The Freedom
Team

Meet the Team

We are among the most experienced Management Team in the healthcare staffing industry. FHCS provides an even greater value to our Traveling Nurse or Traveling Medical Professionals and our Healthcare Facilities that no other travel company can match – we not only possess experienced staffing of hundreds of hospitals and healthcare systems, but we are also former healthcare executives ourselves!

We help you, because we know what your needs are. You won’t find a more experienced team anywhere.

Eric Broder

President and CEO

Eric is the President and CEO of Freedom Healthcare Staffing. Eric founded Freedom in 2005, and has championed the company’s mission statement to include at the company’s core that Nurses are treated with respect every step of the way during their career with Freedom. Prior to starting Freedom Healthcare Staffing, Eric had an accomplished career within the healthcare and staffing industries, constituting over 30 years of experience in executive positions in the public sector, not for profit organizations, and privately held for-profit businesses. Eric formerly held positions including President and COO of the largest rapid response healthcare staffing agency, CFO and COO of a large hospital system, and Deputy Commissioner of Health for the City of New York.

Susan Whitman

Executive Vice President

Susan is responsible for the operational and financial departments within Freedom Healthcare Staffing and is also one of the company’s founders. Susan is responsible for Freedom’s nursing workforce management, and coordinates all PI and educational opportunities in conjunction with the company’s Nurse Managers. Susan has over twenty years in the Hospital and Staffing industries. She is always available to contact and speak with any of the company’s Nurses regarding any issues that may develop at an assignment. Susan also serves on the Joint Commission’s Advisory Council for the Healthcare Staffing Services Certification. Susan holds an MBA from the Daniel’s College of Business at the University of Denver.

Jackie Smith

Director of Sales

Jackie is responsible for the company’s client account management. Jackie takes great pride in assisting matching a Nurse with a client hospital that the Traveler will enjoy working at. Jackie has been working in the healthcare staffing industry for over 10 years, and works alongside the company’s recruiting staff to successfully place our Nurses.

Michele Perez

Customer Experience Manager/HR Manager

Michele is responsible for monitoring our Traveler’s experience within Freedom Healthcare Staffing, along with Human Resource related activities. Michele’s HR background comes from several large retail organizations, including Neiman Marcus. She uses the customer service tools learned from these environments to strive and please Freedom’s Nurse Travelers.