About Us

The TravCon Team

TravCon started in 2008 and has grown to be the epicenter of the healthcare travel industry. Our mission centers on serving the needs of Travel Healthcare Professionals through
Community, Knowledge & Inspiration.


TravCon is financially supported primarily by our exhibitors, many of whom are Travel agencies wanting to offer you employment opportunities. In compliance with continuing education requirements, TravCon, all planners and presenters must disclose all financial relationships, in any amount, with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months.  TravCon, our education planners, and presenters wish to disclose they have no financial relationship with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by patients. TravCon does not accept financial or in-kind support from ineligible companies for our continuing education activities

Fred Kauber

Fred Kauber

TravCon Chairman

As Chairman of TravCon, Fred’s goal is to continually bring something new and valuable to the healthcare traveler community.

Steve Curtin

Steve Curtin

TravCon CEO

Steve is the CEO of The Gypsy Nurse, & has spent a over a decade in the staffing industry. He lives in the Boston area & is an avid Red Sox fan.

Mitzi Anthony

Mitzi Anthony

VP of Operations

Utilizing Mitzi's 40+ year history in product management, she is ensuring a great TravCon experience for both attendees & exhibitors.

Cynthia Kinnas

Cynthia Kinnas

Director of Finance & Exhibitors

Cynthia is a healthcare staffing veteran & guru who is very passionate about healthcare travel. She has held roles from recruiter to agency executive.

Phil Light Travelers Conference Speaker

Phil Light, RN

Director of Education

Phil is an ER Nurse Traveler of 15 years, a co-founder of TravCon, & a co-founder of the Professional Association of Travelers (PanTravelers).

Melissa Knybel TravCon Speaker

Melissa Knybel, RN

Continuing Education

Melissa is an ICU RN who has 20 yrs of experience in the staffing industry. She is VP of Clinical Services at Randstad Healthcare.

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Kathia Camacho-Aponte

VP of Sales

Kathia has been the VP of Sales for The Gypsy Nurse since 2016, joining the TravCon team in 2022. She enjoys the beach & travel when she’s not at work.

Rachel Altum

Rachel Altum

Social Media & Podcast Host

Starting her career at TGN, Rachel’s first week on the job began at TravCon in 2015! 8 years later she continues with TGN & now back with TravCon

Tricia Novak-Lybbert

Tricia Novak, RN

Volunteer Coordinator

Tricia is a traveling NICU RN for 16 years, a full-time RVer & a TravCon Die-Hard having been involved all but one TravCon.

Cyndi Weiss

Cyndi Weiss, RNC-NIC

Volunteer Coordinator

A traveling NICU nurse whose home base is in NY when not on assignment. She’s also taught delivery room resuscitations in rural Sichuan, China.

Dylan Callier

Dylan Callier, DPT

Podcaster & Allied Speaker Coordinator

Dylan is a traveling Physical Therapist & host of the New Medical Nomads Podcast.

Laura Latimer TravCon Speaker

Laura Latimer, OT

Speaker & Industry Trends Podcaster

Laura is the founder & CEO of Nomadicare.com and a traveler for 8 years (even working 2 years in Australia)!

Join the Family

We get requests all the time to become part of the TravCon planning community! Although we can’t accept everyone, we love and appreciate the interest and want to hear from you.

Do you have a unique talent? Do you love video editing? Are you a pro at SEO? Are you experienced in marketing?  Have an inspiring idea of how you can make TravCon better than ever? Let us know at [email protected]
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