Recruiters Bios

Meet Our Recruiters
Katelyn Abdon
Associate Recruiter
  • Joined TMAC in 2022 as an Associate Recruiter for Direct Hire clients, where she focuses on the permanent placement of Medical Affairs Professionals
  • She credits her success to her dedication to helping candidates succeed, utilizing her strengths in customer service and excellent communication skills
  • Before joining TMAC as a recruiter, Katelyn enjoyed 6+ years of a successful career as a multiple award-winning sales representative, as well as industry experience in medical information
  • In her spare time she can be found on any sideline cheering on her two children who play various sports, traveling and exploring new places, or curled up with a good book
Wendy Copley
Manager, Recruitment
  • Joined TMAC in 2013 and currently serves a dual role of recruiter for contract field based medical affairs programs and recruiting management
  • Driven by helping both candidates and companies succeed by connecting top talent to our innovative clients
  • 25+ years recruiting experience including pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic industries, specializing in medical affairs
  • She enjoys spending time with her husband, live music (including her husband’s band) and photography, which is her artistic passion and outlet
JoAnna Jackson
Senior Recruiter
  • Joined TMAC in 2015 as a senior recruiter for direct hire clients, where she focuses on placing medical affairs professionals such as MSLs, HEORs,  Medical Communication, and their management
  • She is consistently a high achiever; her success is credited to a high level of effort coupled with applying the TMAC Direct recruiting philosophy of “If you do right by people, they will do right by you”
  • Before becoming an executive recruiter in 2014, she was an award-winning salesperson for more than 12 years; she brings clients a proven track record of over 15 years of sales success
  • Outside of recruiting, JoAnna can be found enjoying her family time and playing the role of “most awesome aunt” or, as our resident globe trotter, traveling the world
Jessica Davenport
  • Joined TMAC in 2015 as a recruiter, where she focuses on placing Medical Science Liaisons as well as other medical affairs roles nationally and internationally
  • Passionate about helping people and views her role as a professional match maker; loves building relationships with candidates and helping them manage the rollercoaster of making a job change
  • Over 10 years recruiting and staffing, with the past 7 years dedicated to medical affairs; prior to recruiting, Jessica worked in medical credentialing and administration
  • Can be found supporting sports of every kind (did someone say super-fan?), going on adventures with friends, and being an amazing “cat mamma”
Joi Maxey
Sr. Recruiting Coordinator
  • Joined TMAC in 2008 and currently serves in a dual role as Corporate Recruiter and Sr. HR & Recruiting Coordinator
  • Her strong communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to build relationships with both clients and candidates have been instrumental to her success
  • 20+ years in the pharmaceutical arena with recruiting, benefits and corporate relocation experience
  • In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts, playing volleyball, dancing and spending precious moments with her family and friends
Michael Pietrack
VP, TMAC Direct
  • Heads TMAC’s direct hire recruiting service and oversees in-house specialty recruiters who passionately serve the life sciences industry
  • Works tirelessly to build TMAC Direct into the preferred one-stop recruiting partnership for clients who are building their teams internally
  • Direct hire recruiting experience in Medical Affairs since 2008
  • BA degree in English/Theatre from Colorado Mesa University; Master’s degree in Curriculum/Instruction from New Mexico State University
  • Devoted husband and “Daddy” to 3 lovely girls. Michael is a sports analogy guru and former college baseball coach; some of his players made it to the big leagues before he turned his career toward recruiting
Brenden Slotter
Executive Recruiter
  • Joined TMAC in 2015 as a recruiter for direct hire clients; focuses on helping them hire MSLs, Medical Directors, and Vice Presidents in both Medical Affairs and Clinical Development
  • His success is accredited to his work ethic and openness to listening and learning. His philosophy is to treat people with respect, learn something new every day, and be willing to help others
  • Before joining TMAC, Brenden was a recruiter in administrative staffing for a large international firm and worked for several year in business management.  He holds a degree in business administration and played basketball in college.
  •  He enjoys spending his free time with his family and managing their in-home petting zoo
Denise Wilson
  • Joined TMAC in 2015 as a recruiter for contract field-based medical affairs programs focused on placing Medical Science Liaisons, Clinical Trial Liaisons and Nurse Educators in both the US and globally
  • She credits her success to determination, dedication and organization, and enjoys getting to know her MSL candidates and building relationships with them
  • 18 years recruiting, staffing and office administration experience, with the past 8 years specialized in medical affairs
  • In her spare time, enjoys Burn Boot Camp classes, loves traveling (especially sailing in the BVIs)  and exploring new places, spending time with family and friends (including her young daughter who keeps her very busy!) and supporting college football (Go Dawgs!)
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