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The Vibra Travels Team

Meet the Vibra Travels Team!

Wayne Mackey, Chief Executive Officer

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.

Jillian Petrunak, Director of Business Development

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.

Maxi Adams, Director of Clinical Services

Maxi Adams is the director of clinical services for Vibra Travels. Maxi works closely with the clients and provides leadership and support to the travel clinicians. Maxi has over 12 years of healthcare experience, including various leadership roles, recruiting, and previous work at a Vibra hospital as the chief clinical officer. Maxi understands the impact that travel clinicians have on healthcare teams and patient outcomes. Maxi has earned both a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an MBA from the University of Mary in Bismark, ND.

Julia Satoh, Director of Client Success/Team Manager

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.

Kelly Gianforte, Director of Client Success/Team Manager

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.

Morgan Wagner, Lead Talent Acquisition Partner

Morgan Wagner is a talent acquisition partner with Vibra Travels. She has been in the healthcare industry since 2019 after receiving her bachelor’s degree in public health from Moravian College, which is now known as Moravian University. She joined the Vibra Travels family in July 2021 and loves seeing the team succeed and grow every minute.

Outside of work life Morgan enjoys baking, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.

Kai Knowlton, Talent Acquisition Partner

Kai Knowlton is a talent acquisition partner with Vibra Travels. He has been in the healthcare industry since 2008. Kai has over ten years of experience in clinical recruiting and client management. He is excited to help contribute to and grow the Vibra Travels company.

Outside of work, Kai enjoys traveling, the outdoors, sports, and spending time with his fiancé and their three dogs.

Brittany Hulsman, Talent Acquisition Partner

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!

Jennifer Bieda, Talent Acquisition Partner

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.

Lance Rowell, Talent Acquisition Partner

Lance worked in the human resources/talent acquisition field for over five years before joining the Vibra Travels team.

“I knew this was the exact change I needed to further my professional career and join my forever career home. Having the opportunity to find our clinicians not just their next assignment, but their next home, was the overall message I received through the interview process. And that’s what I wanted to be a part of. I am beyond blessed to join the talent acquisition team at Vibra Travels and look forward to seeing where the future years take me!”

Jillian O’Neal, Human Resources Representative

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.

Abbie Sweigert, Human Resources Representative

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.