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

Patty Baumunk

Redwood Empire Schools’ Insurance Group

Erica Bodwell

HealthTrust, Inc.

Leah Boedigheimer

Better Health Collective

Matthew Brodersen

Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association

Steve Brown

Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association

Jonathan Calpas

Delaware Valley Trusts

Al Carlson

Better Health Collective

Robbie Chartier

Public Risk Management of Florida

Amanda Clark

Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority

Katherine Conrad

Ohio Transit Risk Pool

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

TML Health Benefits Pool

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

Holly Nagel

Associated School Boards Protective Trust

Milton Nagel

Maryland Association of Boards of Education Group Insurance Pool

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

Barbara J. Rhoades

Ohio Transit Risk Pool

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

Mike Sindel

Midwest Public Risk

Sandra Smith

Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

Bob Solarz

Delaware Valley Trusts

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

Patricia Beety

League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust

Erica Bodwell

HealthTrust, Inc.

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.

Tyna Ek

Washington Schools Risk Management Pool

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

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

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

Wayne Carlson

Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool

James deSpelder

County Road Association Self-Insurance Fund

Lisa Duquette

New Hampshire School Health Care Coalition

Britani Laughery

Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority

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

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

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

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

Ryan Cole

Arizona School Alliance for Workers Compensation, Inc,

Jeff Cook

New Jersey Schools Insurance Group

Debbie Cruz

Association of California Water Agencies JPIA

Jennifer Darnall

Kairos Health Arizona, Inc.

Gina Dean

Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management

David Demchak

Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency

James deSpelder

County Road Association Self-Insurance Fund

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

Shirley Kain

Missouri Housing Authorities Property & Casualty, Inc.

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

Sam Luppino

Public Employer Risk Management Association, Inc.

Mary Kay Marchetti

Virginia Risk Sharing Association

Trent McGath

Citycounty Insurance Services 

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

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

Michael L. Rhyner

Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority

John R. Sallade

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

Carl Sandstrom

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Kevin Sesock

Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group

Mike Sindel

Midwest Public Risk

Kari Ann Soniat

Virginia Risk Sharing Association

Jerry Spears

Missouri Housing Authorities Property & Casualty, Inc.

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

Tiffany Woods

Washington Cities Insurance Authority