Redefining Recruitment to Retention

Who is AAPPR?

AAPPR is the leading voice in the physician and provider recruitment continuum. The Association offers its members and the industry thought-leadership on all topics related to healthcare recruitment, onboarding, and retention. For the past 29 years, the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) has been the leader in Physician and Provider Recruitment. Starting out as a small association they quickly grew to over 400 members in 8 years. Today, rebranded as AAPPR, they boast close to 2,000 members redefining recruitment to retention.

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Our Mission

Health care is transformed in our communities. The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment empowers industry experts through education, research, and engagement.



Innovative Thinking

Strategic Imperatives

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  • Innovation AAPPR convenes industry leaders and experts to help transform the work of its members in the recruitment, onboarding, and retention of physicians and providers.
  • Research AAPPR gives members insights to address today’s realities and to anticipate tomorrow’s possibilities, providing a physician and provider staffing roadmap to health care leaders and decision-makers.
  • Responsive learning opportunities and resources AAPPR member education goes well beyond recruitment, onboarding, and retention strategies to address the broader impact member decisions have on their health care providers’ culture, brand, community, and growth.
  • Peer networks AAPPR members share experiences and best practices to meet emerging trends.
  • A robust and diverse suite of certifications AAPPR members have the opportunity for ongoing professional development that best meets their needs.
  • New revenue streams AAPPR assures its long-term sustainability and partnership with members, and the industry, regardless of challenges that may lie ahead.
  • Brand building AAPPR raises the voice and visibility of its members to key stakeholders, including the C-Suite, physicians, providers, and other partners, as it takes the lead in redefining the recruitment to retention continuum while affirming its vision of health care transformed in our communities.

Meet our Board of Directors

As an association we’re looking for diversity in thought, perspective and experience to serve on the board.  We’re looking for people who are eager to peer into the future, who are regularly scanning their environment and who want to leverage their own insight for the betterment of the members of this association.

We accept board applications year round. You can submit your nomination anytime. 

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Carey Goryl, MSW, CAE, CPRP


Liz Mahan, CPRP

Director of Professional Development and Solutions

Nichole Dennis, CMP

Director Of Membership and Program Services

Alysia Gradney, MA, CDMP, PCM-DM

Senior Marketing Manager

Amy Bergethon

Member Services Specialist

Amber Feldpausch, CMP, CTA

Senior Event Manager

Jillian Seach

Strategic Marketing Manager

Riley VanSickle

Creative Services Manager

Zach Wilber

Marketing Coordinator

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