Meet the Team

Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Mackey

Wayne Mackey is the CEO of Vibra Travels and also serves as the chief human resources officer for Vibra Healthcare. With over 25 years of experience in the healthcare profession, Wayne leads by progressively learning, motivating others, and identifying new ideas and methods for continuous performance improvement.

Philosophically, Wayne feels blessed to serve Vibra’s patients, residents, employees, and key stakeholders at all levels. His mission is to lead with core values of trust, integrity, and commitment to the outcome. He is a transparent team player who focuses on core deliverables and team growth simultaneously.

Wayne’s specialties include public speaking, training, leadership development, talent management, behavior-based interviewing techniques, positive employee relations, and executive coaching. He is an SPHR/SHRM member, a DDI-certified facilitator, 360-Degree certified, and Predictive Index certified. He is also experienced with Taleo (ATS), grid training, and Studer Group’s “Hardwiring Excellence” system.

Director of Business Development

Jillian Petrunak

Jillian Petrunak has worked for Vibra Healthcare since 2018 and joined the Vibra Travels team in 2022. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Shippensburg University.  Starting her career in behavioral and mental health, Jillian found her passion in a sales opportunity and has continued down that path ever since. Her background includes business development, contract development, healthcare & executive recruiting, and human resources.

For Vibra Travels, Jillian develops relationships with healthcare partners to assist in staffing needs, as well as works to expand the outreach to clinicians who may be interested in working/traveling with us. She is proud to work with a team that offers a small family feel while providing quality service and devoting the time and attention clients and clinicians deserve.

When not working, Jillian enjoys being outdoors, interior design, and time with her daughter, husband, friends, and family.

Director of Clinical Services

Heather McKinstry

Heather has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years with experience including cardiac stepdown, critical care nursing, and case management. She has over 13 years of experience specializing in case management in acute care, long-term acute care, and acute rehabilitation settings, including director and market director roles. She has previously worked as a case manager and director of case management for Vibra Healthcare, as well as at Steward Health Systems.

Heather joined the talent acquisition team at Vibra Healthcare in 2022 with a focus on recruiting for case management and physician roles, as well as working as the talent acquisition partner for several Vibra hospitals. Heather’s goal is to utilize her healthcare experience to recruit high quality talent for our healthcare systems so that patients receive high-quality care.

Director of Client Success/Team Manager

Julia Satoh

Julia Satoh has worked in the healthcare field since 2018. After graduating with her Master of Arts in speech-language pathology from Indiana University, Julia worked across different hospital settings as a bilingual speech-language pathologist. In 2021, she decided to make a career pivot and transitioned into her new role as a director of client success and team manager with Vibra Travels. Julia uses her experience as a clinician and her results-driven mindset to always keep the wants and needs of both the facilities and the travelers at the forefront.

When not working, Julia enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and dog.

Director of Client Success/Team Manager

Kelly Gianforte

Kelly Gianforte is a director of client success and team manager with Vibra Travels. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from the University of Delaware in 2015, Kelly began her career in retail recruiting. Entering the world of healthcare recruiting, Kelly brings her high touch to the candidate and client experiences and loves to see the team grow and succeed.

When not working, Kelly enjoys gardening, camping, and being with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Resource Talent Acquisition Manager

Brittany Hulsman

Brittany has worked in the healthcare field since 2015 as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has experience working in skilled nursing facilities and home health, providing fun and exceptional treatments to her patients. In 2022, she decided to pivot her career into her new role as a talent acquisition partner with Vibra Travels. Brittany loves building relationships with travelers and always provides a positive attitude!

When she is not working with her travelers, Brittany loves spending time with her two sons and husband!

Talent Acquisition Partner

Jennifer Bieda

Jennifer works as a talent acquisition partner based in southern California. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. After years of helping adults in the hospital setting as a speech-language pathologist, she ventured into a new field with Vibra Travels, helping healthcare providers find fulfilling travel roles. Jennifer uses her clinical experience and focus on patient care to help candidates and hospitals find the best matches for the overall benefit of the patient.

Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys running, surfing, traveling, spoiling her rescue dog, and fostering other pups.

Talent Acquisition Partner

Heather Dugan

Heather is a talent acquisition partner with Vibra Travels. Heather originally started as a radiographer and worked in a clinical/hospital setting for seven years before transitioning to healthcare recruiting. Using her healthcare knowledge and drive, Heather’s goal is to get you the best placement possible.

Outside of work, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. Heather also enjoys camping, hiking, and breweries.

Talent Acquisition Partner

Marcie Schartz

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Marcie embarked on a journey in the social work field for several years. Her passion for making a difference in the lives of others eventually led her to healthcare recruiting.

With an understanding of healthcare dynamics and a passion for helping others, Marcie’s mission is to create an exceptional candidate experience. Her goal is not only to match clinicians with their dream placements but to foster enduring, mutually beneficial professional relationships.

Outside of work, Marcie is an avid traveler and is dedicated to maintaining her physical and mental well-being with a passion for weightlifting and walks with her dog. Marcie also cherishes moments spent with her family and friends.

Talent Acquisition Partner

Amber L. Peach

Amber L. Peach is a seasoned talent acquisition partner with a strong background in healthcare staffing solutions, bringing over eight years of invaluable experience to Vibra Travels. She is committed to understanding the distinct needs of each candidate, offering personalized support, and guiding them toward fulfilling career paths within the vibrant and dynamic environment that defines Vibra Travels.

When she’s not connecting talented individuals with their dream careers, Amber delights in travel adventures with her husband and daughter. At home, she’s surrounded by her cherished family, including three dogs and two cats who bring joy to every moment.

Talent Acquisition Partner

TJ Riddle

TJ is a talent acquisition partner at Vibra Travels. He started out in the industrial and manufacturing industries and has been working in the healthcare industry for almost a year. He loves what he does and is always excited to help healthcare professionals progress in their careers.

He is a happy-go-lucky mix of introvert and extrovert depending on the day. Most days are spent working and doing chores, but beyond the daily grind, he is a fitness enthusiast and a sweets connoisseur (Reese’s are the GOAT), and he is currently becoming a better cook. Some days, he’s outdoors going on a hike, playing sports, fishing, or spending quality time with his dog, Madden.

Talent Acquisition Partner

Brittany Freyer-Xenidis

Brittany is a talent acquisition partner with Vibra Travels. She has been in the healthcare industry for over 11 years in various settings. Brittany has a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine, health, and exercise science from Guilford College, along with an associate’s degree in physical therapist assistant from Carroll Community College. She builds trusting relationships quickly and enjoys the process of finding the perfect match for both the candidate and the hospital.

When she is not working with her candidates, Brittany enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, CrossFit, and reading.

Human Resources Representative

Jillian O’Neal

Jillian O’Neal is the HR representative for Vibra Travels. She joined the team in January 2022 after spending 17 years in the banking and finance industry. Jillian is customer-focused and enjoys working with the Vibra team to onboard and support new recruits throughout their assignment.

Outside of work, Jillian enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. They love to travel, play sports, and spend time with family and friends.

Human Resources Representative

Abbie Sweigert

Abigail (Abbie) Sweigert is an HR representative with Vibra Travels. Abbie is a Wyoming native who graduated from Casper College in 2019 with her associate’s degree in English. She joined our team after a year and a half of working in insurance at Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. She aims to build a career with us, helping to support our team using her keen eye for detail and extensive customer service background.

In her free time, Abbie enjoys exploring the outdoors and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.

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