As members of the South Sound Association of Health Underwriters our Vision is:
• To be an active, growing, community-centered chapter;
• To remain relevant to our colleagues, clients, and carriers; and
• To identify and mentor the next generation of health underwriters.
The South Sound Association of Health Underwriters champions a professional,
ethical and competitive health insurance marketplace. We will accomplish this
through education and political advocacy, representing the interests of our
members, our clients, and our communities.
Meet the SSAHU Board! We’re a group of individuals with over 75 years of
combined experience in the health insurance industry, focused on providing
resources and advocacy for our chapter members and their clients. We’d love to
hear from you!
President I Amanda Riley
Amanda Riley is passionate about the financial health care sector. She has spent the last 10 years working in the industry and has obtained an immense amount of knowledge of how the two areas overlap. As a regional sales associate, she works closely with Brokers and health plans in the Pacific Northwest to educate on the products that HealthEquity offers and lends support to clients when needed. Amanda graduated from Independence University where she earned a Masters in science, in healthcare administration. Her senior thesis was focused solely on the impact that HSAs and high deductible health plans have in the market today.
Regional Sales Associate - Northwest
15 W. Scenic Pointe Drive, Ste 100
Draper, UT 84020
Treasurer | Patty Rice
Patty is a Senior Account Manager with Cascade Valley Insurance and was previously with Olympic Crest Insurance, Leavitt Group Benefits NW and Albers & Company as an Account Strategist. She works with clients providing hands on direction on melding the management of employee benefits with clients’ business goals. She works with decision makers from CEO to CFO to HR, helping them assess their needs, understand their options, and develop a benefits management plan that fits.
Patty’s employee benefits experience started over 35 years ago, at Pierce County Medical (now Regence BlueShield). Patty had over 20 years of experience at Regence in various marketing and management positions and also spent 3 years at Group Health in their marketing and sales department. Patty also has previous brokerage experience at Persing, Dyckman and Toynbee (now
Gallagher Benefits) and Brown and Brown.
Patty has been a long term member of the National and local chapter of Health Underwriters. She served on the board back in the 80’s for several years and rejoined SSAHU in 2007. Patty is committed to her industry and to SSAHU and feels that the opportunities and knowledge that the organization offers to it members is priceless and keeps us fresh and current with the forever changing landscape of employee benefits.
Patty and her husband Terry have raised 5 children and have 2 grandchildren. Patty’s free time is spent with family and friends. She loves to travel and relax at their condo at Lake Chelan.
Patty sits on the Group Health Foundation Board and is the Treasurer of the South Sound Health Underwriters Association
Cascade Valley Insurance
2727 Hollycroft St NW Ste 390
PO BOX 1279
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Secretary I Victoria Lindholm
Victoria is a new member to Health Underwriters and is a Kaiser Permanente Sales Executive for Individual & Family and Medicare Advantage plans. Born and raised in the Seattle area, she is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to spend time with family and friends, and traveling to new places when she is not pursuing her professional goals.
320 Westlake Ave N, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109
President Elect I Casey Meehan
Casey is an Independent Health Insurance Broker specializing in assisting individuals and families in securing health insurance plans that fit their needs. He entered the industry in 2013, when he joined the team at the Washington Health Insurance Agency. He currently is employed at GHB Insurance in Olympia, WA. Outside of his work life, he is a tenured musician, having performed all over the Pacific Northwest.
GHB Insurance, Inc.
556 Lilly Rd SE Ste. A
Olympia, WA 98501
Past President | Jan Cammack
I got my first job as a receptionist in a Life Insurance Agency in 1981. I worked in various positions in the Life Insurance business until 1989 when I took some time off to start a family. In 1998 I took a position with Olympic
Mountain Agency in Olympia, WA where they primarily sold Health Insurance. I got my license and began selling as an Agent that year. GHB Insurance bought Olympic Mountain agency in 2004. I am currently a producer with GHB Insurance
specializing in Individual Medical and Medicare products. I like helping people one on one because no two people are alike. We are all unique and have different goals and objectives and I believe those should always be taken into consideration before recommending any insurance program.
I joined NAHU in 2001 to learn more about the industry. The networking relationships that are built up between agents and carriers are invaluable for this business. None of us is an island. We all shop in the same marketplace and we each need to do our part to keep that marketplace healthy. Not just for our livelihoods but because we provide a product that is invaluable to people. I once had a client say to me “I had no idea when I retired that my insurance
agent would be such an important part of my life”. Helping people through some of the most trying times in their lives is why I keep doing what I do.
I support the Tumwater area Chamber of Commerce, Safe Place, and Dispute Resolution Center.
Jan L. Smith, CSA
GHB Insurance, Inc.
PO Box 1608
Olympia, WA 98507