Board of Directors
Susan R. Salka
Director Since: 2003
Board Committees: Executive Committee
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 nearly three decades of experience in the healthcare services industry, including 26 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 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 the director of McKesson Corp., as well as a member of its Corporate Governance and Audit Committees Ms. Salka also serves on the Board of San Diego State University Campanile Foundation. 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 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 healthcare staffing company in the nation. 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 board of directors of McKesson, a Fortune #5 company, as well as the Executive Committee 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.