Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

A strong and diverse board is essential to our success and continued growth. MBGH’s board includes health benefits leaders that represent various size, geographic and industry sectors, providing critical guidance and support for MBGH activities.


Pamela Hannon

Director, U.S. Benefits Practice Center
MBGH Treasurer


Lois Lourie

Vice President Health & Welfare Benefits

Mary Rohe

Former Benefits Manager

Advocate Health Care

Kim Dwyer

Vice President, Benefits Services
MBGH Past Board Chair

Argonne National Laboratory

Rich Rons

Treasurer Manager, Employee Benefits

Bemis Manufacturing Company

Linda Bloomer

Corporate Benefits Manager

The Boeing Company

Jason Parrott

Manager of Healthcare Strategy & Policy
MBGH Vice Chairman

Caterpillar Inc.

Darin Hinderman

US Healthcare Manager

City of Gary

Wendy McLaurin

Former Benefits Manager

Elkay Manufacturing

Carol Partington

Corporate Senior Manager, Total Benefits

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US

Kathleen S. Neal

Director, Integrated Health Care & Disability

Ford Motor Company

Laura Swartzmiller

Director, Health & Welfare Benefits

Johnson & Johnson

Rebecca Lueken Stewart

Strategic Market Director

Kaiser Permanente

Tara Lahti

Area Vice President


Amy Katzoff

Benefits Leader

Midwest Business Group on Health

Cheryl Larson

President & CEO
MBGH Board President

About Quality Benefits Design LLC

Sandra Morris

MBGH Board Secretary

Mutual of Omaha

Steven Schlange

Manager, Retirement and Benefit Plans

Northwestern University

Pamela Beemer

Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer

Oil Dri Corporation

Karen Jaffee Cofsky

Vice President, Compensation & Benefits

Sargento Foods

Sherri Samuels-Fuerst

Director- Compensation & Benefits

US Foods

Hassan Azar

SVP HR Total Rewards

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Tom Sondergeld

Vice President Global Benefits & Mobility
MBGH Board Chair

World Kitchen

Allison Friedman

Senior Manager, Health & Wellness