Samantha Valens

Senior Healthcare Recruitment Manager

About me:

I grew up on the beach in a small town but have been in Orlando for over 15 years now. I attended the University of Central Florida for my Bachelors in Sociology with a minor in Marketing. I also recently obtained my Masters in Organizational Leadership from Florida Institute of Technology. I love enjoying everything this city has to offer from theme parks to the farmers markets but I also love going back beachside to visit family. One of my passions is travel and my bucket list is becoming enormous. I am also a Dog Mom to an adorable Shih Tzu named Chase.

What I love about recruitment:

When I began my career in staffing, I enjoyed being able to place healthcare professionals at military treatment facilities. This was in sense my way of giving back and ensuring I find the right providers to treat our active duty service men and women as well as their families. Now, as a senior manager, I love growing and developing my team and ensuring I support them throughout their journey in staffing as well. Recruitment is very much a “you get what you give” type of industry and the sky is the limit when it comes to their potential.


When I started with Loyal Source, I worked on our Air Force team before transitioning to our Navy Team. As a Recruitment Manager I started my leadership journey with our Advance Practice Division as well as the training and development of our entry level recruiters. This in turn lead to me also taking over the lead with our Nursing team and now I am the Senior Recruitment Manager for our Government Division. It has been quite the journey over the past couple of years!

Fun facts:

I was Little Miss Walmart at the age of 2. It was essentially a photo entry contest and I won baby supplies for the year. It was my claim to fame

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