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.

Sargento Foods

Sherri Samuels-Fuerst

VP, Total Rewards
MBGH Board Chair
Cheryl Larson

Midwest Business Group on Health

Cheryl Larson

President & CEO
MBGH Board President

Voya Financial

Carole Mendoza

VP of Benefits
MBGH Board Vice Chair

The Boeing Company

Tara Sherman

Mental Health & Well Being Strategy Leader
MBGH Board Treasurer

United Airlines

Dan Dentzer

Manager: Health & Wellness Design
MBGH Board Secretary

GE HealthCare

Pam Hannon

Retirement & Healthcare Leader, Total Rewards
MBGH Past Board Chair, Board Ex-Officio

AbbVie, Inc.

Dre Bullock

Sr. Director, Global Benefits Strategy

Bon Secours Mercy Health

Nicole Martel

Vice President - Benefits, Well-being & Associate Health

Caterpillar Inc.

Jason Duhon

Senior Manager Total Rewards

Center for Health Systems Costs, National Academy for State Health Policy

Marilyn Bartlett

Sr. Policy Fellow

Formerly, Elkay Manufacturing

Carol Partington

Corporate Senior Manager, Total Benefits
Frank J

Fortune Brands Innovations

Frank Janecek

Senior Director, Benefits

Huron Consulting Group

Amy Katzoff

Sr. Director, Benefits, HRIS and Mobility

Johnson & Johnson

Rebecca Lueken-Stewart

Employer Strategy Director

Morningstar, Inc.

Steven Sfikas

Director of Global Benefits

Mutual of Omaha

Steven Schlange

Vice President, Employee Benefits and Services

State Farm

Matt Deegan

Health & Welfare Optimization and Innovation

State of Illinois - HHS

Teresa Flesch

Deputy Administrator of Operations for Medical Programs

US Foods

Joe Toniolo

Sr. Director, Health & Welfare Plans

About Quality Benefits Design LLC

Sandra Morris

MBGH Ex-Officio Board Advisory Member

Formerly, AbbVie, Inc.

Lois Lourie

VP, Benefits
Total Rewards
MBGH Ex-Officio Lifetime Achievement Member

Bemis Manufacturing Company

Linda Bloomer

Corporate Benefits Manager
MBGH Board Ex-Officio

City of Gary

Wendy McLaurin

Deputy Director of Human Resources
MBGH Board Ex-Officio


Jane Lutz

Senior Employer Account Executive
MBGH Board Ex-Officio

Inspera Health

Kim Dwyer

Vice President
MBGH Ex-Officio Board Advisory Member

Formerly, JLL

Hassan Azar

SVP Global Total Rewards
MBGH Board Ex-Officio

McKinsey & Company

Tom Sondergeld

Senior Expert
MBGH Ex-Officio Board Advisory Member

Oil-Dri Corporation

Karen Jaffee Cofsky

Vice President, Compensation & Benefits
MBGH Board Ex-Officio

Vida Health

Jason Parrott

Senior VP, Strategy, Innovation, Growth and Partnerships
MBGH Ex-Officio Board Advisory Member