Leadership

The OCEBC leadership team represents a blend of experience and talents that provide guidance, vision and focus as engaging educational and career-advancing opportunities are provided for our members.  Please see below for information on the 2018-2019 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs.

President
Ann Stawicki
Burnham Benefits
(949) 252-4585
stawicki@burnhambenefits.com

Ann Stawicki is a Senior Account Executive at Burnham Benefits in Irvine. She and her support team consult with employer groups and implement comprehensive employee benefits programs. Ann first joined OCEBC in the 1990s when she was working with Hoag Hospital. Ann has served as Secretary / Treasurer for the 2016-2017 year.

Ann holds a BS in health science and a Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Services Administration, both from San Diego State University.

Vice President
Lily Tang Lam
OneDigital
(949) 328-3080
llam@onedigital.com

Lily Lam is a principal and vice president of operations at OneDigital, a national team of experienced, local employee benefits advisors who create greater value for employers and inspire individuals to become more engaged health care consumers. OneDigital was named Best Places to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for the past 6 years. Lily has over a decade of experience within the health insurance industry. Within her role, Lily is responsible for setting the strategic vision for the company and managing both the Client Service and COBRA teams. Specializing in business development, sales, management and consulting, Lily aligns services to the needs and goals of clients to deliver the best possible solution. With a strong focus on continuous improvement initiatives, she is responsible for developing standard operating procedures and internal processes.

She earned her bachelors of science in business administration from the University of California when she graduated cum laude. In 2013 and 2010, Lily was nominated for the “Women in Business” award by Orange County Business Journal.

Secretary / Treasurer
Jennifer Gonzales
Warner Pacific Insurance Services
(949) 573-7229
jennifer.gonzales@warnerpacific.com

Jennifer Gonzales is a Sales Consultant with Warner Pacific, offering expertise on medical and ancillary lines of coverage. Her role is to support brokers with both small and large group clients and to keep brokers informed on the latest carrier and healthcare reform updates. She assists with quoting, benefit analysis, negotiation, employer presentations, enrollment collateral and support, and underwriting/case installation. With Warner Pacific’s state of the art technology and broker tools, access to all major insurance carriers, and 10 years of employee benefits experience, Jennifer is positioned to give brokers an edge!

Jennifer holds a BS in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. Hook ‘em!

emile_bayleImmediate Past President
Emile Bayle
EyeMed
(714) 322-4313
ejbayle@gmail.com

Emile Bayle is National Sales Manager at EyeMed. He has previously served as the OCEBC Golf Committee Co-Chair, organizing the annual golf tournament. Emile is serving as the 2016-2017 Vice President and oversees the development of our slate of speakers and programs for the coming year.

Emile earned his Master’s Degree at University of California Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business.

Director (Golf Committee Co-Chair)
Ryan Fleming
VSP
(562) 766-2041
ryan.fleming@vsp.com

Director (Golf Committee Co-Chair)
Brenda Marsh
Aetna
(714) 972-3286
marshb@aetna.com

Brenda Marsh is an Ancillary Sales Executive with Aetna for over 17 years.  She has over 25 years of industry experience on the broker, TPA and carrrier side.  She is very excited to be part of the OCEBC board this year!

Membership (Committee Chair)
Kristen Rivers
UnitedHealthcare
(714) 226-4185
kristen.rivers@uhc.com

Kristen Rivers serves as a Sales Executive for UnitedHealthcare, and is responsible for selling Key Accounts (100+ eligibles) new business, as well as developing and strengthening broker relationships across Southern California.  Kristen has been with UnitedHealthcare for almost ten years, and has previously served as a Director of Project Management, playing an instrumental role in business planning and strategic efforts for the West Region. Prior to that role, Kristen served as the Director of Business Development for Key Accounts in California, leading strategic initiatives, analytics, project management, reporting, and the sales support staff.

Under her leadership, Key Accounts made significant and sustained progress towards the company’s broader strategic priorities for growth, affordability, quality, relationships, and innovation. She has a diverse professional background ranging from title insurance to legal. Her vast knowledge of the California market and previous experience in the various capacities of her aforementioned roles make her an ideal fit for the Sales Executive role.

Kristen resides in Tustin, and holds two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Irvine, and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 2018. When she is not working, Kristen likes to spend her time hiking, running, taking her dogs to the beach, and spending time with family.

Continuing Education & Greeters (Committee Chair)
Cynthia Ostrowski
Kaiser Permanente
(714) 796-2648
cynthia.k.ostrowki@kp.org

Cynthia Ostrowski (formerly Nguyen) is a Regional Sales Executive, Large Group for Kaiser Permanente. Cynthia brings 10 years of experience in employee benefits, sales and account management in Southern California. She accumulated her knowledge from working on the brokerage side of the business for 3 years at a large brokerage firm and currently working in Sales & Account Management for Kaiser Permanente for 7 years. She was born in Vietnam, making her bilingual in Vietnamese and is a first generation college graduate who comes from a humble background. Cynthia received her B.A. degree in Economics and Communication Studies and her M.A. degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Fullerton. When not working, she enjoys biking to the beach with her husband, cooking, decorating and gardening.

 

THE ORANGE COUNTY EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNCIL
WAS FOUNDED IN 1978 BY THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS:

George Eastman
William A. Giamarino
Don Murphy
Wesley R. Smith
Richard A. Strassel

SERVING AS PRESIDENT HAVE BEEN:

1978-79 Hank T. Handschuch
1979-80 George Eastman
1980-81 William A. Giamarino
1981-82 Wesley R. Smith
1982-83 Robert A. Pepping
1983-84 Hartcel J. Hobbs
1984-85 David C. Rushmore
1985-86 Glenda C. Dick
1986-87 Mae M. Parrett
1987-88 John L. Kuykendall
1988-89 Patrick V. Murphy
1989-90 Gregory B. Baird
1990-91 Bernard M. Clayton, Jr.
1991-92 James T. Elliott
1992-93 Michael C. Fox
1993-94 Wyn M. Lewis
1994-95 Michael V. Viljak
1995-96 Nancy J. Bourgeois
1996-97 Michael J. Carothers
1997-98 Dale L. Macrae
1998-99 Chris Bistodeau
1999-00 Christopher De Rosa
2000-01 Jim Remick
2001-02 Jennifer Hall
2002-03 Marty Garey
2003-04 Diane Thomas
2004-05 Dean Schmieder
2005-06 Brian McGuire
2006-07 Lou Riggione
2007-08 Sciona Williamson
2008-09 Melanie Thomas
2009-10 Matt Bernhard
2010-11 Kevin Astrup
2011-12 Jeannie Prioli (Jeannie Bresnen)
2012-13 Marc Pannier
2013-14 Kari Dobson
2014-15 Kara Williams
2015-16 Lisa Burns
2016-17 Ashlee Johnson
2017-18 Emile Bayle

The success of this Council is a direct result of the efforts of these individuals and their supporting officers and directors. We appreciate their dedication to our organization and our professions.

OCEBC
1405 Warner Avenue, Suite B
Tustin, CA 92780
714-259-1759
director@ocebc.org