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Executives From Three Jackson Healthcare Companies Named to 2018 “Global Power 150: Women In Staffing” List

Staffing Industry Analysts Honors Women Who Have Shaped the Staffing Industry 

ATLANTA, November 26, 2018Jackson Healthcare® today announced that leaders from three of its companies have been named to the prestigious Staffing Industry Analysts “Global Power 150: Women in Staffing” list. The 2019 program, which celebrates women who are influencing this rapidly-evolving industry, recognized Shari Costantini, chief executive officer of Avant Healthcare Professionals, Sandra Garrett, president of Jackson & Coker, and Lisa Kaeck, chief operating officer of All three organizations are part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies.

“We are proud to have three of our smartest and most influential leaders on the Global Power 150,” said Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare. “Their dedication to the staffing industry, business savvy and commitment or our core values of Others First, Growth and Wisdom are key to Jackson Healthcare’s continued success.”

Shari Costantini founded Avant Healthcare Professionals, the premier recruiting and staffing specialist for internationally educated healthcare professionals, in 2003. As current president of the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment, Costantini advocates with Congress and regulatory agencies to help ensure a consistent supply of international healthcare professionals to meet U.S. patient care demand.

Sandra Garrett has been the president of Jackson & Coker, one of the largest and most-well recognized physician staffing firms in the U.S., since 2003. With more than 25 years of experience in physician recruitment and locum tenens staffing, she leads a team of dedicated professionals focused on improving patient access to quality care. Garrett is also passionate about creating an environment in which associates want to come to work and feel supported and appreciated.

Under Lisa Kaeck’s leadership as founding partner and now COO of, the company has seen sustained, long-term growth, evolving from six to more than 500 associates, and adding 60 medical specialties that service 70,000 patients annually. Kaeck launched the firm’s flagship website—the industry’s most-visited job board—which has experienced 253 percent growth in unique visitors, and attracts 80,000 healthcare providers and more than 92,000 job views each month.

Jackson Healthcare®, the third-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm by revenue, is a family of highly-specialized healthcare staffing, search and technology companies. With a mission to improve the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone it touches, it helps over 1,300 healthcare facilities serve more than seven million patients annually. Backed by approximately 1,500 associates and with over $1 billion in annual revenue, Jackson Healthcare is recognized as an employer of choice, having appeared on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma and Best Workplaces for Millennials, as well as a best place to work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle since 2005.


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