BROOKFIELD, WI (March 24, 2021) – Cielo Healthcare, the leading provider of strategic RPO partnerships to the healthcare industry, has named Staci Roberts as President of Cielo Healthcare and announced the addition of three experts to the Cielo Healthcare Advisory Board.

With over 25 years of experience as a clinician, innovator and leader in healthcare, Roberts has proven experience and a deep understanding of the challenges and needs of our healthcare clients. In her nearly seven years at Cielo, she has served in several leadership positions focused on the growth and success of Cielo’s Healthcare and North America business. As President of Cielo Healthcare, Roberts will be responsible for strategic vision, profitable growth, exploring new products and services, and elevating Cielo Healthcare’s thought leadership presence in the market.

“The landscape of the healthcare market has changed considerably over the past 12 months,” says Sue Marks, Cielo Founder & CEO. “And the issues our client partners are facing are more complex than ever. Staci will partner with our teams to build on their success as well as that of their clients, and to deliver transformative solutions to the healthcare organizations that play such a pivotal role in our communities.”

Roberts will lead Cielo’s Healthcare Advisory Board, which provides strategy and growth expertise to Cielo’s Healthcare team and clients. This nine-member board consists of industry veterans, including current and former CEOs, CHROs, physicians and global industry leaders. The three new healthcare experts joining Cielo’s Healthcare Advisory Board are:

  • Kay Cowling is CEO of Cowling Advisory Services and advises healthcare provider organizations, state government, healthcare staffing and home health and hospice organizations on talent acquisition and workforce engagement and retention. She has held positions as CEO, COO, President, and SVP of numerous staffing and national networks in travel nursing, hospital staffing, home care, and hospice and worker’s compensation before building her own firm. Cowling looks forward to serving on this board and says, “The time is right for Cielo Healthcare to provide the stability and innovation talent acquisition needs today.”

  • Lori Armstrong, DNP, RN is CEO & Chief Clinical Officer at Inspire Nurse Leaders. Maximizing her experience at the nation’s most prestigious academic medical centers, Armstrong coaches and consults on change management, strategic planning, operational effectiveness, leadership development and quality improvement. Prior to consulting, Armstrong served as Chief Nursing Officer at premier healthcare systems, including Kaiser Permanente, New York Presbyterian and Texas Children’s Hospital.

  • Scott Becker is former COO of Alternative Solutions Health Network (ASHN), an outsourced post-acute management organization partnering with healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health insurance, skilled nursing, and senior living organizations. In addition to Becker’s unique experience in developing outsourced relationships within the healthcare market, he brings global manufacturing and operations experience.

“We welcome the addition of the diverse leadership experience Kay Cowling; Lori Armstrong, DNP, RN; and Scott Becker bring to the Cielo Healthcare Advisory Board. The Advisory Board exists to expand our ability to provide our clients and Cielo executive team with guidance and best practices to achieve exceptional results in this ever-changing industry,” Roberts says.

Cowling, Armstrong and Becker join the existing Healthcare Advisory Board members – Gary Mecklenburg, Tim Rice, Dr. Steven Hester, Stephen Collier, Jeff Shuman and Rob Croner.

Cielo Healthcare has been ranked as the #1 Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider for the healthcare industry for the past seven years, according to the 2020 Baker’s Dozen annual rankings published by HRO Today magazine. These investments in their team and the enhanced solutions-based offerings are part of their commitment to continue to partner with healthcare organizations and provide the best talent to serve their communities.

About Cielo
Cielo Healthcare is the world’s leading provider of Recruitment Process Outsourcing solutions to the healthcare industry. Cielo Healthcare leverages its deep healthcare expertise, customized, innovative solutions and entrepreneurial agility to enable healthcare organizations to improve the quality and cost of patient care. Cielo Healthcare knows talent is rising – and with it, healthcare’s opportunity to rise above. For more information, visit cielohealthcare.com.


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