Jennifer Feddersen, PHR, MSM, AASPR, President
Business: Henry Ford Health System
Business Address: Medical Staff Affairs, One Ford Place 2E, Detroit, MI 48202
Jennifer Feddersen, MSM, SHRM-CP, PHR, FASPR has worked within Human Resources for 19 years, management for 25+ years, executive recruitment for 3+ years, and in physician recruitment/relations for 13 years with Henry Ford Health System. Jennifer is the Director of Executive, Physician, and APP Recruitment for Henry Ford Health System, a $6 billion health care system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
Jennifer oversees executive recruitment for the health system, vice president level and above positions including all C-suite opportunities. She has also directed the recruitment team for the Henry Ford Medical Group, a 1,300 physician member employed network and over 400 advance practice providers for Henry Ford Health System which includes five hospitals and 30+ medical centers throughout Southeastern Michigan.
Jennifer is the President of the Michigan Recruitment & Retention Network (MRRN, 2012-Present), a Board Member and current chair of the Engagement Section for the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR), and a Board Member (Player Agent Pitching Machine) for Ira Township Little League. She holds certifications as a Professional in Human Resources and as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR, 2015-Present).
Jennifer graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science concentrating in Human Resource Development and a minor in Labor & Employment Relations. She obtained her Masters of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Walsh College and graduated Cum Laude.
In her free time Jennifer has been actively involved with coaching her sons Little League Baseball, Tournament, and District teams for the past 6 years, and JV 5th and 6th Grade Boys Basketball for the last three years.
Rachel Ruddock, Vice President
Business: Michigan Center for Rural Health
Business Address: 909 Fee Road, B-218 West Fee Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824
Rachel Ruddock is the Recruitment and Retention Services Manager at the Michigan Center for Rural Health – Michigan’s State Office of Rural Health. In this role, Rachel provides assistance to healthcare providers, students and rural healthcare facilities regarding their employment and workforce needs. Rachel often provides technical assistance in the areas of state and federal employment law, loan repayment programs, health professional shortage areas, immigration law, and J-1 visas and waivers.
Krysta Earhart, Vice President - Elect
Business: Sparrow Health System
Business Address: 1210 W. Saginaw St., Lansing, MI 48915
Krysta began her career in healthcare in October 2014 as the Administrative Assistant in the Provider Recruitment Department at Sparrow Medical Group. Working her way from AA to Onboarding Coordinator within her first year of employment, Krysta finally landed her dream job as a Physician Recruitment Specialist in May of 2016. In December 2017, she earned her Fellowship certification with the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR). Krysta has been actively involved in MRRN since beginning her career as a recruiter. She enjoys building new relationships and sharing ideas with her fellow recruiters. It is truly an honor to be involved in such an amazing group.
Krysta graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and a minor in Community Development. Education continues to be an important aspect of her life and eventually intends to pursue a Masters Degree in Health Administration. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 30 years. They have three adult children, twin daughters and a son. Together, they enjoy spending time with their family, dogs, and their newest adventures in traveling.
Trisha Fite, Treasurer
Business: Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Business Address: 300 68th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Trisha's healthcare career began in systems consulting over 20 years ago which included change management for healthcare professionals through new technology and process improvements. Trisha currently serves as the Physician Recruiter for Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services with responsibilities for the recruitment, orientation, and retention of psychiatrists to the organization. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and has been an active member of MRRN since 2008. Trisha enjoys running, entertaining, reading, and keeping up with her daughter, Kennedy.
Meaghan McGill, Social Media Coordinator
Business: Henry Ford Allegiance
Business Address: 205 N. East Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201
Meaghan McGill has worked in different capacities of healthcare at Henry Ford Allegiance Health for the past 8 years. For the past five, she has worked for Physician Integration as one of two Physician Liaisons and Advanced Practice Professional Recruiters. Working in the hospital she was born in, Meaghan feels a special connection while bringing in recruits as her organization continues to grow.
Aside from holding her Bachelors’ Degree in Organizational Management, Meaghan has also received her Interior Design and Event Planning certificate. After serving two consecutive years as Vice President Elect for MRRN, Meaghan now remains on the Board as their social media coordinator.
Meaghan has dedicated herself to her community by serving two years as a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters and was also nominated and selected as Jackson Michigan’s 30 Under 30 in 2013 for being recognized as an individual making a difference in her community.
Her strengths in communication, organization and her independency helps Meaghan become a successful recruiter. Meaghan feels accomplished when she makes a connection between a candidate and her organization which keeps her motivated at serving her community.
Most recently, Meaghan is on her journey of becoming a children’s author and her picture book is set to launch in February/March of 2019.
Teressa Hopkins, Secretary
Business: Henry Ford Health System
Business Address: One Ford Place, Suite 2E, Detroit, MI 48202