m honored to be a part of such a dedicated team.

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities at our hospital, reach out to me. I’d love to chat!

Yalanda Jackson smiling at a Children's Mercy employee orientation. She is standing in front of a sign that repeats the words, "I got the job at CM! #FirstDayAtCM."

Yalanda Jackson

As the Talent Onboarding Coordinator on the recruitment team, it is my responsibility to make the new hire experience enjoyable on Day One. I have the privilege to welcome all of the new hires and re-hires to orientation and it is my personal goal to make them feel excited to join Children’s Mercy! Get ready for some fun, a Children's Mercy gift and most importantly, get your smile ready for your badge photo!

If you are a new hire who will be joining us soon – I can’t wait to meet you! I will be the one with the biggest smile (behind my face mask) and a whole lot of energy for a Monday morning. If you have questions about orientation or any other questions about our organization, please reach out to me. I’m always happy to help.

Anna Knoblock with her sons, Cooper and Cole.

Anna Knoblock

I am the Talent Acquisition Director for this dynamic recruitment team. I have over 20 years of recruitment experience in several industries including health care, technology and sales. It’s not hard to get behind the mission of Children’s Mercy – and I am passionate about finding the very best talent for this organization so we can provide exceptional care to the patients and families we serve.

My weekends are often spent on the sports fields watching my two boys do what they love to do. Having graduated from K-State, I might also be a Wildcats fan!

If you are exploring career opportunities at Children’s Mercy, please reach out to me or a member of my team. We’d love to chat with you.

Jen Lampe smiling at the camera.

Jen Lampe

I’m a Talent Acquisition Specialist and work to support the recruitment team with scheduling candidate interviews. I love ensuring that the candidate experience is exceptional so they feel at ease during the Children’s Mercy interview process.

During my free time, I visit my family as much as possible and I love trying new recipes and staying active.  I’m always interested in learning new things, which keeps my life interesting! 

Jessica LeMay smiling  while wearing sunglasses on top of her head.

Jessica LeMay

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Children’s Mercy, I work with our dedicated recruiters to connect potential hires with key hospital stakeholders and deliver a seamless, unforgettable recruitment experience. My day consists of crafting position descriptions for executive-level roles, developing candidate profiles, showcasing our impressive hospital and city, and arranging complex itineraries on behalf of our candidates and hiring teams.

In my down time, you can find me at the sand volleyball courts or practicing aerial yoga at my local studio. I’m an avid traveler and usually visiting a new destination every couple of months. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about our hospital!

Angie Richardson with her  husband, Greg, and their sons, Brent and Brandon.

Angie Richardson

In my role as a Talent Acquisition Program Director, I have the privilege of working with our employees and hiring leaders to develop talent pipeline programs that are designed to fully support our employees as they receive the education needed to help expand their careers. I also partner with local elementary, middle and high schools to promote health care careers to students, while also collaborating with our community resource partners throughout the metro area.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time gardening, going to the movies, watching baseball and spending time with my family.

If you have questions about our community outreach efforts or job opportunities at Children’s Mercy, please reach out to me.

Courtney Roberts

As a Senior Talent Recruiter at Children’s Mercy, my primary focus is on Information Systems (IS) positions and various niche roles throughout the hospital. As the IS recruiter, I have naturally become the team “muse” in learning and understanding all the systems we work within to recruit top talent. The tech industry is ever-changing which keeps this job exciting. Understanding just a small portion of what our hospital IS engineers, architects and cyber security teams do each day, makes me more committed to finding the best talent for these teams.

I also stay busy being a mommy to two active kiddos who keep my husband and I on-the-go. They are my truest joy and serve as a constant reminder of the committed, top-rated care provided at Children’s Mercy to our patients and families. I am honored to work here and love being a part of an organization that strives to create a world of wellbeing for children! If you’d like to learn about openings in IS or have questions, reach out to me through email.

Brittany Rospierski, her fiancé, and their two dogs, Boone and Rosie, on their farm.

Brittany Rospierski

I’m a Senior Talent Recruiter and have been recruiting in the health care space since 2014. I enjoy the unique challenge and opportunity to work with individuals directly impacting the quality of care that health care recruiting brings. At Children’s Mercy, I’m fortunate to be able to recruit for a variety of different departments, including but not limited to Care Management and Social Work, as well as Director and Senior Director level positions.

In my free time, I enjoy sitting outside and relaxing on our farm with my fiancé and our two dogs, Boone and Rosie.

Melynda Samson with family

Melynda Samson

I am the Director of Talent Acquisition and manage two amazing teams who handle volume recruitment and onboarding. I am passionate about ensuring my team finds the right people for the right role and that our new hires have a successful orientation experience. It’s an honor to work at Children’s Mercy where I know that the quality of care we provide is what I’d want for me three kiddos.

My family and I love being outdoors, going on walks with our two dogs, Winston and Tucker–and in the Samson house there is a lot of dancing, music and friends! 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 Children's Mercy family, go to our Careers Page and “Introduce Yourself” to us or send me an email. Find something you love today!

Jessica Samuelson

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 a 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 email me.

Sara Sanders and her husband.

Sara Sanders

After over 5 years of working in the fast-paced world of health care agency staffing, I am honored to have joined the Children’s Mercy Talent Acquisition Team as a Clinical Talent Recruiter. Working with nurses is a huge 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.