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 who represent various size, geographic and industry sectors, providing critical guidance and support for MBGH activities.

The Boeing Company

Jason Parrott

Senior Manager Global Healthcare & Well Being Strategy
MBGH Board Chair

GE Healthcare

Pamela Hannon

Retirement & Healthcare Leader
MBGH Board Vice Chair

Huron Consulting Group

Amy Katzoff

Sr. Director, Benefits, HRIS and Mobility
MBGH Board Treasurer

Elkay Manufacturing

Carol Partington

Corporate Senior Manager, Total Benefits
MBGH Board Secretary

Midwest Business Group on Health

Cheryl Larson

President & CEO
MBGH Board President

Tom Sondergeld

Former VP of Global HRIS, Benefits & Mobility at Walgreens Boots Alliance
MBGH Board Past Chair

AbbVie, Inc.

Lois Lourie

VP, Benefits
Total Rewards

AbbVie, Inc.

Suzanne Goot

National Account Executive, Employer Channel

About Quality Benefits Design LLC

Sandra Morris


Bemis Manufacturing Company

Linda Bloomer

Corporate Benefits Manager

Caterpillar Inc.

Darin Hinderman

Global Health Strategy Manager, Total Rewards – Human Resources

City of Gary

Wendy McLaurin

Wellness Coordinator

Cook County

Jean Galovich

Manager, Employee Benefits

Dover Corporation

Heather Denkert

Manager, Health and Wellness

Edward-Elmhurst Health

John Butler

Manager, Benefit Design

Inspera Health

Kim Dwyer

Vice President

Formerly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Carole Mendoza

Director of Global Health Benefits Strategy


Ajay Madiah

Senior Director, Global Total Rewards

Mutual of Omaha

Steven Schlange

Director, Employee Benefits

Oil Dri Corporation

Karen Jaffee Cofsky

Vice President, Compensation & Benefits

ROC Group

Victor Villanueva

Managing Director

Sargento Foods

Sherri Samuels-Fuerst

VP, Total Rewards

State of Illinois - HHS

Teresa Flesch

Deputy Administrator of Operations for Medical Programs

Miami Corporation

Allison Friedman

Director, Human Resources
MBGH Board Ex-Officio

Johnson & Johnson

Rebecca Lueken Stewart

Strategic Market Director
MBGH Board Ex-Officio

Kaiser Permanente

Tara Lahti

Area Vice President
MBGH Board Ex-Officio