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Beth E. Wood, M,Ed, Founder/CEO

After 20 years of working in higher education as a faculty member, Academic Dean, and interim Campus President, Beth E. Wood, M.Ed., founded and started her own boutique firm, Expert Recruiting Solutions, LLC, based in Columbus, Ohio. Beth has worked in nursing colleges with healthcare professionals all these years, overseeing healthcare programs and recruiting and hiring nurses and other healthcare professionals to oversee various programs in healthcare and other disciplines.

Prior to her many years in higher education, Beth was a health educator in middle schools for hospitals and owned a successful Medical Transcription business. In addition, she worked in the Department of Radiology at a local hospital as a medical transcriptionist for several radiologists. Beth is a masters-prepared professional, having earned her Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration and her Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Nursing and Health Education.

She has honed her medical knowledge, business skills, relationship-building skills, and recruiting skills by sourcing, interviewing, and hiring high-quality teams in the colleges where she worked all these years. Beth knows first-hand how vital it is to place the right person in the right position!

Call or text today - 614-390-2133 or email

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Dawn L. Welch, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC, Executive Recruiter

Dr. Welch is a senior executive with a passion for patient safety, nursing excellence, and transformational leadership. Dawn possesses more than 35 years of healthcare experience, including 23 years of administrative leadership

Dawn brings expert-level proficiency in program development, preceptor, transition, and nurse residency programs.   Clinical expertise gained from years of experience with regulatory compliance, strategic planning, continuous process improvement (LEAN), shared governance  / Magnet-designated facilities, organization integration, recruitment and retention, and system-wide initiatives.  Extensive experience in higher education gained with positions as Dean of Nursing, New Program Director, and Accreditation Specialist. 

As a member of ANCC (American Nursing Credentialing Center), Dawn is board-certified in both Nursing Professional Development (NPD) and Nurse Executive (NE).

Dawn comes to us with professional expertise demonstrated in diverse environments including higher education, magnet facilities, community hospitals (less than 100 beds), and large university, and teaching hospital systems (600 – 700 beds). She is well-prepared and highly experienced to find the right people for the job!

Contact Dawn at 571-246-3261 or


Adrienne Scott, M.S., M,Ed, B.A., Executive Recruiter

Adrienne has a long and diverse history in Human Resources, Training, Instructional Design, and has served in higher education for the past 20 years. She has been an instructor, Associate Dean, Director of Education & Operations, as well as Executive Director, VP of Operations & Education, and Chief Operating Office for a group of colleges. Adrienne lives in Pennsylvania and works remotely. She is well-qualifed to meet your hiring needs and match candidates with employers!

Contact Adrienne at or call/text at 717-870-7638.


Leslie Becker, M.A., B.A.,
Executive Recruiter

Leslie has served in the higher education industry for 14 years, holding various leadership positions across several public and for-profit institutions.  Most recently, Leslie held the title of Vice President of Curriculum and Learning Resources, but has also held titles such as Faculty Development Director and Department Chair.

Before her career in higher education, Leslie had a diverse background in sales, customer service, and human resources in various industries. This diverse background makes Leslie a skilled recruiter focused on meeting the needs of both our clients and candidates. Leslie lives in Northeastern Ohio and works remotely. Her flexible schedule currently allows candidates to schedule meetings with her during nontraditional business hours, which is just one way she can help candidates succeed in their career endeavors.

Leslie can be reached via phone or text at (330) 641-0643 or by email at

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Dr. Kelly Conway, DNP, CNS
Executive Recruiter

Dr. Kelly Conway, DNP, CNS received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of San Francisco, master’s degree in Adult Mental Health from the University of California, San Francisco, and Doctoral degree at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Dr. Conway is a professor and former Dean of RMUoHP College of Nursing. She recently served on a detail to the VA National Homeless Program Office (HPO) with the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (HPACT).   Scholarly focus is mental health, interprofessional collaboration, evidence-based practice, medical and mental health care for the homeless population. She is a Fellow of ELAN (Executive Leadership in Academic Nursing) and NAP (National Academies of Practice). She is well-qualifed to meet your hiring needs and match candidates with employers!

Kelly can be reached at 831 332-2644 or at


Shelly has over ten years of varied healthcare experience, with most of her time in nursing education and administrative roles. She started her nursing journey on the mother-baby and nursery units, and quickly ventured into the education setting. She has also worked in dialysis, both as a nurse and Home Program Manager. Most recently, her journey has led her to an Academic Manager role for a large university. Shelly lives in South Texas with her husband and young son. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with loved ones. She is excited to assist others in finding their dream job! 

You can contact Shelly at or call/text 956-270-9594.

Shelly McDonald, DNP, RN,
Executive Recruiter

 Donna Messick, Executive Recruiter

Donna is a dynamic professional with a proven track record in sales, enrollment,higher education, and recruiting consulting, offering comprehensive consulting services or seeking permanent opportunities within my niche. Experienced in driving revenue growth, enhancing student enrollment, and cultivating strategic partnerships in the education sector. Proficient in consultative sales methodologies to discern client needs and deliver customized solutions. Expertise in recruitment strategies, talent acquisition, and candidate sourcing, dedicated to delivering outstanding outcomes. A skilled communicator adept at building enduring relationships with clients and stakeholders. Committed to empowering individuals in attaining their educational and career aspirations through innovative techniques and personalized guidance. Open to contract or permanent roles where my assets can significantly contribute to your team's success.
Feel free to reach out to Donna at or call/text her at 205-586-4042.


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