Meet the Alto Healthcare Staffing Team
Leslie Kahn: CEO of Alto Health Care Staffing
“After several years of practicing nursing hands on care in multiple areas from pediatrics, geriatrics, case management, rehab, med surg, she decided to return to school and obtain a BS in Business Management. She wanted to utilize both degrees in her pursuit of a new career which led her to the opportunity to work for a national staffing firm as a recruiter and account manager. She loved it! However, she realized that there was something missing in the industry and she knew that she could make a difference in the lives of others. She decided to start her own staffing company and conduct her business practices that are in line with her own personal values and mission. Alto Healthcare Staffing strives to serve the piece of the equation that we perceive is missing. She realized that for years she has been a patient advocate, but who was the nurses advocate? We are! Alto Healthcare Staffing is your advocate.
She makes a promise to live by her mission statement and to truly listen to your career goals and desires, work hard on your behalf for your ideal position and never misrepresent you to a client or a client to you. We hope to have the opportunity to partner with you as your career advocate soon.”
Cindy Hochwalt: Market Director
” Cindy Hochwalt is the Market Director for both the Dayton and Cincinnati/Blue Ash offices at Alto Health Care Staffing. Cindy leads the largest team at Alto with her smile and a wealth of experience in leadership and knowledge in the health care staffing arena. Cindy makes sure that operations run smoothly with all of our employees and clients on a daily basis and that everyone has fun! Cindy began her career in the Staffing & Recruiting Industry in 1989, holding several positions including Staffing Specialists and Recruiter with a National company and then went on to become President/Owner of her own start up staffing agency for several years. Cindy has also served in the roles as Director & Market Manager with other staffing firms in the past.
Cindy currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Staffing & Search Association, as V.P. of Business Partners. She attended Cleveland State University studying Marketing.
In her spare time, it’s Cleveland Sports and The Ohio State Buckeyes! Cindy believes in paying it forward, and does so every week.”
Charlotte Searles: Senior Career Advocate
“Charlotte is a graduate of Miami Jacobs Career College. She began her career in the health care field in 2003. She worked many years assisting physicians in procedures, clinical management and quality control, in the Pain Management field. She shared her skills and knowledge for several years as an adjunct instructor for Miami Jacobs Career College teaching in the Medical Assisting Program. Charlotte’s vast knowledge and experience working in the healthcare field began a path that set her up for success within the health care staffing industry. Charlotte Searles has been with Alto Health Care Staffing for 4 years. She began her career with Alto Health Care Staffing as a Human Resource Coordinator and has been promoted to a Career Advocate. In her current role, Charlotte achieves staffing objectives and meets goals for this privately held, third party staffing, placement and Human Resource firm specializing in the health care industry by recruiting and evaluating Health Care Professional Candidates. The mother of four children and married for 23 years, Charlotte and her husband, Charles, enjoy the company of their 3 grandchildren and share their love of the outdoors with their family regularly.”
Cynthia Workman: Payroll and Benefits Manager
“Cynthia attended Sinclair Community College and is a graduate of Miami Jacobs Junior College of Business where she majored in Accounting and Business law. During her career she has worked exclusively in the health care field for Nursing Homes and Health Care staffing companies bringing many years of experience to her current position. Cynthia’s experience in health care, accounting and staffing is a perfect fit in her role at Alto. Cynthia joined the Alto Family two years ago as the Payroll/Benefit Specialist, and now is the Payroll/Benefit Manager. She is the primary point of contact for all payroll and billing questions.
Cynthia has two children and six grandchildren.
She enjoys traveling in the US, Europe and an occasional cruise.”
Ellen Linville: Career Advocate
“Ellen Linville was born and raised in Cincinnati. She started her career in medical billing and stayed in that field for several years, by working in a physician practice doing medical billing and front desk duties. That position led to recruiting and staffing for a Home Health agency where she ultimately moved to a large national company doing strictly recruiting, staffing and account management which she has been doing since 2000. She enjoys assisting clinicians in supplementing their income or landing the ideal position.She also enjoys gardening, photography, Cincinnati Reds and the Bengals.”
Laurie Friedman: Controller
“Laurie received her education, a B.S. in Accounting at Indiana University. She has worked for both small and Fortune 500 companies in various capacities in the Finance/Accounting Departments. Laurie has been with Alto Health Care Staffing for many years, where she handles the Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and General Accounting functions.”
Billie Jo: Compliance and Credentialing Manager
“Billie Jo attained her Associates Degree in Medical Assisting in 2009. Since then, she has worked in healthcare for over six years, first starting her career at Dayton Pain Center. Billie Jo entered the Medical field because she loves helping people and making a difference in their lives. Outside of work, Billie Jo is a mother of two wonderful children, her daughter Brittany and son Drew, and a grandmother to her granddaughter, Nora. She enjoys spending time with her family whom means the world to her.”
Jodi Stewart: Compliance and Credentialing Coordinator
“Jodi began her career as a Medical Assistant and Certified Phlebotomy Technician, graduating from IMDT. After her second child was born, she switched gears as a full time Medical Transcriptionist for her home based business. When she became a single parent, Jodi made the decision to return to school and attended Cincinnati State and Mount St. Joseph University, majoring in Communication Studies. During this time, she also enjoyed teaching as an adjunct instructor at Daymar College.
For fun, Jodi enjoys The Cincinnati Reds, live music, playing guitar, walking, swimming, traveling, cooking, reading and hanging out with her family and friends.
Alto’s mission statement says it all. I enjoy meeting our potential employees and want them to love their job as much as I love mine! I am excited to be part of that process and the Alto team!”
Jerry Ligon: Senior Career Advocate
“Jerry’s focus as a Senior Career Advocate is to work directly with clients and candidates with an end goal of matching talented medical professionals with clients that have specific needs within a temporary, contract to hire or direct hire positions. He will also manage these relationships to ensure continued satisfaction and success for both parties. Jerry is a graduate of Urbana University. He brings with his background a wealth of experience in recruiting, customer service, sales and marketing. He has recruited and placed top talent in all 3 major industries: Health Care, Technology and Accounting and Finance. Jerry also has extensive sales and medical experience as a former pharmaceutical representative during which time he worked directly with Doctors and their entire staff.
Jerry understands the value and importance of making the right match for both candidate and client. He is motivated by pairing candidates with clients that lead to career and company growth and long-term relationships.”
Tiffany Ludlow: Account Manager, LPN
Tiffany does all of our scheduling for Stillwater Center. She works closely with the rehabilitation specialists, LPNs, and RNs that help fill open schedules at SWC. In addition to scheduling, Tiffany also processes all new hires for Stillwater and works closely with the Human Resource Coordinator in preparing new candidates. Tiffany enjoys working with the many candidates that it requires to provide everyday well-being to those in need of our help and services. She has found that the core values and beliefs of Alto Staffing mirror her own, and feels privileged to be a part of this team.
Outside of work, Tiffany and her husband Travis spend all of their free time raising their seven (soon to be eight!!) children. Most weekends are spent sitting at a ball field cheering on the kids! There is never a dull moment at home, and Tiffany often looks forward to coming to work on Monday morning just to catch her breath!”
Eric Ozio: Compliance and Credentialing Coordinator
“Eric grew up south of Dayton in a town called Centerville. He moved to Ohio when he was 10 years old from Salt Lake City, Utah where he was born. He has been in the staffing industry for nearly two years and was hired to work in Alto’s Compliance department in early April of 2016. His true joy of work is to help people that are trying to make an honest living so they can help themselves and their families have a better life.
Eric is currently studying for his masters in Human Resources Management with Franklin University. His duties with Alto Healthcare Staffing include testing, onboarding new applicants, processing paperwork, interacting with candidates and helping them to become qualified for a client, and provide them any advice they may need.
In his time away from work Eric loves to read, watch various televisions shows, spend time with his pets (a dog, two cats, a turtle), play video games, and workout. Eric hopes to continue building his experience in the Human Resources field with Alto Healthcare Staffing for a long time and finish his degree within the next year.”
Eric Dixon: Account Executive
“A graduate of Cleveland, Tennessee’s Lee University, Eric attained his B.S. in Health Science and Business. Before attending Lee University, Eric attended Cleveland State CC where he played basketball and was named to the Athletic Academic All-American team his Freshman year. After working for a marketing company in the health and fitness industry in Tennessee, Eric moved to Ohio to pursue a career in the Healthcare Staffing field. With over six years of experience working in the Healthcare arena, Eric is now an Account Executive for Alto Healthcare Staffing. His main area of focus is new business development within Dayton and surrounding areas, and marketing. In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with his family, playing or watching sports and doing anything outdoors.
Cathie Knoll: Career Advocate
“Born and raised in Dayton, OH, Cathie has over 30 years experience working in Hospital and Physicians offices with her experience ranging from front desk, to her last role as a Practice Manager. She is skilled in all business office positions and her greatest joy in her field is the ability to help others. With her vast range of experience, Cathie joins the Alto team as a new Career Advocate, helping to serve our medical office client-base.
A mother of two beautiful daughters and one playful dog, Cathie enjoys being outside at the pool, grilling-out and spending time with her friends.”
Gina McGuire: Payroll and Benefits Coordinator
“Gina comes from an extensive background in Human Resources, most recently coming from Ultra Punch as a Manager and Employee payroll and Benefits Coordinator. After the closing of Ultra Punch, Gina worked with ComforCare in the Human Resource Department and also in the field as a Patient Companion. Gina decided to advance her skills in Accounts Receivable and went to work for Deceuninck North America. Gina’s vast knowledge and experience in Human Resources and Employee benefits has prepared her for her position with Alto Health Care Staffing as a Payroll & Benefits Coordinator. Gina is from Miamisburg where she currently resides. She is a mother of three boys. Two of which are grown, and an eleven year old son who keeps her busy with various sports.
As a family they enjoy traveling, camping and outdoor activities.”
Sue Ann Creamer RN: Compliance, Quality and Education Manager
Sue Ann came to Alto Health Care Staffing with 40 years of experience as a registered nurse, and has practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings, as well as 13 years with Medicaid’s Ohio Home Care program serving in the areas of case management, compliance monitoring of home care providers, and as a waiver service specialist. It was during the case management years that she met Leslie Kahn, in which they worked closely together; both are pleased to be on the same team again! Her duties include education, quality assurance and compliancy for our external staff as client and Joint Commission requires, following the process and procedures of Alto Health Care Staffing.
In her time away from work, Sue Ann is active in the facilitation of marriage workshops with her husband, Randy. They enjoy the outdoors together, and spend time camping, hiking, and biking. Family tops the priority list with 3 grown sons, 3 daughters-by-marriage, and 2 granddaughters.