The main force behind powering UNA? Our people — with years of experience and expertise.
Ron started his nursing career as a Med-Surg RN, working at local, regional hospitals in Long Island, NY. He became a nurse recruiter soon thereafter, learning the details and operations of Healthcare Staffing. In 2004, Ron founded and launched NurseTesting.com, a competency testing platform. He also founded and launched BlueSky Medical Staffing Software, which he successfully sold in 2009. In Dec 2011, NurseTesting became Prophecy Healthcare. With the addition of Situational & Personality Testing, assessments were more predictive of job performance. In 2015, Ron sold Prophecy Healthcare to APS/Relias. Since then, he has invested in and led small start ups. Ron has almost 20 years experience in Healthcare Staffing and building & scaling healthcare technology.
After graduating from Drexel University with a dual degree in Finance & Accounting,
I worked for a large, International Public Accounting Firm for a couple of years and received a
great education in the basics of business. For the majority of the next 8 years I worked as a
derivative trader, learning about crowd psychology and business valuation. Like many others, the
events of September 11, 2001 had a profound impact on me and left me ready for a change.
So, I left New York City and transitioned into a management position to begin learning the healthcare staffing industry. In 2006 I started Rich Healthcare Solutions. We put our people (employees and customers) first and everything else followed. In 2012, the company was bought by one of the largest players in the healthcare staffing industry. I believe in everyone's potential - employees, co-workers, and friends - and enjoy encouraging them to achieve their best.
Leslie Jeffries is a registered nurse of 24 years and is currently managing operations for UNA. Her professional experience is multi-faceted, including clinical management in acute care, VMS operations in healthcare staffing, pre-employment testing at Prophecy Healthcare, and assessment-driven learning for physicians and nurses. She has also served as an independent consultant for various healthcare staffing companies, assisting them in Joint Commission certification and by serving in a clinical supervisory and risk management role. Her work in these fields has been highlighted in various publications, conference presentations, and white papers. Clinical acumen, business intelligence and knowledge of informatics has contributed to her success. Leslie believes in giving back to her community and profession of nursing. She currently serves as a volunteer to the events planning committee of the Kentucky Nurses Association, PTA president at her children's elementary school, little league basketball coach to young athletes, and pianist for a small, rural church in south central Kentucky. She is a part-time farmer/rancher on the weekend for her family’s registered Black Angus cattle ranch, where no steak is ever prepared past medium-rare.