Meet Our Team
Shawn has been a leader in the field of emergency medicine recruitment for over 30 years. He began his career at Weatherby Health Care, where he forged relationships within the emergency medicine community that thrive to this day.
Assembling a staff of industry professionals, Shawn founded TeedCo. in 2000, which has grown to be a leading force in physician, nurse practitioner and physician assistant recruitment. An impassioned entrepreneur, Shawn’s successful track record is built on maintaining the highest standards of quality combined with the personalized attention given to every client and prospective candidate.
During his early tenure at Weatherby, Shawn established the Emergency Medicine Residents Association’s Clinical Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes a resident physician for outstanding work in the field of clinical medicine. TeedCo. continues to sponsor this award along with industry initiatives through EMRA, SAEM and ACEP.
Shawn and his wife, Deirdre, are active supporters of A Better Chance of Westport (ABC), a program that rewards motivated students from educationally disadvantaged communities who demonstrate academic excellence and exemplary leadership potential. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys reading, cooking, boating and coaching his kids’ sports teams.
Andrea’s tenure in healthcare recruitment began over 25 years ago with Weatherby Health Care. She joined TeedCo. in 2004. With a background in accounting, she also manages the company’s finance and operations departments.
A graduate of the University of Bridgeport, Andrea is a board member for The Friends of the Norwalk Public Library System and a Justice of the Peace. She resides in Norwalk and enjoys gardening, walking her dog and spending time with family.
Mark has been involved in the healthcare consulting/staffing industry for 20 years. Prior to joining TeedCo. in 2013, he spent over 16 years (1993-2009) in a leadership role with CHG Companies, one of the three largest healthcare staffing firms in the nation. While at CHG, Mark became a member of the Million Dollar Club through his own business development efforts. Mark’s key role was to oversee the operations of multiple specialty teams including emergency medicine, psychiatry, surgery and pediatrics. Mark has also created sales training programs, coaching and individual consultant development, sales metrics tracking systems as well as business development.
In 2010, Mark joined Lincoln Healthcare Events as Development Director to help launch and develop a C-Level Hospital Executive Conference, Community Hospital 100. In this role, Mark initiated relationships with CEOs, CFOs and COOs from some of the more innovative hospitals in the country. Mark also worked with industry leaders on creating educational content and networking programs for the on-site conference held annually. In addition, Mark entered into partnerships with over 30 of the healthcare industry’s leading organizations including McKesson Provider Technologies, Wells Fargo, The Joint Commission, Philips Medical, Kronos, Clifton Larson Allen and Healthcare REIT.
Mark has gone through multiple nationally recognized sales and leadership training programs, including Ken Blanchard – Situational Leadership and Sandler Sales Institute Presidents Club. Mark is a general board member for a local little league as well as volunteer coach for soccer and basketball programs.
Senior Consultant, Primary Care Division
Anne joined TeedCo. Healthcare Recruiting in the winter of 2017 and brings with her 14 years of sales and marketing experience. Before joining our physician recruitment team, Anne worked as a Regional Business Manager for a group of online hyper-local new sites spanning across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. She attributes her extensive customer services skills to years of developing trusting relationships with her clients. Anne is a graduate of Roanoke College in Virginia and makes Connecticut her home with her husband, young son, and black Labrador.
Vice President, Advanced Practice Provider Division
Rita has been recruiting for 15 years, as both a corporate recruiter and an outside consultant. She brings her strong sales experience in medical recruiting to Teed Co. along with her natural ability to forge lasting relationships with her clients and candidates. She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina in painting and art history. Rita is an avid tennis player and she also runs, plays golf and enjoys music.
Vice President, Emergency Medicine Division
Val has been working with physicians since 1987 as a treatment and research coordinator as well as patient navigator. Transitioning into physician recruitment was a natural progression, as she wanted to give something back to a community of professionals who spend their days helping patients make life-changing decisions. To assist doctors with the life changing decision of their own career move, Val takes a big picture approach. She strives to optimize the balance between job and lifestyle by focusing on locations that offer physicians the best opportunity to play as hard as they work, raise their children, and live close to friends and family. Val is married to a lobsterman and has two great kids. She enjoys spending time with family and a few of her favorite things in life are her children, church, chips and chocolate.
Vice President, Emergency Medicine Division
Sheila is committed to assisting physicians in emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine and urgent care through all stages of their careers find the perfect professional fit. She specializes in marketing and social media, expanding candidate search techniques by implementing the most current interactive tools available. While not recruiting and designing ads for TeedCo., in the warmer months Sheila paddle boards as often as she can. She also enjoys photography and exploring Photoshop and the endless possibilities of design.
Vice President, Primary Care Division
Chris joined TeedCo. Healthcare Recruitment in the summer of 2013 bringing nine years of physician recruitment expertise, specifically in the field of surgery. Prior to healthcare recruitment, Chris lived on the West Coast as a regional manager of a national environmental real estate database company. A specialist in client relations and recruitment, Chris understands the geography and dynamics that play into clients’ needs to attract and retain the appropriate candidates. Chris has placed physicians and advanced practice providers in almost every state in the U.S. and part of his success is attributed to understanding the unique communities from his extensive global travels. Chris grew up in Asia and Europe and is a graduate of the University of Colorado. In his spare time, Chris enjoys the outdoors with his wife and young kids.
Karen Gustave Williams
Senior Consultant, Advanced Placement Providers Division
Karen recently joined TeedCo. Healthcare Recruiting, bringing with her a combined total of eight years of executive and physician recruitment experience. In her time as a physician recruiter, she worked exclusively with the primary care specialties. Karen utilizes her talents and experience from resort sales/hospitality to delve deep with both client partners and candidates to uncover their most sought-after needs. Karen grew up in a military family, living in Europe and finally in Washington, D.C., once her father retired from the Army. She graduated from the University of Maryland in College Park. Married for 30 years, Karen feels blessed to have raised three children and now enjoys time with her granddaughter. She continues to enjoy traveling, Broadway shows and staying connected with her friends.
Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine Division
Gloria’s 15 years’ experience recruiting physicians, as well as her corporate staffing background, add considerable value to TeedCo. As a graduate of the City University of New York-Baruch College, Gloria earned an MBA, specializing in industrial psychology. Following her education, Gloria recruited for Citibank, Pitney Bowes and R.C. Cass Associates, a pharmaceutical staffing firm. In these roles, she integrated her technology and business skills to attract quality clients and candidates. At TeedCo., Gloria is focusing on emergency medicine and urgent care recruitment as well as executive-level physician roles. Gloria lives in Stamford, CT. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading fiction, practicing yoga and playing tennis.