Mission Statement

The Illinois Shared Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR), comprised of members from across the state of Illinois. Our mission is to impact health care access through education, research, and the elevation of the physician and provider recruitment industry. We empower industry experts through education, research, and engagement.

Our Values
  • Respect
  • Equity
  • Collaboration
  • RepResponsibility
  • Understanding
  • Inclusion
  • Trust
Board of Directors
Kip Aitken


Kip Aitken, CGH Medical Center

Kip is the Director of Physician Recruitment at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL, an independent, city-owned, community healthcare organization in operation since 1909. CGH operates a Hospital and Multi-Specialty clinic at its Main Campus location in Sterling along with 7 satellite facilities in Sterling/Rock Falls and 7 satellite clinics in more rural locations. ...

Carrie Galbraith


 Carrie Galbraith, GoHealth

Carrie Galbraith is joining GoHealth Urgent Care from DaVita Nephrology Practice Solutions provider recruitment team. She is a certified provider recruitment professional (CPRP). Carrie has been recruiting physicians and advanced practitioners for health systems and physician practices for 19 years and has been involved in full-cycle provider recruitment and onboarding. ...

Vice President

Tom Farrington, Specialty Physicians of Illinois, LLC

Tom is currently the Director of Physician and Provider Services. He has nearly 20 years of experience helping providers with their career planning.


Kyle Lewis, OSF Healthcare System

Chair Positions
Carrie Galbraith

Marketing Chair

Carrie Galbraith,

Membership Chair

Jennifer Goodwin,
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers


I have worked in different healthcare environments for the last 19 years, which has included 10 years of full cycle recruitment for physicians and advanced practice professionals. Working with a rural healthcare organization over the last 7 years makes it possible to also become responsible with details around on-boarding, incentive analysis, provider payment processes, compensation research & reporting, acquisitions, medical staff credentialing needs, and other aspects around provider contracts. ...

Conference Chair

Tom Farrington,
Specialty Physicians of Illinois,  LLC