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 a 501(c)(3) organization that also provides charitable services through scholarships and community campaigns such as MealsforMeds.com.
Michelle Freitag, BSN
Director of Operations
Michelle traveled full-time in an RV as a ICU & ER traveler for 7 years. She's a co-founder of TravCon & travels whenever the opportunity arises
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).
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.
Laura Latimer, CEO
Chief Brand Officer
Founder & CEO of Nomadicare.com and a traveler for 8 years (even working 2 years in Australia)!
Tricia Novak, RN
Tricia is a traveling NICU RN for 16 years, a full-time RVer & a TravCon Die-Hard having been involved all but one TravCon.
Julia Kuhn, SLP
TravCon Hub/Social Media
Julia is a Speech-Language Pathologist in adult neurogenic rehab. She is the founder of The Traveling Traveler Blog.
Dylan Callier, DPT
TravCon TV Producer & Allied Speaker Coordinator
Dylan is a traveling Physical Therapist & host of the New Medical Nomads Podcast.
Melissa Knybel, RN
Melissa is an ICU RN who has 20 yrs of experience in the staffing industry. She is VP of Clinical Services at Randstad Healthcare.
Cyndi Weiss, RNC-NIC
Cyndi is 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.
Daina Smith, RN
App Guru & Registration
Daina returns to the committee after raising her 2 boys & managing TravelTax. She now has more time to take on other projects.
Website & IT
Thomas is the spouse of a travel nurse. When not on the road working, he develops & manages websites & dancing West Coast Swing.
Join the Family
We get requests all the time to volunteer or 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.