Our Team

Nicola Hawkinson, DNP, RN, RNFA is a consummate medical professional, an educator, and a thought-leader in healthcare staffing. She founded SpineSearch to meet the intense need for a medical recruitment firm that understood the real requirements of the spine surgery and medical community. 

Nicola's Full Biography

Maxine Bruschi: Business Manager

Before joining the SpineSearch team, Maxine worked for 3 years as the Administrative Assistant to one of St. Francis Hospital’s top Orthopedic Surgeons specializing in hip and knee surgery. Through her experience there, Maxine was able to master all aspects of the day-to-day operations required for efficient patient care in a high-volume practice. Maxine is responsible for the management of the daily SpineSearch Schedule, all e-mail correspondences, and overall office management. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Hofstra University.

Dana Giedd - Client Service Manager

Dana joins SpineSearch with experience in healthcare recruiting and client management. Her background includes the recruitment of clinical and administrative professionals, and she has been responsible for building and maintaining relationships with clients. She strives to always look out for what's best for her hires, clients, and company. Dana received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from SUNY Albany.


Scott Sullivan: Healthcare Recruitment Consultant

Scott is a seasoned recruiter who has utilized his years of experience in recruitment and business development to foster relationships with both candidates and clients. Scott specializes in Physician, and mid-level Recruitment. Scott received his Bachelor’s Degree from Coastal Carolina University.



Ryan Wagner: Healthcare Recruitment Consultant

Ryan joined SpineSearch in 2015 as a Healthcare Recruitment Consultant. He specializes in administrative, mid-level and revenue cycle recruitment. Ryan received his Bachelor's of Science in Finance from the University of Delaware in 2014.