Pamela Snyder
CPRP- Vice President, Talent

Pam is a transformational leader with over 20 years of progressive experience in the healthcare industry. She currently manages all recruitment functions for the organization including providers, leadership, individual contributor staff and temporary staff. Prior to joining Baystate Health, Pam worked in similar roles in the Southeast. Pam joined Baystate Health in 2013 as interim senior director of Physician and Advanced Practice Provider Recruitment, and currently serves as Vice President, Talent, Baystate Health. Pam has proven herself to be an innovative and effective leader, beginning with her work in Provider Recruitment leading to a sustained provider vacancy rate lower than the national average. Among her key accomplishments in this area, Pam developed a competency-based recruitment tool designed to mitigate the role unconscious bias plays in candidate selection. She has gone on to teach the principles of inclusive recruitment in the Physician Leadership Academy and nationally at the MGMA and AAPPR conferences. Pam provides a strategic approach to recruitment with an accompanying competitive spirit that thrives on successful hires for our diverse and collaborative academic institution. Pam hails from East Tennessee and has maintains a strong allegiance to the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

Beth Fox
Director of Provider Recruitment and BMC Nursing
(413) 794-2571


Beth started her career Baystate in 2016 as a Senior Provider Recruiter in Physician and APP recruitment where she managed difficult-to-fill specialties within Primary Care and Heart and Vascular service lines and was promoted to Manager of Talent Acquisition in 2019. During her tenure at Baystate, Beth has managed recruitment for hard to fill roles in the organization and has been instrumental in standardizing work for the recruitment team, focused the recruitment process on optimizing sourcing avenues and has led the team to a consecutive increase in nurse recruitment for several consecutive years. Beth has presented regionally on sourcing methods for physician recruitment and co-leads the Nursing Workforce Strategy group. Beth has an extensive background of work in recruitment and HR in healthcare organizations throughout the New England area.

Ariana Caradiaz, MBA, CPRP
Sr. Physician Recruiter
(413) 333-6035

Ariana Caradiaz, born and raised in Springfield, MA, started her journey with Baystate Health as a Baystate Springfield Educational Partnership (BSEP) intern. In 2009, Ariana initiated her career as a Patient Care Technician on the Cardiac Unit, providing support to the nursing staff, patients, and families. Additionally, she worked in Bed Management, where she had the opportunity to assist in assigning patients to units.

Ariana progressed through the organization and volunteered in the Talent Acquisition office, gaining insights into the Human Resources side of healthcare. This experience ignited her passion for recruitment. In 2015, she graduated with her M.B.A. with a focus on Healthcare Management and embarked on her career as a Physician Recruiter. With over a decade of experience, Ariana is dedicated to sourcing Physicians and Advanced Practitioners who can provide care to the community and city where she grew up.

Ariana serves on the leadership team for the North East Physician Recruiters Association and actively participates in diversity and workforce initiatives. Beyond her professional pursuits, Ariana enjoys spending time with her wife, son, and triplet daughters, traveling, shopping, and crafting.


Andrew Gabel
CPRP- Recruiter
(413) 794-5898

Andrew was born and raised just over the state line in Connecticut. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Keene State College in 2011. He has been in the healthcare recruitment business since 2013 and has experience in Locum Tenens recruitment of physicians and APPs across all specialties, as well as interim and permanent healthcare leadership recruitment. Andrew joined the Provider Recruitment team at Baystate in 2021.  He values strong working relationships across the organization to help his service lines and he is passionate about bringing the best providers to our region.


Carolynn Hartman
CPRP- Lead Onboarding Specialist
(413) 794-2325

Carolynn Hartman is the Provider Onboarding Lead at Baystate Health. She is responsible for the onboarding of all employed physicians and advanced practitioners at Baystate Health. Carolynn has been in recruitment at Baystate since 2006 and in Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruitment since 2012. She is a Certified Provider Recruitment Professional and an active member of AAPPR (Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment). She previously held several leadership positions in AAPPR’s Onboarding and Retention Chapter including secretary, vice president and president. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with family and gardening.


Melissa Hale
Senior Recruiter

Melissa has been in the physician and advanced practitioner recruitment field at Baystate Health since 2007. In close partnership with leadership, Melissa works to achieve the strategic workforce goals of the system through thoughtful sourcing and recruitment of outstanding providers to our team. Melissa is a certified recruiter through the Association for Advancing Physician & Provider Recruitment. Originally from western MA, Melissa is passionate about sharing her pride of the area and assisting candidates in their decision-making processes. Helping new providers achieve success professionally and personally is at the heart of her work.


Lindsay Waters
Senior Recruiter
(413) 794-1081

Lindsay grew up in Texas and received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. She has been in healthcare administration since 2006, leading full cycle provider recruitment programs for university, nonprofit, and for-profit healthcare systems. Gaining experience in these different healthcare delivery models has allowed Lindsay to become uniquely qualified to assist leaders with strategic planning and physicians in finding a practice that fits their needs. She believes that building great relationships with the providers she recruits as well as the service lines she supports is the foundation of any successful recruitment.

Alexis Womack
Physician & AP Recruiter
(413) 794-2571

Alexis is a Springfield native; born and raised. She graduated from American International College in 2015, receiving an undergraduate degree in Healthcare Management. Alexis has been a dedicated healthcare recruiter since 2017. Her deep passion for healthcare within the community and a commitment to fostering diversity in the field drive her work. Beyond her professional pursuits, Alexis enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and attending community service events.

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