Our Organization

Business Group on Health is a community of members, a team of experts, an ally for large employers, a health and benefits authority, and a tenacious voice in health care policy, to name just a few of our roles.

We are the preeminent advocate for large employers in health care policy and we're constantly providing innovative solutions for health and benefits issues.

What We Do

Provide Solutions For Managing Health Care Costs
Provide Solutions For Managing Health Care Costs
Drive Delivery System Transformation
Drive Delivery System Transformation
Link Well-being To Performance & Strategy
Link Well-being To Workforce Strategy
Accelerate Adoption of Innovation
Accelerate Adoption of Innovation
Connect Employers with Washington
Connect Employers with Peers and Experts
Drive National Health Policy & Advocacy
Drive Health Policy & Advocacy

The Business Group is a
trusted, non-biased, extremely
credible resource.

Brendon Perkins, Senior Vice President for Global Total Rewards and People Partnering, Nielsen

Our Leadership Team

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Ellen Kelsay
President and CEO
President and CEO

Joined the Business Group in 2017

President and CEO since May 2020

Provides overall leadership direction for the organization

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Garrett Hohimer
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2021

Garrett has primary responsibility for public policy and advocacy.

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Karen Marlo
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2023

Karen leads our membership, marketing and communications efforts

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Pamela Rich
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2007

Pamela manages work on well-being and workforce strategy. She also manages our Leadership Forum on Employee Experience and Podcast.

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Jennelle Rush
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2022

Jennelle is responsible for Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness

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Magda Rusinowski
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2018

Magda leads our Cost & Delivery Institute focused on health care cost trends, delivery system transformation evidence-based benefits design and pharmacy strategy

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Martha Shannon
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer

Joined the Business Group in 2017

Martha leads all finance and operations work for the Business Group

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Brenna Shebel
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2006

Brenna leads the Center for Data Driven Insights, the team that manages our surveys, benchmarking activities and research

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Jim Winkler
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Strategy Officer

Joined the Business Group in 2022

Jim is responsible for leading strategic initiatives for the Business Group

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Corrie Zenzola
Vice President
Vice President

Joined the Business Group in 2021

Corrie leads our Global Institute focused on global benefits and well-being topics

Our Board

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Brendon Perkins (Chair)
Nielsen
Senior Vice President, Global Compensation and Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2018

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Steve Braun
Meta
Vice President, Global Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2022

Marco Diaz
Marco Diaz
News Corp
Vice President, Global Head of Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2023

Frank Giampietro  Americas Chief Wellbeing Officer EY
Frank Giampietro
EY
Americas Chief Wellbeing Officer

Joined the Business Group Board in 2024

Diana Han, MD
Unilever
Chief Health and Wellbeing Officer

Joined the Business Group Board in 2022

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Theresa Monti
The Kroger Co.
Vice President, Total Rewards

Joined the Business Group Board in 2016

David Stark, MD
Morgan Stanley
Chief Medical Officer and Global Head of Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2022

Kevin Theissen Senior Benefits Leader, Wellbeing, HR Executive Nestle USA
Kevin Theissen
Nestle USA
Senior Benefits Leader, Wellbeing, HR Executive

Joined the Business Group Board in 2024

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Pascale Thomas
The Walt Disney Company
Vice President, Employee Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2020

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Maria Walsh
Hearst Corporation
Senior Vice President, Head of Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2023

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Tammy Yee
American Express
VP, Global Well-being and Benefits

Joined the Business Group Board in 2020

Meet Our Team

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Kimani Aylor
Coordinator
Coordinator

Joined the Business Group in 2022

Kimani is the Business Group receptionist and provides support in financial and administrative work

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Anna Clark
Coordinator
Coordinator

Joined the Business Group in 2022

Anna supports the work of the Well-being and Workforce Strategy Institute as well as the Leave Optimization Forum.

Catherine Colgan
Catherine Colgan
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2024

Catherine provides data analysis for our member surveys and related research

Elizabeth "Libby" Dixon
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2024

Libby manages member engagement and retention activities

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Sue Flesch
Senior Executive Assistant
Senior Executive Assistant

Joined the Business Group in 2008

Sue supports the executive and the Business Group's board of directors

Shawn Gannon
Shawn Gannon
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2022

Shawn manages work on well-being and workforce strategy.

Kara Gans
Kara Gans
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2024

Kara manages work on well-being and workforce strategy.

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Marcia Greville
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2005

Marcia leads event management for Business Group meetings, Summits, webinars and the Annual Conference.

Brad Hamilton
Brad Hamilton
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2024

Brad manages member growth efforts

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2021

Angela supports the Business Group's cost and delivery, global and well-being initiatives

Audrey Kim
Coordinator
Coordinator

Joined the Business Group in 2023

Audrey supports the Cost & Delivery Institute as well as the Pharmacy Benefits Committee and Evidence-based Benefit Design Committee

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Dylan Landers-Nelson
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2014

Dylan leads the Health Innovations Forum and the Executive Committee on Value Purchasing

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Shabboo Likouris
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2021

Shabboo works with the Cost & Delivery team and leads the Evidence-based Benefit Design Committee. In addition, she leads the Leave Optimization Forum.

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Greta Lustig
Coordinator
Coordinator

Joined the Business Group in 2023

Greta supports the membership and global institute teams

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Craig Lykens
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2008

Craig manages our large-scale employer and employee surveys

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Kelly McCain
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2023

Kelly supports global initiatives focused on organizations outside the U.S.

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Timothy McManus
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2005

Tim provides member support particularly on global benefits

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Colleen Murphy Ramey
Director
Director

Joined the Business Group in 2011

Colleen is responsible for accounts payable and financial reporting

Nour Oubenali
Nour Oubenali
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2023

Nour is responsible for supporting member needs by developing health and well-being resources

Dan Parker
Daniel Parker
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2024

Daniel works on health care policy analysis, legislative relations and tracks state and local health policy changes

Ashley Pugh
Ashley Pugh
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2022

Ashley manages our survey data

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Sophie Rottenberg
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2022

Sophie works with the Cost & Delivery team and focuses on health care cost trends and delivery system transformation.

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Emma Santulli
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2019

Emma is responsible for event management of meetings, webinars, Summits and the Annual Conference.

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Julie E. Sonner
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2018

Julie manages the Global Summit and supports other global initiatives

Kimberly Wynter
Kimberly Wynter
Manager
Manager

Joined the Business Group in 2024

Kimberly is responsible for Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness

Julia Zygiel
Julia Zygiel
Associate
Associate

Joined the Business Group in 2023

Julia is responsible for accounts payable/receivable and financial reconciliations.