When co-founders Eric Broder and Susan Whitman started Freedom Healthcare Staffing in 2005, they knew firsthand how underappreciated nurses felt and how close many were to burning out. At the same time, as former healthcare executives themselves, they knew hospitals were dissatisfied with the results they were getting from the staffing industry. They set out to find a better way.

Freedom Healthcare Staffing operates around a simple rule: focusing on people over profits leads to exceptional healthcare in which nurses, facilities, and patients all get what they need.

That we continue to experience record growth is proof that:

  • Our travel medical professionals appreciate the care and respect we shower them with and keep coming back to work with us.
  • Our healthcare partners share our commitment to high-quality patient care and know we have the staff to deliver on that promise.

Help us continue our mission for better healthcare.

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Eric Broder

President and CEO

Eric is the President and CEO of Freedom Healthcare Staffing. Eric founded Freedom in 2005 with a commitment at the company’s core to treat nurses with respect at every step 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.

Michele Perez

Customer Experience Manager/HR Manager

Michele is responsible for monitoring our travelers’ 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.


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