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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 2022 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs.

President
Kristen Rivers
(714) 721-4108
kristenmrivers@gmail.com

Vice President
Eric Farr
Blue Shield of California
(909) 720-8200
eric.farr@blueshieldca.com

Secretary / Treasurer
Lilian Baik
Delta Dental
(213) 477-3608
jbaik@delta.org

Lilian is an Account Manager at Delta Dental and specializes in key account management and partners with brokers and consultants to meet their goals and objectives.

Prior to joining Delta Dental, Lilian served as an Account Executive with EPIC in Orange County and prior to that 10 more years at two other LA/OC based Korean consultant firms. Lilian is a huge Dodger fan and trilingual! She likes to hike, go camping and spend time with her family.

Immediate Past President
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 health insurance 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 over a decade 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!

Golf Committee Chair
Dre Fitzpatrick
Anthem
(714) 308-6669
dre.fitzpatrick@anthem.com

As an Account Management Executive for Major Accounts for Anthem, Dre joins us with over a decade of experience in the employee benefits industry – starting as an analyst and eventually moving to sales. “I enjoy strategizing with brokers and clients about benefits like digging into the weeds of their trend and utilization. I am big into numbers and getting to the root of the cause so we can come up with a solution to make the population healthier. It is also great to meet with the client and get to know their workforce, understand their needs and provide the best options that fit them,” shares Dre. In her free time she enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys, the LA Angels, listening to country music, painting and taking care of her new baby girl, Zoey.

Greeters & Volunteers Committee Chair
John Meister
Newfront
(949) 607-6135
john.meister@newfront.com

John Meister is a Principal at Newfront, a San Francisco-based, modern insurance brokerage that leverages technology to vastly simplify everyday processes between brokers, clients, and all parties involved in the benefit administration process. Driven by providing excellence in client service, he takes pride in providing top-tier consulting, creative strategies, and fierce employee advocacy on behalf of his clients nationwide.

John was raised in Centralia, Washington before attending undergraduate studies at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing, Magna Cum Laude.

Membership Committee Chair
Chris Arias
MemorialCare
(714) 377-2942
carias@memorialcare.org

Chris Arias is the Director of Business Development, where he leads a team responsible for employer outreach to the business communities in Los Angeles and Orange counties. He has 15 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, having started his healthcare journey at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, where he worked in accounting and finance. Since then, he has taken on roles in compliance, audit, consulting, and market research in various organizations including PIH Health and UCI Health. Chris received his B.A. in Economics & Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Women’s Luncheon Committee Co-Chair (Director)
Janice Marino
VSP
(949) 275-2996
janice.marino@vsp.com

Women’s Luncheon Committee Co-Chair (Director)
Dina Tank
HNAS
(714) 290-1715
dina.tank@hnas.com

Social Media / Website Committee Chair
Jenna Farr
jennamfarr@gmail.com

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
2018-19 Ann Stawicki
2019-20 Lily Lam
2021 Jennifer Gonzales

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
360 E. 1st Street, #992
Tustin, CA 92780
714-259-1759
director@ocebc.org

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