Call Us: (800) 226-6347 | Email: info@interimphysicians.com

Meet the Team

Our tight-knit team is dedicated to Staffing Quality Care, our core philosophy of changing people’s lives for the better. We’re devoted to your patients, your success, and making locums enjoyable for you. If you need to get in touch with one of our people or just want to get to know us better, scroll down and check out our profiles.

Executive Team

President & CEO
Tim HandPresident & CEO

Tim Hand has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Interim Physicians, LLC, an Inc. 5000 temporary physician-staffing (locum tenens) provider, since 2008.

Mr. Hand has over 28 years experience with three staffing and recruiting companies in the healthcare and information technology segments. Mr. Hand’s experience ranges from Sales and Sales Management to Operations and Finance. Prior to his present position, he had successfully served two information technology organizations, leading both to consistently higher revenue and record productivity, achieving the ranks of the Inc. 500 with both firms.

An active member of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), Mr. Hand served on the Board of Directors of that organization for three years as its Secretary/Treasurer and currently serves on its Arbitration Committee. He also was an active member of the National Association of Computer Consulting Businesses (NACCB), where he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter.

Mr. Hand is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two sons.

VP of Finance
Tim SarloneVP of Finance

Tim Sarlone received his Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Maryville University. He then earned his CPA certification by passing the exam on his first try, a feat that only five percent of people accomplish.

Mr. Sarlone has nearly 10 years of experience in the financial field, having also served as the controller for a professional sports team. In his role as Controller at Interim Physicians, Mr. Sarlone oversees all aspects of accounting, finance and human resources. He enjoys working with the diverse and dynamic group of driven individuals at Interim Physicians. He loves the team environment and motivates his team to effectively work together. He stresses that in order to get the billing out every week, everyone must cooperatively contribute.

Tim Sarlone currently resides near St. Louis in New Melle with his wife Amanda and his young son, Cameron.

Director of Quality Assurance
Melanie Loehr, CPCSDirector of Quality Assurance

Which Office:
St. Louis

How to reach:
E-mail: melanie.loehr@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 314-744-3068

Hometown:
Des Plaines, IL

Daily work responsibilities:
Facilitate the credentialing verification process for our physicians so it goes as smoothly as possible. We also run internal verifications, so we know that we’re putting the highest caliber of physician to work.

What I like most about my job:
I love working with our doctors on a daily basis.

Most satisfying professional accomplishment:
Every time a doctor completes credentialing at facility and is approved to go to work, I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment.

What I like most about working at Interim Physicians:
I like the company’s focus on customer service as a way of differentiating ourselves. I think great customer service is an exceptional bonus that we offer, and I enjoy being able to go above and beyond expectations.

My family:
Our home consists of me, my husband, my two beautiful step-children, two extremely spoiled cats and an assortment of turtles.

Education:
I attended Illinois State University, as a Theater Education major and English Education minor. While teaching ended up not being the right calling for me, I’m still an enthusiastic audience member.

Favorite game:
I enjoy Monopoly, even when it gets a little violent.

Favorite movies/actors:
I’m a geek, so I love anything sci-fi and fantasy. 

Favorite book or author:
Neil Gaiman is my favorite author. I’m also a sucker for Shakespeare. 

I’m a fan of:
I enjoy basketball at all levels: from cheering on my stepdaughter on her high school team, to college and pro. Sadly, I have no skills, personally.

Favorite vacation destination:
I have family in Southwestern Colorado, and I’ve always loved the mountains there.

Favorite time of the year:
I’m a big Halloween fan because I enjoy crafts, so I like making costumes for the kids and decorating the house. Plus the candy doesn’t hurt!

My hidden talent:
Even though I’m not terribly coordinated, I really love yoga.

Favorite type of food:
Pasta. Any kind, any sauce. Homemade is better, but store-bought is OK, too!

Director of Marketing
Julie GustafsonDirector of Marketing

Office:
St. Louis

Contact:
Email: julie.gustafson@interimphysicians.com
Direct: (314) 744-3069

Medical Director

Medical Director
Dr. Ken Teufel, M.D.Medical Director

Dr. Kenneth Teufel has over 30 years of experience in the locum tenens field.

After several years in private practice, Dr. Teufel founded Physicians Relief Network to address the need for physicians in underserved rural areas of Texas. In 1989, PRN was acquired by Interim Physicians. Since then, Dr. Teufel has continued to work with Interim Physicians in the areas of risk management, quality assurance and physician-client relations.

In 1978, Dr. Teufel took a leave of absence from his private medical practice to work at the Ban Nam Yao refugee camp in Thailand. It was here that he became acutely aware of the relationship between poverty, culture, and health disparities. In 1999, he obtained a Master of Arts degree in intercultural relations from Antioch University and the Intercultural Communication Institute. In 1999, Dr. Teufel also introduced the undergraduate course in health communication at Texas State University, where he taught the course until 2007.

He is currently a member of the Advisory Council to the university’s Department of Communication Studies. He also maintains a close relationship with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He was awarded his M.D. from UTMB in 1970. To contact Dr. Teufel, please e-mail ken.teufel@interimphysicians.com.

Recruiters

Regional Recruiting Director
Joey BradshawRegional Recruiting Director

Which office:
Atlanta

How to contact:
E-mail joseph.bradshaw@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 404-257-4413

Hometown
Franklin, VA

Background and experience
I first joined a physician staffing firm in 1995. That firm was acquired by Interim Physicians in 1999, and soon after I began my career doing Emergency Medicine.

Daily work responsibilities
My job is assisting hospitals and groups with their staffing shortages by providing high quality physicians.

What I like most about my job
I enjoy the relationships I have built with my clients and providers, continuing these relationships, and making new ones are what I like about my job.

What I like most about working at Interim Physicians
I enjoy the feeling of making a difference with our clients by providing them with high quality physicians.

My family
My wife’s name is Lisa, and I have a 10 year old daughter named Lauren.

Education
Elon University, BA degree

My personality can be described as
Outgoing and competitive

Hobbies
I enjoy working out and bike riding.

Favorite movies/actors
Clint Eastwood and all of his movies.

I’m a fan of
College football, Elon University, East Carolina University

Favorite vacation destination
The Caribbean; sun, sand, and relaxation.

Recruiting Director
Jennifer GuzmanRecruiting Director

Which office: Dallas

How to reach you:
E-mail: Jennifer.guzman@interimphysicians.com

Phone: 214-519-5604

Text: 786-370-0129

Hometown: Miami, FL

Background and experience: I started off working for a major business recruitment company in the country and then moved into allied for a major healthcare staffing group prior to coming on board with Interim.

Daily work responsibilities: At Interim, I handle all aspects of the candidate side of the placement process such as future scheduling, problem solving, following up with timesheets, counseling and more.  I enjoy building professional relationships with them and finding opportunities that meet all of their desires.

What I like most about my job:  I enjoy building relationships and making friendships across the country.  I’m very passionate about taking care of my team. Each provider has a spot in my heart and I never want to disappoint them. I focus on making sure I provide physicians with the best customer service and all of the resources needed to make their experience a positive one.

Education:  Will be completing my Bachelor’s in business and health studies Dec 2016.

Recruiting Director
Scott HoganRecruiting Director

Office: Dallas

Contact:
Email: Scott.Hogan@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 214-519-5612

Senior Physician Recruiter
Greg StelmachSenior Physician Recruiter

Which office:

St. Louis, Missouri

How to contact:

Email: greg.stelmach@interimphysicians.com

Phone: 314-336-4387

What I like most about working at Interim Physicians: When all departments work together to get everything in place to provide coverage for a Client.

My family and pets: Wife Nancy of 26 years, and two beautiful, intelligent sons Evan (20) and Noah (16).

Education: Washington University, BSBA 1975

My personality can be described as: Hard to get to know, A nice pushy, witty, demanding, get-it-done person.

Hobbies: Family, Boy Scouts, Camping, Fishing.

My favorite Website: www.whythe70swerethebestdecade.com

Favorite TV shows or series: Survivorman reruns all, anything Tom Selleck, anything Harrison Ford, anything Patriotic.

Favorite time of the year: Summer!

Favorite vacation destination: Boundary Waters Canoeing in Minnesota.

Ideal evening:  Family Dinner anywhere, then go for Ice Cream.

3 or 4 fun facts that people don’t know about you: My faith in God is a powerful asset. I love teaching kids.

Physician Recruiter
Tina LenihanPhysician Recruiter

How to contact:
E-mail: tina.lenihan@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 800-333-7828
Hometown:
Brentwood, New York; currently reside in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Background and experience:
Worked for Olsten Healthcare (now Gentiva) for 11 years recruiting Nurses, Therapists.
I have been with Interim Physicians for 15 years recruiting Primary Care physicians.

Daily work responsibilities:
Develop relationships with physicians and clients, fulfill client staffing needs and physician’s expectations.

What I like most about my job:
Cultivating relationships with my physicians and clients

What I like most about working at Interim Physicians:
I enjoy coming to work every day and knowing that how much I put into each day directly impacts how successful I will be and that each day is different and presents new challenges.

Pets:
Mocha, my Lhasa Apso dresses up in full Miami Dolphins gear on game days (she is a big fan)

Education:
Florida Southern College BA in Communications

My personality can be described as:
I am easygoing and also adventurous, like to experience new things.

Hobbies:
Kayaking, biking and the beach. I enjoy them because I love being outdoors. I recently started taking Martial Arts classes and I am working towards a black belt.

My favorite website:
Facebook because I have enjoyed reconnecting with people from my past.

Favorite TV series:
“Modern Family” and “Scandal”

I’m a fan of:
Miami Dolphins, season ticket holder for 13 years and have not missed 1 game in 13 years.

Favorite vacation destination:
The Florida Keys, the perfect place to relax, unwind and recharge the batteries.

Favorite quote:
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Musical style:
Classic rock and Country

Favorite type of food:
Seafood

Account Managers

Quality Assurance

Senior Quality Assurance Specialist
Ann BlazierSenior Quality Assurance Specialist

Which office:
St. Louis

How to reach you: 
E-mail: ann.blazier@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 314-744-3066

Hometown:
St. Louis, Missouri

Industry background and experience:
Worked for a credentialing company for the military that had placed healthcare workers at military bases and health clinics across the 50 states.

What I do on a daily basis:
Various things to get the file complete for either review or ready to be placed at a facility.

What I like best about my job:
Interaction with the friendly people in the office and getting to know them.

Most satisfying professional accomplishment:
I owned 3 retail stores for 8 years. It was a great accomplishment to take the first store and turn it into 3 within a year and a half.

Favorite website:
classichardware.com and femmemetale.com. They have the best items and jewelry.

Favorite movies:
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971 version) Reservoir Dogs, Raising Arizona, Stand by Me, Shawshank Redemption (anything ’80s), The Hangover

Favorite TV shows:
Dexter (who doesn’t like a good guy serial killer?), The Golden Girls (I can only hope to be as cool as Sophia when I get that old), The Amazing Race (I like to watch people get all freaked out about trying to get to the pit stop), True Blood (Vampires!)

Favorite author:
My favorite author is Carl Hiaasen: He is a writer for the Miami Herald and writes funny mystery books about Miami and the Keys. Since I use to live down there I can visualize the descriptions of places in the book. It makes the book more enjoyable.

I’m a fan of:
St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees and the Miami Dolphins

Favorite vacation destination:
Florida Keys: It’s just a very beautiful, fun and relaxing place.

Favorite time of year:
Summer: not a fan of the cold weather

Person I admire most:
My Dad: I have learned a lot of life lessons from him, and he would give a stranger the shirt off of his back. I would be honored if I could be half the person he is.

Favorite quote:
“Maybe the Hokey Pokey really IS what it’s all about!”

No one suspects I’m really good at:
Cooking

Favorite food:
Tomatoes, they go great with almost anything.

Quality Assurance Specialist
Katie BrownQuality Assurance Specialist

Which office:

St. Louis, MO

How to contact:

Email: Katie.brown@interimphysicians.com
Direct: (314) 336-4383

Hometown:

Sullivan, MO

Education:

High School + 1 Year of IT courses

My personality can be described as:

Passionate

Hobbies:

Horseback riding, fishing, and reading

My favorite website:

Google.com – it has the answer to EVERYTHING!

Favorite TV series:

The Blacklist

I am a fan of:

Sleep – there’s never enough!

Favorite time of the year:

Spring

Favorite movie:

RENT

Favorite quote:

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid,” – Albert Einstein.

Ideal evening:

Watching a movie and playing with my 2 boys. I am in bed by 8 p.m. (I am serious about the sleep thing!)

Musical style:

Anything and everything!!! I listen to music every chance I get from Alternative Rock to Soundtracks to some of my favorite Musicals.

Quality Assurance Specialist
Becky KempferQuality Assurance Specialist

Office:

St. Louis, MO

How to contact:

Email: BeckyKempfer@interimphysicians.com
Direct: (314) 744-3075

Hometown:

Bridgeton, MO

Background and experience:

2 years in credentialing physicians and support staff; 10 years with Head Start

Education:

St. Louis Community College and Rogers State University

My personality can be described as:

Casual, Crazy, Fun

Hobbies:

Scrapbooking, crafts, relaxing with friends and family

My favorite website:

Google!

Favorite TV series:

M.A.S.H.

Favorite movie:

Fried Green Tomatoes

I’m a fan of:

St. Louis Cardinals baseball!

Favorite time of the year:

Spring/Fall

Favorite quote:

“Just Sayin”

Ideal evening:

my family, a glass of wine, and a bonfire with someone else fixing dinner!

Quality Assurance Specialist
Kelly ClubbQuality Assurance Specialist

Office: St. Louis

Contact:
Email: Kelly.Clubb@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 314-336-4389

Quality Assurance Specialist
Michelle ElrodQuality Assurance Specialist

Office: St. Louis

Contact:
Email: Michelle.Elrod@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 314-336-4572

Quality Assurance Specialist
Tonna MousheyQuality Assurance Specialist

Office: St. Louis

Contact:
Email: Tonna.Moushey@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 314-336-4576

Accounting

Billing Manager
Jennifer PhelpsBilling Manager

Which office:
St. Louis

How to reach:
E-mail: jennifer.phelps@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 314-336-4385

Hometown:
Union MO

Daily work responsibilities:
Spreadsheets, monitoring the accounting email, receiving work logs, verifying work logs, entering work logs, billing.

Education:
AAS Business Management – 2010
Cosmetology License – 1993

My personality can be described as:
Sweet and salty.

Hobbies:
Enjoy spending time with my children, doesn’t matter what we are doing. I play on a co-ed softball team and watch my son play baseball, soccer, football, basketball, sometimes 2 or 3 sports in one day!

My favorite website:
Pinterest — you can find anything on here, you don’€™t need any other!

Favorite TV series:
Hot in Cleveland. Betty White will never stop being funny.

I’m a fan of:
St. Louis Cardinals! Yadier Molina especially!

Favorite time of the year:
I love all four seasons each for their own reasons. I love the smell of the spring air and the flowers blooming, building snowmen in the winter, the color of the fall leaves, and swimming in the summer.

Favorite movie:
Grease. This is one I grew up with and have passed along to my children. They watch it as much as I did.

Favorite quote: “You can’€™t fail if you never stop trying.” –€“ Yogi Bear

Ideal evening:
Sushi at the Drunken Fish then dancing the night away with my soulmate.

Musical style:
I am a music lover, all genres. I played the violin for many years.

My strangest habit:
Counting stairs as I walk up or down them. I don’€™t know why I do it but I do it whether it’s 2 stairs or 60 (which is how many there are in the Woodcrest building).

Accounting Assistant
Deborah RhoadsAccounting Assistant

Which office:
St. Louis

How to reach:
E-mail: deborah.rhoads@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 314-744-3067

Daily work responsibilities:
I answer the phone, assist accounting with placements, extensions, exhibits and any other special projects they need me to work on.

What I like most about my job:
I am very busy with placements, extensions, special projects and answering the phone. I am like a utility player on a baseball team. Anything that needs to be done I am more than happy to do it. My role is a very important part of the Interim Physicians team.

Most satisfying professional accomplishment:
I have always been on the front lines of the companies that I have worked for during my business career. I am the first person people meet when they walk into a company and I have always been good at making people feel very welcome. I am the first impression they have of the company and it is a very important part of any company being successful.

What I like most about working at Interim Physicians:
The people here are very professional and great to work with.

What my happy clients have to say:
I talk to many doctors as part of my duties as being the receptionist. I have had time to talk with some of the doctors and get to know them. It is great to hear them say how much they enjoy working with Interim Physicians.

My family:
I have a son, daughter and two granddaughters. I enjoy being a grandma and spoiling my granddaughters.

My personality can be described as:
Cheerful and easygoing

My favorite website:
Facebook, because it is a great way to keep in contact with family and friends that live out-of-state. I love looking at the pictures.

Favorite TV series:
“Parenthood”, “Castle” and “Army Wives.” I like to mix it up when it comes to the type of shows I enjoy.

I’m a fan of:
St. Louis Cardinals, no explanation needed if you are from St. Louis. Go Cards!

Favorite vacation destination:
It was Destin, Florida, but now I would have to say it is Austin, Texas. My youngest sister moved there, and I enjoy spending time with her and her family. I have to admit everything is bigger in Texas.

Favorite time of the year:
Christmas, because it was the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.

My role model:
My father, he was a very optimistic man and knew what really made a person successful.

Favorite quote:
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” — Albert Einstein

Musical style:
Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Sidewalk Prophets. I enjoy Christian music in general because it is very uplifting.

Favorite type of food:
Pizza and BBQ, but not at the same time.

Staff Accountant
Jenny GoreStaff Accountant

Office: St. Louis

Contact:
Email: Jenny.Gore@interimphysicians.com
Phone:

Staff Accountant
Patty BrooksStaff Accountant

Which office: St. Louis

How to reach you:

E-mail: Patricia.Brooks@interimphysicians.com

Phone: 314-744-3072

Hometown: St. Louis

Background and experience: I have been in the locums industry for the past 12 years.  I have served in many different roles from administrative positions to sales.

Daily work responsibilities: I am here to support the Account Managers.  I help to make sales operations run smoothly.

What I like most about my job: The constant interaction I have with my colleagues every day.

My family: I have three daughters, ages 20, 18, 15; two bonus kids- a daughter 18 yrs old and a son 15 years old. I have been married to my husband, Bill, for 1 1/2 years.

Pets: No pets 🙁

Education: BA – Psychology – University of Phoenix

My personality can be described as:

Positive.

Hobbies: Scrapbooking

My favorite website: Amazon.com

Favorite TV series: Big Bang Theory (I don’t watch much TV)

Favorite book or author: I have a ton of favorite books, but Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert is one of my favorites.

Favorite vacation destination: The Beach

Favorite time of the year: Fall

Ideal evening: Relaxing and spending time with my daughters and husband.

Musical style: The 80’s – Cyndi Lauper, Madonna…

Sales Administration

Regional Director of Operations
David ShogrenRegional Director of Operations

Office: Dallas

Contact:
Email: David.Shogren@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 214-519-5613

Sales Administrator
Michelle ThompsonSales Administrator

Which office:

Dallas, TX

How to contact:

Email: MichelleThompson@interimphysicians.com
Direct: (214) 519-5606

Hometown:

Fort Worth, TX

Background and experience:

I started out in IT recruiting, but always had the intention of getting back to my roots in the Healthcare Industry. I started working for Interim Physicians and never looked back!

Daily work responsibilities:

Building lasting relationships with physicians and helping them obtain the best positions to suit their needs.

Education:

B.S. in Kinesiology from Texas Christian University, with a Minor in Psychology

My personality can be described as:

Friendly, optimistic, competitive, and caring. Overall I am very Type-A!

My family:

My whole family is from Texas so I love getting to travel around the state to see everyone! I have a 1.5 year old German Shepherd/Malamute named Mia, and a 2 year old cat named Dobby.

Hobbies:

I love to read! It doesn’t matter if it is fiction or non-fiction. If you give it to me, I will read it. I also love spending time outside with my dog, as well as going swing-dancing! My brother was introduced to swing-dancing when he began college and he started teaching me when I was 16. I don’t get to go as often now, but I still love it!

My favorite website:

I probably spend the majority of my time on Facebook and Business Insider, although online shopping is certainly a favorite pastime!

Favorite TV series:

I really like The Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory, and American Horror Story

I’m a fan of:

TCU Football!!!

Favorite time of the year:

That VERY short time of year in Texas that is in between Summer and Winter. We don’t really have an Autumn, just a less severe week or two when the weather is absolutely lovely. This typically falls around October/November, but with Texas weather you never know!

Ideal evening:

Reading a good book and drinking a glass of wine on my patio. Follow this with an episode of one of my favorite shows and some chocolate, and I will be very happy =)

Sales Administrator
Rebecca BryanSales Administrator

Office: Dallas

Contact:
Email: Rebecca.Bryan@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 214-519-5607

Research Analyst
Robert GrijalvaResearch Analyst

Office: Dallas

Contact:
Email: Robert.Grijalva@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 214-519-5610

Travel

Travel Coordinator
Elaine ReidTravel Coordinator

Office:
St. Louis

Contact:
Email: elaine.reid@interimphysicians.com
Direct: (314) 336-0590

Hometown:
St. Louis, MO

Background and experience:
Travel industry since 1995 — TWA, AA & Carlson Travel

Daily work responsibilities:
Responsible for booking travel for the doctors

Education:
BA from Washington University

My personality can be described as:
Quiet and quirky

Hobbies:
Read, draw, paint

My favorite website:
Coast to Coast

Favorite TV series:
Game of Thrones

Favorite movie:
Lord of the Rings Trilogy

I’m a fan of:
Elves, hobbits, the Shire, etc.

Favorite time of year:
Spring

Favorite quote:
“Life is hilariously cruel.” — Bender, Futurama

Ideal evening:
Going to a winery or brewery with friends and family

Marketing

Marketing Coordinator
Lauren GarveyMarketing Coordinator

Which office:
St. Louis

How to contact:
Email: lauren.garvey@interimphysicians.com
Phone: 314-744-3065

Hometown: 
O’Fallon, Missouri

Daily work responsibilities: 
I develop social strategies that align with the brand voice, and copywrite and edit social updates for Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and internal/external blogs. In addition to my social media responsibilities, I also assist in the job order process and e-marketing campaigns.

Education: 
I received my BA in Communication from the University of Missouri — Columbia. 

My personality can be described as: 
I’m very animated and can find humor in almost every situation. 

Hobbies: 
I like trying new restaurants, exploring with my pup, Lilly, and catching the latest movie. I also love to spend time with my friends and family. 

My favorite website:
Buzzfeed, Twitter, and Amazon


Favorite TV series: 
Of all time? The Office. Currently? The Vampire Diaries.

I’m a fan of:
All things “punny!”

Favorite time of the year: 
The holiday season 

Favorite movie:
This could take a while…stay tuned!

Favorite quote:
“I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” Michael Scott, The Office

Ideal evening:
Relaxing at my favorite Mexican restaurant ordering my usual. 

Musical style: 
Beyonce, always

Back to Top