Board of Directors

 

 Matt Graves - President  

Matt received a  Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University in Political Science.  He has been insurance licensed for 14 years and currently works for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.  Matt has 2 years experience as an ancillary carrier rep, prior board experience with a Political Action Committee and has worked with Medicare and Individual Health on and off-exchange.  His primary focus is on employer group clients.

Drew VanDyk - President Elect 

Drew joined the United States Air Force in 2009 after graduating from Hudsonville High School in 2008. He served as a mechanic on the B-52 bomber at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana for 4 years. After his service, he continued to work as an aircraft mechanic until 2015 when he joined Olivier-VanDyk Insurance Agency in Wyoming, Michigan. Working as an Employee Benefits Producer, Drew’s passion is educating companies and providing strategic solutions to create a strong and competitive benefits package. Drew became a NAHU member in 2016 and served as co-chair on the Symposium committee before taking the position as secretary. He currently heads the Golf Committee for WMAHU.

 

  Krista Davis - Treasurer

Krista is a veteran insurance professional with substantial experience in helping small and large employers develop and implement their employee benefits program. She worked for Priority Health for over 23 years before joining the independent agent community in 2010 and is employed at The Gremel Group. 

Krista obtained her health insurance agent’s license in 1991 and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Aquinas College in 1996 with a dual major in Business Administration and Communications.  She has been a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) since the early 90’s and has held a variety of roles on the local West Michigan board since 2001 including serving as President in 2012.  Krista has held various positions on the Michigan Association of Health Underwriters board including becoming President in 2016 and she earned the NAHU Benefit Account Manager Certification in 2018.

Krista and her husband are originally from Connecticut and they enjoy cooking and lake living at their home in Belding.  Krista also loves attending area art shows, concerts and theater performances.  She is a long time member and supporter of the Grand Rapids Civic Theater. 

 

Tammy Healey - Secretary  

Tammy has been in the insurance industry since 1995 and has worked in various sales, service and management positions with a BCBSM MA, Companion Life GA and Principal.  She is currently with Benefit Profiles, Inc. as Director of BenAdmin Sales.  In the past, Tammy has been a member of the SMAHU Board as the Programs and Sponsors Chair.   In her spare time, Tammy enjoys camping, kayaking and spending time at Lake Michigan in Ludington. 

 

 Nicole Green - Programs Chair

Nicole Green began her career in the health insurance industry over 10 years ago when she joined TGG Solutions, formerly Grotenhuis. She has held several different positions throughout her tenure but has focused in the specialty benefits space for the past four years. Nicole’s role includes working closely with agents to find the best Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ancillary solution for their client’s needs. She earned her Bachelor’s degree of business administration in management from Davenport University and enjoys the beauty of Michigan outdoors through golfing, kayaking and snowboarding in her spare time. 

 

Toni Sperlbaum - Awards Chair  

Toni is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Health Plan Advocate.  She has been in corporate wellness since 2010 and is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and a Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager.  Toni’s role includes working closely with brokers and their clients to design the best wellness program for the population and within the ever-changing regulations.  Her passion is education - helping people be the best versions of themselves in whatever realm that may be for them.  

 

 Troy Duimstra - Golf Outing Chair 

Troy has been in the employee benefits industry in various capacities for over 23 years. He has mainly worked in the large group self-funded market for employer groups, a national consulting house, a physician's network, a Pharmacy Benefit Manager and now, most recently, at Meritain Health. Troy has been a member of WMAHU since 2002 and has served on the Board since 2008 in several capacities, including local president and in 2020, will be the Michigan State President. He has been a licensed Health and Life agent for over 18 years and has his Bachelor's Degree from Grand Valley State University.

 

 

  Brandon Erhart - Vanguard Chair 

Brandon Erhart joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan during the summer of 2012. Since then, he has been an active member of the West Michigan Association of Health Underwriters by serving as both the Programs Chair and Vanguard. He earned an MBA from Grand Valley State University and is an alumni of the Grand Rapids Chamber Emerging Leaders program. Outside of work, Brandon serves on several local nonprofit boards including YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Western Great Lakes YoungLife, and the Grand Valley State University Alumni Association.

 Mary Kay Townley - Executive Secretary  

Mary Kay has been an Administrative Assistant for 35 years. She began her own business, MK Secretarial Services, in 1984, and became the Executive Secretary for WMAHU in 1997.  She enjoys getting to know many of you and learning a lot about the Health Insurance field.

 

Dana Nicholson - Fundraiser Events Chair  

 

 Kyle Miller - HUPAC Chair

 

Shannon Enders - Legislative Chair 

 

Shannon is Founder and Partner at Lakeshore Employee Benefits, a full-line Employee Benefits insurance agency incorporated in 1998.  Responsible for agency leadership, development and retention of employer clients and staff oversight.  Shannon currently has lead responsibility for around 100 clients. 

Shannon is a compassionate community and industry supporter.  He has been a board member of Alive on the Lakeshore/UNITY Christian Music Festival since 2008.  His primary role has been to lead the fund development for the organization.  Shannon also serves on the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs committee and is Vice Chair of Kingdome Homestead, a Christian Ministry helping children and adults over come adverse life experiences through the power of Jesus Christ. Shannon has been a member of NAHU for several years and served on Local, State and National boards for NAIFA.  Shannon is particularly interested in Governance and Development of Christian Non-Profits.  His post high school education is in Business Management / Administration from Muskegon Community College (AA) and Western Michigan University.

Shannon is a lifelong resident of Michigan, having lived all over the Lower Peninsula.  Married to his sweetheart Lisa for 30 years and father of 3 awesome adult children and one awesome son-in-law.