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 is responsible for Membership, Member Services, Marketing and Communications

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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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Kathleen Ann O'Driscoll
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2018

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

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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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Steve Wojcik
Vice President, Public Policy
Vice President, Public Policy

Joined the Business Group in 2001

Steve leads our work related to policy issues impacting health benefits for large employers as well as serving as point person on all media relations

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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Thomas Oksanen
Liberty Mutual Group
Vice President, Employee Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2002

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

Joined the Business Group Board in 2018

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Marleece Barber, MD

Lockheed Martin Corporation
Chief Medical Officer

Joined the Business Group Board in 2013

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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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Jon Fliss
The Boeing Company
Vice President of Total Rewards

Joined the Business Group Board in 2020

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Brent Pawlecki, MD
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Chief Health Officer

Joined the Business Group Board in 2013

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Brendon Perkins
Nielsen
Vice President, Global Benefits and Mobility

Joined the Business Group Board in 2018

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Erik Sossa
PepsiCo, Inc.
Vice President, Global Benefits & Wellness

Joined the Business Group Board in 2015

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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
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Vice President, Global Benefits & Mobility

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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Theresa Monti
The Kroger Co.
Vice President, Total Rewads

Joined the Business Group Board in 2016

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Tammy Yee
American Express
Vice President, Global Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2020

Meet Our Team

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Racquel Codling
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2020

Racquel is responsible for strategic planning and execution of the organization’s conferences, meetings, events and webinars.

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Meryl Dann
Associate
Associate

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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Amy Ford
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2008

Amy is responsible for global mental health and emotional well-being

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Marcia Greville
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2005

Marcia leads meeting and conference management for Institute & Committee meetings, summits and Business Health Agenda including sponsor relations

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Joneyse P. Harley
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2005

Joneyse manages the Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-being and Innovator Awards.

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Debbie L. Harrison
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2011

Debbie is an ERISA attorney and supports members on federal regulatory compliance and updates

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Kenisha Peters Jefferson
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2017

Kenisha is responsible for global well-being and manages the Best Employers: Excellence in Health and Well-being Global Distinction Award

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Shyloe Jones
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2018

Shyloe manages our Evidence-based Benefit Design Committee and support Business Health Agenda

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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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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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Tiffany McCaslin
Director, Advocacy & External Affairs
Director, Advocacy & External Affairs

Joined the Business Group in 2016

Tiffany is responsible for external advocacy work and is a subject matter expert on prescription drugs and the pharmacy supply chain

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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 conference management for our annual Workforce Strategy Conference, including logistics and sponsor relationships

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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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Michael D. Ross
Coordinator
Coordinator

Joined the Business Group in 2015

Michael supports the Business Group's well-being initiatives including work on wellness champions and leave

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Emma Santulli
Coordinator
Coordinator

Joined the Business Group in 2019

Emma supports Business Group events, webinars and manages our conference app

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Rachel Schacht
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2017

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

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Matthew Sonduck
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2007

Matt works on health care policy analysis, legislative relations and tracks state and local health policy changes

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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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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
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2014

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