Our Story

Hayes Locums is a healthcare staffing firm and physician recruitment agency focused on providing excellent service to our practitioners and clients. Our commitment is to make you our top priority — it is why we are an award-winning locums agency.

Our specialty-specific consultants are laser-focused on finding the perfect job, while our licensing, credentialing, and travel specialists provide quality service unmatched in the industry. Together, these dynamic teams form one of the largest and most successful firms in the country.

Training top 100 - 2021 winner
SIA 2020 locum tenens US
SIA 2020 healthcare US 2018
Top work places - Sun Sentinel 2020
Staffing 100 - 2018
Best of staffing talent 2020 - diamond award
Best of staffing client 2020 - diamond award
2018 Fastest growing companies

Meet the leadership team

John’s personal motto is to provide his best while serving others and this ethic is reflected throughout the staffing company he founded in 2012. He knew from the outset that if we were laser focused on providing high-quality physicians and medical professionals to healthcare institutions, then success would follow. John continues to work daily with his sales and medical staff teams as they deliver first-rate, personalized service to all our health care providers and institutions. His dedicated leadership has allowed Hayes Locums to become one of the most well-respected medical staffing agencies in the U.S.

Born and raised in South Florida, John earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. Out of the office, he loves spending time with his wife and three kids, attending his local church, and competing in triathlons.

The lone Florida State Seminole on our Executive Leadership team, Bobby received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from FSU in 2007. Prior to Hayes' inception, he established a substantial background in finance and accounting, and then turned his focus to the staffing industry. Bobby’s commitment to serving our clients and employees as he oversees contract negotiations and revenue development, is an integral part of Hayes’ success as a locum staffing agency.

While energized by our dynamic work environment, Bobby is foremost a dedicated family man, who loves spending time with his wife and their three lively boys. The highlight of his week is grilling steaks for the family and coaching his sons’ pee-wee sports teams.

Ryan graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Prior to co-founding Hayes, he worked in medical device sales for over seven years with St. Jude Medical. The transactional expertise and professional network Ryan cultivated during those years were essential to establishing some of Hayes' cornerstone client relationships. Today, he leads the sales floor and guides the development of our growing team of locum staffing consultants.

When he's not in the office, Ryan can usually be found doting on his wife and kids, working on his golf game, or getting a good shoe shine.

Amy Perry brings a solid background of finance and accounting to her position as Hayes’ new CFO. In addition to handling the same position for the Florida Panthers, Perry also served as the club’s Director of Corporate Accounting/Controller—a position that followed 17 years of working in the accounting department at Cross Country Healthcare.

While at Cross Country, Amy worked on the company’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) and served as Controller of its largest subsidiary, Cross Country Staffing, located in Boca Raton. She was later promoted to Director of Corporate Accounting for Cross Country Staffing, where she worked on due diligence for three mergers, while overseeing the accounting and AP departments. Amy started her career as a staff accountant with TravCorps in Boston, Massachusetts, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University, also in Boston.

Sonya Hinds brings over 20 years of Human Resources and Operations expertise to her new position as Chief People Officer. During her career, Sonya has been charged with developing and leading world-class Human Resources programs and operations domestically and internationally to meet human capital needs and strategic goals.

She possesses a keen understanding of the U.S. workforce, and is passionate about servant leadership, shaping high performing organizations, driving increased levels of employee engagement and developing recognition rich cultures.

Sonya is a proud US Army Veteran of the Gulf War. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Maryland, University College and is a mentor at the Boys & Girls Club of America. She loves spending time with her son, family, and friends and also enjoys international travel.  

Kelly brings over 20 years of Professional Staffing expertise within global organizations to her role as Senior Vice President, Sales. Her body of work includes growing and developing staffing organizations through operational excellence and increased client and candidate satisfaction.   

Her drive to create a winning team has resulted in several "Best Places to Work nominations/awards" as well as "Forbes Excellence in Staffing". She uses her experience and leadership style to grow winning teams who delight their clients and provide the best of candidate experiences.    

Kelly hails from Cincinnati, but her career has taken her to metropolitan markets such as Boston, Chicago, and now Fort Lauderdale. Kelly is a proud volunteer for the American Staffing Association; and has held board positions in community organizations such as Girls on the Run; West-Side Community Aide Society; Go Cincinnati. Kelly enjoys entertaining friends and family in her home as well as travel adventures both domestic and international.

As a former educator, administrator, and healthcare manager, Karen oversees all areas of Risk Management including reviewing processes and procedures for credentialing including approving our providers to work on assignments for Hayes as well as working as a liaison between our providers and our insurance carrier. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University, and Master of Science in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of NAMSS, FSHRM, ASHRM, and is licensed by the State of Florida in Healthcare Risk Management. Karen is a Florida native and lives in Lauderdale-by-the Sea with her husband. They have six married children and nineteen grandchildren.

David Richardson is the Vice President of Customer Experience for Hayes Locums. He is responsible for leading, motivating and managing the External and Internal Credentialing, Licensing, Assignment Coordinators and Travel Customer Service teams to ensure the execution of efficient processes, compliance and credentialing expertise, and fostering relationships and partnerships with the sales organization.

Corey Self comes from a background in operations and sales from a fortune 500 logistics company in the Midwest. He has built several training programs in his career and empowers his employees through servant leadership.

Corey started his career at Hayes in 2018 as the Neurology and Anesthesiology Sales Manager and was promoted to lead the Learning and Talent Development department. Under Corey’s direction the Learning and Talent Development department has received national recognition by the Training Top 100 with Hayes Locums ranking as a global elite company for training and development for 2020 and 2021. Corey has most recently served as the Project Manager for both the Salesforce and MD-Staff CRM implementations over the last 18 months, leading the organization through all aspects of these major deployments. His knowledge, expertise, passion, and commitment to operational excellence are what sets him apart and has positioned Hayes for continued success.

Born and raised in Illinois, Corey earned his Bachelor and Master of Science at Eastern Illinois University. Outside of the office, Corey enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 dogs and enjoys fishing.

We’re driven to exceed expectations

We accomplish our mission by providing dependable, trustworthy healthcare staffing services to practitioners and healthcare institutions nationwide.









Hayes Locums made the process and travel extremely easy and even enjoyable - and are always available to help should any issues arise.

Vascular Surgeon

Everything about working with Hayes was great; from the prompt, personable care provided by my Senior Consultant to credentialing and day-to-day logistic care. I would recommend Hayes without hesitation to any colleague looking for the best in a locums relationship.

Staff Intensivist
West Virginia

My consultant has been amazing to work with. He is responsive, always available, and truly works towards my best interest.

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Everyone at Hayes has proved to be both helpful and honest. When dealing with employees at other locums firms, the sense is often the very opposite.


My consultant is wonderful to work with. She is responsive, helpful and cheerful without being intrusive or pushy. I am so appreciative of all her hard work to get me placed!


Hayes will under promise and over deliver 99% of the time.

Physician Recruiter

I love working with my consultant. She is clearly vested in working with me in finding opportunities and solving any issues that arise.

Pediatric Hospitalist

Hayes is easy to work with. Good recruiters who know how to recruit and are informed of your needs. Not pushy.

Physician Recruiter
New York

My contacts at Hayes have all been responsive and attentive—and kind. Each one of them has made sure I never was left waiting or wondering, often working with me after hours... Their professionalism and humanity are inspiring.

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

My consultant has really made my experience working for Hayes great. He is incredibly motivated and goes above and beyond to help me find the positions I am really looking for and makes sure that every step of the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Emergency Medicine Physician

Unlike other locums agencies that had approached me, I really felt like Hayes was also looking out for our mutual best interests -- not just their bottom line.


I have had nothing but positive experiences working assignments through Hayes in the past few years.

Emergency Medicine Physician

Hayes is very easy to work with and they go above and beyond to make sure we have coverage when needed!

Practice Manager

The folks at Hayes have provided the best consumer experience and exceeded my expectations. So, they deserve 5 stars from me.

North Carolina

I have greatly appreciated all of the hard work Hayes, especially my Consultant, have done to help with all of the credentialing, making the travel arrangements to fit my schedule, and just being available to listen to my goals/desires for employment.

Obstetrician Gynecologist

I can't say enough good things about my experience with locums and with my consultant at Hayes.

Obstetrician Gynecologist

Overall the Hayes team has done an excellent job. I never feel pressured to take an assignment, and when I do accept an assignment they do an excellent job arranging travel and lodging.

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