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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.
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 and one of the lead coordinators of the Garland Street Fair.
In her personal time, she helps her daughter manage their women’s consignment clothing store, ZipperZ and spends time with her granddaughter, Taija.
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.
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/WAHU/EWAHU member since 2007 and served as the Secretary for the EWAHU Board from November 2012 to June 2020.
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 her undergrad degree from EWU.
She was the Treasurer on the EWAHU board for two years. Before that, she worked on the membership committee. Angela then served as the 2018-2019 EWAHU President.
In her personal life, Angela is a mom to two kids and two dogs. She also likes to read and write.
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 served as the Legislative Chair for the 2019-2020 year.
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).
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Brianna has been in the insurance industry since 2013. She is a Licensed Agent at Integrity Insurance Solutions and has has served the EWAHU board since 2017.
Integrity Insurance Solutions
Integrated Financial Services
HUPAC & Former EWAHU President
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 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 about 25 years starting in 1990. He has been an independent broker the entire time and has obviously seen changes in our industry that go far beyond what he experienced when he first got into the business.
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 is actively involved with NAHU/NAIFA charity golf event benefiting St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Center. He and his wife have been involved with World Relief supporting legal immigrants from Serbia, Croatia, and Iran. He just graduated this past December with his Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies of Christian Leadership.
Julie started working for Asuris Northwest Health in 2011 and became a part of our board in 2020.
Asuris Northwest Health
Drew started working for Moran Benefit Advisors in 2016, where he is a Sales Account Manager. Drew became a EWAHU board member shortly thereafter, working as the Membership Chair.
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.
Alliant Insurance Services
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.
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 Associatio
O'Connell-Pierce Benefits, LLC
Regional Health and Benefits Sales and Marketing Consultant serving Eastern Washington, & Idaho. Licensed in Life, Health and Disability in Washington & Idaho. 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.
Completed Health Insurance Association of America, Manage Healthcare Professional and Long-Term Care designations, Registered Health Underwriter designation through the American College and a Registered Life and Disability Broker with the State of Washington. NAHU Healthcare Self-Funding Certification. Medicare Specialist & Appointed Consultant for the Washington State Health Exchange.
Long-standing member of the Greater Spokane Regional Chamber, Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Health Underwriters. (NAHU) Previous Spokane Club Activities Committee and Foundation Committee Chair. Current Spokane Regional Chapter of the Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) Immediate Past President; NAHU Representative to Healthcare Reform CAP Conference in Washington DC 2014 & Annual Conference in New Orleans 2015. Support Charitable organizations: Catholic Charities and MDA volunteer.
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. Has a burning desire is help clients through all of the healthcare reform changes and keep them compliant.