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Tara Gaugh, BS, CPRP

Tara Gaugh

Physician Recruitment Manager
618.457.5200 ext 67012 | tara.gaugh@sih.net

Tara has worked in healthcare since 2002, and is thrilled to be part of the Southern Illinois Healthcare’s Physician Relations team. She is passionate about matchmaking the right physician for each opportunity, and finding the best fit for the community.

Tara obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Maryville University, in St. Louis. In 2016, she became a Fellow of Association of Staff Physician Recruiters.


Michelle Castoldi, AAT, CPRP

Michelle Castoldi

Physician Relations & Recruitment Specialist
618.457.5200 ext.67136 | michelle.castoldi@sih.net

Michelle is a native of southern Illinois – born at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, raised in Carterville and residing in Marion. She attended both John A. Logan College and Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. A 20+ year veteran of the healthcare industry, Michelle joined Southern Illinois Healthcare in 2010. She takes pride in bringing the best possible physicians to the people of southern Illinois. She enjoys learning about multiple world cultures through the physician immigration process. In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and taking in the beautiful sights of southern Illinois.


Ashley Poshard, BS

Michelle Castoldi

Physician Relations & Recruitment Specialist
618.457.5200 ext.67014 | ashley.poshard@sih.net

Ashley Poshard joined Southern Illinois Healthcare’s Physician Relations team in 2019 as a Physician Relations and Recruitment Specialist after eleven years of service at her alma mater, Southern Illinois University.  In her previous role, she oversaw special event ticketing for concerts, plays, musicals, fundraisers, festivals, and sporting events for SIU, as well as many off- campus venues. This experience provided her with a unique and broad perspective on the wonderful entertainment opportunities that are available in Southern Illinois.

She enjoys seeking out and connecting with Physicians and CRNA’s who are truly passionate about the service they provide and the quality of their care, as well as showing them what SIH and our community have to offer.

When Ashley is not showing physicians all of the reasons they should love Southern Illinois, she is enjoying it herself. She and her family enjoy attending live music events, cheering on the SIU Salukis at sporting events, musicals and symphonies on campus, hiking, and all of the culinary offerings at the unique farm to table restaurants in Carbondale.


Nicole Tippy, MSW

Nicole Tippy

Physician Relations & Recruitment Specialist
618.457.5200 ext.67084 | nicole.tippy@sih.net

Nicole was raised in southern Illinois, and is an alumni of Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. She has a background in community mental health, and she has always had a passion for helping others. Nicole has immense appreciation for being in a role that allows her to assist candidates in finding a career path that they are passionate about where they can deliver exceptional care to patients, while simultaneously having a positive impact on our patients, their families, and the communities she grew up in and around as a whole.