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Advanced Inc. Accelerates Growth with Strategic Promotions & New Addition

Denver, CO January 7, 2020 – Advanced Inc., a subsidiary of AMN Healthcare, announced today five strategic staff promotions and a new addition, accelerating the company’s key growth areas in 2020.

Kelsey Christensen has been promoted to the role of Division Vice President, Advanced Allied Division. In this new role, she will be responsible for leading, developing and overseeing the daily operations of the Advanced Allied recruiting team and continuing the growth seen in 2019.

“I am delighted to be leading such an exceptional team whose success is fueled by passion and purpose. We’ll continue to grow our schools business while maintaining our strong allied presence with the support of the AMN family,” said Christensen.

Erin Jones, who has been instrumental in the growth of the dedicated schools recruitment team, is now Senior Director of Allied Sales. Jones has been with the company since 2013 and will continue to lead the Colorado recruiting team along with the Oregon allied recruiting team.  

Codey Thalacker, formerly a top performing National Allied Recruiter, is now Director of University Sales with a focus on building and strengthening college and student organization relationships. He will oversee all aspects of Advanced’s University Program, including the New Grad Program, campus and national recruiting events, and remote Lunch & Learn outreach.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to focus my time and energy on expanding the University Program and helping newly graduated clinicians experience the amazing possibilities that travel therapy provides,” said Thalacker.

Joe Kramer will take on the role of Director of Sales (West Coast) and is responsible for leading a high-performance sales team.  His key focus will be developing and improving processes to better meet and exceed the clinical staffing requirements of school districts around the country.

Amy Prospect takes on the role of Director of Sales (East Coast) with ten years of client service experience at Advanced under her belt. She will provide hands-on leadership, direction, and oversight to the Allied Account Management team located in Florida and collaborate with the Director of Sales (West Coast) on sales strategies within schools and medical settings to include MSP, University, and Telemedicine Sales.

Advanced is also pleased to announce that Patrick O’Connor will be joining the company as Division Vice President, Client Sales. Most recently, he was leading AMN’s therapy sales and account management teams within the Allied Division as well as providing interim management of AMN’s home health segment.

About Advanced

Advanced Inc. is an allied therapy and nurse staffing company that serves schools, hospitals, clinics, and outpatient settings nationwide, and helps expand access to care using innovative teletherapy technology. The Company was acquired by AMN Healthcare in June of 2019. For more information about Advanced, visit

About AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation. The Company provides unparalleled access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit