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Meet The Conexus Team: Leanne Howell and Veronica Sanchez

  • Publish Date: Posted over 3 years ago
  • Author:by Kate Andrews

As you know, the team at Conexus works hard to build lasting relationships with all of our nurses and healthcare facilities in the US. That’s why we want you to meet them! Each month, we’ll be introducing some of our superstars so that you can find out a bit more about where they’ve come from and the crucial role they play here. Previously, you got to know Cathy and Benjie, and now it’s the turn of Leanne Howell and Veronica Sanchez! 

Leanne Howell, Clinical Nurse Educator

My Expertise

After graduating in Nursing at Manchester University in 2003, I gained experience working in oncology, learning disability nursing, and surgical nursing. Additionally, I worked as a Nurse Advisor for two medical device companies. 

As a Clinical Nurse Educator with Conexus, I help prepare our nurses for their employment as an RN in the US. I created our Practicing in the US course, which educates international nurses on all of the regulatory and legal frameworks they need to know to practice. The course also covers the expectations for standards of practice, so that they can be confident of the best possible start to their career in the US. 

To ensure ongoing education and support, I set up our comprehensive training website, which I keep up-to-date with everything our nurses need to know. 

Why Conexus? 

I love the fact that Conexus is a family business. In my interview, I could clearly see how passionate the team was and I admired the vision for the company. 

Everyone was supportive from day one, and always willing to share their knowledge and experience to make sure we reach our goals and deliver a seamless journey for our nurses. 

Despite the growth of the company, our approach has remained personal. Every nurse has a unique path, and we go out of our way to help them feel supported at every step. 

My Favourite Conexus Value Is...

It will come as no surprise that family is the Conexus value that resonates with me the most. We’re a close-knit team, and welcome everyone we work with to become part of the family. 

Outside Of Work, You’ll Find Me…

Going to concerts! I also love spending time with my family and watching my daughters do the things they love - Sophie dances, and Ella plays drums and piano. We’ve got a husky too, who helps to keep us all active!


Veronica Sanchez, Immigration Manager

My Expertise

I’m from Venezuela and moved to the US 20 years ago. I have more than 15 years of experience practicing immigration, and, before joining Conexus, I worked for the largest immigration law firm in the world. 

I gained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Banking and Finance, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Cleveland State University. 

As an immigrant myself, I can relate to the nurses at every single stage of their journey. At Conexus, I manage a growing legal team in the US and the Philippines, which requires me to stay abreast of significant developments in immigration law. I participate in office-wide projects, including training, recruiting, process improvements, and employee satisfaction initiatives. I also delegate, prioritize, and review the workflow of our Assistant Paralegals. 

Why Conexus? 

I love working at Conexus as I’ve been able to create a team that is willing to follow me, not because they have to, but because they genuinely want to. 

I’ve always worked at immigration law firms, but Conexus gave me the opportunity to work on the petitioner’s side. From day one, our CEO provided a platform and the tools I needed to perform my role efficiently. 

It’s fantastic doing what I love while, at the same time, helping our nurses to achieve their dreams. I know this is the right place for me as I still jump out of bed every morning, thankful to do my dream job alongside a team of amazing people. 

My Favourite Conexus Value Is...

Integrity resonates with me the most. Like me, Conexus cares about doing things right and always doing the right thing. 

Outside Of Work, You’ll Find Me…

Shopping, going to the movies, and traveling with my family. I also enjoy a spot of gardening too. 

Stay tuned to our Meet The Conexus Team blog series and get acquainted with the people who help to change lives every day.