County Commissioners' Association of Ohio - 88 CCAO - Serving Ohio Counties Since 1880

Meet the CCAO staff

Brandy Allen, Accountant
Sherry Barbosky, CIC, CRM, CORSA Underwriting Manager
Keith Blosser, Esq., Managing Director of Operations
Melissa Bodey, CBC, CEBCO Senior Benefit Specialist
David Brooks, CPCU, Managing Director of Property and Casualty Insurance
John Brownlee, ARM-P, CORSA Risk Control Manager
Debi Burnette, , MA, CBP, CEBCO Enrollment and Billing Specialist
Thisbe Butcher, CPA, Finance Manager
Tricia Callihan, CORSA Program Assistant
Brad Cole, MA, Managing Director of Research
Wendy Dillingham, CBC, CEBCO Senior Benefit Specialist
Kathy Dillon, Office Manager and Boards' Liaison
Suzanne Dulaney, Executive Director
Kara Engle, CEBCO Wellness Coordinator
Douglas Foust, MBA, CEBS, SPHR, Managing Director of Health and Wellness Programs
Albert Francis, CPCU, CORSA Senior Claims Representative
Mandi Fuerst, Administrative Assistant
James Hale, ARM-P, ARM-E, CORSA Risk Control Consultant
Ken Hilty, CORSA Risk Control Law Enforcement Consultant
Tim Hoverman, MCSE, Network Administrator
Andrew Johnson, Communications Coordinator
Amanda Jones, CORSA Claims Representative
Mike Kindell, CEBCO Senior Benefit Specialist
Jeff Knapp, CORSA Claims Supervisor
John Leutz, Esq., Legislative Counsel
Katie Lininger, CORSA Senior Claims Representative
Tanya McComas, Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth Miller, Esq., CORSA Claim and Litigation Manager
Mary Jane Neiman, Public Relations Associate
Kate Neithammer, CCAO Policy Analyst
Curtis Pratt, CORSA Claims Technician
Alison Redmond, CORSA Membership Services Manager
Tori Sinclair, MPA, CHES, CEBCO Wellness Coordinator
Cheryl Subler, Managing Director of Policy
 

Brandy Allen

Accountant
614/220-0640  Fax 514/221-6986

Responsibilities
Assists with accounting and financial operations
Prepares invoices and tracks receipts

Experience and Personal
Native of Miami County
Associate Degree in Accounting from Edison Community College
16 years of experience in corporate accounting
Year started: 2016

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Sherry Barbosky, CIC, CRM

CORSA Underwriting Manager
614/220-7995  Fax 614/220-0209

Responsibilities
Coordinating annual renewal process 
Monitoring underwriting policies and procedures 
Oversee the services of CORSA’s reinsurers, brokers, and service providers 
Assist with the CCAO Workers’ Compensation program 

Experience and Personal
Born in St. Louis County (St. Louis), Missouri 
Former owner, Burrell Insurance, Inc., 1984-1999 
Account executive, Smith-Feike-Minton, CORSA’s agent for Delaware County 
Delaware Chamber of Commerce Women's Leadership Award, 2005 
Licensed property, casualty, life and health insurance
Year started:  2010 

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Keith D. Blosser, Esq.

Managing Director of Operations
614/220-7978  Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Manages the CCAO Service Corporation
Assists with the budget and internal operations of CCAO

Experience and Personal
Native of Lorain County.  Grew up in Erie and Athens counties.
Associate in Business Administration from Ohio University
BA in Political Science from Ohio University
JD from Capital University Law School
Graduate, US Army JAG School
Enforcement attorney, Ohio Department of Education
Fraud/enforcement attorney, Ohio Department of Insurance
Judge Advocate General, Ohio Adjutant General, US Army and US Army Reserve
Deputy attorney general, Ohio Attorney General's Office
Year started:  2015

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Melissa Bodey, CBC

CEBCO Senior Benefit Specialist
614/220-7997  Fax 614/229-4588

Responsibilities
Create and present programs to members on health care benefits and informed consumerism
Analysis of medical and prescription benefit reports to identify trends
Quarterly review with member counties their claim experience
Consult with member counties on health insurance benefit design and strategy
Liaison between member and carriers for complex claim situations 

Experience and Personal
Native of Franklin County
Over 20 years experience in the health insurance industry
Licensed life and health insurance agent
Animal rights activist
Year started:  2005

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David Brooks, CPCU

Managing Director, Property & Casualty Insurance
614/220-7988  Fax 614/220-0209

Responsibilities
Manages the daily operations of the County Risk Sharing Authority (CORSA) 
Manages CCAO Service Corporation Workers Compensation Group Rating Plan 
Vice President, CCAO Service Corporation 

Experience and Personal
Native of Vanderburgh County (Evansville), Indiana 
BS in Business Administration from Indiana University 
Loss control consultant, National Accounts, Aetna Casualty & Surety Company 
Sales manager, Property & Casualty Insurance PENCO 
Year started:  1995

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John Brownlee, ARM-P

CORSA Risk  Manager
Field Office 419/428-2189  Cell 419/980-0084  Fax 614/220-0209

Responsibilities
Establishes and directs the risk control programming, services, and incentives that are provided to CORSA members 
Provides technical assistance and training to county elected officials and staff on property and liability risk management issues

Experience and Personal
Native of Defiance County 
BA in environmental policy and analysis from Bowling Green State University 
Licensed property, casualty, life, and health insurance agent 
Year started:  2004

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Debi Burnette, MA, CBP

CEBCO Enrollment and Billing Specialist
614/220-0664  Fax 614/229-4588

Responsibilities
Employee enrollment and county premium billing process and monitoring 
Main contact for enrollment and billing issues for the member counties 
Implementation for new CEBCO counties
Software coordinator and trainer for the billing process 

Experience and Personal
Native of Guernsey County
BA summa cum laude from The Ohio State University
MA from California State University - Sacramento in English 
19 years experience in benefit programs 
Licensed life and health insurance agent  
Year started:  2006

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Thisbe Butcher, CPA

Finance Manager
614/220-7990  Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Manages all financial activities and cash transactions for CCAO, CORSA and CEBCO 
Prepares financial statements and manages external audits for CCAO, CORSA and CEBCO
Coordinates and monitors budgets and investment activities of CCAO, CORSA and CEBCO 

Experience and Personal
Native of Cuyahoga County 
BA cum laude from The Ohio State University 
CPA since 2003
Year started:  2003

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Tricia Callihan

CORSA Program Assistant
614/220-7993  Fax 614/220-0209

Responsibilities
Provides underwriting support for CORSA by reviewing new and renewal business applications
Provides sales and support services to CORSA members and agents 

Experience and Personal
17 years experience in the Insurance industry at USF&G, Indiana Insurance, Utica National and at the Dawson-Coleman Wallace agency   Positions held: policy typist, insurance rater/coder, and underwriting assistant/loss control assistant
Year started:  2003

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Brad Cole, MA

Managing Director, Research
614/220-7981  Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Coordinate and manage the research, data, and technical written work prepared and distributed by the association, maintain research data bases, develop survey instruments and promote the CCAO Educational and Research Foundation 
Legislative advocacy and member services in taxation and finance, permissive taxes, auditing and accounting, county budget procedures, county debt, purchasing, investment policy, and general government legislation that impacts counties including transportation and infrastructure, tax abatement, and solid waste management
Liaison, CCAO Taxation and Finance Committee and the CCAO Jobs, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee

Experience and Personal
Native of Cuyahoga County
Lobbyist, Ohio Railroad Association
Worked in the Ohio Senate for 4 years and the Ohio House for 1 year
BA cum laude and MA in American History from Bowling Green State University
Married (Cindy); three sons - Bryan, Andrew and David
Year started:  1986

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Wendy Dillingham, CBC

CEBCO Senior Benefit Specialist
614/220-7992  Fax 614/229-4588

Responsibilities
Create and present programs to members on health care benefits and informed consumerism
Analysis of medical and prescription benefit reports to identify trends
Quarterly review with member counties of their claim experience
Consult with member counties on health insurance benefit design and strategy
Liaison between member and carriers for complex claim situations

Experience and Personal
Native of Cuyahoga County
Attended Ohio University majoring in English
Consultant, National Operations Training and Development, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Account manager, Anthem Benefit Administration
Over 22 years experience in the health insurance industry
Licensed life and health insurance agent
Year Started: 2006

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Kathy Dillon

Office Manager and Boards' Liaison
614/220-7998  Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Manages office support staff, coordinates the daily operations of the office and maintains personnel records
Administrative assistant to the executive director and the managing director of operations
Assistant secretary, Board of Directors, CCAO Service Corporation Boards and CCAO Alumni Association
Boards' liaison, CCAO, CORSA and CEBCO Boards

Personal
Native of Franklin County
Year started:  1982

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Suzanne Dulaney, Esq.

Executive Director
614/220-7977  Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Overall responsibility for strategic planning and management of CCAO operations
Supervises deputy director and managing directors
Promotes county legislative interests in the Ohio General Assembly
Liaison, CCAO Metropolitan and Regional Affairs Committee and Small County Affairs Committee

Experience and Personal
Native of Butler County
BA in Political Science from Miami University
JD from Capital University Law School
Associate CEO, Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities
Senior policy analyst, CCAO
Legislative aide, Ohio House of Representatives
Married (Jeff)
Year started:  2013 

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Kara Engle

CEBCO Wellness Coordinator
614/220-0654  Fax 614/229-4588

Responsibilities
Assist counties in wellness program development, implementation and evaluation
Administer and oversee CEBCO wellness grant program
Conduct wellness assessments and provide recommendations to improve and expand upon wellness efforts
Coordinates CHIP (Comprehensive Health Improvement Program) and Quitline Programs
Liaison between county wellness coordinators to exchange information and provide support

Experience and Personal
Native of Stark County
BS in Health Science/Health Promotion, Clemson University
Member, Ohio Society for Public Health Education
Licensed life, accident and health insurance agent
Year started:  2015

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Douglas C. Foust, MBA, CEBS, SPHR

Managing Director, Health and Wellness Programs
614/220-7984  Fax 614/229-4588

Responsibilities
Responsible for sales growth and management of the County Employee Benefit Consortium of Ohio (CEBCO)
Develops and manages relationships with CEBCO vendor partners

Experience and Personal
Native of Franklin County
BS in Business-Marketing, The Ohio State University
MBA in Management and Labor Relations, Cleveland State University
Licensed insurance consultant, Ohio Insurance Services Agency, Inc.
Director of Health Care Services, School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS)
Assistant director of Health Care Administration, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
Over 20 years of experience in private sector human resource management
Year started:  2013

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Albert Francis, CPCU

CORSA Senior Claims Representative
614/220-0638  Fax 614/220-0209
Toll-free 866/455-8039

Responsibilities
Handles major claims and litigation on behalf of CORSA members
Integrates claims management with CORSA loss control and underwriting

Experience and Personal
Born in Lucas County and raised in Franklin County
BA in English from Dennison University
MBA in Insurance Management from Boston University
Over 25 years of claims experience
Previously a claims adjuster, DPDHL Group
Year started: 2017

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Mandi Fuerst

Administrative Assistant
614/220-7985  Fax 614/221-6986
Toll-free 888/757-1904

Responsibilities
Performs wide variety of support and administrative duties
Prepares the Statehouse Report, County Advisory Bulletins and County Data Exchange Bulletins
Assists in administration of the CCAO Service Corporation Programs
Assists in preparation of data for the CEBCO Program
Tracks payments for the CCAO, CCAOSC, CORSA, CEBCO and other transactions
Assists with conference registration
Technical assistance with webinars

Experience and Personal
Native of Franklin County
Columbus State Community College, deaf studies certification and working towards business degree
Year started: 2017

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James Hale, ARM-P, ARM-E

CORSA Risk Control Consultant
614/246-1630  Fax 614/220-0209

Responsibilities
Provides regular loss control consultation visits with CORSA member counties and agencies
Review losses, identify trends, county operations, policies and procedures
Identify loss potential and propose risk control solutions to correct deficiencies 

Experience and Personal
Native of Venango County (Oil City), Pennsylvania
Bachelor degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Studied chemistry at Gannon University and Lakeland Community College. 
Associate in Risk Management, Risk Management for Public Entities and Associates in Risk Management-ERM certifications from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters
Year started:  2006 

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Ken Hilty

CORSA Risk Control Law Enforcement Consultant
614/357-6966  Fax 614/220-0209

Responsibilities
Provide regular loss control consultation visits with CORSA member counties and agencies.  Emphasis on law enforcement and jail liability.
Review losses, policies and procedures to identify trends 
Identify loss potential and propose risk control solutions to correct deficiencies

Experience and Personal
Native of Allen County, but lived most of his life in Hardin County
Over 29 years experience in law enforcement and corrections
Former chief deputy for Hardin County Sheriff's Office 
OSU Lima/Lima Technical College. Major: Law Enforcement Technology
Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. Basic Peace Officer certified.
Year started: 2010

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Tim Hoverman, MCSE

Network Administrator
614/221-5627 ext. 400  Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Assist staff with daily technical needs
Maintain network infrastructure resources
Management implement IT projects

Experience and Personal
Native of Van Wert County
BA in Communication Technology from The Ohio State University
IT manager, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Incident response specialist, The Ohio State University
Microsoft Certified Sysems Engineer
Independent computer consultant
Year started: 2015

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Andrew P. Johnson

Communications Coordinator
614/220-7986   Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Manages media relations and social media
Coordinates internal and external communications
Prepares outreach and public awareness materials

Experience and Personal
Native of Van Wert County
BS in Journalism from Ohio University 
Content manager, JP Morgan Chase Bank
Marketing coordinator/copywriter, CBCA Administrators, Inc.
Communications coordinator, Lutheran Social Services
Information assistant, Ohio University Public Relations 
Year started:  2014

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Amanda Jones

CORSA Claims Representative
614/220-0636   Fax 614/220-0209
Toll-free 866/455-8039

Responsibilities
Handles claims and litigation on behalf of CORSA members
Integrates claims management with CORSA loss control and underwriting

Experience and Personal
Native of Franklin County
Program assistant, County Commissioners Association of Ohio
Year started:  2001

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Mike Kindell

CEBCO Senior Benefit Specialist
614/220-0645   Fax 614/229-4588

Responsibilities
Create and present programs to members on health care benefits and informed consumerism
Analysis of medical and prescription benefit reports to identify trends
Quarterly review with member counties their claim experience
Consult with member counties on health insurance benefit design and strategy
Liaison between member and carriers for complex claim situations

Experience and Personal
Native of Miami County
BS in Marketing, Miami University
Over 20 years experience in the health insurance industry
Account Executive, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Licensed life and health insurance agent
Year started:  2014

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Jeff Knapp

CORSA Claims Supervisor
614/220-0642  Fax 614/220-0209
Toll-free 866/455-8039

Responsibilities
Supervisor, CORSA Claims Unit
Handles major claims and litigation on behalf of CORSA members
Advises and consults with members on claims related issues
Integrates claims management with CORSA loss control, underwriting and marketing

Experience and Personal
Native of Franklin County
BA in International Studies and Developing Economies from The Ohio State University
Over 20 years of claims and risk management experience 
Risk Manager, Ohio Health at Grant and Riverside Hospitals 
Year started:  2006 

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John Leutz, Esq.

Legislative Counsel
614/220-7994  Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Legislative advocacy and member services in law enforcement, courts and corrections, other criminal justice issues, public safety, economic development, and land use 
Liaison, CCAO Justice and Public Safety 

Experience and Personal
Native of Ottawa County 
BA magna cum laude from Capital University
JD from Capital University Law School
Elected Mayor of Grandview Heights for 8 years, served on City Council for 6 years, and was a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals for 5 years and the Planning Commission for 10 years
Lobbyist, Ohio Township Association for over 20 years
Worked in the Ohio Senate for 8 years 
Year stared:  2000

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Katie Lininger

CORSA Senior Claims Representative
614/220-0637  Fax 614/220-0209
Toll-free 866/455-8039

Responsibilities

Handles claims and litigation on behalf of CORSA members
Integrates claims management with CORSA loss control and underwriting 

Experience and Personal
Born and raised in Van Wert County
BS from Wright State University in rehabilitation services
14 years of claims management experience, 13 of which have been serving CORSA members
Year started:  2006

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Tanya McComas

Administrative Assistant
614/221-5627 ext. 120  Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Administrative assistant 
Receptionist 
Maintains information management system
Assists with technical support
Prepares and assists with conference registration
Coordinates office calendar
    
Experience and Personal
Native of Lawrence County
Year started:  2001

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Elizabeth G. Miller, Esq.

CORSA Claim and Litigation Manager
614/220-7989   Fax 614/220-0209
Toll-free 866-455-8039

Responsibilities
Manages the CORSA property and liability program’s claims unit 
Manages CCAO Workers' Comp Group Rating, Group Retro, and Excess Workers' Comp programs
Works with defense counsel and claims staff to protect the interests of CORSA member counties
Provides integration and coordination of claims with loss control, underwriting and marketing
Monitors and evaluates case reserves and authorizes settlements
Provides consulting services to CORSA member counties 

Experience and Personal
Born in Heidelberg, Germany.  Grew up in Cuyahoga County
BA in Political Science from Denison University
JD from American University, Washington College of Law
10 years experience working in county government in the areas of insurance, risk management, human resources, and employee benefits
6 years experience in the general practice of law
Year started:  1998

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Mary Jane Neiman

Public Relations Associate
614/220-7979   Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Manages CCAO conferences, workshops, seminars, training programs, and special projects
Edits the weekly County Information and Data Service newsletter and the annual CCAO Roster
Webmaster, CCAO website
Liaison to the National Association of Counties (NACo)

Experience and Personal
Native of Barry County, Michigan and grew up in Mahoning County
Grants administrator, Ohio Department of Administrative Services
BA in Communications from Bowling Green State University 
Year started:  1984

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Kate Neithammer

Policy Analyst
614/220-7996   Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Legislative advocacy and member services in health and human services, including Medicaid, children services, child support, workforce development, developmental disabilities, behavioral health, county hospitals and county homes
Liaison, CCAO Health and Human Services Committee

Experience and Personal
Native of Hamilton County
B.A. in Social Work with a Minor in Psychology from Ohio University
B.S. in Interior Design from The Ohio State University
Manager, Government Relations, The Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Legislative aide, Ohio House of Representatives
Year started:  2015

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Curtis Pratt

CORSA Claims Technician
614/220-0636  Fax 614/220-0209

Responsibilities
Provides administrative support, data management and financial functions for the CORSA claims team
Provides customer service and technical support to CORSA members
Adjusts routine first and third-party claims

Experience and Personal
Native of Erie County
B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations from Ohio University
Division Commander/District Staff Officer, U.S. Coast Guard AuxiliaryMarketing 
Vibe Industries, York Risk Services Group and Cardinal Health
Communications, Nationwide Better Health and Nationwide
Year started:  2015

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Alison Redmond

CORSA Member Services Manager
614/220-7991Fax 614/220-0209

Responsibilities
Provides sales and support service to CORSA member counties and their local insurance agents

Experience and Personal
Native of  Allen County and raised in Franklin County
Clerk, Hocking County Commissioners
B.S. cum laude in accounting from Franklin University
Year started:  2007

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Tori Sinclair, MPA, CHES

CEBCO Wellness Coordinator
614/220-0650  Fax 614/229-4588 

Responsibilities
Assist counties in wellness program development, implementation and evaluation
Administer and oversee CEBCO wellness grant program
Conduct wellness assessments and provide recommendations to improve and expand upon wellness efforts
Liaison between county wellness coordinators to exchange information and provide support

Experience and Personal
Native of Stark County
BS in Community Health Education, Kent State University
MPA, Cleveland State University
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist and Program Manager, National Wellness Institute 
Member, Ohio Society for Public Health Education
Licensed in accident and health insurance
Year started:  2012

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Cheryl Subler

Managing Director, Policy
614/220-7980   Fax 614/221-6986

Responsibilities
Coordinates CCAO legislative program
Legislative advocacy and member services in personnel and labor relations, employee benefits, environment, and general local government issues
Liaison, CCAO General Government and Operations Committee

Experience and Personal
Native of Darke County 
Worked at Ohio Township Association addressing governmental relations and publications
Legislative Aide, Ohio House and Page, Ohio Senate
Past President, Ohio Lobbying Association
Bachelors degree from Miami University
Year started:  1996

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