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Steve Clark

President and Owner

Licensed Benefit Consultant

sclark@ohiohealthbenefits.net

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.

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Sarah Fairhurst

VP and Operations Manager

sfairhurst@ohiohealthbenefits.net

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.

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Lisa Leitner

HR Manager

Licensed Benefit Consultant

lleitner@ohiohealthbenefits.net

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.

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Charles Boone

Sales Manager

cboone@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Charles obtained his licenses for Life and Health back in 2019. Prior to joining the OHB team, he served as a Life & Health Insurance Broker, Realtor, and Property and Casualty Insurance Manager. Charles has a passion for educating and helping others as well as a reputation for being an excellent communicator. As a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, Charles resides in Plain Township with his wife Joanna, their daughter Laelah, and their son Charlie.

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Deanna Samels

Customer Support Team Leader

dsamels@ohiohealthbenefits.net

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.

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Valerie Reid

Group Benefits Team Leader

vreid@ohiohealthbenefits.net

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.

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Suzanne Roldan

Enrollment Team Leader

sroldan@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Suzanne joined the OHB Team in October 2019.  She recently obtained her Health Insurance License from the State of Ohio in 2022.  Prior to coming to OHB, she spent 12 years in Education as an elementary teacher in California, followed by 15 years as a Medical Transcription Supervisor. She resides in Tallmadge with her husband, Orlando, and her kids, Alexa, Kaiah and Niko. In her free time, she loves relaxing with her family and spending as much time as she can with her two, sweet granddaughters, Lana and Mila.

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Rick Lohr

Licensed Benefit Consultant

ricklohr@ohiohealthbenefits.net

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.

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Jan Naso

Licensed Benefit Consultant

jnaso@ohiohealthbenefits.net

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.

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Randy Kugler

Licensed Benefit Consultant

rkugler@ohiohealthbenefits.net

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.”

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Jeff Rinearson

Licensed Benefit Consultant

jrinearson@ohiohealthbenefits.net

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.

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Vince Tassone

Licensed Benefit Consultant

vtassone@ohiohealthbenefits.net

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.

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Dave Manderine

Licensed Benefit Consultant

dmanderine@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Dave joined the OHB team in 2019. Prior to coming on-board, he spent over 14 years in the Franchising Industry as a Field Consultant and Small Business Owner. Dave is a Licensed Benefit Consultant and a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio. He resides in Green with his wife Andrea and their two sons, Dominic and Anthony. 

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Blake Allman

Licensed Benefit Consultant

ballman@ohiohealthbenefits.net

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 two daughters.

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Joe Hartman

Licensed Benefit Consultant

jhartman@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Joe joined the OHB team in the spring of 2022.   He has over 15 years of sales and customer service experience. Most recently, spending the past several years as a licensed financial advisor, working with clients to develop their financial plans. He resides in Ravenna with his two young daughters, Lucy and Laura.

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Jim Jaworski

Licensed Benefit Consultant

jjaworski@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Jim teamed up with OHB in 2021 after owning his own health insurance agency for 15 years. He previously was in the banking and accounting industries, most recently as a VP for National City Bank. Jim resides in North Ridgeville with his spouse Diane. He enjoys traveling and resides a portion of the year in Hilton Head, SC.

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Lisa Birklund

Licensed Benefit Consultant

lbirklund@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Lisa joined the OHB team in 2019 as a licensed health insurance agent.    She is also a Licensed Social Worker with 35 years’ experience working in health care who utilizes her knowledge with Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to assist clients in navigating the complexities of dual coverage and eligibility issues.  She has a master’s degree in Public Administration and bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Akron.  Lisa lives in Wadsworth with her husband, Randy Kugler and dog, Indy.  They enjoy spending time with their 4 grown children/spouses and 7 grandchildren.

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Erik Flach

Licensed Customer Support Representative

eflach@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Erik joined the OHB team in the spring of 2022. He received his Health Insurance license from the State of Ohio in 2022. Prior to joining OHB Erik worked in sales and the customer service industry for 10 years. Erik resides in Cuyahoga Falls with his wife Maryssa and their two sons, Owen and Ezra.

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Brian McCullough

Licensed Customer Support Representative

bmccullough@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Brian came onboard the OHB team in the spring of 2022, from the hospitality management industry where he spent several years. Brian studied at Kent State University and served in the Ohio Army National Guard. He enjoys building dynamic relationship through serving others and having a blast doing it. Brian resides in Ellet with his wonderful wife Suzie and three amazing children. Soli Deo gloria!

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Kevin Gaul

Licensed Customer Support Representative

kgaul@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Kevin joined the OHB team in April of 2022. He graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in Accounting. He recently obtained his Health Insurance License from the State of Ohio in 2022. Prior to joining OHB, Kevin worked in the accounting industry for 5 years. He resides in Cuyahoga Falls.

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Suzie Gunter

Licensed Customer Support Representative

sgunter@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Suzie joined the OHB team in June 2021. She graduated from The University of Akron in 2012, with A Bachelor of Fine Arts. She recently obtained her Health Insurance License from the State of Ohio in 2021. Prior to joining OHB, Suzie worked in the customer service industry for 14 years. She resides in Ellet with her husband Brian and their two children Lucas and Isabel.

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Sara Wagner

Licensed Customer Support Representative

swagner@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Sara joined OHB in June of 2020. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Nutritional Sciences. Sara obtained her Health Insurance License from the state of Ohio 2021. Prior to joining OHB Sara worked with children and families at a local preschool. In her free time Sara enjoys photography and watching her children discover their own passions. She and her husband, Curt reside in Tallmadge with their two children Ali and Sawyer and their dog Mayhem.

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Renee Fassnacht

Licensed Customer Support Representative

rfassnacht@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Renee joined the OHB team in the spring of 2022. She has over 30 years of experience in the medical industry. She graduated with a dual degree in Business and Hospitality Management. She lives in Randolph with her husband Todd. Renee has a grown son and daughter and 2 beautiful grandchildren, Finnley and Jack. She enjoys spending time with her grandkids, family, friends, the great outdoors, and gardening.

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Ann Carter

Licensed Group Benefits Representative

acarter@ohiohealthbenefits.net

Ann became licensed in Health and Life Insurance in 2004 where she was the first employee at OHB when the doors opened, assisting with customer service and sales. Ann rejoined the OHB team in September of 2021 bringing 15 additional years of experience with a focus on building client relationship and managing commercial accounts working for a local carrier. Ann graduated from Kent State University in 1987 with her Bachelor’s in Gerontology and soon after became licensed in Social Work. Ann was born and raised in Tallmadge and enjoyed raising her family (Taylor and Madeline) in Tallmadge with her husband Doug.