Stat Staff Professional's main headquarters.

About us and our values

OUR PROMISE 
Compassionate healthcare

OUR VISION 
Caring for the Future of Healthcare

OUR MISSION
Providing personalized nurse and allied health staffing solutions

A registered nurse at the bedside, caring for a patient.

Eight core values form our foundation and guides all actions:    

Excellence and Innovation 
We believe in working hard to meet the highest professional standards of care. We know that advances in the field result from an open and creative work environment.      

Integrity and Inclusion
We believe in being fair, transparent and interacting with respect for individual differences.  We know that feeling welcome and healthy is essential to performing well.

Education and Compassionate Care
We believe our world deserves the best possible healthcare from the best possible caregivers. We know that people must come first, that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. 

Teamwork and Stewardship
We believe that the best relationships are collaborative, and the best decisions are shared.  We know how important it is to make a difference. 

We believe that Caring Science guides clinical practice.  Application is based upon Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and Patricia Benner's Novice to Expert framework for professional growth.  To learn more, visit our Philosophy Page.

David Theobald taking care of a patient.

Our history

In 2002, David M. Theobald, MS, RN, CSP, was working as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY.  By his side were supplemental and travel nurses filling critical gaps in care during a national nursing shortage. Although the system worked well, he envisioned a different, better approach to patient care staffing during times of need marked by high stress, one based upon the concept of caring rather than competitive preferences and strategies.  His plan called for both temporary solutions to fill immediate needs and permanent solutions to ease the recurrent cycle of shortages.

Stat Staff Professionals began providing services in 2003 as one of the first nurse-owned and nurse-operated organizations in the United States. At its core is a commitment to provide exemplary patient care and staffing solutions that lead to the best health outcomes.  

As CEO, Dave Theobald best articulates the company's success:  “I believe our growth is due to an unyielding focus on a commitment to care - for our staff, clients, employees and most importantly, the patients we care for. They are our friends, family, community members.  Our promise, to provide compassionate healthcare, is evident in every facet of our business, from the rigorous credentialing standards and strong customer service provided to our clients to the compassionate care-based framework, comprehensive benefits, clinical support, continuing education and career development we provide to our nurses and allied health employees.”

(Background image provided by Empire State College, 2017.)

Our team

A registered nurse at the bedside, caring for a patient.

Some Stat Staff team members giving back to the community.

David takes his passion for healthcare and uses it to handpick unique, caring people to join the team.  Team members bring their own interests, strengths, and outside knowledge to create an ever-growing and open office culture.

Stat Staff's team is a diverse group of professionals who have come together to collectively care for the future of healthcare.  They're not just a team, they are a family.

We proudly hold the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® recognized as the gold standard in evaluating leadership, human resources management, performance measurement and improvement, and information management.  It demonstrates our commitment and accountability to our clients and the healthcare professionals we employ.

Explore our Executive Team

David Theobald MS, RN, CSP

President and CEO

David Theobald MS, RN, CSP
President and CEO
David is a nurse entrepreneur with over 15 years of healthcare experience. As the CEO of Stat Staff Professionals and DAVIN Healthcare Solutions, he combines his experience in patient care with the growing needs and demands of today's healthcare issues to find creative, clinical and technology-based solutions for facilities of all sizes and functions across the United States.
 
In order to advance his nursing knowledge, David earned his Masters in Nursing Education at Empire State College. An advocate for advancing nursing education, he proudly serves on several committees including the Empire State College Advisory Board, NYONEL, the Baldwin Nursing Program Advisory Group, and the Lower Adirondack Wilderness Rescue Group. David proudly serves as a mentor for students at Empire State College.

Tom Kernan J.D., CHP

Vice President and General Counsel

Tom Kernan J.D., CHP
Vice President and General Counsel

A seasoned business attorney and healthcare staffing professional, Tom oversees the company’s legal affairs and collaborates with the company’s CEO on strategic planning initiatives including establishing company policies, priorities, and business development objectives.  As general counsel, Tom’s areas of oversight and responsibility include the review, negotiation, and drafting of contracts; the implementation of best practices to mitigate risk and ensure compliance with federal, state and municipal employment, privacy, and healthcare laws and regulations; and the safeguarding of company intellectual property. 

Tom presently serves as Vice Chairman of the Health Care Section Policy Council of the American Staffing Association.  He is also a member of the Health Law, Corporate Counsel and Labor and Employment Law sections of the New York State Bar Association.  Prior to joining Stat Staff, Tom was engaged full-time in the private practice of law for ten years, representing business and individual clients in a wide array of transactional and litigated matters.  Before entering private practice, Tom completed a two-year clerkship on the Central Legal Research and Writing Staff of the Court of Appeals, New York State’s highest appellate court.  Tom received his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University in 2003 and his Bachelor of Arts from Bard College in 2000, majoring in Psychology.  In his spare time, Tom serves on the board of directors of Caffè Lena, Inc. a not-for-profit organization that operates oldest continuously operating folk music venue in the United States.  Tom resides in Malta, New York, with his wife, Renee, and two school-aged sons.

Kathy Mion, BSN, RN

Director of Clinical Services

Kathy Mion, BSN, RN
Director of Clinical Services

Kathy has 25 years of nursing experience, during most of which she worked in various Emergency Departments around the country.  Currently, Kathy lends her expertise to StatStaff Professionals as the Director of Clinical Services and as an AHA instructor. She received her BSN while working on a Medical Surgical unit at Rochester General Hospital and attended classes in the evening through Nazareth College. After graduation, Kathy proudly served in the United States Navy as an officer in the naval nurse corps. Kathy's experience as a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm and 8 years of active duty service played a vital part for Kathy in becoming the influential leader and mentor she is today.

Kelly King

Vice President of Client Relations

Kelly King
Vice President of Client Relations

Kelly has more than 47 years in healthcare administration and recruiting. She began her career in the nursing and physical rehabilitation industry in the early 1980’s, as Director of Trucare Rehabilitation and transitioned to physician recruitment in the late 90’s, where she has been for the last 33 years.

Kelly attended the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and Dallas County Community College, majoring in healthcare business administration and minoring in Marketing.

As the Vice President of Client Relations, she has a keen ability to solve problems and would love to help your facility minimize risk, lower staffing costs while maintaining quality. Please reach out to her at (210-468-1560) directly to schedule your consult.

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Mike Zinni

Director of Software Development

Mike Zinni
Director of Software Development

Mike spent the first twenty years of his career working in large software teams for fortune 100 corporations developing mission-critical process automation software for manufacturing. In 1999, he left the corporate world, founded his own software company, and began developing custom desktop software and web-based applications for a wide variety of clients.

Mike joined the Stat Staff team in August of 2015 after several years working as our programming contractor. Mike works daily to build our in-house and client technologies with a focus on security and usability.  He enjoys his role leading the software development team and sharing his 38 years of software development experience.

Susan Theobald MBA, CHP, CSP

Human Resources Strategist

Susan Theobald MBA, CHP, CSP
Human Resources Strategist

Susan is native to upstate New York and graduated from Methodist University in North Carolina, where she completed her undergraduate degree in business.  Susan spent the early years of her career working within customer service as a lead trainer for LexisNexis Mathew Bender. During her tenure, she has been a strong leader focusing on employee recruitment, engagement, training, coaching, and leadership. To stay current in workforce and human resources best practices, she obtained her certified staffing professional credential through the American Staffing Association.  She earned her MBA from SUNY Empire State College and is an active member of SHRM.

Nicole Evers, CHP

Human Resources Generalist

Nicole Evers, CHP
Human Resources Generalist

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Human Resources, and accreditation from the American Staffing Association.  She brings more than 13 years of human resources experience across a variety of industries prior to joining the Stat Staff family.  She has a passion for recruiting and placing the right people in the right positions to drive the mission of the organization.  She loves to collaborate on human resources procedures, compliance, and policies to best meet the needs of her colleagues. 

Faith Firenze

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Faith Firenze
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Faith has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications/Marketing from SUNY Potsdam.  She was a Marketing Manager for 2 years in the healthcare field where she developed a passion for graphic design and social media.  Faith is happy to help and can be contacted for any matters involving advertisement, foundation sponsorships, event planning, or marketing initiatives.

Christine Tucker, CPA

Accounting & Finance

Christine Tucker, CPA
Accounting & Finance

Christine is a graduate of Siena College and has over 20 years’ experience as a certified public accountant in the Capital District of New York State, providing tax and accounting services to individuals, businesses, partnerships, estates, and trusts. As the lead for accounting and finance with Stat Staff Professionals, Christine works closely with our executive team on key strategic and financial planning objectives.