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Edward D. Dooling Jr.


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Edward Dooling Chief Executive Officer & Co- Founder
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Edward Dooling has built and run several high-performing companies throughout his 25-year career.

Prior to co-founding Vanguard Healthcare Staffing, Edward was the Founder, President and Chief Growth Officer for American Pathology Partners. He and his two co-founders were successful in raising $75m from New Enterprise Associates. They successfully grew this business from a startup endeavor into an industry-leading anatomic and molecular diagnostic laboratory.

Prior to Founding American Pathology Partners, Edward was CEO and President of Resonance Health a publicly traded company.

Edward has also thrived in the bio-tech industry where he was hand-selected by Oxford BioScience to be the Chief Operating Officer of one of their portfolio companies, Asterand.

Edward has held executive management positions at several other companies. He was V.P. of Sales, Marketing and Managed care at InformDx, a Private Equity backed pathology company, which had a successful exit with the acquisition by AmeriPath. Edward was retained by Ameripath as the Vice President of Sales and G.M of the Anatomic Pathology Division. U​nder his leadership the Anatomic Pathology division ​became the top performing division within the company.

He started his career as a top sales performer at DIANON Systems, having earned a series of promotions during his tenure there, including National Sales Trainer, Regional Sales Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing.

Edward has also served on the Board of Directors of Patient Home Monitoring, which saw a 40x increase in shareholder value.​

Before embarking on his professional career, Edward served our country as an officer in the United States Navy, where he had a distinguished career.

Edward graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. in Computer Science.


Contact Edward directly at ed.dooling@vanguardhcstaffing.com





Steven M. Dooling


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Steve Dooling President and Co- Founder
President and Co-Founder

Steven Dooling started his medical career at Stryker Orthopedic. After two-and-a-half years in the top performing territory in the company, he co-founded Vanguard Healthcare Staffing with his father.

He possesses an extensive network in the medical device industry and is leveraging these relationships in his most recent endeavor.

Steven graduated from William Patterson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, including a concentration in Sales. He finished third out of 200 contestants in the National Sales Marathon.


Contact Steven directly at steve.dooling@vanguardhcstaffing.com



Kim S. Baker


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Kim S. Baker Director of Sales Training
Director of Sales Training

Kim Baker is a thought–action-outcomes architect of high-impact sales enablement, sales force effectiveness, and people development programs. In addition, she is expert in facilitating results-driven corporate meetings and workshops.

Kim has over 25 years of commercial operations experience. As an award-winning clinical sales representative, she was tapped to establish and build out the U.S. and international sales training infrastructure and team for a disruptive medical technology leader.

She has designed and delivered over 4,500 hours of trainings on sales skills and process; medical products; communication; generational diversity; and leadership, in addition to non-training workshop and meeting facilitation.

In addition to her work with Vanguard Healthcare Staffing, Kim is founder and principal of Vivid Consulting Group, through which she provides sales training, meeting facilitation and more through her deep and deft skills in research, analysis, design, planning and implementation.


Contact Kim directly at kim.baker@vanguardhcstaffing.com



Nick DeCeglia


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Talent Solutions Specialist

Nick is a recent college graduate from Plattsburgh State University, where he studied Criminal Justice. During his time at Plattsburgh, Nick played Midfield for the Division III Men's Lacrosse team and helped the lacrosse team win their first SUNYAC championship. He also participated in raising money for St. Baldricks Foundation, a not for profit organization that helps to discover cures for children with cancer. After college, he spent a year with Seating Solutions providing mass seating to concerts, professional sporting events, and universities before joining Vanguard Healthcare Staffing.


Contact Nick directly at nickd@vanguardhcstaffing.com



Zach Condit


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Talent Solutions Specialist

Zach comes to Vanguard Healthcare Staffing with a background in sales and marketing. He was responsible for the growth of a small business by tripling the number their active accounts. During that time, Zach acquired skills in leadership, maintaining customer relationships, and building his own team. Zach joined the Vanguard Healthcare Staffing team in 2018 and has been able to successfully marry his interpersonal skills and dedication to finding the best talent for our clients.


Contact Zach directly at zach.condit@vanguardhcstaffing.com



Dana Desiato


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Talent Solutions Specialist

Dana Desiato comes to Vanguard Staffing with a background in Human Resources in medical device industry. The majority of her career was heavily focused around recruiting providing a unique perspective on both sides of staffing. Dana has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from William Paterson University, a Masters in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources from The College of Saint Elizabeth and is also a Certified Professional through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP).


Contact Dana directly at danad@vanguardhcstaffing.com



Kiera Murphy


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Kiera Murphy Executive Talent Solution Specialist
Executive Talent Solutions Specialist

Kiera Murphy is a seasoned recruiter, having been in the industry for 15 years. She has a vast knowledge in search and staffing, and has expertise within a number of disciplines and industries.

Kiera specializes in recruiting for strategic accounts for clients in the Fortune 500 within the pharmaceutical, medical device, financial and IT industries.


Contact Kiera directly at Kiera.murphy@vanguardhcstaffing.com



Charles Binder


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Charles Binder Talent Solution Specialist
Talent Solution Specialist

Charles Binder comes to Vanguard Healthcare Staffing with a dynamic personality and a unique ability to recognize talent.

He graduated from the University of Delaware with honors, earning a degree in Engineering. Following college, Charles worked for ESPN as a program engineer.


Contact Charles directly at Charles.Binder@vanguardhcstaffing.com



Nicole Dooling


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Nicole Dooling Talent Solution Specialist
Talent Solution Specialist

Nicole Dooling has had an interest in the healthcare field since a young age. She holds a degree in Sociology and is an NHA-certified EKG technician.

To deliver stellar candidates, Nicole does exhaustive research on a client’s company to find the most qualified, top-tier talent that will help them build a successful sales team.


Contact Nicole directly at Nicole.Dooling@vanguardhcstaffing.com



Thanasis Papaioanu


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Thanasis Papaioanu of Vanguard Staffing
Vice President of Business Development

Thanasis, a co-founder of American Pathology Partners, has 25 years of experience in business and product development, laboratory operations, and healthcare services.

Prior to AP2, Thanasis was a Managing Director at Harpeth Capital, LLC, a Nashville-based investment banking firm, focusing on healthcare services and information technology. Previously, Thanasis served as CFO of Innovative Pathology Services, a 14-pathologist AP laboratory based in Knoxville, Tennessee (now part of Quest Diagnostics). Prior to IPS, he was a Director at FTN Midwest, the investment banking subsidiary of First Horizon Bank (NYSE: FHN) and a Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, the investment banking subsidiary of SunTrust Banks (NYSE: STI), where he was a senior member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

Thanasis has been involved in over 40 completed M&A and financing transactions totaling to over $1 billion in transactional value, including being involved in the formation and capitalization of CBLPath, a New York-based pathology laboratory (acquired by Sonic Healthcare in 2011).

Thanasis holds a BS in electrical engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology, an MS in electrical engineering and an MS in systems science & mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MBA from Emory University.


Contact Thanasis directly at thanasis.papaioanu@vanguardhcstaffing.com





Brandon John Thompson


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Brandon John Thompson of Vanguard Staffing
Partner in Aesthetics & Dermatology

Brandon James Thompson, The Founder of Careers in Aesthetics, partnered with Vanguard Healthcare Staffing in 2020.

He has 20 years of outside sales experience, 12 in healthcare, 6 in management, hiring, and start up development, capital raise experience, and has founded two new companies as CEO in 2020. His attitude and love for the industry are unmatched.

Brandon is always learning and on the front end of new technology.


Contact Brandon directly at brandon.thompson@vanguardhcstaffing.com



Meet The Team

Edward Dooling Chief Executive Officer & Co- Founder

Ed Dooling

Chief Executive Officer & Co- Founder

Steve Dooling President and Co- Founder

Steve Dooling

President and Co- Founder

Nicole Dooling Talent Solution Specialist

Nicole Dooling

Talent Solution Specialist

Thanasis Papaioanu of Vanguard Staffing

Thanasis Papaioanu

Vice President of Business Development

Brandon Thompson of Vanguard Staffing

Brandon Thompson

Partner in Aesthetics & Dermatology

Kiera Murphy Executive Talent Solutions Specialist

Kiera Murphy

Executive Talent Solution Specialist

Kim S. Baker Director of Sales Training

Kim S. Baker

Director of Sales Training

Nick DeCeglia

Talent Solutions Specialist

Zach Condit

Talent Solutions Specialist

Dana Desiato

Talent Solutions Specialist

About us

Vanguard Healthcare Staffing, LLC is committed to providing superior candidates for employers and career-growth opportunities for job seekers.
We provide industry-leading customer service, unparalleled strategic networking and a commitment to excellence in building high-performance organizations.