Melnic Team | NP, CNS, & PA Job Placement Specialist

Jill Gilliland

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Jill Gilliland is the president of Melnic Consulting Group. Her strong understanding of healthcare cultures and specific job requirements enable her to present the best candidates for clients’ Advanced Practice positions. Jill’s leadership, integrity, and ingenuity drive the success of the company, and her people skills and compassion enable her to forge solid long term relationships with candidates and clients. She values honesty, wisdom, and kindness and seeks out skilled candidates, children’s hospitals, physician groups, and pediatric clinics that have similar values.

Jill Gilliland possesses expertise in the pediatric nursing field and industry knowledge of children’s hospitals, physician groups, and pediatric clinics. She understands organizational structures, advanced practice management, billing, roles, relationships, and the employment needs of chief nursing officers, directors, managers, and physicians. She has a proven track record in recruitment of pediatric advanced practice nurses and nursing leaders. She is an avid supporter of NAPNAP, AONE, APHON, AACN, SPCN, and AAP in addition to attending and sponsoring many of their conferences.

Jill Gilliland is a (national) speaker and publicist on areas such as job strategies, branding and marketing, pediatric critical care needs, and additional topics relevant to pediatric nursing and the recruitment business. She has over 12 years of experience in the recruiting industry coupled with a strong sales, healthcare, and technology background. Jill holds a BS degree in Business from the University of Southern California and an MBA from The University of Virginia, Darden Business School. Connect with Jill Gilliland on LinkedIn.

Sharla Jepkes

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Sharla Jepkes is our Candidate Manager. She enjoys the one-on-one interactions as she helps our candidates in their job search strategy. Sharla has strong interpersonal communication skills and a solid understanding of pediatric healthcare. She is committed to providing the best customer service and helping our candidates in the difficult process of finding a new job that is the right fit. Her professionalism is a companion to her integrity, and she treats all of our candidates with respect and promptness.

Sharla’s 13 years of experience as an Office Manager in the healthcare industry and 12 years of experience in Recruiting and Human Resources provide a strong industry knowledge and recruiting background. Sharla is also a professional musician, has her own band, and volunteers with Mount Evans Hospice, singing for patients of all ages in the hospice setting. Melnic Consulting Group is delighted to have Sharla on our team.

Christina Boland

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Christina Boland is our Recruiting Manager. She has a background in both healthcare recruitment and human resources. She brings over 10 years of recruitment experience specializing in Nurse Practitioner, RN, Physician, Physician Assistant, and Clinical Management positions and over 5 years of Human Resource Management experience. Christina’s background includes managing talent acquisition teams, implementing recruitment strategies, streamlining processes, client and candidate relationship management, training, employee relations, and partnering with clinical leadership to create precept programs. She recognizes the importance of getting to know the candidate and building a relationship to understand their needs to be able to assist them when searching for a position that will best suit both their professional and personal objectives.

Christina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Organizational Management from Cabrini College in Radnor, PA. Melnic is proud to call her a part of our team.

Audrey Branch
Candidate Sourcing

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Audrey Branch is our Talent Associate. She is committed to customer service and professionalism. She helps develop our social media marketing plan, maintain references, and coordinate the planning of conferences and nursing school visits. Her passion for the healthcare field, coupled with her love for graphic design and photography, allow her skills and creative eye to enhance our marketing strategies. She is very eager to learn and grow in new circumstances.

Prior to working for Melnic, she served in the United States Navy, as an Aviation Mechanic, working on jets and helicopters. In addition to becoming a master mechanic, Audrey was also a career counselor and trainer, responsible for guiding other sailors in their Navy careers, and assuring they had the knowledge required to do their jobs. She loves to volunteer with her family ministry at church and grow her photography portfolio on the side. Melnic is proud to call her a part of our team.

Jennifer Levine
Candidate Sourcing

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Jennifer Levine is our Marketing Content and Analytics Associate. She supports Melnic’s marketing efforts through analysis, content creation, and search engine optimization. She focuses on analyzing past and current marketing campaigns and online engagement, and she assists in the creation of compelling and optimized content. She has over nine years of experience as an analyst and public speaker and over six years of experience in managing teams and in building and maintaining external relationships on behalf of her organizations.

Jennifer is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and she holds a B.S. degree in marketing from the University of Maryland University College. Melnic Consulting Group is delighted to have Jennifer on our team.


Dodie Sampson

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Dodie Sampson is our Executive Marketing Specialist. Her extensive background in human resources, training and development, and corporate communications led to her current role with Melnic Consulting. She is committed to being sure those who come to Melnic in their pediatric nursing job searches have the tools they need through our website and job postings that will lead them to a successful placement experience. Dodie enjoys using her excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to help build strong client relationships with those special people who devote their lives to helping others.

Dodie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development from DePaul University-Chicago. Melnic Consulting Group is delighted to have Dodie on our team.

Britt Mangold
Marketing Contractor

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Britt Mangold is our Marketing Contractor. She has over 15 years of experience in marketing, business administration, and client services. Most recently, she specialized in healthcare communications as an agency account director serving several multinational biotechnology companies.

Britt is excited to be working on content development and digital marketing strategies for Melnic Consulting Group through her business, Intrepid Communications. Britt holds a B.A. degree in English and Communications from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Melnic Consulting Group is delighted to have Britt on our team.