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Meet the Team

Our team is experienced, passionate, and dedicated. We would love for you to learn more about the team behind our physician and provider recruitment.

Rebekah Driggers, MBA, FASPR

Director, Physician & Provider Recruitment

Rebekah Driggers provides leadership for recruiting and retaining a medical staff of board-certified physicians and licensed advanced practice providers who are committed to providing patient-centered quality care for Cone Health. Rebekah has been with Cone Health since July 2000. She continues to transform the Provider Recruitment Division into a first resource for resident, fellowship, and practicing physicians in their career search nationwide.

As a certified Fellow of Association of Staff Provider Recruiters (FASPR), Rebekah demonstrates her commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment. The Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) is a professional organization exclusively for in-house physician/provider recruitment professionals and is nationally recognized as the leading authority on physician/provider recruitment and retention.

Growing up in North Carolina, Rebekah graduated from High Point University and earned her MBA from Wake Forest University's Babcock School of Management. She is a member of the Association of Staff Provider Recruiters and Carolina Association of Physician Recruiters.

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Donna Talbert

Consultant, Physician & Provider Recruitment

Donna Talbert is a Cone Health Physician and Advanced Practice Provider Consultant and joined Cone Health in November 2017. Donna brings more than seventeen years of experience with recruitment and retention of physicians and advanced practice providers. Donna’s driving force is recruiting quality providers to ensure excellent care is provided to our medical communities. She looks forward to establishing strong relationships and delivering high-level service to both internal and external customers.

Donna is a North Carolina native, studied Business Administration and is a member of the Carolinas Association of Provider Services, serving multiple terms as a Board Member.

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Keith Sarich

Consultant, Physician & Provider Recruitment

Keith Sarich is a Cone Health Physician Recruitment Consultant and has been with Cone Health since July 2017. Keith earned his Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science from Saint Xavier College and his Master’s degree in Health Administration from Governors State University. Keith has served in multiple roles as a Medical Service Corps officer in the United States Navy. Some of the roles have included Director, Office of Managed Care, Director, Patient Administration, Director, Office of Healthcare Planning and Regional Director, Navy Recruiting Command. Upon leaving the Navy, Keith gained experience working as a global program manager within the defense industry.

Keith has attained “Certified Healthcare Executive” (CHE) status in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Courtney VanSweden

Consultant, Physician & Provider Recruitment

Courtney VanSweden is Cone Health's Physician Recruitment Consultant. Courtney has more than eight years of recruitment experience, including more than five years of physician and advanced practice provider recruitment experience.

Courtney earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication from East Carolina University and holds a Human Resources Certification from Central Piedmont Community College. She is also a member of the Association of Staff Provider Recruiters and the regional Carolinas Association of Provider Services.

Desiree Downs, AASPR

Lead Coordinator, Physician & Provider Recruitment

Desiree Downs is Cone Health's Physician Recruitment Lead Coordinator. She has been with Cone Health since August 2015.

Desiree earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with emphasis in healthcare management from Marshall University. She worked for Maxim Healthcare for four years recruiting healthcare professionals for private duty nursing, developing HR training materials, and serving as the company liaison with patients and their families. Since joining Cone Health's Physician and Advanced Practice Practice Provider Recruitment team, she has received excellent scores from physician and advanced candidates. Her engaging personality and depth of healthcare knowledge as well as her enthusiasm for her new home in Greensboro helps physician candidates learn about the area through her recent relocation.

She earned her certification as an associate through the Association of Staff Provider Recruiters in May 2016. She is a member of Carolinas Association of Provider Services and Association of Staff Provider Recruiters.

Dominica A. Norris

Coordinator, Physician & Provider Recruitment

Dominica Norris is Cone Health's Physician Recruitment Coordinator. Dominica is a Charlotte, North Carolina native. She’s earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Health Education with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During her time in Greensboro, she has served as President of Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honorary, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and Greensboro, NC community activist.

Dominica has experience in physician relations and worked with United Health Care Senior division, and the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Heart Association. Her primary responsibilities include maintaining and coordinating provider candidate itineraries and travel, onboarding new hires, professional administrative resource, and recruitment marketing tactics.