Kelly Thomas has served as Business Development Manager in w3r Consulting’s nursing and allied health division since 2012, when the company acquired Nurse Now, a healthcare staffing agency. In this position, Kelly cultivates new accounts and manages w3r’s operational, recruitment and customer relations functions.

An experienced and knowledgeable human resource professional, Kelly has led and trained nurse recruitment teams, and managed and coached staffing specialists for more than ten years. She is dedicated to matching qualified and dependable candidates with client requirements, and leads her team of consultants to fill just-in-time staffing needs, long-term contracts, and permanent positions in client organizations.  Under Kelly’s leadership, w3r’s healthcare consultancy practice has grown from three to 100 consultants, producing an annual income of $3.5 million.

w3r Consulting’s clients benefit from Kelley’s expertise in human resources and operations management, knowledge of employee and labor relations, and experience in strategic planning and workforce management. By combining these skills and abilities, Kelly has met client needs by placing more than 750 professionals with healthcare providers, while managing a team of recruiters and back office support. She also uses knowledge gained as a Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) to consult with clients on recruitment strategies and management of their contingent workforce programs.

Kelly graduated from St. Mary’s College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She is the mother of two children.