Team MedBest

senior care recruiters


Meet the MedBest Senior Care Recruiters

Julie Moyer-Rupenski – President and Owner

Julie Moyer-Rupenski builds businesses. Not with brick and mortar or spreadsheets. She provides the most valuable building block—people. Julie gained national recognition by providing the senior care industry with staffing solutions for executive, senior and mid level managers. When she opened the MedBest doors  in 2001, Julie was on the leading edge of specialization that would become a trend over the next decade. During the last decade, Julie made it her personal and professional mission to create a team of healthcare recruiters that place qualified people in positions where they have the greatest impact. Read More

Katie Piperata – Executive Senior Partner and Recruiter

You might say that senior care is Katie Piperata’s family business. She visited her mother, Director of Nursing, at work and stayed on to volunteer. Her very first job was in long-term care, as a dietary aide at the same facility where she had been a volunteer. From her first visit to her mother’s job, she understood what treasures the elder population holds. Katie made it her life’s work to ensure that the aged residents of long-term care facilities receive the respect and quality of care they have earned. Read More

Neidy DeJesus – Research and Development

With a passion for research, Neidy utilizes traditional and high tech networking techniques as she identifies talented professionals to join the MedBest roster of candidates. Neidy effectively assimilates and communicates complex information as she coaches and guides candidates through the screening process. Read More

Gil Vazquez – Executive Search Consultant/Senior Care Recruiter

Gil Vazquez comes to MedBest with 15 years of exemplary sales experience. Gil is a selective and proficient matchmaker who pairs the perfect candidates with the right clients. Gil prides himself in his unique ability to maintain trusting and long-term relationships with his clients. Read More

Barbara LaWall – Executive Search Consultant/Senior Care Recruiter

Barbara LaWall understands the “make or break” impact one person can have on the success of a facility. A senior care care administrator with more than fifteen years of experience, she always held herself and her staff to the highest of professional standards. Barbara knows the complex issues that are implicit to long-term care. Read More

Melanie Burns – Executive Search Consultant/Healthcare Recruiter

Beginning her career at a long-term care facility, Melanie quickly realized she had a passion for the industry. Melanie learned how to take care of people while working in long term care. Now she has transferred that knowledge and cornered the market on taking care of her clients. Read More

Leslee Lacey – Marketing and Public Relations Consultant

Leslee joins MedBest as our Social Media expert and Marketing Consultant. Leslee is also currently a reporter for WFLA News Channel 8 Today on NBC in Tampa. Her decades of experience in the news business makes her a perfect fit for content generation, marketing and maintaining MedBest’s social media presence. Read More

Charlene Hooker – Executive Search Consultant/Senior Care Recruiter

Extremely detailed and goal oriented, Charlene works hard to ensure that her candidate and clients always come up on top. Having personal experience with family at all levels in the Senior Care Industry, Charlene understands how placement can affect a resident and their family. With significant experience dealing with large databases and marketing, she is able to quickly and effectively market a company and provide excellent opportunities to candidates. She also holds a University of Denver Communications Degree.

Nick Kopteros – Healthcare IT Director nkopteros@medb

Nick serves as the Healthcare IT Director for MedBest. He has almost two decades of experience in the IT space as a Project Manager and Consultant for well-known and respected firms including CitiBank, Office Depot, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Nielsen Media Research (Partnering with Facebook), and Advanta Partners Healthcare (Partnering with Department of Veteran Affairs & Universal American). Read more

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