Jackson Pharmacy Professionals Acquired by Jackson + Coker

What the acquisition of a pharmacy staffing agency adds to our offerings.

National physician staffing firm adds pharmacy agency to suite of offerings.

Jackson + Coker, a national physician recruiting firm, is pleased to announce it has acquired Jackson Pharmacy Professionals, one of the fastest-growing national pharmacy recruiting firms in the country. The addition diversifies the Jackson + Coker suite of offerings, allowing clients to meet more of their recruiting needs through one company.

“Jackson + Coker seeks to set itself apart from others in the market by expanding the number of specialists it provides and becoming a one-stop shop for healthcare organizations,” said Jackson + Coker Leadership. “We are proud to bring on the knowledgeable team at Jackson Pharmacy Professionals to provide expert pharmacy-specific recruiting for our clients.”

Jackson Pharmacy Professionals places contract, contract-to-hire and permanent pharmacy professionals, including interim directors of pharmacy, at a wide range of pharmacy practice settings. It specializes in placing pharmacy leadership in informatics, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine and psychiatry.

By focusing solely on pharmacy, Jackson Pharmacy Professionals recruiters have become experts in the industry, resulting in a faster turnaround for clients and better candidates placed. The team includes Jim Friedlander, a senior account executive with a lifelong involvement in the pharmacy industry, and Diva Payne, a senior recruiter with more than 14 years of experience placing pharmacists.

“The Jackson Pharmacy Professionals team’s industry expertise makes us a great addition to the Jackson + Coker portfolio,” said Heidi Fischler, managing director at Jackson Pharmacy Professionals. “Our ability to get to know our clients on a deep level coupled with our commitment to superior customer service mirror Jackson + Coker’s values.”

Jackson Pharmacy Professionals is regularly recognized for excellence in pharmacy staffing and as a top employer. Last year, the firm won Inavero’s Best of Staffing Award.

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Maggie Youmans

Senior Vice President, Sales

As Senior Vice President, Maggie oversees several key specialty divisions and adjacent teams. With a demonstrated history of leading teams and developing individuals across the organization, she is dedicated to inspiring, challenging and empowering associates to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Maggie earned degrees in marketing and management focused on consumer economics from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. She enjoys traveling with her husband to visit different bed and breakfasts. Together, they have been able to see the beauty within their own backyard and across the country.

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Anne Anderson

Executive Vice President

"I'm passionate about the locum tenens industry - we make a real difference in the lives of both our heroic healthcare providers and the patients they treat."

Anne has been at the forefront of the evolution of locum tenens for more than 35 years. She’s a respected leader with expertise in corporate operations, risk management, credentialing, and travel services. Before joining Jackson + Coker, she served as Executive Vice President at Medical Doctor Associates, part of Cross Country Healthcare. 

An ardent industry advocate, Anne served several years on the Board of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), including two years as president. 

Anne received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Spring Hill College. She is also a PADI open water diver and enjoys scuba diving. 

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