Susan R. Salka
Director Since: 2003
Business Experience and Qualifications: Ms. Salka has served as our President since May 2003 and our CEO since May 2005. The Board has concluded that Ms. Salka is qualified to serve on the Board because she has over three decades of healthcare services industry experience, including 30 years of experience with us in various roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. During her service to the Company, she has helped grow our business both organically and through acquisitions into the national industry leader we are today. Prior to joining us, Ms. Salka worked at BioVest Partners, a venture capital firm, and at Hybritech, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Co., which Beckman Coulter later acquired.
Board Experience: Ms. Salka is recognized as a leader in corporate governance and currently serves as a director of McKesson Corp., including as Chairperson of its Finance Committee and as a member of its Audit Committee. Ms. Salka served on the Board and the Audit Committee of Beckman Coulter from 2007 until 2011, when Danaher Corporation acquired it. Additionally, she served on the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of Playtex Products, Inc. from 2001 until Energizer Holdings acquired it in October 2007.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion: Under Ms. Salka's leadership, AMN has become the largest and most diversified total talent solutions company in healthcare. Ms. Salka is passionate about corporate social responsibility, diversity, inclusion, and equality. She participates in many of the company’s community initiatives, including the annual medical and community development trip to Guatemala. As one of the top 25 New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) female CEOs, she is also an advocate for promoting women in leadership and the boardroom. AMN is part of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index. Ms. Salka serves on the Executive Committee and Treasurer of the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of CEOs from the nation’s top healthcare companies dedicated to improving healthcare delivery and accessibility by working with each other and legislators.