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Integrity Insurance Solutions
President & Communications
As President of Integrity Insurance Solutions, Julie and her associates focus primarily on assisting individuals with Medicare and individual health insurance plans. She is certified to sell plans health plans through the Washington State Exchange, as well Medicare plans, life insurance, dental, vision, and ancillary products.
The insurance industry has changed over the past several years and Julie is an avid supporter of NAHU and advocating for our industry. She firmly believes that it takes all of us to work together to protect the future of our careers. Recently, Julie was appointed as a member of the State of Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner's Life and Disability Producer Advisory Committee, representing the Washington Association of Health Underwriters WAHU.
As a 2007 Leadership Spokane graduate, Julie learned the value of Servant Leadership and leading by example. She has been a board member of EWAHU in a variety of positions since 2008. She is also the President of the Garland Business District.
In her personal time, she helps her daughter manage their women’s consignment clothing store, ZipperZ and spends time with her granddaughter, Taija.
Griego Family Insurance, LLC
Kim has been an insurance broker since 2013 serving individuals, Medicare beneficiaries and small businesses in finding the most appropriate insurance plans to meet their needs. She was formerly an employee with Group Health Cooperative.
She is married and a mom. She enjoys watching and supporting her son's high school basketball team with their league games and tournaments. I also enjoys family weekend camping getaways with her four-legged children to their favorite spot on the Coeur d’Alene River in Northern Idaho, and participating in Spartan obstacle course racing.
Asuris Northwest Health
Delta Dental of Washington
Immediate Past President
Angela is a Sales Executive at Delta Dental of Washington. She has been in the insurance industry since 2002, with a background at Asuris Northwest Health and Principal Financial Group. She has her MA in Communications from WSU and an undergrad degree from EWU.
Angela has previously held the EWAHU President seat from 2018-2019, and was also the Treasurer on the EWAHU board for two years. She has also served on the Membership committee. Currently she is the President of WAHU for the 2021-2022 term.
In her personal life, Angela is a mom to two kids and two dogs. She also likes to read and write.
Kathleen started her career in the industry at Principal Financial Group in 1999. In 2007 she began working as an Account Executive at Asuris Northwest Health and works in small group sales and account management. She has been a NAHU member since 2007 and has served Secretary and Vice President on the EWAHU Board.
Kathleen is married, and a mom to 2 teenagers, who keep her busy with sports and school activities.
Asuris Northwest Health
Ashley has been in the insurance industry for more than 11 years. She is an Account Executive for HUB International Northwest and previously worked for a large employee benefits consulting firm as well, as a local third party administrator managing large, self funded clients. Ashley obtained her BA in Journalism through EWU and is also a member of the Inland Northwest Society of Human Resource Management (InSHRM).
Brock is an Account Manager with Alliant Employee Benefits. He recently joined the EWAHU Board as our Awards Chair.
Brock recently moved to Spokane from Western Washington. He is a graduate of the University of Washington. He enjoys riding his motorcycle and exploring around Spokane.
Allient Employee Benefits
Julie is an Account Representative at Asuris Northwest Health. She previously worked in benefits at Moloney + O'neill. Julie has been a member of the EWAHU board since 2020.
She enjoys golfing.
Asuris Northwest Health
Arlene is a Senior Sales and Account Executive at The Regence Group. She is also a regional health underwriter and has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. She is a member of the Insurance Professional of Yakima County. Arlene has been a part of NAHU in leadership positions for a number of years.
Arlene Amis, Rhu
The Regence Group
Drew started working for Moran Benefit Advisors in 2016, where he is a Sales Account Manager. He became an EWAHU board member shortly thereafter, and serves Membership Retention Chair. He has been a great asset to our board in reminding members to renew their membership each year.
Drew is a husband and father of two young children.
Moran Benefit Advisors
Kaiser Permanente WA
Nancy is the Account Executive/Account Manager, Small Business Group, for Kaiser Permanente Washington, based in Spokane WA. Her responsibilities include new sales for Eastern and Central Washington brokers, along with all out-of-state brokers. She also is responsible for small group account management for Spokane county. She has been in the health insurance industry since 1986, spending 20 years at Regence BlueShield of Idaho before moving to Kaiser Permanente. Nancy joined the EWAHU Board in September 2019.
Nancy and her husband enjoy spending time with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. They love traveling, Mariners baseball and the Seattle Seahawks.
Since 2001, Annette has been a trusted adviser and helps clients overcome their unique obstacles by asking the right questions in order to tailor their benefit solutions. She prides in being proficient in customer service and has a passion to help you to the best of her abilities. In her spare time, you will most likely find her outside hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and discovering the beauty of National Parks.
Annette currently served as the co-chair of the Professional Development committee.
She was the EWAHU Board Secretary from 2020-2021 and the the Legislative Chair for the 2019-2020 year.
Mike Kelsey has been working for Alliant Employee Benefits in Spokane for four years, primarily serving large groups and self-funded clients. He joined the EWAHU board in 2019. Before starting a career in benefits consulting he worked in higher education, as well as digital advertising. In his personal life, Mike enjoys running, golfing and chasing around his twin boy toddlers. He also spends his time as a basketball coach at Gonzaga Preparatory School and is currently a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) candidate, having completed his Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation.
Alliant Insurance Services
An Employee Benefits Specialist since 1991, Al formed his own company, O'Connell - Pierce Benefits, in 2007. That same year he took over as President of EWAHU (then SAHU) for four years before stepping up in 2013 to take the helm of the state chapter, WAHU, for the next two years. Today, he maintains contact with the Board of Directors of both Associations. We are forever grateful for his leadership and guidance as a long standing and experienced NAHU leader.
O'Connell-Pierce Benefits, LLC
Phil is a regional Health and Benefits Sales and Marketing Consultant serving Eastern Washington, & Idaho. He is licensed in Life, Health and Disability in Washington & Idaho with over twenty one years experience in Variable Life and Securities; Health, Life and Disability Group Sales and Marketing on the Carriers side; Employer Group Benefits on the Broker/Agent side. NAHU Healthcare Self-Funding Certification. Medicare Specialist & Appointed Consultant for the Washington State Health Exchange.
Phil has been a long-standing member of the Greater Spokane Regional Chamber, Valley Chamber of Commerce. He has served in a number of positions on the board, including Past President of EWAHU (formerly Spokane Association of Health Underwriters) NAHU Representative to Healthcare Reform CAP Conference in Washington DC 2014 & Annual Conference in New Orleans 2015.
Has lived and raised a family of ten in the Pacific Northwest since 1977. Hobbies include golfing, season ticket hold to Spokane Shock, camping, biking, traveling and spending quality time with my wife, grown children and the grandkids. He has a burning desire to help clients through all of the healthcare reform changes and keep them compliant.
Integrated Financial Services
John obtained his Bachelor of Marketing Management from Eastern Washington University in 1973, following a fifteen year stint of upper management for a local firm. John has had his own practice in the insurance field for over 30 years. He has been an independent broker the entire time and has seen changes in the insurance industry. John was born and raised in Spokane. He has been married for 45+ years to his high school sweetheart and they have four children and four grandchildren.
John has been a board member of EWAHU holding several positions, including Past President and HUPAC Chair. He currently represents EWAHU in helping to organize the St. Luke's Tee Up for Team St. Luke's Annual Golf Tournament. John has been involved in a number of community activities including board member and Chairman of the Board of Northland Credit Union for a number of years. He and his wife have been involved with World Relief supporting legal immigrants from Serbia, Croatia, and Iran.