We are pleased to have a dedicated, experienced group of mid-sized employer benefits practitioners to serve as advisors for University Conference Services (UCS). The Council provides invaluable guidance on keeping our content up to date and relevant for those who have responsibility for managing their employer-provided benefit programs. Many also share their experiences by conducting workshops at our benefits conferences.

Julie Adamik
Julie M. Adamik
Benefits Expert & Strategist
Lisa A. Ahart
Vice President, US Corporate
Human Resources & EHS
Toray Plastics (American) Inc.
Charlotte Anderson
Vice President, Benefits & Workers’ Compensation
ABHOW
Patricia Beagle Cannon Design
Patricia S. Beagle
Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources
CannonDesign
Lynne Ellis Spang & Company
Lynne S. Ellis
Vice President of Human Resources
Spang & Company
Bob Foley Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
Robert J. Foley
Director of Employee Benefit Programs
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
Jill Kopanis
Jill A. Kopanis
Vice President, Human Resources
Dynamic Dies, Inc.
Laura Manning Guthrie Healthcare System
Laura S. Manning
Administrative Director, Health Plan Services
The Guthrie Clinic
Mary Rohe
Benefits Manager
Ace Hardware Corporation
Sherri L. Samuels-Fuerst
Director-Compensation & Benefits
Sargento Foods Inc.
Jane Walbrun of Duke University
Jane M. Walbrun
Health Plan Manager
Duke University and Health System