Meet Our Talent acquisition team
Nursing Talent Acquisition Team
Grace Schneider, MBA-HRM, SHRM-CP (Bilingual in Spanish)
I joined the Tampa General Hospital team in 2015 after moving from Central America with a background in human resources and logistics. As a part of this wonderful organization that cultivates growth and development, I was given the opportunity to serve in different areas within the People and Talent division, acquiring a wide understanding of the support and partnership provided to our team members. Specializing in talent acquisition for health care has truly been my passion, and I proudly share my knowledge and experience with others to encourage them to achieve their dream roles.
During my down time, I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring new places and learning historic landmarks as well as appreciating art and music. Currently, I am diving into cooking classes to expand my family’s culinary interests and keep the traditions shared with us. I’m excited to meet you and learn more about your interest.
Pam Curtis, RN, MSM-HR, PHR, SHRM-CP
I started with the Tampa General Hospital team in 1978 as a graduate nurse in the CTICU, where I worked for about 10 years taking care of critical patients. Later in my nursing career, I expanded to Pre-Op/PACU to serve an additional 10 years in patient care. In 1999, I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in human resources and started my journey recruiting a variety of clinical roles. I have since obtained my master’s degree in HR management and have two HR certifications — the PHR and SHRM-CP, for which I am very proud. I also continue to keep my RN license. My biggest joy is matching the right nurse with the right position and then seeing them grow in their roles. TGH is such a great place to work and offers more support than any other local hospital. It is exciting to tell others about the great opportunities here.
On my off time I enjoy the beach, reading mysteries and improving my cooking skills. I also love to play with my dog, Gypsy, one ball of white fur.
Sharon Fore, RN, MSN
I graduated from St. Vincent’s Hospital and School of Nursing in 1988 and have been a nurse for more than 30 years. I began my career in New York City, but relocated to sunny Florida in 1992. I was offered an opportunity to continue my nursing career here at Tampa General Hospital in the Medical ICU, where I worked as a clinical nurse and their unit- based educator. During this time, I completed my bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s in nursing education. I work with an amazing Talent Acquisition team here at Tampa General Hospital, where I enjoy guiding today’s nurses on their journey here.
On my off time, my husband and I are busy exploring what Florida has to offer, chasing after an adventurous 8-year-old, gardening and soaking up all the great weather Florida has to offer. And I’m currently adding chicken coops to the mix.
I joined TGH in May 2021 as a Department Assistant for the Observation Unit and CareComm, our NASA inspired Central Command Center by General Electric (GE). Before I became a part of the TGH family, I spent 11 years working as a Medical Assistant, specializing in Pediatrics. I have been honored to work for such a supportive organization, that helps its team members develop into the best version of themselves.
Varline Rhau, SHRM-CP
I began my career in healthcare fives years ago, as a nursing student. I quickly learned my passion was within administration. I worked staffing and patient placement for three years and then journeyed into human resources. I joined Tampa General Hospital’s People and Talent team as I completed my AA in Human Resource Administration as an Onboarding Success Partner and now, I transitioned into Talent Acquisition Consultant as I complete my Bachelor’s in Business administration. As a Talent Acquisition consultant, I get to be a part of the process of helping someone start their new adventure with a great organization.
On my time off, I like to spend time with my wonderful 7-year-old and 5-year-old, they keep me on my toes. I enjoy cooking and learning about new things, you can find us at Treasure Island in a pool or on a boat.
Enough about me, join the TGH team so we can learn a bit about you!
I began my career in health care on the staffing side of the home care industry, transitioning to recruitment in 2016. During my time as a recruiter, I’ve had the opportunity to make nurse recruitment my focus. I’ve been able to work with those beginning their careers in health care to those seeking growth and further development in administrative and managerial functions. Working with organizations to identify team members who are truly passionate about the care they provide has been an absolute privilege and I am so grateful to bring my skill set to the Tampa General team!
When not at work, you can find me at home navigating the ins and outs of having a toddler! My little tornado keeps me on my toes, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. When not cleaning up toys or spilled Cheerios, my family and I may be at the farmers market, doing yard work or spending time with family and friends. I can’t wait to learn about you and your interests — welcome to the team!
Gisela Yecora (Bilingual in Spanish)
I joined Tampa General Hospital in 2008 as part of the human resources team, onboarding new physicians and nursing team members. Before I became a part of Talent Acquisition, I spent several years with the Volunteer Services team, recruiting some of the incredible individuals who generously dedicate their time to TGH. Thanks to the leadership, coaching and support of many, and a culture that fosters the development of its team members, I have been blessed to learn and move through different roles within the organization.
I am originally from Panama, home to one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” — the Panama Canal. I love to spend time with my family, and I enjoy sunny days the beach and reading a good book. I look forward to helping you find a home with us at TGH.
Corporate Services Talent Acquisition Team
As a Tampa General Hospital team member for over three years, I’ve had the pleasure of working in various roles supporting numerous in-patient departments, the Emergency Department and Aeromed transport program. With my experience in the organization, I have grown in valuable ways that embody our organization’s core values of integrity, compassion, accountability, excellence and courage. I strive to make the most out of every day and love supporting our different departments and leadership teams!
When I am not working, you can find me spending time with my rambunctious 8-year-old daughter. As a certified gaming and music enthusiast, you can catch me playing PC games like Valorant or visiting various cities to attend K-pop concerts. Of all my hobbies, my favorite has to be traveling the world and visiting new countries like Japan and South Korea. I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our wonderful TGH family!
Ambulatory & USF Tampa General Physicians Talent Acquisition Team
I’ve been a Healthcare Talent Acquisition professional for the past 15 years. I have a passion for the work I do and enjoy supporting others achieve their career development goals. Through this work I’m also able to strategically partner with leaders by implementing recruitment plans that will support their operational needs, while focusing on engaging and retaining talented professionals from all around the country. I look forward to contributing to the amazing culture and employee population we already have at Tampa General Hospital so come join our team!
Clinical Support Talent Acquisition Team
Kristen Alvarez, MBA-HRM, SHRM-CP
I began my human resources career in the recruiting and staffing industry where I specialized in business development, contract negotiation and talent acquisition. I was given the opportunity to learn health care recruitment when I joined Tampa General Hospital in 2019. In my time at TGH, I’ve had the opportunity to recruit for a variety of clinical areas including pharmacy, rehab, respiratory, lab, case management, bedside nursing, IT and a variety of leadership and C-suite roles. I have a passion for health care and enjoy supporting our teams who are on the front lines saving lives each and every day. The culture here is unlike any other, and any team member who joins us will recognize that TGH fosters a collaborative, safe and welcoming environment with many training and development opportunities.
In my free time, I love spending time with my family and pups, traveling to new places and enjoying the sunny Florida weather.
I joined Tampa General Hospital in 2023 as a Talent Acquisition Consultant for Clinical Support. I have 10 years of experience within staffing, and I am a proud graduate of The University of South Florida. I began my career as an agency recruiter, staffing within multiple industries across the United States for various clients. In 2021, I focused my career within the healthcare industry and never looked back. I am extremely grateful to TGH for giving me the opportunity to continue my career within healthcare and expand my skillset within Talent Acquisition.
In my free time, I love spending time with my amazing wife, trying to keep up with our 4-year-old and going on long walks with our dog. I am an avid golfer with a goal to play the top 50 public golf courses in Florida and every state after that.
I have 24 years of experience in staffing and recruiting and have worked in multiple complex industries. In my work, the key component is the partnerships I build with candidates and business stakeholders. Drawing on an extensive network, I work closely to match top talent within our own Tampa General staffing arm. My track record of delivering results and exceeding client expectations speaks to a commitment to excellence and my ability to overcome recruitment challenges. Tampa General has provided me with a vision, and I am excited to support and build success alongside a great team.
On my off time, I enjoy traveling and experiencing new adventures with close friends and family. I also find myself enjoying quiet time with a good book on the beach, which allows me to escape into another world.
I graduated from Keiser University with a degree in Business Administration concentrated in Human Resources. I began my career in the recruiting world less than three years ago. I fell in love with the concept of helping people find their next path in their careers. I’m honored and grateful to be a part of the Talent Acquisition team. I’m excited to bring my skill sets to the team, and to continue to learn and grow with Tampa General Hospital. It’s a privilege to work with such an amazing and supportive team.
On my off time, I love spending time growing my garden, kayaking out in the beautiful rivers of Florida, and reading a great book!
Provider Talent Acquisition Team
I joined the Tampa General Hospital team in 2019 as a recent University of South Florida graduate, supporting the Physician Plus program. With my time in that program, I have created and fostered new relationships with our TGH physician groups. I have an immense admiration for the talented individuals who care for our patients on a daily basis here at TGH. I am looking forward to expanding our current team of physicians and Advanced Practice Providers as TGH continues to grow.
When I am not working, you can find me enjoying the Tampa Bay area weather with my golden retriever, Jack, or out on the boat with my husband. I am originally from Merritt Island, on the east coast of Florida and the home of the Kennedy Space Center. I look forward to welcoming you to TGH and our affiliates!
TGH North Talent Acquisition Team
I began my career as a full cycle recruiter in 2020. While obtaining my degree in business administration and human resources management, I worked closely to staff many companies within the Tampa Bay area. I am grateful to be a part of the Tampa General Hospital team and look forward to working on the USF Tampa General Physicians side! I am a strong believer in positive energy in the workplace and try to always keep a smile on my face.
When not working, you can find me being a mother to three beautiful children. Previously from Indiana, we enjoy soaking up all of Florida’s sunshine at the pool and the beaches. I look forward to welcoming you to Tampa General Hospital and our affiliates.