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 Board Treasurer


Lois Lourie

VP, Health and Welfare Benefits

National Express

Mary Rohe

Wellness Consultant/Benefits Department

Inspera Health

Kim Dwyer

Vice President
MBGH Past Board Chair, Ex-Officio

Argonne National Laboratory

Rich Rons

Manager, Employee Benefits

Bemis Manufacturing Company

Linda Bloomer

Corporate Benefits Manager

The Boeing Company

Jason Parrott

Manager of Healthcare Strategy & Policy
MBGH Board Vice Chair

Caterpillar Inc.

Darin Hinderman

Global Health Strategy Manager - Human Resources

McLaurin Benefits Consultant

Wendy McLaurin

Benefits Consultant

Elkay Manufacturing

Carol Partington

Corporate Senior Manager, Total Benefits


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

Global 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, Total Rewards

Corelle Brands LLC

Allison Friedman

Senior Manager, Health & Wellness

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Tom Sondergeld

Vice President Global Benefits & Mobility
MBGH Board Chair