Workgroups and Committees

Workgroups and Committees

Committees and workgroups support advocacy efforts, education, and other initiatives. Contact us if you want to learn more about joining one of these groups.

AGRiP Health Pool Resource Group (AHPRG): Focused on issues most pressing for health pools, this group has spent considerable time tracking and responding to pool-related challenges as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. The AHPRG brings expertise from pools and service providers together to guide AGRiP's work on employee benefits advocacy and education efforts. 

Member List

John Ashton

Kairos Health Arizona, Inc.

Shelly Barker

Special Districts Insurance Services

Patty Baumunk

Redwood Empire Schools’ Insurance Group

Matthew Brodersen

Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association

Steve Brown

Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association

Jonathan Calpas

Delaware Valley Insurance Trusts

Amanda Clark

Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority

Katherine Conrad

Ohio Transit Risk Pool

David Cook

Intergovernmental Personnel Benefit Cooperative

Robert Cosway

Milliman, Inc.

Lisa J. Duquette

New Hampshire School Health Care Coalition

Tanya Edwards

Kairos Health Arizona, Inc.

Edward Esquivel

TML Health Benefits Pool

David Frydman

HealthTrust, Inc.

Laura Ganschow

Park District Risk Management Agency

Seth Hall

Businessolver

Jennifer Hoff

TML Health Benefits Pool

Doreen Hull

Midwest Public Risk

Mike Kindell

County Employees Benefits Consortium of Ohio

Brian Lavallee

Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust

David Law

HealthTrust, Inc.

Katie McCue

Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association

Holly Nagel

Associated School Boards Protective Trust

Melissa Perrault

New Hampshire School Health Care Coalition

Erin Peterson

NLC Mutual Insurance Company

Tien Phan

Santa Clara City Schools Insurance Group

Patrick Priest

Citycounty Insurance Services

Jeff Reardon

New Hampshire Interlocal Trust

Barbara J. Rhoades

Ohio Transit Risk Pool

Erin Rian

NLC Mutual Insurance Company

D. Cole Royal

New Hampshire School Health Care Coalition

Bobby-Jo Salls

Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust

Mike Sindel

Midwest Public Risk

Bob Solarz

Delaware Valley Trusts

John Stenerson

Self-Insured Schools of California

Pam Walling

Montana Association of Counties Health Care Trust

Carol Wilmes

Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefits Trust

Petula Workman

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Sara Yager

Park District Risk Management Agency

Tara Zika

Kairos Health Arizona, Inc.

Education Advisory Council (EAC): Providing advice and resources to AGRiP in the execution of our evolving education strategy, the group weighs in on pooling trends, disruptions, or other issues that might be appropriate for a conference presentation, webinars, certification programs, mentoring, and other learning activities. Individuals from member pools and QEI Patrons are welcome to participate. 

Member List

Jessica Blushi

Schools Association for Excess Risk

John Brockschmidt

Sedgwick Pooling

Derek Bryan

Washington Counties Risk Pool

Ryan Cole

Arizona School Alliance for Workers Compensation, Inc.

David Cook

Intergovernmental Personnel Benefit Cooperative

Kevin Crawford

New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal

Jennifer Darnall

Kairos Health Arizona, Inc.

John Fumo

Genesis

Joseph Hrubash

Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund

Mary Kummer

Idaho Counties Risk Management Program

Molly Mellema

MASB-SEG Property/Casualty Pool, Inc.

Marcos Mendoza

Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund

Kathleen Minnie

Old Republic Specialty Insurance Underwriters

Scott Moss

Citycounty Insurance Services

Kirk W. Mylander

Oregon Public Entity Excess Pool

Mark Nestor

Independent Consulting & Risk Management Services

Jon Paulsen

Sedgwick Pooling

Suzanne Paulson

Oklahoma Municipal Association Group

Jose Peralta

Aon Risk Solutions

Brian K. Quinn

PFM Asset Management

Danielle Rogacki

Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Authority

Jon Shull

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Catherine Smith

California Association of Joint Powers Authorities

Frank Stratton

Special Districts Association of Oregon

Barbara Zemlock

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

General Counsel Peer Forum: This forum provides time and space for pool general counsel to network and collaborate, sharing common questions alongside best practices.  There's an annual gathering of Peer Forum members in an open conversation format, and interim conversations by phone and email are encouraged. Participants include those employed by a pool and contracted attorneys. 

Member List

Patricia Beety

League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust

Jonathan Calpas

Delaware Valley Trusts

Karen Clayton Ebert

Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust

Dianne Criswell

Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool

Jill Deitch

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

David S. DeWeese

Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund

Joann Dyroff

Missouri Housing Authorities Property & Casualty, Inc.

Robert Greenfield

Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

Sonya Guggemos

Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust

A. Craig Hale

Utah Local Governments Trust

Craig Hein

Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool

Charles Houser III

Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Service Agency

Rick Hughes

Washington State Transit Insurance Pool

Starr Kincaid

Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority

Mark Landes

Ohio Transit Risk Pool

Sam Light

Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency

Matthew Love

Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group

McKenzie McCarthy

Montana Association of Counties

Marcos Mendoza

Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund

Robyn Miller

Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services

Andrew Murray

Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust

Kirk Mylander

Citycounty Insurance Services

Kathleen Parks

Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool

Michael Pott

Public Risk Innovation, Solutions and Management

Allan P. Root

North Carolina Housing Authorities Risk Retention Pool

Heather Steinmiller

Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund

Paul Taylor

Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund

Steve Wade

Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority

Dave Witham

New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange

Sara Yager

Park District Risk Management Authority

Barbara Zemlock

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Membership Practices Committee (MPC): hard-working group that supports AGRiP's Advisory Standards for Recognition program. This group reviews and implements new Advisory Standards, suggests and writes sample materials, and provides peer review for Recognition applications by member pools seeking this distinction. There's a time commitment to MPC work, but also a rewarding appreciation for the full spectrum of pooling operations. 

Member List

Bill Tackett, Chair

Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group

Susan McNary, Vice Chair

Missouri Housing Authorities Property & Casualty, Inc.

Adrienne Beatty

Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

Jessica Blushi

Schools Association for Excess Risk

Sheryl Brandt

Enduris 

Wayne Carlson

Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool

James deSpelder

County Road Association Self-Insurance Fund

Kelly Krakowski

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Britani Laughery

Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority

Tia O’Neal

Public Risk Management of Florida

Danielle Rogacki

Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company

Alex Smith

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Harlan Stientjes

Washington Cities Insurance Authority

Jeff Thompson

Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool

Rebekah Winger

Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management

Technology Peer Forum (TPF): Bringing together techies from across the pooling spectrum to learn about, evaluate, and share experiences as they consider new technology needs, platforms and trends. In this group, members will work together to find solutions and set the course for the future of technology in public entity pooling. 

Member List

Tim Ailsworth

Local Government Insurance Trust

Alric Balka

Enduris

Sherry Barbosky

County Risk Sharing Authority

Mary Barrett

Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund

David Beacham

Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency

Adrienne Beatty

Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

Michael Becker

Local Government Insurance Trust

Dan Bourdeau

Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority

Maria Cantera

North Bay Schools Insurance Authority

Tamara Christie

Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority

Ryan Cole

Arizona School Alliance for Workers Compensation, Inc,

Jeff Cook

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Jennifer Darnall

Kairos Health Arizona, Inc.

Gina Dean

Public Risk Innovation, Solutions and Management

David Demchak

Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency

Courtney Fagan

Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency

Lindsey Fields

Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool

Wes Gates

Arizona School Risk Retention Trust, Inc.

Allen Gavlak

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Jill George

Vermont League of Cities & Towns

Amy Guilford

MASB-SEG Property/Casualty Pool, Inc.

Andy Hodovan

Ohio Transit Risk Pool

Nichol Jordan

Sedgwick Pooling

Wayne Joubert

Michigan County Road Commission Self-Insurance Pool

Peter Kang

Washington Cities Insurance Authority

Dave Kodel

Cities & Villages Mutual Insurance Company

LaTanya Lee

Cities & Villages Mutual Insurance Company

David Luke

Kansas County Association Multiline Pool

Mary Kay Marchetti

Virginia Risk Sharing Association

Trent McGath

Citycounty Insurance Services 

Nicole Montalvo

Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management

Sandy Moser

Idaho Counties Risk Management Program

Emily Murphy

Virginia Risk Sharing Association

Craig Nelson

Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association

Milena Neshkova

Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

Tia O’Neal

Public Risk Management of Florida

Tom Pelster

Public Risk Innovation, Solutions and Management

Venkat Pitchala

Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency

Atul Poladia

Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool

Anthony Ponessa

Public Entity Partners

Michael L. Rhyner

Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority

Dubravka Romano

Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund

John R. Sallade

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Carl Sandstrom

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Kevin Sesock

Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group

Heather Sheley

Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust

Mike Sindel

Midwest Public Risk

Kari Ann Soniat

Virginia Risk Sharing Association

Jerry Spears

Maricopa County Risk Management Trust Fund

Daniel Steele

Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

Debbie Stickle

Government Entities Mutual, Inc.

Harlan Stientjies

Washington Cities Insurance Authority

Tod Thieman

Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association 

Jeff Thompson

Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool

Fred Treffinger

Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management

Pete Voskuil

Cities & Villages Mutual Insurance Company

Carol Wilmes

Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefits Trust

Tiffany Woods

Washington Cities Insurance Authority