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 Trust

Erica Bodwell
HealthTrust, Inc.

Matthew Brodersen
Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association

Steve Brown
Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association

Al Carlson
Better Health Collective

Robbie Chartier
Public Risk Management of Florida

Amanda Clark
Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority

Susan Connelly
New Hampshire Interlocal Trust

David Cook
Intergovernmental Personnel Benefit Cooperative

Robert Cosway
Milliman, Inc.

Ryan Donovan
Better Health Collective

Lisa J. Duquette
New Hampshire School Health Care Coalition

Tanya Edwards
Kairos Health Arizona, Inc.

Edward Esquivel
TX Health Benefits Pool

Laura Ganschow
Park District Risk Management Agency

Jennifer Hoff
TX Health Benefits Pool

Doreen Hull
Midwest Public Risk

Mike Kindell
County Employees Benefits Consortium of Ohio

Beverly Lakey
Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefit Trust

Brian Lavallee
Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust

McKenzie MacDougall
New Hampshire Interlocal Trust

Holly Nagel
Associated School Boards Protective Trust

Milton Nagel
Maryland Association of Boards of Education Group Insurance Pool

Amy Northam
California Intergovernmental Risk Authority

Melissa Perreault
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

Erin Rian
NLC Mutual Insurance Company

Joanne Romasko
Montana Association of Counties Health Care Trust

D. Cole Royal
New Hampshire School Health Care Coalition

Bobby-Jo Salls
Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust

Casey Schultz
Better Health Collective

Mary Beth Seger
Gallagher

Mike Sindel
Midwest Public Risk

Sandra Smith
Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

John Stenerson
Self-Insured Schools of California

Pam Walling
Montana Association of Counties Health Care Trust

Braddon White
Vimly Benefit Solutions

Carol Wilmes
Association of Washington Cities

Petula Workman
Gallagher

Sara Yager
Park District Risk Management Agency

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

Pamela Beach
Texas Council Risk Management Fund

Patricia Beety
League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust

Erica Bodwell
HealthTrust, Inc.

Karen Clayton Ebert
Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust

Dianne Criswell
Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool

Nate Danko
TX Health Benefits Pool

Chuck Davis
Township Officials of Illinois Risk Management Association

David S. DeWeese
Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund

Joann Dyroff
Missouri Housing Authorities Property & Casualty, Inc.

Tyna Ek
Washington Schools Risk Management Pool

Margo Ely
Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency

Susan Garvey
Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency

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

Jeanne Herrick
HealthTrust, Inc.

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

Katherine Parks
Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool

Haley Percell
Property & Casualty Coverage for Education

Grace Philips
New Mexico Association of Counties

Michael Pott
Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management

Allan P. Root
North Carolina Housing Authorities Risk Retention Pool

Maryam Sherkat
Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia

Heather Steinmiller
Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund

Paul Taylor
Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund

Kayla Villa
Association of California Water Agencies JPIA 

Marie Wade
Delaware Valley Trusts

Steve Wade
Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority

Dave Witham
New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange

Phillip Woodard
Vermont League of Cities & Towns

Sara Yager
Park District Risk Management Authority

Barbara Zemlock
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Ben Zieman
New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

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.

Jessica Blushi
Schools Association for Excess Risk

Kenneth Canning, Jr.
Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust

Wayne Carlson
Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool

James deSpelder
County Road Association Self-Insurance Fund

Lisa Duquette
New Hampshire School Health Care Coalition

Jennifer Hamelin
Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management

Jennifer Jobe
Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

Holly Nelson
Enduris

Tia O’Neal
Public Risk Management of Florida

Danielle Rogacki
Louisville Area Governmental Self-Insurance Trust

Alex Smith
California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Harlan Stientjes
Washington Cities Insurance Authority

Jeff Thompson
Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool

Mary Beth Woods
Public Employer Risk Management Association, Inc.

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

Pilar Archer
CharterSAFE

Gregg Bailey
Vermont League of Cities & Towns

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

Erin Bowles
Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

Rick Brush
Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management

Maria Cantera
North Bay Schools Insurance Authority

Maura Chambers
Kansas County Association Multiline Pool

Claudia Chan
Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia

Megan Chorlton
Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia

Tamara Christie
Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority

Jeff Cook
New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Debbie Cruz
Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

David Demchak
Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency

Lindsey Fields
Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool

Allen Gavlak
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Jill George
Vermont League of Cities & Towns

Robert Greenfield
Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

Amy Guilford
MASB-SEG Property/Casualty Pool, Inc.

Andy Hodovan
Ohio Transit Risk Pool

Shirley Kain
Missouri Housing Authorities Property & Casualty, Inc.

Peter Kang
Washington Cities Insurance Authority

LaTanya Lee
Cities & Villages Mutual Insurance Company

David Luke
Kansas County Association Multiline Pool

Sam Luppino
Public Employer Risk Management Association, Inc.

Mary Kay Marchetti
Virginia Risk Sharing Association

Neil McGarry
Delaware Valley Trusts

Trent McGath
Citycounty Insurance Services 

Dawn McMurtrey
Texas Association of Schools Board Risk Management Fund

Nicole Montalvo
Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management

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

Guillermo Pallares
Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund

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

Jeff Reardon
New Hampshire Interlocal Trust

Carol Rehnberg
Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Service Agency

Michael L. Rhyner
Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority

Mike Sindel
Midwest Public Risk

Alex Smith
California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Kari Ann Soniat
Virginia Risk Sharing Association

Jerry Spears
Missouri Housing Authorities Property & Casualty, Inc.

Amber Starkey
Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group

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

Nidia Watkins
Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

Carol Wilmes
Association of Washington Cities

Ryan Wilson
Enduris