Meet Our Consultants
Dave Auble, Owner and Benefit Consultant, Hiram
In 2002, after 17 years in the engineering field, Dave decided a change was in order. A friend who worked at Anthem encouraged him to get licensed for health insurance consultation. He received his license from the State of Ohio that year and quit his engineering job to devote himself full time to building his new business. In 2003, he contacted Steve Clark, a former colleague from BW Rogers, and convinced Steve to follow in his footsteps with the hope of starting an agency together. Ohio Health Benefits was formed a year later in 2004. Dave, a graduate of the University of Akron, lives in Hiram with his wife, Pam, and their two children, Andy and Amy.
Steve Clark, Owner and Benefit Consultant, Tallmadge
Prior to opening Ohio Health Benefits in 2004, Steve was employed as a captive agent for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and has over 18 years of experience in sales and customer service. Steve became licensed for health insurance in 2003. He is a 1986 graduate of Kent State University with a degree in technology and business management. He and his wife, Cathie, live in Tallmadge with their four children Melissa, Amanda, Stephanie and Steven.
Scott Prior, Benefit Consultant, Tallmadge
Scott joined the OHB team in May of 2013. He has over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry dealing with individual/family medical plans, Medicare plans and supplemental plans. He received his Benefits Consultant License from the State of Ohio in March of 2005. Scott and his wife, Kelly, live in Tallmadge, Ohio and have four children Rachel, Eric, Ryan and Zander.
Rick Lohr, Benefit Consultant, Tallmadge
Rick joined the Tallmadge team in the spring of 2011, bringing with him 27 years of account management experience. He received his Benefits Consultant License from the State of Ohio in 2010 and specializes in Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C), and Prescription Drug Plans (Part D). Rick is a 1981 graduate of Kent State University with a degree in technology. Rick and his wife, Stephanie, live in Tallmadge, Ohio and have two grown children, Ashley and Zach.
Jan Naso, Benefit Consultant, Tallmadge
Jan, a retired Lieutenant, Firefighter, Paramedic for the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department and former Tallmadge volunteer firefighter, joined our Tallmadge office in the fall of 2011. He has over 25 years of health and benefits administrative experience from his work with the Cuyahoga Falls Firefighters Association. Jan received his Benefits Consultant License from the State of Ohio in 2008. He resides in Tallmadge with his wife, Christine, and is the father of three adult children: Daniel, Michael and Kimberly.
Kim Miller, Benefit Consultant, Tallmadge
Kim joined the OHB team in September 2014. She received her Accident & Health, and Life Insurance license from the State of Ohio in 2003. Kim has 13 years experience in the insurance industry, both on the carrier side and the benefit consulting side. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Marketing. Kim and her husband, Mark, live in Medina with their two boys, Coen and Beckett.
Debbie Lester, Benefit Consultant, Tallmadge
Debbie joined the OHB team in March of 2007. She started out in the Property and Casualty insurance industry in 1988 and moved into Life and Health around 1991. Debbie is also the Customer Service Manager at OHB and works alongside the sales team to ensure that any and all special needs a customer may have will be met in the most efficient manner.
Randy Kugler, Benefit Consultant, Tallmadge
Randy joined the OHB team in September of 2013. He received his Accident & Health, and Life Insurance license from the State of Ohio in 2010. Randy has three years of experience in the insurance industry. He prides himself on providing great service to all of his customers and friends.
Jeff Rinearson, Benefit Consultant, Hiram
Jeff joined the OHB team in June of 2014 after working on a part-time basis with the company since 2012. Prior to that, he had been in the banking industry for 37 years, with 27 of those years as a branch manager. He received his Accident, Life, Health and Annuities license in 2009. Jeff and his wife Jackie live in Garrettsville, Ohio and have 3 grown daughters, Kaitlyn, Allyson and Erin and a son, Seth who is still at home.
Vince Tassone, Benefit Consultant, Tallmadge
Vince obtained his licenses for Health & Life Insurance in 2014 and joined the OHB team in 2015. Prior to making the move to health insurance, he enjoyed a 20 year career in banking and had a reputation for excellence in customer service. Vince is an honors graduate of Walsh University where he earned his degree in business. Vince resides in Munroe Falls and has two wonderful kids, A.J. and Marissa.
Shari Keefe, Benefits Consultant, Hiram
Shari obtained her health insurance license in 2014. She joined the Hiram office in 2016. Licensed in Health and Life insurance she can assist individuals and small businesses to find their best options for their health insurance. An RN since 1985, she spent 16 years working in the intensive care units of area hospitals and currently does training for other area caregivers. She maintains her farm business growing cut flowers and berries with the help of her wonderful husband Tom and their grown children Rebecca and Sean.
Roy Bryant, Benefit Consultant, Hiram
Roy joined the Hiram team in 2008. He has almost forty years of experience in the insurance industry – thirty of which were working at Prudential. Roy is our Medicare Whiz Kid, specializing in coverage for our 65 and older clients. Roy lives in Champion, Ohio with his wife, Rachel. Together, they have three grown children.
Erin Koon, Benefit Consultant, Hiram
Erin obtained her Accident and Health Insurance License in May of 2016. She joined the OHB team in Hiram in 2015. Erin is also the Administrative Assistant at OHB and works alongside the sales team by administering customer service support to our clients and help to ensure that their requests and concerns are being handled. Prior to making the move to health insurance, she had been in the banking industry for 8 years. Erin resides in Champion with her three daughters, Hannah, Hayley, and Emma
Sarah McBryer, Benefit Consultant, Tallmadge
Sarah joined the Tallmadge team in July of 2016, bringing with her over ten years of experience in sales and development in both the non-profit and private sector. She will help cultivate new relationships and leads to assist us in growing our group business. Sarah is a 1997 graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Fine Arts. She resides in Silver Lake with her two girls, Madison and Kennedy.
Lisa Leitner, Benefit Consultant, Tallmadge
Lisa joined the Tallmadge team in early 2017, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in sales and customer service. She spent the majority of her career in the banking industry as a Branch Manager, committed to providing the highest level of customer service to her clients. Lisa is a graduate of Muskingum University where she earned her degree in Business and Accounting. She lives in Tallmadge with her husband and 3 children.
Lynn Patterson, Benefits Consultant, Tallmadge
Lynn joined the Tallmadge team in September 2014. She started in the insurance industry in January 2009 and received her Accident & Health, Life & Variable Annuities license in September 2009. Lynn is an adminstrator in our Group Benefits division where she helps with enrollments, terminations, and changes to employee status. She also assists our clients with medical, dental, vision and disability claims.