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Sandy Garrett, President of Jackson & Coker

Sandra Garrett


Sandy Garrett serves as President of Jackson & Coker, one of the largest and most well-recognized healthcare staffing firms in the U.S. Under her leadership, Jackson & Coker is consistently recognized as a top place to work by outlets including Staffing Industry Analysts, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Beginning her career as a healthcare recruiter, Garrett has nearly three decades of experience in physician recruitment and locum tenens staffing. In 1998, she helped guide the merger between Jackson & Coker and Nationwide Medical Services into what would later become Jackson & Coker Locum Tenens.

Every day, Garrett inspires Jackson & Coker associates to live by the company's values – Others First, Wisdom and Growth. Garrett is passionate about improving patient access to quality care and creating an environment in which associates feel supported and appreciated.

Garrett has been named to Staffing Industry Analysts' Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing list. She and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia.


Tony Rico, Executive Vice President at Jackson & Coker

Tony Rico

Executive Vice President

Psychiatry, Neurology, Vendor Management, Government, Strategic Accounts and Telehealth Divisions

Tony Rico oversees several of Jackson & Coker’s key divisions, making him an integral part to the company’s present and future success. As Executive Vice President, he draws upon his diverse experience in sales, business development and recruitment to propel growth and create innovative programs.

Rico is the spearhead behind Jackson & Coker’s Psychiatry division, which he created in response to market opportunities. He was also an integral force behind the creation of Jackson & Coker Telehealth, the company’s telehealth solution which includes software, hardware and staffing applications.  

Rico has been with Jackson & Coker for more than 20 years, proving himself to be an impactful leader who motivates his team to achieve every day. During his tenure, he’s grown the Psychiatry division to a highly successful, nationwide presence and has connected thousands of providers with the healthcare organizations that need them.

On top of these responsibilities, he also serves at Jackson & Coker’s representative with the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO). Rico attended the University of Utah and now calls Alpharetta, Georgia, home with his wife and two children.

Dave Booher, Executive Vice President at Jackson & Coker

Dave Booher

Executive Vice President

Innovations Group

Dave Booher serves as Executive Vice President of the Jackson & Coker Innovation Group, where he oversees information technology, software development and technology innovations.

Booher has extensive leadership experience, previously leading the company's Emergency Medicine division. His background also includes roles as an analyst and controller. He brings creative, forward-thinking ideas to Jackson & Coker.

Booher graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Accounting and Finance. He has also earned his CPA license.

Booher and his family live in Atlanta, Georgia.


Susan Mesa, Executive Vice President at Jackson & Coker

Susan Mesa

Executive Vice President

Adult Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Advanced Practice, Surgery and Anesthesia Divisions

Susan Mesa serves as an Executive Vice President, leading several of Jackson & Coker's recruitment teams.

With nearly two decades of leadership experience in operations, marketing and business development, Mesa specializes in new business launches and service design. She inspires her team to come up with new and innovative techniques to fulfill Jackson & Coker's mission to ensure every patient has access to a healthcare provider.

Mesa previously served as president of, a national staffing company dedicated to Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants, and president of Healthcare Job Boards, a provider of career concierge sites in the healthcare market.

Mesa holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. She and her husband reside in Atlanta, Georgia.


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