About CAPS

Carolinas Association of Provider Services (CAPS)

We are a not-for-profit organization of hospital-based and private practice provider recruiters in:

– North Carolina
– South Carolina
– Coastal Georgia
– Eastern Tennessee and
– Southern Virginia

CAPS Region-Small

Our Mission

To promote effective provider services in hospitals and practices within our catch-basin by networking with other professional provider recruiters to attract dedicated Physicians and Advanced Clinical Practitioners to practice throughout our region.

Our Objectives

The Carolinas Association of Provider Services held its first official meeting in April, 1994 in Lumberton, NC, with 23 hospital representatives present. From this meeting, CAPS was formed and objectives were established. These include…

– To bring together persons engaged or interested in hospital and practice provider services in North Carolina , South Carolina, Coastal Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, and Southern Virginia
– To improve technical skills and promote a broadened understanding of the scope and the ethics of the profession, to assist, support, and encourage provider services personnel
– To serve as a resource organization in service to members and non-members alike in the provider services within our communities, to promote an awareness of the value of provider recruitment services within the management of hospitals
– To promote and encourage the development of provider services’ department and programs within our communities
– To recognize that effective provider service practices achieve broader understanding and support among various constituencies of our members.

Officers and Committees

  • President
    DENNIS BURNS
    Tidelands Health
  • Vice-President
  • Past President
    KATHY GRESHAM
    New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • Secretary
    MARY LU LEATHERMAN
  • Treasurer
    ALYSA BOSTICK
    Wilmington Health
  • 2016-2020 CAPS Board Member
    AUTUMN FINCHER
    Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge
  • 2016-2020 CAPS Board Member
    KAREN GLIARMIS
    Vidant Health
  • 2017-2021 CAPS Board Member
    TINA MCLAUGHLIN
    Mountain State Health Alliance
  • 2021-2025 CAPS Board Member
    LYDIA KRASK - Tidelands Health
  • 2018-2022 CAPS Board Member
    KELSEY BROWN
    MUSC Health
  • 2020-2024 CAPS Board Member
    TY TY HATLEY
    Atrium Health
  • 2020-2024 CAPS Board Member
    JESSICA SEEL
    South Carolina Office of Rural Health
  • 2020-2024 CAPS Board Member
    DONNA TALBERT
    Cone Health
  • 2021-2023 CAPS Board Member
    REBEKAH DRIGGERS
    Cone Health
  • Membership Committee
    DENNIS BURNS, TY TY HATLEY, TINA MCLAUGHLIN, STEPHANIE MILLER, and JESSICA SEEL
  • Program and Events Committee
    KATHY GRESHAM, ALYSA BOSTICK, and MARY LU LEATHERMAN
  • Marketing and Technology Committee
    KELSEY BROWN (Marketing), FELIX CASTRO
  • Vendor Committee
    AUTUMN FINCHER and DONNA TALBERT
  • Speaker Committee
    KAREN GLIARMIS, KATHY GRESHAM, and MELISA CIARROCCA
  • Nominating Committee
    KATHY GRESHAM