Chapter Leadership

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The Chapter is powered by volunteers. These volunteers put in and get back in a variety of ways. They serve on important committees – education, seminar, membership, public relations and social media as committee members, committee chair people – and in leadership positions on the Board of Directors. There are so many ways to make a contribution to the Chapter. In doing so, volunteers enhance the prestige of the full range of CEBS designations, increase the knowledge of people and groups in the benefits community, demonstrate value to employers and grow in their professional development. And volunteers have fun and form life-long friendships through their involvement with the Twin Cities Chapter of ISCEBS.

For more information about volunteering, contact one of the committee chairs listed below, email the Chapter at tciscebs@gmail.com, or let a Board Member know you are interested.

2020 Chapter Leadership

Committee Chairs:

Education
Deb Rosenberg, CEBS, ISCEBS Fellow
Email: deb@stilesfinancial.com
Phone: 952. 466. 6221

Membership
Stephanie Carter, CEBS
Email: stephaniecarter100@gmail.com
Phone: 612. 889. 6432

Natalie Chandler, CEBS
Email: nataliechandler@salollc.com
Phone: 612. 230. 7256

Public Relations / Social Media
Jared Schmillen, CEBS
Email: jschmillen@hayscompanies.com
Phone: 612. 486. 4702

Seminar
Janis Koltun, CEBS, ISCEBS Fellow
Email: janis.koltun@mercer.com
Phone: 612. 642. 8740

Lara Pischke, CEBS
Email: lpischke@hayscompanies.com
Phone: 612. 486. 4771

Board of Directors

President
Lara Pischke, CEBS
Email: lpischke@hayscompanies.com
Phone: 612. 486. 4771

Lara is a Vice President at Hays Companies. She joined Hays in 2003 and provides senior level consulting services on all aspects of health and welfare benefits to clients of various size and industry. Lara’s experience and responsibilities include account implementation and management, strategic planning, financial forecasting and analysis, guidance on product strategy and delivery, vendor management and development of key messaging and employee communication campaigns.

Lara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wartburg College and a Masters of Business Administration from Hamline University. She also holds a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans through the Wharton School and is a license life and health agent.

Vice President
Leigh Stepan, CEBS
Email: leigh.stepan@absenceconsulting.com
Phone: 612. 805. 6561

Leigh Stepan is Principal at Stepan Consulting doing consulting work with clients in the area of benefits and risk management. Leigh was previously the director of non-healthcare benefits at Target Corporation, a $73B U.S. Retailer with 350,000 team members in 49 states. Ms. Stepan led teams responsible for the outsourced benefits administration process and for the design, delivery and compliance for the products such as retirement, life insurance, disability, FMLA administration, leave of absence policies, pay practices around time away from work, vacation, personal holiday and national holidays. The team’s product responsibilities include managing a number of external vendor relationships and internal partnerships in order to deliver these products nationally. Ms. Stepan is the past manager of Target’s Canadian benefit program. Ms. Stepan previously held the role of claims manager on the Target Risk Management team responsible for the team that managed all property, casualty and employment practice liability losses. Prior to joining Target, Ms. Stepan spent her career in the Risk Management industry. Ms. Stepan spent 13 years at Sedgwick Claims Management Services where she was SVP, Regional Director. During her time at Sedgwick CMS, she specialized in operational leadership, workers compensation, general liability, developed and managed the Sedgwick quality system and was a key leader in building their successful disability management business.

Treasurer
Joshua Hoover, CEBS
Email: hoover.josh1@gmail.com
Phone: 612. 834. 1925

Josh has over twenty years of experience in the employee benefits industry including roles in managed care, broker services and sales.  Josh holds a BA in Marketing Management form the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He earned his CEBS designation in 2015 and the CEBS Fellow designation in 2017.  Josh is currently the Director of Sales-Midwest for EPIC Hearing Healthcare.  When not at work you can find Josh at a local craft brewery or binge watching Netflix with his wife and two children.

Secretary
Brent Bordson, CEBS
Email: brent.bordson@target.com
Phone: 612. 696. 6005

Brent is a Director of Benefits at Target Corporation. He joined Target in 2004 and oversees compliance and participant engagement for Target’s qualified and non-qualified savings programs.  He also leads Target’s financial well-being initiative.  Prior to his current role he held various roles in HR and Finance at Target.  Prior to joining Target he was a Tax Manager at Ernst & Young.

Brent holds a B.A. degree in Business Management from Hamline University and a Law degree from Hamline University School of Law.  He obtained his Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation in 2017.

Director At-Large
Jessica Henderson, CEBS
Email: jhenderson@christensengroup.com
Phone: 952. 653. 1057

Biography coming soon.

Director At-Large
Jared Schmillen, CEBS
Email: jschmillen@hayscompanies.com
Phone: 612. 486. 4702

Biography coming soon.

Director At-Large
Angela Subera, CEBS
Email: asubera@hbi.com
Phone: 651. 642. 4687

Biography coming soon.

Past President
Terri Jo Halverson, CEBS
Email: thalverson@121benefits.com
Phone: 612. 877. 4318

Terri Jo is a Client Manager with 121 Benefits in Minneapolis, a woman owned third party administration practice. Her main role is overseeing the overall client relationships for larger VIP clients for FSA, HSA, HRA and COBRA administration, with an emphasis on communications and compliance. Terri Jo started her career in Human Resources where she worked as a generalist for seven years before transitioning to third party administration and a focus on benefits.

Terri Jo received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business, with an emphasis in Human Resources, from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul and earned her CEBS designation in 2010. She is a member of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and is a past Fellow.