Karen Mote, President
Karen, the President of Cross Country Locums (formerly Medical Doctor Associates), joined the organization in 1998. In her more than 20 years with the organization, she has honed strategic expertise in locum tenens and advanced practice staffing, with roles in physician and allied recruitment and sales. Formerly, as Vice President, Karen led the sales and recruitment strategy for the Advanced Practice division. Prior to joining Cross Country Locums, Karen worked in the healthcare industry as a Medical Laboratory Technician, where her foundation and passion for healthcare began. Karen attended North Georgia College and earned her A.A.S. degree from North Georgia Technical College.
Michael Skovira, MBA, MPAS, PA-C – Chief Medical Officer
As Chief Medical Officer, Michael is responsible for directing, coordinating and administering all aspects of clinical quality improvement initiatives for Cross Country Locums. With more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having served in multiple clinical, educational and administrative roles throughout his career. In addition to his clinical background in emergency medicine, Michael is fueled by his passion for developing and implementing value-added initiatives and fostering strategic partnerships within the industry to improve the overall delivery of healthcare. Michael received his B.S. from Central Connecticut State University, earned his PA-C, summa cum laude, from Pace University – Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program, and his M.B.A in Strategic Business Management from Hofstra University.
April Hawthorne, Vice President of Recruitment
As Vice President of Recruitment, Advanced Practice for Cross Country Locums, April provides leadership in sales, team building and staffing services. With over 25 years’ experience with Cross Country Locums (formerly Medical Doctor Associates), April has spent most of her career in emergency medicine and has served as Team Lead for Cross Country Locum’s government division, developing a successful and cohesive team of recruiters with multi-specialty capabilities. April earned her B.A. in Human Resources Development from Harding University.
Josh Schneider, Vice President of Sales
Josh joined Cross Country Locums in January 2020 as the Director of National Sales. After several months of growth within the department, he was promoted to Vice President of Sales. In his current role, Josh is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction over the sales organization for Cross Country Locums. Josh began his career in Locums in 1998 as a Primary Care Recruiter at Medical Doctor Associates and was later was promoted to Director of National Sales. In his 20 plus year history in the industry, Josh has gained experience working in Primary Care, Hospital Medicine, Advanced Practice and Psychiatry. Josh graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Communications.
Diana K. “Di” Hall CPCS CPMSM FMSP - Senior Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement
Di Hall has over 20 years’ experience in managed care credentialing and quality improvement. She began her career as the Credentialing Coordinator at a small PPO in Amarillo, TX in 1993. She has successfully assisted her organizations through NCQA, URAC and Joint Commission accreditation reviews. In her current role, she covers oversight of clinical candidate qualification verification, regulatory compliance, company-wide quality initiatives, auditing and training.
Di is dually certified via the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) and has served NAMSS as past Chair of the Education and Marketing/Membership Committees. She has also been granted the NAMSS Fellow designation, making her one of 40 professionals with this honor. Di is the current President of the Georgia Association of Medical Staff Services (GAMSS), after being a volunteer leader since 1998. She is a national speaker and subject matter expert in managed care, risk management and delegated credentialing topics.
Maggie Watson, Director of Travel & Housing
For the past 17 years, Maggie has worked on building and overseeing the travel and housing team at Cross Country Locums (formerly Medical Doctor Associates). Her more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry has been essential to finding the lowest fares and rates with hotels, airlines and car rentals for locum tenens clinicians. Maggie takes great pride in caring for the needs of healthcare providers who travel the country with Cross Country Locums to meet the medical needs of clients and their patients. Maggie graduated from North East Academy in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Her travel career began after she graduated from The Executive School of Travel in Atlanta, Georgia in 1988.