Senior Career Consultant
Eat Glitter and Shine All Day
A LITTLE ABOUT MESomething that sets me apart as a Recruiter is my genuine joy of life. I am always positive, smiling, and exude that excitement with every phone call. I have a very honest and transparent approach. I am expert in this field and challenge you to know the ins and outs, understand pay, and the why behind the what. My work ethic and customer service motto is that I will do everything you ask me to do, plus one more thing, to make sure you have an amazing experience. The most important aspect of my job is to establish a trusting working relationship with you that feels more like a friendship. I want to assist you in your professional and personal goals--encourage your triumphs and help with your endeavors.
I was born and raised in Stockton, CA. I moved in San Diego to attend San Diego State University which is where I received my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. Despite my laid back personality, I do have a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management and taught professionalism to Allied Health students for 2 years. I actually wanted to be an OBGYN but I learned pretty quickly needles and science aren't for everyone. Being a Recruiter has helped me realize I probably should have been in the healthcare field so I live vicariously through you. I am a middle child and a complete over achiever. I'm also a mother and extremely sensitive to meeting the needs of my traveler's families.
I'd love to get to know you and take this journey with you!
**Recruiter of the Month of ALL agencies for June 2017**
I met Ava this year and its been amazing working with her. She is very loyal to her nurses, always answers the phone. If your looking for loyalty, Ava is your girl......love you Ava!- Lisa Edwards
Ava Lillard not only coaches and guides her clients/employees, she connects with them on such a personal yet professional level... Ava has gone beyond helping me with my studies to be the best possible Nurse using her personal resources and brainstorming. Not once has she turned down offering some sort of help in any possible way she knows best. I've never sincerely experienced a situation Ava hasn't tried offering resources to help me through my life obstacles... Ava Lillard's shine never dulls, even on her worst day...Nonetheless she makes you feel the way employees should be recognized by their bosses. You know that feeling, that all of that hard work maybe gets taken advantage of or foreseen. Ava Lillard gives back that feeling of appreciation, that little light that still remains, that being a nurse and what we do isn\'t just something taken for granted. Instead gives us personal drive to continue being the best to our abilities as a Nurse. Restoring health, well-being and dignity to our patients.- Jamie Edelstein
A special thank you to my amazing recruiter who always makes me feel valued and appreciated. She goes out of her way to be there for me professionally and personally. I would never be able to do this without her!!- Rachel Rine
She bends over backwards for me and my girlfriend to find us work where we want to go!- Jarred Peak
She has always helped me during tough assignments and stood by me no matter what. I feel as though she is family because she has a personality of a saint. She is an amazing person and needs to be appreciatied for all her hard work. She always checks up on me like I’m her brother. I personally feel like she is the sister I always wanted. No matter what’s going on she is always there for me when I call. That’s a dedicated worker especially when she is even on vacation she will return a call. Best recruiter I have ever had. She told me when I first had a conversation that she wanted to change the way I thought about traveling Nursing and she has done that. Before I was very negative about traveling because of experiences but now I see how great traveling can be because of her.- Dustin Mercer
Ava always goes above and beyond to ensure that her nurses are satisfied and settled each day. If there is any issue, it will be resolved by the end of the day. Her personality, her work ethic, and her awesomeness makes the line of trust between nurse and recruiter unbreakable.- Kristie Williams
She has always been there for me no matter the time or day! She’s so funny and down to earth, I love her :)- Jamice Williams
Ava has been in contact with me since I was in nursing school. She has always provided me with encouragement, amazing advice, great support, and just someone to vent to. I have been traveling with her for about 5 months, but we have been talking for about 2 years at this point. She is an amazing recruiter. I would recommend her to anyone.- Emily Anason
She’s full of life, always up beat and positive!! She has been there for me no matter what day or time. Even if it’s the weekend and she’s suppose to be “off work” she never minds answering a question or hearing me vent if I’m upset about something that happened at work. She’s a unique wonderful person.- Giselle Braswell
Ava was so amazing with helping me every step of the way to start my first ever travel assignment. I was so scared to start traveling but excited too. Ava helped calm my fears by telling me she would be there every step of the way, and she was. She called me every day of my first week to ensure I had everything I needed. She kept in contact with me weekly throughout my assignment and was always there when I had any problems. I would consider Ava more than a recruiter but also a friend!- Kristina Brown
It's simple. Without Ava, I would not be a travel nurse. I would not have taken that first leap. She worked tirelessly to help me start my journey. She communicated often and effectively through a vast number of emails, texts, and phone calls. She answered each of every question I posed no matter how many times I asked it. She was patient and driven. Many times throughout the process I told her that I would have to stay where I am or look at other travel companies. Her personality sets her apart, where she is fun-loving and easy to talk to while staying professional and focused on me. She was available when I needed her and easy to talk to. She listens to you and helps you feel at ease about making a major life change. She is personable and inquisitive about what matters to you and your family. She is honest and forthright with you, and does not just submit you to any assignment. She connects you with the right people if you have a question she does not know the answer to. She helps make you feel more like a person who is cared about than just another account. The reason I believe she deserves an award is because she changed my life.- Thomas Piper
My recruiter is awesome. What makes a really good recruiter is a person who actually invest their time into listening. Ava made my travel assignment the best experience I have ever had. She listen to my concerns and delivered more than what I was expecting. She is my biggest cheerleader.- Stephanie Flemming
Ava is dedicated to her clients needs and wants. In addition, she pays close attention to detail to assure her client is receiving the best job option available. Ava has treated me like on of her family members and is always engaged in our everyday life. She does this through email, text, or telephone. She always put the safety of her clients first before anything. I love her.- Chanice Williams