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Meet The CT Assist Team

Bonnie Fisher

Sr. Manager of Recruiting; Recruiter - Physicians & Advanced Practice

Bonnie was born and raised in Pennsylvania and now lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley near CT Assist headquarters. She brings a Master’s in Education with Certification in Brief Counseling and five years of recruiting experience to the CT Assist team. Recruiting and helping others find work that supports their life is something that she prides herself in. She’s insistent about making the provider experience as positive and enjoyable as possible. Bonnie is caring and reliable for any support that may be needed.

In her spare time, Bonnie loves playing with her dogs, being with family and friends, and going on adventures with her son and partner!

Daryl brings finance, technology and leadership experience to his role as CEO including an MBA at UT Austin followed by 8 years at Dell and 8 years as VP of Finance and CFO at Eastern Mennonite University. He’s known to geek out on spreadsheets and data analysis and thrives when utilizing his expertise to help our team, providers and clients make the best use of our shared resources. He is committed to championing our efforts to engage our values: relationships, trust and wisdom.

Daryl loves blueberry donuts, good coffee, and has determined that every day is a good day for Indian food. He and his wife enjoy keeping up with the activities of their three kids and find themselves particularly busy with baseball in this season of life.

Delight Tigoe

Delight Tigoe

Business and Accounting Manager

Delight joined the CT Assist team upon graduation from Eastern Mennonite University. Her role includes payroll, invoicing, accounting, credentialing, and many other tasks that support the team, providers and clients. While attending the University of Dundee in Scotland for graduate studies in Accounting and Finance, she continues to support business operations.

Delight is an avid reader and also enjoys Korean Dramas. She regularly impresses the team with her intelligence, quick wit, and ability to quickly accomplish tasks. She hopes to return to her homeland of Ghana and apply her accounting and finance expertise to empower women and girls, making positive impacts locally and globally.

Denise Chernoff

Clinical Performance Manager

Denise was born and raised on Long Island, NY before relocating to North Carolina. She holds a BS in Physician Assistant Studies and an MBA, graduating magna cum laude. She also earned a fellowship in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Denise brings over 21 years of clinical and leadership experience, spanning cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, critical care, emergency medicine, and hospital medicine. Her focus is on quality, evidence-based care, improved patient outcomes and positive patient experience. She loves learning and giving back to the profession through mentoring, teaching, and advocating.

Denise lives in Raleigh with her husband and three active sons. When not in an ice rink or on a soccer pitch, she enjoys reading, World War II history and remaining active outdoors.

Esther Nafziger

Esther Nafziger

Sr. Manager of Business Development and Client Services

Esther joined the CT Assist team in March 2020, just weeks before COVID-19 shut down much of the country. She graduated from James Madison University (Go Dukes!) with an M.A. in English Literature where she researched the history of medicine and epigenetics. She used to write about healthcare, now she works to create more sustainable solutions for healthcare facilities. She is highly organized, dependable, and passionate about building relationships with clients.

Outside of work, Esther loves reading, baking, and running.

Heidi Hoover

Heidi Hoover

Sr. Manager of Operations

Heidi has called Virginia home for the majority of her life. After attending law school in North Carolina, she returned to the Shenandoah Valley and began her career in higher education. In 2020 Heidi made the move to CT Assist as a Client Services Representative until transitioning in 2022 to Senior Manager of Operations. She now combines her legal compliance skills with strategic leadership of the Operations team.

In her spare time Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and their border collie mix, Daisy, and eating some of the best food Virginia’s culinary districts have to offer.

Jen Litwiller

Jennifer Litwiller

Executive Project Manager

Jen fell in love with the Shenandoah Valley during college. Following grad school and consulting work in Lancaster & Atlanta, she returned in 2008. She has experience in both corporate and higher education settings and works hard to provide caring and professional service for her team, clients, and providers.

Jen was born and raised in Ohio (go Buckeyes!) and her husband and daughter are obsessed with Michigan (go Wolverines!) so sporting events in her house can be…interesting! Jen and her family also love Liverpool Football (YNWA!), Smith Mountain Lake, and spending time with family and friends.

Jody Byler

Recruiter - Nursing & Allied Health

Jody is originally from Pennsylvania, came to Virginia for college and stayed! She holds a BSN and worked as an RN for 23 years in the CCU/CVICU and nursing supervisor roles. Her detailed skills in organization and planning as well as her clinical experience are tremendous assets to the CT Assist Team.

Jody enjoys cooking, gardening, running, camping, hiking, fresh air, sunshine, and exploring new places. She manages stress by loving on her dog, 2 cats, and backyard chickens (but really wants an Old McDonald style farm with many more critters running around)! She and her husband stay busy with their 3 children, which mostly involves softball, volleyball, and football.

Matthew Strini

Credentialing Services Manager

Matt was born in Homestead, FL and has lived most of his life in Memphis, TN. His professional history includes skilled work in a diverse range of settings and leadership roles. Since 2015, Matt has worked in the fields of medical credentialing and payer enrollment, both in provider services and at a large, nonprofit healthcare corporation. He values learning, teamwork, and excellent customer service. When he’s not working, Matt enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his wife, Lauren, and two children, Will and Eliza.

Ryan Baker

Business Development Manager

Ryan was born and raised in Indiana where he graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Chemistry.  After 10 years of public service as an Air Force Officer and Deputy Sheriff, Ryan entered the civilian workforce with a focus on HR management and professional development and has worked in a variety of industries from educational services to digital marketing.  Eventually he pursued his passion of building healthy communities, getting his masters in Exercise Physiology at the University of Virginia and working with numerous entrepreneurs to staff and manage high-end wellness studios around the world.  Ryan loves helping leaders connect with highly skilled professionals so organizations and individuals can achieve their goals.

Ryan likes to travel and stay active with his wife and two teenage sons.  He is also an avid reader, enjoys going to concerts, and on many weekends you can find him teaching a yoga class.

Staci Peper

Recruiter - Advanced Practice & Perfusion

Staci joined CT Assist in 2016 as the Manager of Credentialing Services and was key in developing the organization’s in-house credentialing and onboarding processes – utilizing her extensive Medical Staff and Master’s in Organizational Management and Healthcare Administration expertise. In 2020, Staci transitioned into APP and Perfusion Recruitment. It is her mission and true pleasure to assist providers in reaching their career and travel goals!

Born and raised in the PNW, Staci and her family have traveled extensively throughout the country and have lived everywhere from the Mojave Desert in California to Maryland and a few places in between. She loves to travel, entertain friends, and watch baseball and softball. Staci currently resides in southern Texas with her husband, their two children and pups Baylor Bear and Penelope Sparkles.

Toni Paletta

Toni Paletta

Recruiter - Advanced Practice; Travel Logistics

Toni was born and raised in West Virginia which is where CT Assist was originally founded and following college and a real estate career, she was our very first employee! She wears many hats for the team including travel and logistics, payroll, invoicing, and business operations. She enjoys welcoming providers to CT Assist, celebrating birthdays and special occasions, and designing logo gear that supports like-minded organizations.

Toni is proud of her Italian heritage and loves her family, friends, olives and cheesecake. But her greatest love is for her fun-loving and hardworking son who recently made his junior high soccer team as a 6th grader among a very large 8th grader try out pool!

Vince Bowman

Vince Bowman

Lead Perfusionist

Vince started his perfusion career in 1996 after completing his undergrad at UNC-Wilmington and perfusion training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He signed on with CT Assist in 2019 and splits his time between travel perfusion work and recruiting. His focus is on helping other perfusionists find travel or permanent positions that best fit their needs.

Outside of work Vince enjoys spending time with family and friends, biking, trail running and gardening.

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