Our Organization

Business Group on Health is a community of members, a team of experts, an ally for large employers, a health and benefits authority, and a tenacious voice in health care policy, to name just a few of our roles.

We are the preeminent advocate for large employers in health care policy and we're constantly providing innovative solutions for health and benefits issues.

What We Do

Provide Solutions For Managing Health Care Costs
Provide Solutions For Managing Health Care Costs
Drive Delivery System Transformation
Drive Delivery System Transformation
Link Well-being To Performance & Strategy
Link Well-being To Workforce Strategy
Accelerate Adoption of Innovation
Accelerate Adoption of Innovation
Connect Employers with Washington
Connect Employers with Peers and Experts
Drive National Health Policy & Advocacy
Drive Health Policy & Advocacy

The Business Group is a
trusted, non-biased, extremely
credible resource.

Jim Huffman, Head of Benefits, Fidelity Investments

Our Leader

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Ellen Kelsay
President and CEO
President and CEO

Joined the Business Group in 2017

President and CEO since May 2020

Provides overall strategic direction for the organization

Our Leadership Team

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LuAnn Heinen
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2003

LuAnn leads our Well-being and Workforce Strategy Institute focused all dimensions of well-being and the impact of leave on employee health and well-being

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Pam Kalen
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2002

Pam supports strategic initiatives, supports organizational marketing and works on special projects including our podcast

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Lindsey Mahanna
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2006

Lindsey is responsible for Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness

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Sabrina Reilly
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2021

Sabrina is responsible for Membership, Member Services and Marketing

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Magda Rusinowski
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2018

Magda leads our Cost & Delivery Institute focused on health care cost trends, delivery system transformation evidence-based benefits design and pharmacy strategy

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Martha Shannon
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer

Joined the Business Group in 2017

Martha leads all finance and operations work for the Business Group

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Brenna Shebel
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2006

Brenna leads the Center for Data Driven Insights, the team that manages our surveys, benchmarking activities and research

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Corrie Zenzola
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2021

Corrie leads our Global Institute focused on global benefits and well-being topics

Our Board

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James Huffman (Chair)
Fidelity Investments
Head of Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2018

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Julie Griffin
Darden Restaurant
Senior Vice President, Total Rewards & Employee Services

Joined the Business Group Board in 2016

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Theresa Monti
The Kroger Co.
Vice President, Total Rewads

Joined the Business Group Board in 2016

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Julie Ann Overcash
Intel Corporation
Vice President of Human Resources; Director, Compensation & Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2018

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Brent Pawlecki, MD
Wells Fargo
Chief Health Officer

Joined the Business Group Board in 2013

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Brendon Perkins
Nielsen
Senior Vice President, Global Compensation and Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2018

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Adam Stavisky
Walmart Inc.
SVP US Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2019

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Tracey Stephens
Dell Technologies
VP Global Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2018

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Pascale Thomas
The Walt Disney Company
Vice President, Employee Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2020

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Janice Uhlig (Treasurer)
General Motors Company
Vice President, Global Compensation & Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2013

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Tammy Yee
American Express
VP, Global Well-being and Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2020

Meet Our Team

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Meryl Dann
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2018

Meryl has primary responsibility for account management and member support

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Monika Facchina
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2005

Monika has primary responsibility for member recruitment and engagement

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Erica S. Feldman
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2018

Erica is responsible for managing member data, invoicing and overall member support

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Sue Flesch
Senior Executive Assistant
Senior Executive Assistant

Joined the Business Group in 2008

Sue supports the executive and the Business Group's board of directors

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Marcia Greville
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2005

Marcia leads event management for Institute and Committee meetings, Summits, manages webinar planning, and provides logistical and sponsorship support for the Annual Conference

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Garrett Hohimer
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2021

Garrett has primary responsibility for public policy and advocacy

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2021

Angela supports the Business Group's cost and delivery, global and well-being initiatives

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Will Kuhns
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2016

Will is responsible for marketing analytics, brand management and website management

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Dylan Landers-Nelson
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2014

Dylan leads the Health Innovations Forum, the Executive Committee on Value Purchasing and the Mental Health Virtual Summits

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Shabboo Likouris
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2021

Shabboo works with the Cost & Delivery team and focuses on health care cost trends, delivery system transformation and evidence-based benefits design

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Craig Lykens
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2008

Craig manages our large-scale employer and employee surveys

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Natashia McNair
Coordinator
Coordinator

Joined the Business Group in 2007

Natashia supports the work of the Cost & Delivery Institute as well as the Employers' Summit on Health Care Costs & Solutions

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Timothy McManus
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2005

Tim provides member support particularly on global benefits

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Atara Noiade
Coordinator
Coordinator

Joined the Business Group in 2019

Atara is the Business Group receptionist and provides support in financial and administrative work

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Colleen Murphy Ramey
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2011

Colleen is responsible for accounts payable and financial reporting

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Stacey Poudrier
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2009

Stacey leads event management for Institute and Committee meetings, Summits, manages planning for webinars and benchmarking discussions, and provides logistical and sponsorship support for the Annual Conference & Committee meetings, summits and Business Health Agenda including sponsor relations

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Pamela Rich
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2007

Pamela manages work on well-being and workforce strategy. She also manages our Leadership Forum on Employee Experience and drives the content for our Workforce Strategy conference

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Lisa Ridgley
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2012

Lisa manages all our member requested Quick Surveys

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Emma Santulli
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2019

Emma leads and assists with event management for Committee meetings, Summits, manages planning for webinars and benchmarking discussions, and provides logistical support for the Annual Conference & Committee meetings

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Rachel Schacht
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2017

Rachel manages our Leave Optimization Forum and focuses on culture and well-being

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Julie E. Sonner
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2018

Julie manages the Global Summit and supports other global initiatives

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Saadjo Sow
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2021

Saadjo supports the Business Group's cost and delivery, global and well-being initiatives

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Angela Stover
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2006

Angie is responsible for accounts receivable and payroll and supports Business Group budget initiatives

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Jennifer A. Wagner
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2014

Jennifer manages the Pharmacy Benefit Committee and supports the Leadership Forum on Employee Experience