About Us

About Us

QCI Healthcare is family-owned and also family-centered: our team, employees and clients are considered part of one big family. We would like to build a lasting relationship with you, and your opinion matters. Working for an agency gives you the freedom and flexibility that you choose.Trust in us. Our principals have a strong health care background and over 30 years of experience. We are going to place you in facilities that can best utilize your skills. If you aren't satisfied with the different facilities that you are placed in, please talk to us. We'll find the right fit for you while we also find the best fit for the facility.

Christian J. Vera, Consultant & Founder

Christian J. Vera, Consultant & Founder

Christian Vera began his medical career as a respiratory therapist and is now owner and CEO of QCI Healthcare. Nationally recognized as a leader in quality health care staffing, Mr. Vera has applied his first-hand knowledge of nursing to meeting the dynamic staffing needs of clinics and hospitals.

Kenneth D. Jewett, President & Founder

Kenneth D. Jewett, President & Founder

Kenneth D. Jewett is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and Regents Park College of London where he received his degree in Finance and International Business. Ken started his career in healthcare with QCI in 2007 and has been focused on staffing and recruiting for over fifteen years specializing in contingent labor platforms for healthcare facilities.

During his time at QCI, Kenneth has proved to be a valuable asset with his continued growth initiatives and strategic business negotiations. As President of QCI Healthcare, Ken holds a myriad of responsibilities including state and nationwide contracts, operational procedures & strategies, management & design of PRN staffing models for various healthcare settings, Vendor Management Services/Managed Service Providers management, corporate financing strategies, and mergers and acquisitions. Ken vast experience over his career in healthcare truly makes him a jack of all trades and brings a hugely diverse set of assets to QCI.

Building relationships through consistency, quality of product and customer service is important to Ken. These requisites are regularly expressed in Ken's daily work, pairing his dedication and drive to succeed. Ken's contribution and skill set without a doubt sets QCI Healthcare up for long term success.

Philip Marsh R.N., B.S.N., Chief Nursing Officer

Philip Marsh R.N., B.S.N., Chief Nursing Officer

Philip received his B.S.N. from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2006. He began his nursing career in 1999 working as a CENA on an Oncology unit. He transitioned to a Medical/Renal unit as a RN extern, and subsequently as an intern. He was transferred to the ICU in 2008 and son after was approached by hospital management in 2009 to become a Rapid Response RN, the same year he started working per diem for QCI Healthcare.

After many years of working for QCI on a per diem basis, Phil decided to pursue a career in administration that would also allow him to continue to work bed side. In 2015, he accepted a position as the Chief Nursing Officer for QCI Healthcare. During his time at QCI as CNO, he has worked various ICU assignments and also has the responsibility of making sure QCI field staff have a relatable Nursing Administration team to support and advocate for them. He still enjoys working at the bedside, and utilizing the assessment skills and knowledge he accrued over the last 15+ years as a nurse.

Phil's interests outside of healthcare include spending time with his family (wife, daughter, and 2 dogs), and friends. He enjoys traveling, hiking, comedy shows, concerts, attending sporting events, and going to museums/cultural events. Growing up in Grand Rapids and having a "Great" lake nearby is awesome, so going to the beach is a favorite as well.

Josh Aldrich, PRN Recruitment Manger & Account Executive

Josh Aldrich, PRN Recruitment Manger & Account Executive

Joshua R. Aldrich received his degree in Electronics Engineering in 1997 from ITT Technical Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He then went on to acquire experience in fields such as finance, real estate, and the hospitality & food industry.

While working in finance, Josh was successfully employed as a mortgage originator, which led to him being a self-employed real estate appraiser for three years. He then accepted a position in the restaurant industry, where he was a General Manager for 2 years before he went on to work for QCI.

In November of 2010, Josh joined QCI Healthcare and during his time with the company has learned many different areas of the business operations since 2010.

Today, Josh is an Account Executive & PRN Recruitment Manager at QCI. Josh manages relationships between hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics throughout the State of Michigan and as the PRN Recruitment Manager, Josh oversees recruiters as they seek medical professionals to be placed in our PRN staffing pool. All of these things make Josh a vital and valuable member of the QCI team.

Amber Yates, Vice President

Amber Yates, Vice President

Amber Yates officially joined the team in August 2015. Throughout the years she has been involved in many different roles; from scheduling and recruiting for local per diem clients, staffing flu clinics and travel nurse contracts nationwide, to managing the regional offices and recruiting teams. Some of the most fulfilling parts for Amber is to build and maintain relationships with clients and employees, both existing and new. She thrives in this environment, as every day there are new obstacles and challenges to conquer. Being able to be part of such a great team here at QCI is just the cherry on top.
When she is not working, she enjoys running and spending time with family and friends. She loves being outdoors and spends most of her summers camping or at the beach. Aside from her husband, her second love is the Green Bay Packers. She lives for football season and makes sure to never miss a game.

Angela Long,  Healthcare Recruiter

Angela Long, Healthcare Recruiter

As part of QCI Healthcare's Recruitment team, Angela Long gets to know her prospective employees as well as builds relationships with her clients. This helps her with placing the right employees with the right clients. It is important to her that QCI Healthcare is recognized to be the best healthcare provider in West Michigan, and that all begins with dedicated team members. Her role of Staffing Coordinator/Recruiter allows her to play a major part in ensuring that client's as well as employee's needs are being met on a daily basis.

When Angela is not working , motorcycles are a passion she shares with her fiancée and when time allows she hits the road on her Suzuki GSXR 600. Angela is the proud mother of her son and after several years of having an empty nest, the house is once again filled with pitter patter of little feet as Angela recently welcomed her 23 month old great niece into her household, and is thankful to be allowed the blessing of raising her!

Joseph Sobczak ,  Healthcare Recruiter

Joseph Sobczak , Healthcare Recruiter

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Linda Doyle, PRN Staffing Manager

Linda Doyle, PRN Staffing Manager

Linda Doyle served in the Navy where she acquired her nursing license. She worked as an agency nurse for years here in the Grand Rapids area. Linda started working for QCI as the on-call person in 2007. Now she is a staffing coordinator in the office full time. Her tasks include building relationships with the facilities and with our staff. She fills contracts and covers facility needs with nurses and CNA's.

Amber Hornecker, Human Resource Administrator / Assistant Bookkeeper

Amber Hornecker, Human Resource Administrator / Assistant Bookkeeper

Amber Hornecker is a graduate of our local Davenport University; she received her bachelors of business administration with a specialty in Human resource management. Amber worked in a variety of different environments during her time at college. Many of these positions included managing paperwork, and administration efforts. During her final year at Davenport she found her way to QCI through an internship in 2016, and upon completion of her schooling, she accepted a full-time position with QCI as the HR admin. During her time at QCI, Amber has proven to be a dedicated employee who is constantly aspiring to learn more. Her aspiration to gain more knowledge about the company and our practices have allowed her to make steps to improving practices within the business on a day to day level.

Alex Boeze, Senior Healthcare Recruiter

Alex Boeze, Senior Healthcare Recruiter

Hello my name is Alex! I have 12 years of experience within the healthcare field starting my career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in 2010 caring for patients in Long Term Care Facilities. For the last 6 years of my career I have entered into staff management and supervision where my main focus is hiring healthcare professionals for Assisted Livings, LTC Facilities, Hospitals and COVID - 19 testing/vaccine events! I thrive in this environment, as every day there are new obstacles and challenges to conquer, but also allows me to play a major part in ensuring that client's as well as employee's needs are being met.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family poolside in the summer time, or by a bonfire in the fall. Traveling to my home state of Wisconsin, cooking, baking, DIY-ing with my Husband and taking our two dogs, Zeus (Australian Shepard) and Finn (Border Collie) to the dog park!

Madonna Hause -  Staffing Coordinator

Madonna Hause - Staffing Coordinator

Madonna has 14 years of experience in direct patient care caring for patients with dementia, TBI, Wound Care, and elderly behaviors/ADL's. For the last 4 years of her career she has entered into staff management and supervision where she is responsible for hiring, training, and scheduling healthcare staff. She was awarded the Hallmark of Caring Award with her previous employer in June 2019. This award is given to the most recognized staff based on performance, compassion, care and commitment to service within the facility.

Madonna is a mom to 4 awesome children and a Grammie to 5 grandsons. She is a people person who enjoys cooking, baking and the outdoors! Hunting, fishing, or boating is the best along with grilling with family and friends. "Kindness comes first and family is most important. Enjoying life to the fullest, that is what it is all about!"

Ashley Manseau, Senior Healthcare Recruiter

Hi, I'm Ashley! I have worked in the healthcare setting for 10 years. I started my healthcare career in acute care hospitals focused on the patient experience, then onto Employee Engagement, and finally landed hospital staffing and recruiting for internal & external resource staffing pools. I decided to join QCI in March 2022 because I truly believe in what the company stands for and my new position would still allow me to continue to identify staff for hospitals and place healthcare professionals into a rewarding positions nationally. I love helping people and love knowing I made a difference in some way each day.

When I am not working I love doing anything outside (I moved to Florida from Minnesota and now would NEVER go back). I enjoy paddle boarding, surfing, fishing, lobstering in the Florida Keys and most of all spending time with my amazing son. "There are no great things, only small things with great love"

Christopher McNeil, Healthcare Recruiter, Orlando Florida

Christopher McNeil, Healthcare Recruiter, Orlando Florida

Christopher McNeil started with QCI Healthcare in February of 2022. Previous to his career in recruiting, he managed restaurants for many years before deciding to change direction and pursue higher education. After obtaining an Audio Engineering and Business Management degrees, he spent some time in law school. It was here he realized that an MBA was more aligned with his future goals.

After some contemplation, Christopher decided what he enjoyed most about managing was staffing. Starting his career in recruiting working with another healthcare recruiting agency he decided to join QCI Healthcare in 2022 for a role that would broaden his opportunities and continue to further his career as a recruiter.

When he is not working, he enjoys cooking, gardening, fishing, and producing music.

Ryanne Fry, Orlando Florida Office Manager & Senior Recruiter

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Trent Saylor, Accounting Department - Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable

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Jennifer Elliot - Staffing Coordinator

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Olivia Russell, Clinical Manager, Grand Rapids Michigan

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Mariah Callum, Healthcare Recruiter, Livonia Michigan

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Ryan Gallavin, Healthcare Recruiter, Grand Rapids Michigan

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Kevin York, Chief Technology Officer

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Cullen Chapple, Internal Accountant, Grand Rapids Michigan

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Jacob Palms - Healthcare Recruiter

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Jim Beckett - Account Executive

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Kelsey Martin - Record Keeping / Time Slip Processor

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Lynda Taylor - Administrative Assistant to the Accounting Department

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