Caring for the Future of Healthcare


Innovation built on compassion.

Caring for the future of nursing.

Innovative healthcare workforce solutions built on experience and compassion

Eight core values form our foundation and guide all actions:

Excellence and Innovation
We're committed to meeting the highest professional standards of patient care. We know that advances in the nursing and allied healthcare professions result from an open and collaborative work environment.

Integrity and Inclusion
We believe in being fair, transparent, and interacting with respect for individual differences. We know that feeling welcome and healthy is essential to performing well.

Education and Compassionate Care
Everyone deserves the best possible healthcare from highly-educated and compassionate healthcare professionals. We know that people must come first and that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, sensitivity, and compassion.

Teamwork and Stewardship
We know that the best relationships are collaborative and trusting. We strive to always lead with integrity and to support the future of healthcare.

Our History

Davin Healthcare CEO, David Theobald, caring for a patient.

In 2002, David M. Theobald, MS, RN, CSP, was working as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Upstate New York. By his side were supplemental and travel nurses filling critical gaps in care during a national nursing shortage. Although the system worked reasonably well, he envisioned a different, better approach to patient care staffing during times of need marked by high stress, one based upon the concept of caring rather than competitive preferences and strategies. His initial plan called for both temporary solutions to fill immediate needs and permanent solutions to ease the recurrent cycle of healthcare workforce shortages.

Davin Healthcare began providing services in 2003 as Stat Staff Professionals and is one of the first nurse-founded and employee-owned MSP organizations in the United States. Since its inception, Davin Healthcare has identified holistic strategies to help address nationwide healthcare workforce shortages. Our interdisciplinary collaborations bridge healthcare professionals and educators. At our core is a commitment to provide exemplary patient care and staffing solutions that lead to the best health outcomes.

As CEO, Dave Theobald best articulates the company's impact: “I believe our success is due to an unyielding focus on a commitment to care for our staff, clients, employees and most importantly, the patients at our clients' facilities. They are our friends, family, and community members. Our promise - to provide compassionate healthcare - is evident in every facet of our business, from the rigorous credentialing standards and strong customer service provided to our clients to the compassionate care-based framework, comprehensive benefits, clinical support, continuing education, and career development we provide to our nurses and allied health employees.”
(Image provided by Empire State College, 2017.)

Our Team

The Davin Healthcare team at their company picnic.

We identify and hire highly-qualified, diverse, and caring individuals who share our passion for healthcare and nursing. Team members bring their own unique interests, strengths, and outside knowledge to create an ever-growing and inclusive culture.

The Davin Healthcare team is a diverse group of professionals who collectively care for the future of healthcare. We are not just a team, we are a family.

We proudly hold the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® recognized as the industry standard in evaluating leadership, human resources management, performance measurement and improvement, and information management. It demonstrates our commitment and accountability to our clients and the healthcare professionals we employ.

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David Theobald, Our CEO

David Theobald MS, RN, CSP
President and CEO

Tom Kernan, Vice President & General Counsel

Tom Kernan J.D., SPHR
Vice President and General Counsel

Kathy Mion, Director of Clinical Services

Kathy Mion, BSN, RN
Director of Clinical Services

Kelly King, Vice President of Client Relations

Kelly King
Vice President of Client Relations

Craig Lange, Regional Client Relationship Manager

Craig Lange
Regional Client Relationship Manager

Mike Zinni, Director of Software Development

Mike Zinni
Director of Software Development

Susan Theobald, HR Manager

Susan Theobald MBA, CHP, CSP
Human Resources Strategist

Nicole Evers, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Nicole Evers, CHP
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Faith Firenze, Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Faith Firenze
Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Christine Tucker, Financial

Christine Tucker, CPA
Accounting and Finance

Laurie Valkenburg, Innovation Project Manager

Laurie Van Valkenburg, CHP
Innovation Project Manager

Compassionate Care, Education, and Experience

A caring registered nurse holding hands with an elderly patient.

We know that caregivers who understand and apply the underlying principles of nursing theorists provide exemplary patient care and are well-positioned to become leaders in our rapidly changing healthcare system.

We adopted caring science as our nursing practice model based upon Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring. Her theory emphasizes human caring processes drawn from the art and science of nursing supported by concepts from other disciplines, including ethics, philosophy, ecology, and the study of mind-body-spirit.

To support continued professional development, we embraced Patricia Benner's Novice to Expert framework. Her model proposes that expert nurses develop skills and understanding of patient care over time through education and a multitude of experiences, in practice and in life.

We strive to find caregivers who embrace and apply these nursing theories throughout their professional practice. Nursing research establishes that advanced education, creative problem-solving, and compassionate care improve patient care experiences and health outcomes. Our goal is to care for all patients with loving-kindness, a calm, authentic presence, and respect and sensitivity for individual values, practices, and beliefs.