The DaVita SOURCE℠ Team

Tammy Elzy
Director of Physician Services

Tammy Elzy Tammy is the Director of Physician Services where she oversees the DaVita SOURCE℠ team, which provides physician and mid-level recruitment services to DaVita-affiliated practices nationwide. For more than a decade, she has been working with nephrology practices affiliated with DaVita and has a proven track record for success in all areas of DaVita that she has been involved with. Her experience and knowledge has assisted the DaVita SOURCE℠ team in placing more than 150 physicians over the past three years and another 60 in 2009. Tammy covers the Midwest region that extends from Minnesota to Texas, and the state of Florida.

Prior to joining DaVita SOURCE℠, Tammy was part of the DaVita Clinical Research® (DCR) team from 1998-2006. In her first three years, she provided support to the Phase I clinical research operations. In 2001, she helped start the Site Management Organization, a national division of DCR, where she successfully launched Phase III and IV clinical trials with industry-leading biotechnology companies.  She was responsible for the oversight of all clinical research trials conducted nationally within DaVita in more than 100 locations. She leveraged internal and external relationships along with strategic planning to promote growth of the organization. In her tenure with DCR, she increased revenue consecutively for four years, with increases as high as 50 percent.

She is married with one son. Her hobbies include gardening, running, biking, sports, photography and reading. Tammy's office is located in Lindstrom, Minn., where she also resides.

Amy Sabin Barrow
Physician Resource Territory Manager

Amy Sabin Barrow  Amy is the Physician Resource Territory Manager for the Eastern half of the country (excluding Florida). She provides educational resources to nephrology fellows and recruitment services to DaVita-affiliated private practices and DaVita-owned practices.

Amy comes to DaVita SOURCE℠  with a strong healthcare background, starting with a BA in microbiology and a Masters in health services administration from the University of Arkansas. She has expertise in a wide range of healthcare business services, including telemedicine with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; nonprofit hospital development; marketing and financial administration for Jefferson Regional Medical Center; practice management at the Arkansas Cancer Institute; medicare-managed care with Touchstone Health; and large hospital system physician recruitment for Baptist Health. 

Amy and her husband Scott welcomed their first child, Henry Emmett, in 2012. They are both active in the theatre community and make frequent trips back to their former home in New York City where they are board members for an arts-in-education theater company. Amy's office is based in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Melissa Schares
Recruitment Coordinator

Melissa Schares  Melissa is the Recruitment Coordinator, providing research and system support for the DaVita SOURCE℠ team.  She has been with DaVita for more than 10 years.

Prior to DaVita SOURCE℠, Melissa worked for DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) and the Site Management Organization (SMO) division as the regulatory affairs coordinator. She helped increase revenue for two consecutive years, and she assisted in the site placement and management for all clinical trials conducted in more than 100 DaVita locations. She also provided and supervised trial documents, certifications for research staff, Sponsor and IRB, to ensure that all trials met federal and international requirements for medical research. In addition, she was the administrator for DCR's internal corporate grant program.

Her office is located in Lindstrom, Minn.  She is a proud mother of one, and an avid lover of music and photography.

Michelle C. Steinbeck
Manager, Fellow and Physician Relations


Michelle C. Steinbeck  Michelle is the Manager for Fellow and Physician Relations. She joined DaVita in 2006 with Nephrology Practice Solutions as a business analyst for NPS's summit groups where she focused on market research and branding efforts. As of early 2008, her focus has been with DaVita SOURCE℠ where she provides support on marketing campaigns, multiple nephrology-based conferences (such as the annual ASN conference) and works directly with nephrology fellowship programs across the country on educational and career development for nephrology fellows. She also is the acting liaison for DaVita Kidney Specialists physicians throughout the country.

She is married and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. When not working, Michelle enjoys time at the beach with her dog, practicing yoga, and spending time with family and friends.

Robin-Gail Paraiso
Business Analyst


Robin-Gail Paraiso  Robin provides website management and marketing support to DaVita SOURCE℠, Nephrology Practice Solutions and DaVita Kidney Specialists. In addition, she supports the physician recruitment service team and is a direct resource for fellows' career development. 

Before joining DaVita, Robin worked for Kaiser Permanente Medical Group as a deployment analyst supporting their electronic medical record, KP Health Connect. She traveled throughout Southern California, implementing both Inpatient and Ambulatory Go-Lives. Serving as a floor coordinator for the deployment team, she focused on helping physicians, nurses and staff transition from paper to electronic charting.

She currently resides in Gardena, CA. When not working, Robin enjoys a funny movie, a great workout challenge and a night out with friends.


DaVita SOURCE℠ is the largest nephrology recruitment firm in the U.S. for practicing nephrologists and nephrology fellows. Our mission is to provide the best nephrology career development, career assistance and nephrology job placement for our clients. Our vision is to be a partner consultant to nephrologists, fellows and physician extenders throughout their nephrology careers. Reach out to us for more inquiries on nephrology jobs, we’re here to help:

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