About Medforce

Medforce provide recruitment services to public and private organisations across Ireland, fulfilling full-time, part-time, fixed term contractors and temporary staffing in the following areas:

All our recruitment services are designed to make the recruitment process as simple and easy as possible for both our Clients and Candidates.

Our Services

Short Term Recruitment 

Need short term solutions? We can work with you to source ideal candidates to fulfil your needs, always having candidates at the ready to meet your growth and development. 

Permanent Recruitment 

Our team are exceptional at sourcing highly skilled, qualified Healthcare Professionals. With an ever-increasing database of candidates, we are sure we can find the perfect candidate to join your team.

Temporary Staffing

We have an incomparable database of flexible candidates, all of whom are highly experienced and skilled in their speciality. We maintain their credentials and ensure that they come ready to succeed!

I found you very thorough and helpful during the recruitment. You had a very nice manner about you and you did not push me into doing anything. Recruiters tend to try and push you into doing things and you walk away thinking this sales person has sold me something I’m not happy with. I would 100% recommend you to others. When I advised I wasn’t going to take the job then you were very nice about it and all about doing what is right for you.


Meet the Team

Your Healthcare Recruitment Experts

Shay Dalton – Managing Director

Shay originally qualified as an accountant and since 2001 has worked in search and selection, founding and running some of the best-known recruitment businesses in Ireland.

Specialising in senior appointments, Shay has placed over 200 successful C-level candidates and is one of the best known and respected executive recruiters in the market. In 2018 and 2019 he was awarded the In-Business Award for the best in Executive Recruitment for his work on senior placements throughout those years. Shay also holds an MSc in Organisational Management and is a member of BPS, qualified to conduct and interpret psychometric testing as well as EQi testing.

Lana Kane – Director

Managing our team of healthcare professionals, Lana leads on the commercial and strategic growth of the division.

She has 20+ years’ healthcare recruitment experience and specialises in seamless management, business analysis and senior appointments. Lana brings extensive operational and strategic experience in private and public healthcare management, delivery, governance/quality and risk management systems.

Lana is an expert at building and maintaining key stakeholder relationships, problem-solving, decision-making, project management and budgets.


Charlene Cooke – Head of Allied Health

Charlene is a strategic, highly enthusiastic leader with a wealth of experience supplying Allied Health and Social Care professionals across acute hospitals, community, primary care facilities, mental health services, disability services, social care organisations.

She delivers a truly personalised service through in-depth understanding of the market and her customer’s needs. Her proven passion for innovation, high performance and commitment has led her to become highly renowned for supporting candidates throughout their journey to find a new career.

Elevating others, best in class, integrity, respect, professionalism, accountability and care are at the heart of what Charlene offers.


Brigita Dargyte-Simoviciene – Head of Finance & Operations

Brigita has over 10 years’ experience in customer services, with a wealth of knowledge in payroll administration. She has previously supported various Healthcare institutes in the administration of the payroll departments ensuring that payroll runs smoothly.

Brigita is central to the efficient running of the payroll department supporting integrations between HR and global payroll systems including resolving discrepancies. Brigita will support and advise you on all your payroll queries.


Sheryl Pace Briffa – Head of Compliance

Sheryl joined the Medforce Healthcare Recruitment team in January 2022 and is responsible for managing the end-to-end compliance process – from accepting your employment offer including onboarding documentation, to the final stages before commencing your employment including relocation assistance. Sheryl’s specialities include:
Employment permits – Employment visas – Immigration information – Relocation assistance – Onboarding documentation

Sheryl has over 9 years’ experience in administration work as well as customer service of which 4 years have been spent in healthcare recruitment. She has worked with both public and private sectors in a fast-paced and multi-national environment. She has also further developed her knowledge by graduating in Leadership and Management.


Sheena Morgan – Head of Doctors

Sheena has over 8 years’ experience recruiting doctors from all over the world.
She is responsible for placing NCHD and Consultant level doctors across all specialities, in both public and private hospitals.

Having moved to Ireland in 2013, she has an understating of the challenges involved in relocating to a new country. Sheena prides herself in providing a professional service with a personal touch.


Mark O’Kelly – Agency Team Lead

Mark has recently taken on the role of agency team lead. Mark completed an undergraduate degree in Health and Performance Science in UCD and then a professional masters in Physiotherapy also in UCD. After working as a Physiotherapist, Mark decided a career change was best for him and working as a healthcare recruiter was an opportunity worth taking.

Whilst working as a Physiotherapist in hospitals, understaffed wards, due to different reasons, were common and Mark saw first-hand the added pressure this put on all staff members. It is Mark’s goal that in working as a healthcare recruiter and agency team lead he will have the vital opportunity to help ease the burden of low staff numbers on hospitals, nursing homes and residential settings.


Leah Hall – Recruitment Consultant

Leah joined Medforce in 2023 with a key focus on supporting Allied Health Professionals across Hospitals, Community & Primary Care Facilities and Children’s Disability Network Teams.

Leah holds an NFQ level 7 in Dental Nursing from TCD and has worked in various managerial roles in hospital & clinical settings recruiting an array of Healthcare Professionals. Leah aims to bridge the gap between where people are now, to where they want to be, which goes hand in hand with supporting Irelands Healthcare Workforce.


Priyal Naik – Recruitment Consultant – Nurses

Priyal joins the Nurses team in Medforce. She holds Master’s degree in Marketing and has 2 years experience in Recruitment. Priya is a highly enthusiastic, self–motivated, target oriented and hardworking person.


Laura Lynam – Head of Commercial Operations

Laura recently joined Medforce as the Head of Commercial Operations, where she plays a crucial role in driving the business’s commercial growth and ensuring exceptional client delivery. With a wealth of experience spanning over 15 years, Laura has a proven track record in building, leading, and expanding successful commercial divisions, specifically within the recruitment industry for more than 11 years.

Her approach to driving growth involves implementing effective changes, streamlining processes, providing motivation, offering mentorship, and prioritising attention to detail. Laura’s unwavering commercial focus and dedication to delivering excellent customer and colleague service consistently generate positive outcomes and foster a win-win ethos and culture for clients, candidates, and her teams.

Laura’s professional interactions with her clients and team members, coupled with her unwavering commitment to providing the highest standard of customer service and outstanding work ethic, have been instrumental in delivering remarkable results throughout her career.


Kyle Sandoval – Payroll Administrator

Kyle’s experience in Healthcare Recruitment spans over 7 years. During her time as a recruitment consultant, she acquired experience in compliance and payroll administration. Kyle has gained extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry and gained core skills that will allow her to run the payroll department efficiently. In addition to resolving discrepancies, Kyle supports and advises payroll queries.


Laura Fagan – Recruitment Consultant

Laura is a dedicated Recruitment Consultant specialising in Allied Health recruitment. With a passion for connecting exceptional talent with the right opportunities, she brings a wealth of expertise in the field.

Laura initially joined Lincoln Recruitment as Recruitment Consultant within the Technology sector after successfully completing her Bachelor of Science in Business and Management at TU Dublin. Laura moved across to Medforce in June 2023 and brings with her experience a deep understanding of the recruitment industry’s intricacies. This knowledge allows her to effectively identify and connect top talent with opportunities in various Allied Health roles, including Psychologists, Radiographers, Speech & Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Social Workers. Laura’s expertise ensures that both candidates and clients receive exceptional service and find the perfect match for their needs.


Antoinette Doyle – Agency Recruiter & Placement Coordinator

Antoinette Doyle joins the Agency team in Medforce. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Management, demonstrating her proficiency in strategic planning, problem-solving and project management.

Antoinette gained valuable healthcare experience as a Covid contact tracer, focusing on specialized Covid cases. This experience not only gave her a deep appreciation for healthcare but also equipped her with an adaptable skillset. She now transfers these skills to agency healthcare recruitment, ensuring a seamless match between healthcare professionals and their respective roles. Her unique background and expertise make her an invaluable asset to our recruitment team.


Aine Gallagher

Áine Gallagher – Agency Recruiter & Placement Coordinator

Áine has recently taken on the role of Agency Recruiter within the expanding Agency Team of Medforce. Áine completed a Bachelor of Science in Health & Society from DCU and recently graduated with a Masters in Human Resource Management.

Áine has a chosen to pursue a career in recruitment as her masters has equipped her with outstanding organisational skills, attention to detail and a clear understanding of recruitment needs. Áine wishes to develop relationships with candidates and clients and foster a profitable, beneficial relationship for all parties through networking and communication developing a clear understanding of clients challenges and needs. Áine’s understanding of the importance of time management and work ethic have played a significant role in her ability to navigate through her studies and chose a career path in which she can apply these skills and make an impact.


Katie O’Keeffe – Agency Team Administrative Support

Katie recently joined the Medforce team as Agency Team Administrative Support. Katie is a highly organised individual who prides herself on her management and efficiency. The role of administrator involves a great deal of multitasking and communication with team members and management which comes as second nature to Katie. She plays a critical role in supporting the agency team in smooth operation of recruitment and bookings.


Thomas Flynn marketing executive

Thomas Flynn – Marketing Executive

Thomas has joined the Medforce team as a Marketing Executive with 5 years of experience in Marketing and Design roles. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Product Design, Marketing and Innovation along with a MSc in Creative Digital Media and UX.

Thomas began his career in a marketing agency, where he specialised in catering to diverse B2B industries such as construction, energy solutions, and not-for-profits. He assisted these companies in achieving their goals by implementing powerful digital marketing strategies across various touch points. Skilled in utilising digital channels like websites, SEO, email marketing, and content marketing, he effectively drives targeted engagement, generates leads, and optimises conversions. Recently, he transitioned to the healthcare industry, aiming to create a more direct impact on the markets he serves.