Novia Solutions began in the early 2000’s when Nancy Lakier, MBA, RN, a former Chief Nurse Executive Officer in both adult and children’s hospitals, realized that critical gaps in hospital leadership was adversely affecting hospitals’ ability to achieve strategic goals and objectives. By placing extremely well-matched talent on an interim basis to close these key leadership gaps, hospitals would be positioned to succeed with initiatives such as cost reduction and improved performance which could lead to increased quality and patient outcomes. The benefits to hospitals became clear:

  • Minimal gaps in leadership positions = stronger future for hospitals

And Novia Solutions was born.

The Novia Difference

Novia Solutions is a nurse-owned interim and permanent healthcare placement firm. Our specific expertise is placing leaders who possess the unique mix of experience and credentials required to be successful in your hospital’s specialized environment.

We utilize a unique consultative approach for each interim leadership engagement which ensures the hospital’s goals and objectives are achieved through the course of the assignment. In addition, our comprehensive and systematic process for identifying “hidden” top talent for our direct-hire permanent search services has resulted in an industry-leading retention rate of 100% of our placed candidates staying through the extended guarantee period across the breadth of our hospital client base.

In the 15 years we have been serving the healthcare sector, we have helped hundreds of hospitals improve performance, streamline daily operations, and improve physician and nursing relations throughout the hospital. Our clients repeatedly return to us for interim and permanent placement services because of the exceptional talent we provide.

With an extensive team of interim and permanent executive healthcare leaders, Novia Solutions enables hospitals across the country to stabilize turmoil, manage change, and produce results.

Types of Hospitals we Serve:

  • Community hospitals
  • Not-for-Profit hospitals
  • For-profit hospitals
  • Multi-facility hospital systems / IDNs
  • Teaching hospitals
  • Faith-based hospitals
  • Children’s hospitals
  • Physician’s groups

Level of Positions we Place:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
  • Chief Quality/Risk Officer
  • Vice President (VP)
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Educator

“My experience with Novia was more personalized. It was more geared toward the candidate than I have seen with other companies. The other companies I feel like just kind of take a handful of candidates and throw them at a job and hope one sticks. But Novia really took the time to look at my skillset/ find out what I was looking for and match that with an interim assignment.”

Why Novia Solutions

Our quality services and exceptional offerings differentiate us from other interim and permanent healthcare placement firms. We develop deep insight into your goals, objectives, culture and environment with proprietary techniques that are unmatched by the competition which enables us to provide candidates who fit seamlessly into your hospital. We provide:

  • Highly skilled candidates who are a perfect match – thoroughly vetted to precisely match your criteria
  • Rapid time-to-placement – Interim candidates can be in place in as little as 3 days; Permanent candidates in as little as 30 days
  • Focus on results – touchpoint calls ensure your goals and objectives are achieved throughout the placement
  • Wrap-around advisory services – expand the placement’s impact with targeted consulting support from a seasoned healthcare executive
  • Flexible pricing options – match your budget and placement milestones

“Everyone [at Novia] was very professional and knowledgeable which was crucial going into my first interim assignment. I don’t think I would have had the knowledge to navigate taking an interim assignment without working with Novia.” – Interim Advisor for QA and Survey Readiness to permanent Executive Director, Quality Management/ Patient Safety Officer




Nancy possesses extensive experience in healthcare administration and as a practicing clinician, with a career spanning four decades as a clinician, healthcare executive and consultant. She established Novia Solutions nearly 20 years ago and has grown it to become one of the nation’s longest-established nurse-owned healthcare staffing firms providing interim and permanent placement services. Nancy has held executive leadership positions at Scripps Health and San Bernardino Community Hospital, both in California; Fort Hamilton-Hughes Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio; and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Nancy holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a BSN from Creighton University. She has served on the boards and leadership councils for a University and a variety of professional healthcare organizations.

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Jenelle Frome

Administrative Associate

Jenelle, who has been with Novia Solutions for nearly 10 years, facilitates the onboarding and credentialing efforts to ensure the smoothest transition for both the client and interim leader by customizing the process to meet the specific requirements of each client.  Jenelle always strives to exceed expectations with her exceptional attention to detail, clear communication style, and significant critical thinking skills so that every interim leader arrives to the client site without delay and every permanent placement candidate is fully prepared for their interviewing process.  Her passion for providing stellar service is evident through all of her interactions with clients and candidates. She very much values the relationships she has established during her tenure and is always looking forward to meeting the new clients and candidates that come to Novia Solutions. 

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Andrea Lakier


Andrea leads Novia’s marketing efforts with specific expertise in digital marketing strategies, and brings with her nearly 10 years of industry knowledge of healthcare staffing. Prior to joining Novia, Andrea held various positions as a healthcare recruiter and account manager where she developed a strong understanding of the specific challenges faced by both Novia’s clients and candidates. Andrea is committed to utilizing her understanding of client and candidate needs to provide them with valuable resources and industry content. Andrea holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego. 

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Victoria Smith

Finance Manager

Victoria brings more than 25 years of accounting and financial analysis experience to her role as Finance Manager with Novia. Victoria is a dedicated financial expert who possesses solid financial analysis, along with budgeting and business expertise.

Prior to joining Novia, Victoria held a variety of financial leadership roles for multi-branch companies where she developed solid skills in financial analysis, accounting and operating procedures. Victoria studied Accounting and Business at Metro State College in Denver, Colorado.


At Novia Solutions, there is no such thing as a one size fits all solution to healthcare staffing. 

Whether you’re looking to fill a vacancy or you’re in the market for a new opportunity, let’s connect to see how we can help support you. 

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