A Team of Trailblazers

An Executive Team Committed to Helping You Shine

At American Medical Staffing, we believe experience matters. Whether for the healthcare professionals we place or the team members we staff internally, we know the value of veteran knowledge and practiced skills. That’s why our executives all come with a deep history of experience in healthcare. Discover how these leaders are forging the future of healthcare staffing and impacting our industry.

Linda Perneau

Chief Executive Officer

For more than 30 years, Linda Perneau has been an innovative change maker, bringing her executive acumen and experience in staffing to transform organizations. An award-winning leader, she has been recognized as a “Top Executive in Staffing” by Staffing Industry Analysts and “Female Executive of the Year” by the Stevie Awards. Her solution-oriented mindset and service-centered approach are cornerstones in how she grows every aspect of AMS’s business and fosters a culture of success.

Prior to joining the organization, Ms. Perneau held several CEO, President, and Board positions with public and private companies. This has included executive positions with Volt Information Systems and Randstad, as well as time as Senior Vice President/Group Executive – East Region at SFN Group/Spherion Staffing, which was acquired by Randstad. In each position, Ms. Perneau has raised her organization’s revenue, reputation, and results to new heights through a combination of entrepreneurial thinking and strategic vision.

American Medical Staffing, Terri Weller

Terri Weller RN, MS

Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Clinical Quality

Terri Weller, RN, MS, is a leader, teacher, entrepreneur, advocate, and staffing enthusiast—but, most of all, she’s a proud nurse and healthcare veteran. Having worked for multiple decades in emergency room nursing, Ms. Weller has experience that has been sought by multiple universities. Having taught at Towson University, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and Stevenson University, she has passed her knowledge on to over 1,000 students and counting.

In 2001, Ms. Weller co-founded Chesapeake Medical Staffing (CMS), which grew to become the first staffing firm in Maryland to be certified by The Joint Commission—a powerful healthcare organization committed to patient safety and quality of care. In 2018, as AMS acquired CMS, Ms. Weller brought her expertise to a national, multi-disciplinary firm dedicated to expanding the values of high-quality care and exceptional experiences for healthcare professionals.

Hope Field

Senior Vice President of Growth

With a robust career spanning over three decades in the staffing industry, Hope Field has played an instrumental role in driving exponential revenue growth and fostering long-lasting client relationships. In 2021, Ms. Field’s contributions to the staffing industry were recognized when she was named to the SIA Global Power 150 Women in staffing – a prestigious accolade that highlights her influence, innovation, and leadership.

She joined American Medical Staffing in 2023 to lead the company’s growth and development strategies with a focus on revenue, customer base expansion, and new market exploration. Relying on her diverse expertise developing innovative sales strategies, leading high-impact teams, and delivering solutions that meet the intricate needs of clients across various industries, Ms. Field will partner across the organization to shape policies, standards, operations, and systems to meet client and market demands.

Gene Brown


For 20 years, Gene Brown has been a jack of all trades in staffing. Having worked in a variety of senior leadership roles—from operations to sales, managed services to training and development—he’s been pushing the limits of what “good” looks like when it comes to how businesses develop best-in-class solutions and differentiate themselves in the market.

Mr. Brown’s influence and impact within American Medical Staffing cannot be overstated. As a diligent steward of our business information and system excellence, he’s been able to achieve results that streamline every part of our ecosystem—for internal employees, clients, and clinicians alike. Because of this, our company has become a beacon for innovative staffing experiences that are delivered seamlessly.

American Medical Staffing, Natalie Ehlenbeck

Natalie Ehlenbeck

Vice President Of Client Services

For nearly 20 years, Natalie Ehlenbeck has put her professional sales experience and track record of leadership to work in the healthcare staffing industry. Since she joined American Medical Staffing in 2021, she has driven superior results by combining a revenue-building mindset with a commitment to exceptional service delivery.

Prior to joining AMS, Ms. Ehlenbeck had a distinguished career with Supplemental Health Care, where she complemented her healthcare staffing knowledge with school staffing expertise. An award-winner multiple times over for recruitment, she is a constant proponent and pillar for AMS’ team development, program deployment (including for Managed Service Programs), and project management capabilities.