Talent Acquisition Recruiters

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imageQuote Brooke Dunkum

Let me be among the first to welcome you to our Careers page! You’ve taken the first step just by visiting. My hope is that the contact information below serves as a resource to you as you navigate starting your career with us. My team and I are passionate about matching you with an opportunity that fits your strengths and goals. Feel free to schedule a quick intro call with the appropriate recruiter, using the links below. We look forward to working with you! – Brooke Dunkum


Tracy Damour, MBA, RACR

Tracy has been with Riverside Talent Acquisition since 2015, and was in the legal field for 10 years prior to her Human Resources experience. She knew she wanted to be in HR, but never thought recruiting would be where she fell – and she loves it!nShe has experience in lifelong health and medical group settings, and is currently supporting our Level II Trauma Center. Tracy brings a sense of humor, quick communication and follow up, and an ability to listen to her recruitment process. She has a passion for building relationships and finding candidates the right fit for their success.

Lauren Hermansderfer, RACR

Lauren joined Riverside as a recruiter in March of 2016. She is a Newport News native, born at Riverside and graduated from Christopher Newport University. Lauren has recruited for all levels of nursing, in various types of facilities. She currently supports Riverside Regional Medical Center's Surgical Services, Oncology, Neuroscience, Labor and Delivery, Care Management, Staff Development, Employee Health, and Hospital Float Pool nursing recruitment. As a recruiter, Lauren is passionate about helping individuals advance their nursing careers to impact the lives of others in our community.

Tammy Jefferson, RACR

Tammy has been with Riverside longer than any other recruiter and is a charter member of the Talent Acquisition team as she helped open our centralized recruitment office! Needless to say, she knows Riverside! She supports nursing recruitment for RRMC, our Level II Trauma Center. Candidates working with Tammy can expect great customer service and timely follow up. She loves meeting new people and helping others reach their potential!

Emily King, RACR

Emily joined the Talent Acquisition team in July 2019. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Longwood University. Emily currently supports Riverside Medical Group nursing recruitment and takes pride in helping others take the next step in their career.

Gina Lawson

Gina joined the Talent Acquisition team in January of 2024. From Yorktown, VA, Gina grew up in the area working in veterinary medicine before graduating from Old Dominion University with her degree in HR Management. Prior to joining Riverside, Gina recruited for a variety of positions - Physicists, Engineers, and Technicians to name a few. She is excited to explore the field of healthcare to bring exceptional talent to Riverside’s Lifelong Health locations including Patriot’s Colony at Williamsburg, Adult Day Services, and Warwick Forest campuses. Gina takes pride in her attention to detail, prompt communication and empathetic nature. Her greatest successes come from pairing a candidate to the perfect role for them!

Jessica Swisher, RACR

Jessica has been a healthcare recruiter for over 10 years, and has been using those skills at Riverside since 2018. She currently supports nursing recruitment for Riverside Doctor’s Hospital in Williamsburg, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester, Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, and Riverside Behavioral Health Center in Hampton. Jessica is proactive in finding candidates their ideal fit within Riverside; she is also very responsive!

Allied Health

Regina Bradley, RACR

Regina joined the Riverside team as an allied recruiter in 2013, and recently supported nursing recruitment but is back in her Allied capacity. She came to us with five years for agency recruitment experience! With more than a decade of healthcare recruiting, her dedication to candidates is unmatched and she loves building long-lasting relationships. She truly prides herself on understanding the team’s needs to ensure a great fit for new employees.

Elf De Guia, RACR

Elf earned a B.S.B.A from Old Dominion University and has worked in HR since 2002. He joined Riverside in 2013 with previous experience as an HR Generalist and recruiter. Elf currently recruits for all staff-level imaging positions system wide. If a candidate is working with him, they can expect to work with an honest and friendly recruiter looking to add additional members to the Riverside family.

Darrell Peebles

Darrell has been a recruiter with Riverside since June of 2022. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Virginia Union University. Darrell has a passion for helping others and for seeing people realize their career goals!

Home Health & Hospice, Therapy

Candace Bagley

Candace joined Riverside as a recruiter in January of 2024. She is a Hampton Roads native and holds a bachelor’s degree in general management with a concentration in Human Resources from Bryant & Stratton College. Candace has worked in her field since 2013 supporting a variety of business sectors to include education, city government, and non-profit organizations. She currently supports talent acquisition for Home Health, Hospice, and Private Duty as well as our Riverside Therapy Group. Candace finds her work most meaningful when she can connect a candidate’s passion and experience with opportunity and development.

Leadership, Riverside College of Health Careers

Michael Ryan, RACR

Mike joined Riverside in May of 2021. Prior to joining Riverside, Mike was a Corporate Recruiter in the automotive industry, responsible for support services recruitment across the US, Canada, and Mexico. Mike is the leadership recruiter here at Riverside and also supports recruitment for Riverside College of Health Careers. Mike is transparent in the recruiting process and enjoys finding new team members to join the Riverside family.

Support Services

Shauna Lamb, RACR

Shauna joined Riverside as a recruiter in May of 2021. She earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication from the Old Dominion University. Shauna supports a variety of areas across our health system, including the Wellness and Fitness Centers, and is devoted to helping people reach their career goals!

Lakisha Woodard, PHR, SHRM-CP, RACR

LaKisha began her career with Riverside in July 2015 providing her recruitment expertise on the Support Team. She earned her Bachelor's in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and holds several HR certifications to include PHR, SHRM-CP and RACR. LaKisha has a passion for helping others and connecting people to their dream job.