Owner and Benefits Consultant
Prior to opening Ohio Health Benefits in 2004, Steve was employed as a captive agent for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and has over 18 years of experience in sales and customer service. Steve became licensed for health insurance in 2003. He is a 1986 graduate of Kent State University with a degree in technology and business management. He and his wife, Cathie, live in Tallmadge with their four children Melissa, Amanda, Stephanie, and Steven.
Scott joined the OHB team in May of 2013. He has over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry dealing with individual/family medical plans, Medicare plans, and supplemental plans. He received his Benefits Consultant License from the State of Ohio in March of 2005. Scott and his wife, Kelly, live in Tallmadge, Ohio and have four children Rachel, Eric, Ryan, and Zander.
Lisa joined the Tallmadge team in early 2017, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in sales and customer service. She spent the majority of her career in the banking industry as a Branch Manager, committed to providing the highest level of customer service to her clients. Lisa is a graduate of Muskingum University where she earned her degree in Business and Accounting. She lives in Tallmadge with her husband and 3 children.
Sarah joined the OHB team in April of 2018. She has over 20 years experience in cost accounting and risk management with a strong focus on customer service. Sarah focuses on account management for the group market, including customer service, new program implementation, and carrier relations She completed both, undergraduate and graduate studies at Kent State University. Sarah and her husband, Matt, live in Tallmadge, Ohio and have three boys; Ethan, Caleb, and Liam.
Rick joined the Tallmadge team in the spring of 2011, bringing with him 27 years of account management experience. He received his Benefits Consultant License from the State of Ohio in 2010 and specializes in Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C), and Prescription Drug Plans (Part D). Rick is a 1981 graduate of Kent State University with a degree in technology. Rick and his wife, Stephanie, live in Tallmadge, Ohio and have two grown children, Ashley and Zach.
Jan, a retired Lieutenant, Firefighter, Paramedic for the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department and former Tallmadge volunteer firefighter, joined our Tallmadge office in the fall of 2011. He has over 25 years of health and benefits administration experience from his work with the Cuyahoga Falls Firefighters Association. Jan received his Benefits Consultant License from the State of Ohio in 2008. He resides in Tallmadge with his wife, Christine, and is the father of three adult children: Daniel, Michael, and Kimberly.
Randy joined the OHB team in September of 2013. He received his Accident & Health, and Life Insurance license from the State of Ohio in 2010. Randy has nearly 10 years of experience in the insurance industry.
“My business philosophy is simple. Always work on growing my customer base but never at the expense of my current clientele. Servicing my current customers must always be a top priority. They are a key element to my success.”
Jeff joined the OHB team in June of 2014 after working on a part-time basis with the company since 2012. Prior to that, he had been in the banking industry for 37 years, with 27 of those years as a branch manager. He received his Accident, Life, Health, and Annuities license in 2009. Jeff and his wife Jackie live in Garrettsville, Ohio and have 3 grown daughters, Kaitlyn, Allyson and Erin and a son, Seth who is still at home.
Vince obtained his licenses for Health & Life Insurance in 2014 and joined the OHB team in 2015. Prior to making the move to health insurance, he enjoyed a 20-year career in banking and had a reputation for excellence in customer service. Vince is an honors graduate of Walsh University where he earned his degree in business. Vince resides in Munroe Falls and has two wonderful kids, A.J. and Marissa.
Patrick Joined the Ohio Health Benefits Team in November of 2019 after spending the last 3 1/2 years growing another Medicare Agency on Cleveland’s west side. Prior to becoming licensed in the Insurance industry, Patrick spent over 20 years in finance and commercial banking, many of those years as a V.P. in the Business Banking Group. Patrick and his wife, Tyra, live in Avon Lake, Ohio and are the proud parents of two adult sons, Blake and Evan.
Erin obtained her Health Insurance License in 2016. She joined the Hiram OHB team in 2015. Erin specializes in group, individual and Medicare plans. Before getting her insurance license and joining OHB, Erin was in the banking industry for over eight years. Erin resides in Champion with her three daughters Hannah, Hayley, and Emma.
Blake joined the Tallmadge team in February of 2019. He received his Accident & Health, and Life Insurance from the State of Ohio in 2019. Blake brings over 12 years of experience in sales and customer service with him from the Industrial and Logistics industries. He lives in Tallmadge with his wife, Samantha, and his stepdaughter, Zoie.
Deanna joined the OHB team in April 2019. She brings several years of experience in the industry having worked previously in revenue cycle and healthcare management. Deanna is a Licensed Benefit Consultant and works at our Tallmadge location. She resides in Stow with her husband Shaun and two children, Michael and Julianne.
Heather began with Ohio Health Benefits in July 2016. In August 2018, Heather obtained her Health Insurance license. Heather brings 15 years of experience in the banking industry. She specializes in Customer Support for Medicare and Individual/Family plans. Heather also provides support to our Outside Sales Agents. Heather currently resides in Mogadore with her husband Jeff and their daughter Morgan.
Valerie joined the OHB team in December of 2018. She obtained her Life and Health Insurance License from the State of Ohio in 2006. Prior to starting with OHB Valerie worked in the Insurance Industry and has over 15 years of experience in sales and customer service. Valerie is an administrator in our Group Benefits division helps with enrollments, terminations, claim issues as well as HRA Administration. Valerie and her husband, Rob, live in Tallmadge and they have 2 sons.