Dancing for a Cause

Flashback Productions presents: Once Upon a FlashbackYour favorite Disney classics with a modern twist

Here at The First String Healthcare we strive to sometimes step outside the typical day to day role’s and give back to the community in our own special ways. Our very own Dana Bonifacio, who is very involved with Disney, participates in an annual showcase held by Disneyland Resort that supports the Accelerate Change Together organization in Anaheim, California. This organization was made to help “build a better future for the youth of Anaheim”  and is also supported by Angels Baseball and Anaheim Ducks.  It is a musical theater production with singing, dancing and acting; comprised of Disneyland cast members throughout the resort.  It is performed at Disney California Adventure on the Hyperion Theater stage.  The resort is split up into 4 teams depending on their area work location.  Rehearsals are 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday nights, 4 hours each day for 6 weeks straight.  All participants of the production earn volunteer hours.  Dana is part of the core dance team and was chosen by the leadership team as the “dance team captain”.  Every year Disney donates all proceeds from the shows revenue to a charity and this year the team was able to donate $15,000.  This is Dana’s 3rd season participating in this production.

Everyone gathers together for the same cause, which allows people from all areas of the Disney organization to interact and work together that wouldn’t normally connect outside of this production. Most participants have never danced before so it’s great for them to come out of their shell and learn something new!!

Not all of us were able to attend, but she had an amazing support team thanks to Emily, Samantha, Lindsay, Kylie, Steph, Matt and Elissa.

We are so proud to have Dana on our team!

Happy Birthday Anne!

We wanted Anne to have a very special day so we filled her office with black and white (her favorite colors) balloons and gold and black streamers. Without Anne this office would not be where it is today. Thank you for all you do for us! Happiest of Birthdays to you and we hope this year brings you everything you wish for.

Miracles for Kids

This year The First String Healthcare adopted a family of a terminally ill child to make sure they had a Christmas they would never forget. A couple of us here at the office took time to personally deliver the gifts to not only our family but to 2 additional families as well, hoping to bring good spirits to them all. Unfortunately we didn’t get to meet any of the children personally, but knowing that through the pain and sickness they are dealing with coming home to these gifts will make them smile and make them forget about all that even if it’s just for a second brings a smile to all of our faces here.

Merry Christmas!

A Visitor

Here at The First String Healthcare we work hard to build and maintain strong relationships with not only our clients but also the candidates that we place into these healthcare organizations. We get to know them not only professionally, but also personally. We were lucky enough to place one of our interims here in California who made a special trip to our headquarters to meet everyone in person. Not only that we were able to celebrate her birthday with her as well!



Improving Outcomes: Sales Summit

The First String Healthcare gathered together in Northern California with AMN and The First String sales and support thought leaders for The First String Healthcare Annual Sales Summit. We enjoyed a couple days together having breakout conversations, discussing strategies and goal planning. Our goal ultimately is to improve the outcomes for hospitals and patients across the United States!




Happy To Announce!

We have a new member of the family! As we continue to grow, we continue to add amazing people to our team here at The First String Healthcare.

We are lucky to have Dana with us who will partner up with Matt on the Concierge Services team.

Please help us in making her feel welcome.



Graduated from the University of Hawaii- West Oahu with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  Moved to California to intern with The Walt Disney Company and later worked with their Workforce Management team for Retail Operations.  Just a typical small town island girl fascinated with new adventures on the mainland.

I LOVE: Visiting family in Hawaii, Disneyland, hiking, crafting, gardening, loose leaf tea, boba, acai bowls and kawaii trinkets.

MY GUILTY PLEASURE: Garlic with a side of fries and cupcakes, but never together.

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take your breath away.”

IN MY SPARE TIME: You can find me watching something on Netflix or Hulu Plus, researching U.S. National Parks and Monuments to visit, chilling at local breweries, or taking a dance class.

Happy Birthday Matt!

Wishing our very own Matt a very happy birthday! Thanks for all your hard work and for all your amazing daily facts.


1989 Events and Facts:

Average cost of a new house $120,000

Gallon of Gas $0.97

The Mirage Hotel and Casino opens in Las Vegas as the first huge resort hotel

Nintendo releases the Game Boy in Japan and North America

Oakland Athletics win the World Series

San Francisco 49ers Win the Super Bowl

TOP MOVIES: Batman | Back to the Future II | Honey I Shrunk the Kids | The Little Mermaid

Number 1 Hit on the Billboard this week: “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You” by Milli Vanilli

Taylor Swift was BORN

Disney opened it’s Hollywood Studios park at Disney World

Welcome to the Family, Emily!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome our newest member of the team, Emily Lucas. Emily joins our Interim Division to assist with the on-boarding and candidate relations. Emily graduated with Honors from the University of California San Diego with a BA in Sociology of Science, Medicine, and Technology. She is thrilled to join The First String team in helping with the on-boarding process for interim candidates.


Emily Lucas The First String


I LOVE: My family and friends. Star Wars. The Packers & Chargers. The Holiday season. You will find me at my desk wearing a Christmas sweater in July.

MY GUILTY PLEASURE: Spice Girls Dance Parties, binge watching The Bachelor or Grey’s Anatomy, and Pinot Noir

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.”

IN MY SPARE TIME: I’ll be with friends or family, at Disneyland, by the beach, helping at the family winery, or at a dance class.

Welcome Dustin to our Interim Division!


Please join us in welcoming our newest member of The First String Healthcare, Dustin! Dustin joins us as a Recruitment Specialist for our Interim Recruitment Division.

Dustin graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Communications. As a member of The First String Healthcare’s team, Dustin enjoys developing trust and relationships with clients and candidates. Dustin has a passion and thrives in assisting gifted and qualified candidates find new opportunities in the Healthcare Industry.

I LOVE: Spending time with my family and friends. Beach days, playing sports, snowboarding, surfing, Oregon Ducks Football, San Diego Chargers and Padres.

MY GUILTY PLEASURE: California Burritos!

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there”

IN MY SPARE TIME: You can find me at the beach, exercising, or with my friends.

Welcome our new hires!

We are so proud to announce that The First String has hired two more exceptional people to our growing family. We look forward to what these two young ladies bring to the table! Please join us in welcoming Aubrey and Samantha.


Aubrey Williams

Aubrey graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology. With a strong background in customer service and high end retail management and sales, she is excited to begin her journey into the Healthcare Recruitment Industry as a Recruitment Research Analyst.

I LOVE: Shopping, making music, going to brunch, and bacon.

MY GUILTY PLEASURE: Reddit, Red Wine, and Dark Chocolate

FAVORITE QUOTE: “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” –Coco Chanel

IN MY SPARE TIME: You can find me at car shows (classic cars), discovering new performing artists, shopping at South Coast Plaza, or wine tasting on the Central Coast.


Samantha Hill

Samantha graduated from San Diego State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature. Samantha is excited to join the team at The First String and expand her knowledge of the Healthcare Industry. She is eager to work with candidates and cultivate positive relationships that will last a lifetime.

I LOVE: Spending time with my family, being out on the water, reading, live music and sports.

MY GUILTY PLEASURE: Girl Scout Cookies and Double Chocolate Ice Cream

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Work hard, play harder”

IN MY SPARE TIME: You can find hanging out with my friends and family, in the ocean, or enjoying a good book.