ALEX TOLBERT

Founder/CEO

DEANNA LAX

Employer Advisor Team

MATT KLEYMEYER

Employer Advisor Team

MALLORY WALLS

Individual Advisor Team

PETE MITTELHOLZER

Employer Advisor Team

JOHN WHALING

Individual Advisor Team

SARAH WEINSTEIN

Marketing

KATI FREDERICKSEN

Marketing

RYAN LONG

Software Sales

JOHN GOOGE

BerniePortal Advisor Success

SHEILA HOLDER

Individual Advisor Team

COOPER SIMMONS

BerniePortal Advisor Success

LAUREN MASSINGILLE

BerniePortal Advisor Success

MITCH STICKFORD

Employer Advisor Team

BEN HEAD

BerniePortal Advisor Success

STEVE NIXON

Organizational Success

TREY WILLIAMSON

BerniePortal Advisor Success

TONI BADICS

Individual Advisor Team

MADDIE MAHONEY

BerniePortal Advisor Success

TRENNIE WILLIAMS

Employer Advisor Team

JAKE NEIDERHAUSER

Software Sales

NYTEARIA MEANS

Individual Advisor Success

BRIAN TOLBERT

Employer Advisor Team

CRAFT HAYES

Software Sales

RYAN MCCOSTLIN

Individual Advisor Team

BEN CROWNOVER

Employer Advisor Team

SANDI HENLINE

Individual Advisor Team

TRAPP TUBBS

BerniePortal Product

LEE KINDRED

Individual Advisor Team

ALLISON CUNNINGHAM

Individual Advisor Team

CRAIG JOHNSON

Software Sales

MICHAEL KISAK

BerniePortal Advisor Success

DAVID TERRY

BerniePortal Advisor Success

TAYLOR DENNIS

BerniePortal Advisor Success

COURTNEY COX

Marketing

KRISTYN SIMPSON

BerniePortal Advisor Success

SEBASTIAN LABOY

BerniePortal Advisor Success

JACK HUMPHREY

Employer Advisor Team

LEAH NOBLES

Marketing

AMANDA LOUGHRAN

BerniePortal Advisor Success

MILLIE HOFFMANN

BerniePortal Advisor Success

TAYLOR KASS

Individual Advisor Team

TRAVIS FRADY

Marketing

JOCELYN CHAMBERS

Employer Advisor Team

LINDSEY VAN CLEAVE

BerniePortal Advisor Success

CHRIS MEDEIROS

Employer Advisor Team

JESSICA REVEY

Employer Advisor Team

CHARLIE MCMACKIN

BerniePortal Developer

MATT WALKER

Employer Advisor Team

CATARINA MUSCHAWECK

Employer Advisor Team

WHITNEY HATHCOCK

Marketing

ANN LOWE ELLIOTT

Employer Advisor Team

AMANDA CAMPBELL

Employer Advisor Team

DAN COX

BerniePortal Advisor Success

PAIGE ZORNES

BerniePortal Advisor Success

IVAN KANSKI

BerniePortal Developer

NICK OLMSTEAD

Employer Advisor Team

LANIER SANDERS

BerniePortal Advisor Success

KATHLEEN GOULD

Individual Advisor Team

ELLEN REX

Marketing

JOSH SCHMOOCK

BerniePortal Advisor Success

TEJAS REDDY

Software Sales

SANDRA AZUBUIKE

BerniePortal Advisor Success

Our Employer Advisor Team for Bernard Benefits develop and implement the best benefits strategies for our employer clients.

BRIAN TOLBERT

Brian leads Bernard Benefits’s efforts to help employers. Brian worked as a Sales Consultant for the Cleveland Cavaliers before graduating with his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management. When Brian isn’t leading the efforts to help employers stay on the cutting edge of healthcare strategy, you can find him spending time with his family.

JOCELYN CHAMBERS

Jocelyn started at Bernard Benefits in 2009, and has since become the lead health insurance advisor for over 45 medium and large group employers.  After graduating from The University of Tennessee, Jocelyn worked in operations at an Inc. 500 company.  When Jocelyn isn’t making sure her employer clients are getting the absolute best health strategy for their organization, you can find her spending time with family and cheering on the Tennessee Vols and Chicago Cubs.

DEANNA LAX

DeAnna is Bernard’s nurse on staff who helps employees save money on prescription drugs. After graduating with her BS in nursing from Tennessee State University, DeAnna worked as a nurse and a health and fitness coach. When DeAnna isn’t helping employees price-shop prescriptions, you can find her spending time with her husband and four absolutely wonderful children.

BEN CROWNOVER

Ben leads Bernard’s Employer Client Success team. After graduating from Miami University of Ohio, Ben launched a non-profit called Justice Industries. When Ben isn’t supporting his team and Bernard’s employer clients, you can find him playing Ultimate Frisbee or rock climbing.

PETE MITTELHOLZER

Pete leads Austin’s team of Employer Advisors. He earned his JD/MBA from the University of Arizona, volunteered in the Peace Corps, and worked in the natural gas industry before joining Bernard. When Pete isn’t helping employers navigate their health plan options, you can find him running, coaching lacrosse, or spending time with his wife and baby son.

MATT KLEYMEYER

Matt leads Indianapolis’ team of Employer Advisors. A native of the Circle City, Matt earned his BA from DePauw University and his MBA from Butler University. When Matt isn’t out rescuing employers from healthcare confusion, you can find him on the hardwood trying to relive his basketball glory days or at home spending time with his family.

CHRIS MEDEIROS

Chris helps Indiana employers evaluate health benefit strategies. After graduating from DePauw University, he worked at American Funds as a Retirement Plan Specialist. When Chris is not evaluating health plan strategies, you can find him playing slow pitch softball and golf.

JESSICA REVEY

Jessica ensures that our employer clients achieve their goals. She earned a Masters in Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University and has assisted many of Nashville’s Spanish-speaking residents in accessing healthcare. When she’s not working her magic at Bernard, you can find her teaching yoga or planning her next adventure.

MATT WALKER

Matt is a member of the Employer Advisor team. Matt graduated from Rhodes College in 2014 with a degree in Chemistry. Prior to joining the Bernard Benefits team, he worked in the Office of Religious Life at Vanderbilt University. In his spare time, Matt enjoys watching football, eating good food, and trying to keep up with new TV shows.

AMANDA CAMPBELL

Amanda is a member of the Bernard Benefits Employer Client Success team in Texas. Amanda graduated from Texas State University and has a background in the insurance industry, specializing in Medicare. When Amanda isn’t helping employer clients, Amanda likes to spend time with her family and friends, go hiking and listen to live music.

CATARINA MUSCHAWECK

Catarina is a member of the Direct Employer team. Catarina graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Corporate Communication. Prior to joining the Bernard Benefits team, she coordinated corporate events and was a product manager at an HR firm. On her free time, you can find Catarina at local breweries, hiking, planting trees, or taking weekend trips across the country.

MITCH STICKFORD

Mitch is an Employer Advisor in Indiana. After graduating from Ball State University, Mitch worked for a large disability carrier. When Mitch isn’t helping employers find the best health insurance benefits options, you can find him hiking and camping at Turkey Run or Shades State Park.

ANNE LOWE ELLIOTT

Ann Lowe is a member of the Bernard Benefits Employer Client Success team. Ann Lowe, originally from Greenville, South Carolina, studied Business Administration at Furman University. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dogs, cooking, and spending time at the lake with her family.

TRENNIE WILLIAMS

Trennie is a member of the Bernard Benefits Employer Advisor team. Trennie, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, received a B.S. in Communications with a minor in Business Administration and a M.S. in Recreation and Sport Management from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Before joining Bernard Health, Trennie worked as a graduate assistant with the University of Tennessee Athletics Marketing Department. In his free time, Trennie enjoys sporting events, hanging out with friends, and playing with his pet boxer, Lacey.

NICK OLMSTEAD

Nick is a member of the Bernard Benefits Employer Advisor team. Nick is originally from Toledo, Ohio and received a B.A. in Healthcare Administration with a minor in General Business from Bowling Green State University. When not in the office, you can find Nick working on his golf game, exercising, or enjoying time with friends and family.

JACK HUMPHREY

Jack is a member of the Bernard Benefits Employer Advisor team. Jack, originally from Bradford-on-Avon in England, received a B.A. in History & American Studies from the University of Leicester and an M.A. in History from the University of Alabama. Before joining Bernard Health, Jack worked as a graduate assistant at the Tennessee State Library & Archives. When not in the office, you can find Jack watching soccer, attending concerts, and traveling around the South.

The Individual Advisor Team for Bernard HFP and Alpine provide expert healthcare advice and assistance to consumers.

RYAN MCCOSTLIN

Ryan leads Bernard Health’s efforts to help individuals and families. He’s spent his whole career in healthcare, including time at The Advisory Board Company and Stockamp & Associates in Washington, DC. Ryan has also taught as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University, and he has a BS from Vanderbilt and an MBA from Yale.

JOHN WHALING

John leads Bernard’s Healthcare Financial Planning team. Previous experience includes riding his bicycle across the United States, working on a cattle farm, and traveling to six continents. Outside of work, you can find him spending time with his wife, Hollister. He has a BA from the University of The South and an MBA from Lipscomb University.

MALLORY WALLS

Mallory leads one of Bernard’s teams of Individual Advisors. After growing up in East Tennessee, she completed a Bachelor of Science from Martin Methodist College and a graduate degree from Middle TN State University. When she’s not helping her team, you can find her in the gym teaching fitness classes or in the kitchen baking cupcakes.

LEE KINDRED

Lee is passionate about helping individuals understand health insurance. Before joining the Bernard Health team, he was busy working on his MBA in Health Care Management. When Lee is not helping individuals, he can usually be found working with his own family or helping families through the guardian at litem program in North Florida.

ALLISON CUNNINGHAM

Allison works as one of our Patient Advisors in Abbeville, South Carolina. After graduating from Clemson University, Allison worked as a computer consultant before finding her passion in healthcare. On her free time, you’ll find Allison watching movies or playing the piano. 

SHEILA HOLDER

Sheila is a Patient Advisor in Florida. Sheila attended College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. Prior to working at Bernard Health, she worked for Allstate Benefits and BCBS of Florida. She is a dog lover and is passionate about volunteering with a local non-profit agency that raises and trains service dogs for disabled veterans in Florida.

KATHLEEN GOULD

Kathleen is on the Individual team. Kathleen moved to Nashville from Wisconsin where she worked in client services for financial advisors. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point majoring in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations.  When she’s not helping individuals and brokers navigate COBRA and health insurance, you can find her exploring the city or at a live music venue.

TONI BADICS

Toni is a member of the individual team.  She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Telecommunications and a focus on Multimedia.  When she’s not helping individuals and brokers navigate COBRA, you can find her hiking, watching movies, or most likely napping.

SANDI HENLINE

Sandi is an Individual Advisor on the Bernard team. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked as a Revenue Cycle Consultant, traveling to hospitals across the country. When Sandi isn’t helping individuals improve their healthcare, she spends most of her free time (and money!) with her 2 granddaughters, Kaliyah, 6 and Karmynn, 2.

NYTEARIA MEANS

Nytearia Means works as a Patient Advisor in Savannah, Georgia. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Mass Communications, she worked as an Administrative Specialist for the USC Undergraduate Admissions office. When she is not rescuing individuals from healthcare confusion, you can find her reading, shopping, or spending time with her loved ones.

TAYLOR KASS

Taylor is a Team Member for Alpine where he passionately helps individuals and brokers navigate their COBRA Insurance. Born and raised in Orange County, California and as a recent new Nashvillian, he has spent his early career helping donors in the non-profit world. In his free time you can find him exploring Nashville and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.

Our People, Operations, and Finance Team keeps Bernard Health going and growing.

RYAN MCCOSTLIN

Ryan leads Bernard Health’s Organizational Success team. He’s spent his whole career in healthcare, including time at The Advisory Board Company and Stockamp & Associates in Washington, DC. Ryan has also taught as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University, and he has a BS from Vanderbilt and an MBA from Yale.

STEVE NIXON

Steve is responsible for finance, people, and all operations that help keep Bernard going and growing. Prior to Bernard, he spent 4 years in public accounting focused on financial process improvement. Steve is a CPA, and he has a BS and Masters in Accounting from The University of Alabama.

The Marketing Team generates interest in our products and services by getting the word out about our Bernard Health brands.

SARAH WEINSTEIN

Sarah leads Bernard’s Marketing team. She earned her bachelors degree at Middle Tennessee University and MBA from Lipscomb University. When she is not getting the word out about Bernard Health, you can find her traveling, trying new restaurants, or hiking local trails.

KATI FREDERICKSEN

Kati is a member of Bernard’s Marketing team in Nashville as the Digital Marketing Specialist. Kati, originally from Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, with a BS in Communication and Business. On her free time you’ll see Kati rock climbing or hiking the trails.

WHITNEY HATHCOCK

Whitney is a member of Bernard Health’s Marketing team in Nashville. Whitney, originally from New Hampshire, graduated from Trinity College with a BS in Literature and a minor in Writing, Rhetoric and Media Arts. Whitney comes to us from a marketing agency in Nashville, and is a former HubSpot employee. In her free time, Whitney enjoys crushing her Bachelor fantasy league or reading anything and everything she can get her hands on.

ELLEN REX

Ellen is a member of Bernard’s Marketing team in Nashville. After graduating from San Diego State University with a bachelors degree in Integrated Marketing Communications, she was a celebrity Social Media Manager for a marketing agency in southern California. When she’s not designing content, you can find her hosting dinner parties or attending concerts.

LEAH NOBLES

Leah is a Software Product Marketer on BerniePortal’s marketing team in Nashville. After graduating from Wake Forest University, she moved to Washington, D.C.and held marketing roles in finance and media. Leah spends most of her free time with her dog, Peanut, but also enjoys reading, exploring and binge-watching new shows over a glass of wine.

COURTNEY COX

Courtney is a member of the BerniePortal Marketing team. Originally from Kentucky, Courtney graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. Before joining Bernard Health she was a sales rep for a marketing company called AMP. On her free time Courtney enjoys playing and watching sports, reading, spending time with friends and family, and eating good food.

TRAVIS FRADY

Travis is the Video Producer on Bernard Health’s Marketing team in Nashville. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University he rose through the ranks at CMT where he wrote and produced nationwide creative campaigns. When Travis isn’t creating content you can find him checking out live music or exploring America’s National Parks.

Software Sales

This team of BerniePortal experts demonstrates the benefits of BerniePortal to our broker partners.

CRAFT HAYES

Craft leads the Software Sales team. After graduating with his MBA, Craft joined Bernard Health to help employers navigate complicated health insurance plans, helping thousands across the country. In 2017, Craft moved over to the BerniePortal sales team to help communicate the impact BerniePortal can have on a brokerage and their clients. When Craft isn’t leading the BerniePortal team of advisors, you can find him spending time with family, non-profit organizations, or out on the lake or a motorcycle.

CRAIG JOHNSON

Craig is a member of the Software Sales team. Craig moved to Nashville from New Hampshire to get away from the cold weather. He went to the Nashville State Community College for Business Management and previously worked in technology sales. When Craig isn’t helping brokers understand the capabilities of BerniePortal, you’ll see him looking for the next addicting TV show or collecting retro video games.

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RYAN LONG

Ryan is a member of the Software Sales team in Nashville. Before Bernard Health, Ryan worked for Healthcare IT Consulting and Management Company. When Ryan isn’t working with brokers helping them understand the capabilities of BerniePortal, you’ll see him skiing, supporting SEC Football games or traveling internationally.

JAKE NEIDERHAUSER

Jake is a member of the Software Sales team. Jake, originally from Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a BS in Marketing and a minor in Organizational and Professional Communications. When not in the office, Jake enjoys hanging out with his wife and friends, playing basketball and exploring Tennessee.

TEJAS REDDY

Tejas is a member of the Software Sales team. After graduating from The University of the South, Tejas returned to Nashville to join the health care industry. When he’s not in the office, you can find him exploring Nashville through local cuisine.

BerniePortal Advisor Success

Customer service is what sets BerniePortal apart, and this team is the foundation.

LINDSEY VAN CLEAVE

Lindsey leads the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, she worked in a traditional insurance office before moving to Bernard. When Lindsey isn’t helping clients succeed online, you can find her volunteering, working at a local food truck, or taking her two dogs for a run.

DAVID TERRY

David is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, he moved to Nashville to work in sales. When David isn’t helping BerniePortal clients, you can find him either spending time with friends or doing something outdoors.

TAYLOR DENNIS

Taylor is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team and graduated from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Before joining Bernard Health, Taylor interned at Unum and Aflac. In her free time, Taylor enjoys adult coloring, eating ice cream, and listening to George Strait music.

COOPER SIMMONS

Cooper joined the BerniePortal Advisor Success team in Nashville after obtaining his MBA from the University of Mississippi. When Cooper is not helping BerniePortal clients, he enjoys watching Ole Miss and Tennessee Titans football games, golfing, or going to the movies around Nashville.

JOHN GOOGE

John is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. John graduated from The University of the South with a B.A. in American Studies. Prior to Bernard Health John worked as a legal assistant. When John isn’t working on sales development you can find him fly fishing, hiking, reading, or cheering on the UT Vols football team.

MICHAEL KISAK

Michael is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Michael attended John A. Logan College with a major in music theory and a minor in classical guitar. Before joining Bernard Health, Michael was the Head Chef at Miss Jeanne’s Dinner Theater. Michael also enjoys playing with his band that has received a small amount of success, having been named Lightning 100’s artist of the week and the official performer at SXSW.

TREY WILLIAMSON

Trey is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team.  He is a Nashville native and received a BS in Biology with a minor in French from Centre College.  Before joining the team, Trey was teaching tennis at a local swim and tennis club.  When he is not in the office, you can find him teaching tennis, spending time outside, or hanging out with friends and family.

KRISTYN SIMPSON

Kristyn is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.A. in Foreign Language. Before joining Bernard Health, she worked in customer service and bookkeeping. In her free time, Kristyn enjoys reading, racquetball, video games, and improving her portrait-drawing skills.

LAUREN MASSINGILLE

Lauren is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team and recently graduated from Ole Miss with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing and Corporate Relations. Before joining Bernard Health, Lauren was a nationally certified technician and inventory specialist. On her free time you can find Lauren cooking or spending time with family and friends.

DAN COX

Dan is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Dan attended the University of Dayton with a major in Sport Management. Before joining Bernard Health, Dan has worked in all facets of the sports industry from a head grounds keeper of a minor league baseball team to a high school assistant athletic directorOutside of the office, you  can find Dan watching Ohio State Football, enjoying delicious barbecue or playing with his pupKinsey.

BEN HEAD

Ben is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Ben, originally from Florida, received a BS in Information, Communication and Technology from Florida State University. Before joining Bernard Health, Ben worked in software support for Diverse Computing and Apple Inc. When not in the office, you can find Ben at a local brewery, attending live shows, or hanging out with friends.

SEBASTIAN LABOY

Sebastian is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team and graduated from the University of Central Florida. Before joining Bernard Health, he spent three years as an Inventory Analyst for a fast-growing eCommerce company. In his free time, Sebastian enjoys playing drums, watching live music, and traveling abroad.

MILLIE HOFFMANN

Millie is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success Team. Millie graduated with a BS in Business from Missouri State University. Before joining Bernard Health, Millie worked for an employee benefits brokerage in Kansas City. In her free time, Millie enjoys spending time outside with her dog, Bear.

PAIGE ZORNES

Paige is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Paige, originally from Houston, graduated from The University of Mississippi with a BS in Integrated Marketing Communications. In her free time, she enjoys live music and spending time with friends and family.

JOSH SCHMOOCK

Josh is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Josh is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. Go Badgers!  When he’s not at work you can find him cooking, running in one of Nashville’s parks, or exploring new restaurants.

AMANDA LOUGHRAN

Amanda is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, she graduated from Elon University with a BSBA in Business Administration and a minor in Entrepreneurship. In her free time, you can find Amanda at thrift stores, watching live music, or taking too many photos of her dogs sleeping.

LANIER SANDERS

Lanier is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. She graduated from The University of Alabama, with a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management. When not in the office, Lanier enjoys going out with friends, listening to podcasts, running and exploring Nashville.

SANDRA AZUBUIKE

Sandra is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. Sandra is originally from Montgomery, AL and graduated from Vanderbilt University. In her free time she enjoys participating in drum circles, traveling abroad, and pretending she’s a secret Nashville food blogger.

MADDIE MAHONEY

Maddie is a member of the BerniePortal Advisor Success team. She graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Marketing and International Business with a minor in Criminal Justice. Prior to Bernard Health, she spent two years with the Logistics and Sales teams at Nordstrom. In her free time, you can find Maddie at concerts, listening to crime podcasts, and obsessing over dogs.

BerniePortal Product

The Product Team designs new and exciting features for BerniePortal.

TRAPP TUBBS

Trapp is the technical writer on the BerniePortal team. Before joining Bernard Health, he graduated from the University of the South. When Trapp isn’t helping rescue individuals from healthcare confusion, you can find him working on his tennis serve, indulging in the Nashville music scene, or getting into a good film.

BerniePortal Developers

Our software engineers build and maintain BerniePortal’s industry-leading functionality.

CHARLIE MCMACKIN

Charlie leads the BerniePortal Development team here in Nashville. After graduating from East Tennessee State University, Charlie spent over seven years in the web development community working with a wide variety of clients. When Charlie isn’t busy coding BerniePortal, you can find him exploring near and far with his wife.

IVAN KANSKI

Ivan is a member of the BerniePortal Development team. He has lived and worked in the Nashville area for 20 years after being recruited for his first dev position from Full Sail University near Orlando. Ivan enjoys outdoor adventures, exploring new places, and catching his favorite artists at the Ryman.

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